IN THIS ISSUE
Happy, Happy New Year! Welcome to another year of features, food, fun and frivolity. We hope it turns out to be a milestone year for all our wonderful readers, that dreams are made and achieved, and that your journey through the year is filled with contentment. As befits a New Year our theme for this edition is 'NEW'. You can find out what the new food trends are likely to be for 2019, what's new in the world of fashion, some tongue-in-cheek predictions for world politics and find a raft of new games and activities to keep children entertained across the holidays. There's even an article on how to help grandchildren set some goals for themselves for the year and how to support their efforts to achieve them. So from all of us to all of you, a very happy, prosperous and peaceful New Year.
Our Grandparents of the Year presentations
Our two worthy winners were presented with their trophies amid appropriate fanfare. Their gorgeous trophies were kindly donated by artisans from the Jam Factory in Adelaide. You can see their presentation photos HERE
Want to know what 2019 holds? Well we've peered into our crystal-ball and seen the future, or at least a pale facsimile of it. Click HERE to find out what's likely to happen in the fields of Fashion, the Arts, Technology, the Australian Property Market and Travel and Hospitality. We've even included a tongue-in-cheek prediction for The Bold and the Beautiful, though, of course, how anyone could predict that we really don't know.
8 Ways to help kids make New Year resolutions
Making resolutions with your children can be fun and exciting, a time for growth and change, and an opportunity for family bonding. Read our eight tips on how to make New Year's resolutions a positive experience for kids and to help them keep in touch with their goals all year long HERE
WIN, WIN, WIN...
Congratulations to the four winners from our two competitions in our last edition. Your prizes are on their way. This edition we're offering you the chance to win your choice of incredibly cute toy patterns from Sew Cute. Choose from a plush giraffe, elephant, manta ray, whale or hippo. All patterns include instructions with step by step photos to help you make your new pet! You can enter HERE.
Things to do!
There are more great ideas to keep kids entertained. We gathered some new projects for them to make as well as some fabulous group games to play. You'll find them all HERE.
A new vegetable garden from scratch.
Ever thought about growing your own but didn't know where to start? We have a complete guide to doing it from scratch. There's everything you need to know from where to site it to how to lay it out. Plus we've got the info on what's easy to grow and advice on how to make it kid-friendly and get the grandchildren involved. It's all in our bumper Gardening section HERE.
New Alzheimer's vaccine
A vaccine against Alzheimer’s has come a step closer to reality after scientists succeeded in preventing the build-up of toxic brain proteins linked to the disease. Read all about it HERE.
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Marsha and Mary
Marsha and Mary