{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Mayfield Is the Perfect Christmas Gift

If you follow the blog at all, you will know the eternal love affair I have with Mayfield Garden. It is a spectacular slice of heaven gorgeously positioned between Bathurst and Oberon and is literally a whimsical little getaway from the real world.

If you follow this link you can see for yourself the wonder that is Mayfield ->  Magic of Mayfield Video  15774794_1534919409868677_1770834628648578297_o

It is open spaces, quiet moments. It is green grass and a secluded grotto. It is feeling like there is no one around, but also the coolest place on the planet. They are open 363 days a year (only being closed for Christmas and Boxing Day)

I was thrilled to learn that the White Party will be back in the early new year and that is one date certainly set in my diary. I can’t tell you enough just how fun the party is and you need to gather your squad and get tickets ASAP!16836371_1603146223045995_2522223762439251135_o

You can grab tickets for the white party here -> Event Brite – White Party Tickets or otherwise make sure you get your Autumnfest 2018 tickets from here -> Event Brite – Autumnfest. I promise you – you won’t be disappointed!

Mayfield is on 36 acres of beautiful Australian land and there is also a nursery, water garden and a cafe. It really is the most spectacular way to spend your day. During the fesitval periods they even open up the private gardens! Oh La La!! 24131878_1910527092307905_1220542948780837461_o

Make sure you pop out to Mayfield soon:

| Phone: 02 6336 3131 |

| Visit: 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon |

| Facebook: @MayfieldGarden |

| Hours: 9am to 4.30pm |

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The team at Mayfield Garden are giving away a beaut prize this Christmas! They are giving one lucky nester a family pass. This is for 2 adults and 2 children to visit the garden! Yee Haa!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Mayfield Garden as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules

 

{Locally Found} Win the mother of all prizes from Mayfield Garden

So, last week we ran a pretty rad prize giving away a couple of tickets to the AutumnFest at Mayfield Garden and the generous team at Mayfield decided to keep the giveaway spirit going and is offering the mother of all prizes. Mayfield Garden White Party-45

Mayfield Garden is unlike anything else in our area, it offers sprawling grass areas, paths that lead into lushness greenery and flowers that would give Flemington a run for it’s money on raceday. 

It is an idealic space of reflection, of celebration and of nature’s true beauty. MayfieldGarden_Main1

Mayfield employs more than 60 locals that ensure the garden is always peaking and blooming. Over the years the gardens have grown exponentially and now they offer a Nursery for all your cool climate plant needs and a Cafe and Produce Store that serves the MOST delightful seasonal and freshly prepared food directly from the garden and as well as other local suppliers.  

If you want more information head over the Mayfield Garden facebook page or give Meg a call on 6336 3131.

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The gorgeous team at Mayfield Garden are eager to make your mother’s day just that little bit special and are giving away TWO ANNUAL PASSES to the gardens! Oh my!

To be in the running you have to head over to our facebook page here -> The Central Nest as well as like the Mayfield Garden facebook page and let us know “why your mum is the best”!

Our two lucky winners will be drawn on 14 April 2017.

Good luck beautiful people!

 

{The Weekly Nest} This week we wept, pulled sickies and celebrated the female body

This week saw the death of a beautiful little boy for the saddest of reasons. What makes it even more incredibly heartbreaking is that his death could have been avoided if people just got vaccinated.

Whooping cough is preventable, or at least containable. The story relates to little Riley John Hughes and you can read more about it here -> Someone killed this baby. It is such a horrible, heart-wrenching story of loss. Make sure you hug your little birdies a little tighter tonight.

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The beautiful little Riley Hughes who was simply taken too soon

In completely different news, we discovered some wonderful Gardening Hacks this week for our Life Hack Friday segment. Some of these ideas are just so ‘der-how-did-I-not-just-think-of-that’!

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We kicked off the week with some health inspo for you. Our resident health expert laid down some advice on Staying Healthy This Easter. It is a great article that will help you stay on game when the dread chocolate overload monster comes knocking on your door!

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In other news,  I am convinced my toddler-bird pulled her first real-life sickie this week.

I shit you not.

I got the call from Kindy to come and collect her about 2pm (note: good to see she managed to hold out for lunch – no shocks there) and I arrived to collect the little playa and took her home.

Obviously the girls at Kindy totes did the right thing to call me, they are brilliant! but once I got the little bambino home she turned it on. I went to the toilet when we walked in the door (hello, once you reach the 36 week preggo you may as well get your mail re-directed there) and came out to the kitchen and found the little minion delving into a large packet of chicken chips. I didn’t even know we had chicken chips! Must of be left over from camping or a party or something.

Then Miss Toddler-Bird demanded we call daddy to tell him we were home. As directed by the little dictator I dutifully dialled daddy’s work number and she proceeded to inform him ‘Hi daddy, me home, sissie still at kindy and me and mummy are eating chips. Na-na-na-ner-na. You at work’. So is that the type of thing I am meant to write in her baby book? Sat up, 5 months old, first step 11 months old, first sickie aged 2?

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In case your belly is looking for a feed then you should look at Hunters & Gatherers Paleo kitchen in Orange. They offer rotating meal plans each week and delivery to your door! Yummo!

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A really interesting article that grabbed our attention this week was When Dads Believe Their Baby Doesn’t Love Them, it is a fascinating read and something that you should keep because you don’t know when you might need it. dad and baby

Parenting is tough, especially at the start, so this little article might help out someone you love one day.

We learnt this week just how much the expectations on the female body have changed throughout history. This fantastic video shows the changes of societies’ expectations. You can see it here -> The Evolution of The Female Body Throughout History

So what’s happening this weekend?

  • You should get your beautiful selves to the Millthorpe Markets this Sunday. They are always a brilliant day out!
  • You can participate in Zorb soccer at the Bathurst City Community Club on Friday night for only $10 per head. Find out more information here -> BCCC Facebook
  • Check out the Pop Up Cellar Door at Crago Mill Emporium in Piper Street, Bathurst on Saturday 21 March 2015 at 11am. You can sample local produce and wine. Plus loads of cheese and antipasto share platters!
  • Saturday night is the Bathurst Panorama Chorus Gala Dinner & Fundraiser. It is held at Mount Panorama Pit Complex and kicks off at 6pm. You can find more information on their website here -> www.bathurstpanorama.com
  • On Sunday the Scots School is holding their Highland Gathering and Country Fair from 9am.

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{Life Hack Friday} Get your garden on this weekend

In case you get your green thumb on this weekend then these little tips are for you!

When edging you garden beds and lawn lay down a plank of wood and use your shovel like this ->

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Image: Pinterest

If you need to water and don’t have a watering can do this ->

Image: Buzzfeed

Image: Buzzfeed

To be-dazzle your backyard space why not use some rope lighting to light things up?

Image: Pinterest

Image: Pinterest

Use concrete blocks as modern looking concrete planters ->

Image: Remodelista

Image: Remodelista

What’s your favourite gardening tip?

Happy gardening Nesters!

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{The Nest Home} Spring is sprung now to add some spunk

As it (FINALLY) is starting to warm up and you can smell the very possiblity of spring it is time to start thinking about your outdoor escapes.

I have found the bestest (it’s a word, I assure you, just don’t ask Mrs Franks my year 8 English Teacher) mod concrete planter ever! It’s cute and modern and fantastic.

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Made by the clever kids at Very Fine South it has some real spunk!

Available on Etsy for only $28.71 its a steal!

Happy gardening Nesters!