Newsletter 13 November

November 13, 2019

Important Dates

November Birthday Celebrations:
Wednesday 20th November @ 10.00am  Morning Tea

Art in the Outdoors:
Wednesday 20th November
Guest speaker Lee Emery (from the NGV) will present on a range of outdoor art in Boroondara. ( For more details please refer to the BASScare newsletter).

All About Composting:
Wednesday 13th November
Liz Caspar, Senior Sustainability Officer from the Boroondara Council will give a presentation. At the Canterbury Centre, 2 Rochester Road  11 – 12.00pm (gold coin donation).

Upcoming Monthly Dinner Dates:  27th November

Christmas Dates:
Hester Christmas Luncheon Friday 13th December
Hester Christmas Drinks Thursday 19th of December.

Housekeeping Notices

Maintenance Work
Please note that essential work will be underway at Hester Canterbury from 8.30am Wednesday 13th November through until late afternoon Friday 15th November. Certain areas will be blocked off from public egress while the work is being done as well as when completed; it is essential these areas are undisturbed. Please excuse any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Silver Surf Technology
There will be a free information session providing support for all levels of competency to do with computers, iPhones and technology at 11.00am on Monday 18th  November . All are welcome to this very worthwhile talk.

Missing Crockery
We are again running short of the white crockery from the café area (particularly the large white mugs).
Please return any items of crockery that may be in your apartments.

ART in the Outdoors

Wednesday 20th November, 10.45 – 12.00pm
Canterbury Centre, 2 Rochester Rd, Canterbury

National Gallery of Victoria volunteer Lee Emery will present on a range of mark-making techniques found outside the gallery, including those in Boroondara.
Step into the world of:
–  Street art and graffiti
–  Murals and art in public spaces
–  Australian wheat silo paintings
–  Aboriginal art on bark and rocks

Cost: Gold coin donation
Enquiries: 9880 4709 or

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Thursday 14th November, 2.00pm

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building but her past threatens to get in the way (with captions).

Did you know the meaning of the term “Under the weather”…

This expression has a variety of translations.
An Americanism dating from the early 1800’s, it would seem to relate to the influence of the weather upon one’s health. It has also been suggested that it is a shortened form of the nautical phrase “under the weather bow”, a reference to the side of the ship’s bow that takes the brunt of rough seas. Thus, a member of the crew standing watch on this side of the ship is certainly going to be “under the weather”. Its first known use, referring to a hangover, was by American author Donald Grant Mitchell in his “Reveries of a Bachelor”(1850).It has also been used as a synonym for being financially embarrassed, either way by any definition not something one wants to be.

Week one of the new Spring Menu starts on Monday 18th November. Please place any orders by Thursday lunchtime.
Bon Appetit!

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Hester Newsletter 13 November 2019