{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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{Locally Found} This weekend is time for Millthorpe Baby!

This Sunday the fantabulous Millthorpe Markets are back!!
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Kicking off at 8.30am and only needing a gold coin donation it is the place to be!

Grab the fam-bam and head out for a nice Sunday drive to lil’ ol’ Millthorpe!

See you there Nesters!

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Give the gift of Cocobel this year

If you haven’t yet experienced the delightful Cocobel then you do not know what you are missing!image

Offering handmade coconut oil based bath products they are dreams come true (in jars)

Cocobel specialise in body and shower scrubs, tub teas, and body butter. They use the highest quality ingredients and are made locally. What’s not to love about that?

The best thing about Cocobel is that the products are made with love. What started out as a personal project for Annabel has turned into a thriving business. It was after she realised she was unable to source good quality handmade scrubs that she decided to start making her own and in turn create a business to share her passion with others.

Each item that you purchase from Cocobel is personally handmade and packaged. There are natural and fresh and revitalising. image (1)

You can find Cocobel at local markets (including Millthorpe Markets this weekend!), Al Dente in Keppel Street and through Facebook.

Plus as an extra bonus to keep your inner environmental warrior happy, all packaging used by Cocobel is recyclable (or reusable!) WE LOVE THAT!

Contact:

| Phone: 0432 942 015 |

| Email:  annabel.hewitt@gmail.com |

| Website: Coming soon |

| Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cocobel-Body-Food/347607505388414  |

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The gorgeous Annabel has generously donated to one VERY lucky Nester:

1. Coconut Ice Ice Baby body/shower scrub – This is perfect for dry skin. Consisting of a beautiful blend of coconut, almond and vitamin E oils with a hint of lime. This sugar and coconut exfoliating scrub is your skin’s savour! Plus, it smells SO good that you will want to eat your own arm!

2. Citrus Sangria Tub Tea – A refreshing bath soak that is brilliant for muscle relief. Blended bath salts (epsom, sea and pink rock salt) mixed with coconut almond and vitamin E oils. It comes with a re-usable tea bag to keep the goodness together (and less mess!)

For you chance to win all you have to do is head over to Facebook and like The Central Nest, the competition post on the The Central Nest‘s Facebook and be a ‘liker’ of Cocobel. EASY!

(Remember for an additional entry ‘tag’ a friend!)

Prize will be drawn 5pm 21 December 2014

{Do This} Millthorpe Markets are back!!

This weekend you need to get yourselves to the gorgeous Millthorpe Markets. markets

They are a wonderful day out for the whole family!

See you at Millthorpe!

{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!