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Recipe: Gingerbread house

16 December 2016 | by Halcyon

What you will need to build your house…
Base - Plywood, heavy platter or chopping board
Cardboard cut-outs - Two 13cm x 19cm rectangles (roof), Two 11.5cm x 16cm rectangles (side walls), Two 16cm x 19cm rectangles (front and back), each trimmed at 1 short end to form two 10cm-high gables
Decorations - Raffaello balls, white choc melts, white choc bits, jubes, red M&M’s or Smarties, red and white licorice bullets, red jelly beans, strawberry creams.

Ingredients
3 1/2 cups (1200g) self-raising flour
1 cup (340g) plain flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup (340g) firmly packed ...

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Preparing for Christmas

12 December 2016 | by Halcyon

Two weeks before…
Try to have all of your out-of-town presents mailed by 10 December.
Buy all of alcohol and non-perishable items required for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Start wrapping your other gifts.

One week before…
You’ll enjoy those decorations even more if the floors are clean and the kitchen is organised. One important task: Clear out your refrigerator. Toss old leftovers to make room for big dishes and ingredients that’ll be piling up closer to the holiday.
Go through the gifts you have purchased and double check if you need to buy batteries for the toys for the grandkids?
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Starting yoga after 50

02 December 2016 | by Halcyon

A growing number of over 50’s (well all ages) are looking for alternate ways to exercise, gone are the days of pounding the pavement being the go to exercise for a happy and healthy you.

Yoga has been a popular form of exercise in Australia for about 15 years and more and more people who are over 50 are starting to show some serious downward dog interest in this movement.

Starting a new activity can be daunting and starting on your own is intimidating, take it from me, the trial phase can sometimes be “fun” but it will get easier, look for ...

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