{Locally Found} Local Photographer is focusing on special families

Recently, we spoke about the wonderful project that one local photographer has undertaken that is designed to give back to families that have children with special needs.

Aimee Cook of Aimee Cook Photography has created the ‘Wonderful You’ project. This project provides free photography sessions to children with special needs in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

This weekend, gracing the front page of the local paper, Aimee discusses the importance of this project and why she feels the need to provide this service to the community. You can read about about it here: -> Western Advocate - Special You Project.

Source: Phill Murray

Source: Phill Murray

If you want more information you can contact Aimee directly at aimee@aimeecook.com.au

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RELATED: -> ‘The Central Nest – Beautiful You’

{Life Lessons} Learn to drive with Skillset Safer Drivers Course

Driving is honestly one of the toughest skills to master and  it is a lot to expect that teenagers are necessary ready for that responsibility.

If you know anyone who is learning to drive then you should definitely book them into the Safer Drivers Course with Skillset.

This course is designed to assist those young Nesters who are about to get their P’s. It is run on 15 April 2014 and you can find more information here -> Skillset

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Knowledge is power and this might just save some lives.

Be safe Nesters!

{The Nest Design Files} Have you Jumbled your stools?

Lately, these have been popping up everywhere. From television design shows, to funky cafes, to hopefully my breakfast bar.

Exploding in colour and functionality they are simply fabulous. Such an easy way to update your design space. jumbledstoolsThe Malmo Bar Stools just exude cool and are available from the wonderful team at Jumbled in Orange.

Happy designing Nesters!

{Do this} It’s Millthorpe time baby..

Twice a year the coolest locally made products come together for one brilliant and fun day.

The Millthorpe Markets are here again!milthorpe

This Sunday 6 April 2014 the showground at Millthorpe transforms into a shopping addicts heaven.

Showcasing so many different stallholders it really is worth the trip!

Plus it is a lovely Sunday drive in the country (that actually only takes like 25 minutes from Bathurst so if the baby-birdies are being brats its not that far!!).

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Make sure you stop and say hi to a friend of The Central Nest, the gorgeous Laura from The Button Jar.

Happy shopping Nesters!

{Locally Found} Orange FOOD Week is here, must-find-elastic-waisted-pants..

Orange FOOD Week is nearly here! Kicking off on 4 April it continues through to Sunday 13 April 2014.

This is your opportunity to experience ‘The Food Basket” of NSW in Australia’s longest running food festival.

It is an opportunity for local producers to showcase their fine products, for chefs to show off their skills and for everyday food loving Australians to experience all that is delicious around Orange, NSW.

You should get some elastic waisted pants and head over to -> Orange FOOD Week‘s website for more information!

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Happy eating Nesters!

 

{Do this} I want to wear it again (and raise some coin for RSPCA!)

Talk about one of the most fun ways to raise some much needed moolah.

The I want to wear it again ball is on 24 May 2014 in Bathurst and raises some much needed money for the RSPCA.wearitagain

What makes this ball so much fun (except you know, a night dressed up away from the kids with your mates) is that you get to wear your wedding dress again! If you haven’t been married you are able to wear whatever dress makes you feel special (or suit if you are a fella!)

You can get tickets for $88.00 and there are discounts for early birds and group tables!

You can find more information here -> http://iwanttowearitagain.com/

 

{Love birds] Who says romance in the Central West is dead?

Who says romance is dead in the Central West?

Check out what one very lovely fella did for his lady.marry

You can find the full story here -> Western Advocate ‘Farmer sows the seeds of marriage’

Congratulations to the happy couple.

 

{Locally Found} Get in fast for some school holiday fun

Bathurst PCYC offers some great school holiday activities for the little birdies in your life.

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Get in quick I am sure they will book up fast!

{Locally found} Church Bar Tap Takeover

Has it been a while since you had a girl’s night out? or maybe the last time you and your hubby-bird were alone was at the accountant’s office going over last year’s tax?

Right now is the time to book your table and have a grown-up night out!

Check it – The Chruch Bar is holding the Tap Takeover.

Pizzas + beers = amazing!

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You can find more details at: Church Bar Facebook Page or give them a holla on 02 6334 2300.

Happy eating and drinking Nesters!

{The Nest Health} Why use a personal trainer?

It’s Monday tomorrow – you know that day when you are meant to make good on your healthy eating and exercising promises?!

If you need a little extra motivation why not look at getting a personal trainer?

The Central Nest’s very own health contributor, Riss from Larissa Beer Personal Training spills the beans on why you should consider getting your very own trainer!

line4A personal trainer is a great way to achieve your fitness goals. Whether you want to lose weight, work on muscle tone or improve your general fitness, having a personal trainer will keep you motivated and challenged.

We all flip through the magazines and long for Jens abs or Miranda’s legs, well believe it or not they were not born that way - their bodies come down to hard work and carefully thought out exercise programs by their trainers. Admittedly, we don’t all live on the same A-list budget as Jen and Miranda, but if you look around and you will find there are affordable personal trainers in your area that can help you achieve all of your fitness and health goals.

Today I will set out some of the very best features of having a personal trainer:

GOAL SETTING

The benefit of a personal trainer is that they will listen to what you want to achieve and then sit down and work out a plan to get you there. This usually involves setting small, specific and goals so that you can see and feel progress on your way to achieving your ultimate end goal.GoalSetting

PERSONALISED PROGRAMS

Having a personal trainer means your training program is customised specifically for you. A personal trainer will assess your strengths and weaknesses, take into account current or past illnesses and injuries and come up with a fitness plan accordingly. No two people are the same – so why should your exercise program be?

MOTIVATION

A good personal trainer will be enthusiastic about your training schedule. They will provide feedback and encouragement. A personal trainer is particularly beneficial when the going gets tough, you know those days when you’d rather just give up and lay on the lounge watching trashy T.V eat a bag of chips. They will continue to encourage and support you – even when you feel like throwing the towel in.

VARIETY

A personal trainer will use a variety of exercises to keep you motivated. They will give you cardio, strength, flexibility and nutritional guidance. They will also challenge you so you keep improving. There are various, different ways of changing a session, I, myself challenge my clients by giving them a fitness test and they have to try and beat the times they previously set this keeps them focused, allows them to see how far there fitness has come and gives them room for improvement.personal trainer

PROPER TECHNIQUES AND SAFETY

Personal trainers ensure you are performing exercises safely and correctly. They are educated and trained in the correct techniques that will give you the best results but that prevent injury. Many times when we are left to our own devices exercises aren’t performed correctly and this is when injury is likely to occur.

It’s not just celebrities or athletes who use personal trainers. People of all ages, body types, and levels of fitness benefit from having a personal trainer. Having a trainer is a great way to get one on one motivational and an intense exercise program tailored for you and only you. Trainers don’t judge. They help you to see all of your successes, big and small, even when you can’t see them yourself.

So why don’t you try personal training today and experience some of these benefits for yourself?

As always, I am here to answer any fitness related questions you have, so please email me at centralwestnest@outlook.com and I will respond as soon as possible!love larissa copy

Happy health Nesters!