Newsletter 18 January 2023
- BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES ON JANUARY
To celebrate the Resident’s Birthdays for this month, let there be cake! Our best wishes will be shared with cake from 5:30pm on Wednesday 25 January in the Club Lounge.
- HESTER CLASS
We have a couple of Academy Award winning actors to excite the ladies and the gentlemen, when George Clooney & Julia Roberts team up for a modern day romance comedy, ‘Ticket to Paradise’. Screening Tuesday 24 January at 7:30pm.
- SNAG A SEAT AT THE BBQ
Don’t miss out on signing up for an awesome Summer Aussie BBQ on Thursday 26 January at 12:30pm. Sit back and indulge in a plethora of BBQ meats, salads and bread while reflecting upon the ‘lucky country’. Our diverse community has grown acknowledging our history both good and bad, while knowing just how lucky we truly are to walk upon its soil. Please register by 1pm Friday 20 January at reception.
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KILL AT HOME RECIPES WITH RESIDENT CHEF IAN (P)
It seems to me that the fare on 26 Jan should reflect an Australian table. My mother’s cookbook from the depression year of 1933 (New Standard Cookery – Illustrated) contained a section entitled “The Australian Kitchen”. This set out recipes for cooking all manner of endangered species, like bandicoot, but as these can be hard to find and noting how the sports reserve opposite is regularly invaded by cockies, galahs and
corellas to name a few, the following might add spice to any Australia Day BBQ!
Port Adelaide Pie
12 Paraquets, 4 rashers Bacon, 6 thin slices Pork or Beef. 4 teaspoonful minced Parsley, Salt and Pepper, 3 hard-boiled Eggs, Pinch of crushed Herbs. 1/4 lb. peeled Mushrooms if liked. I suggest, try the traditional method of cooking with a stone and when the stone is soft, throw away the galah and eat the stone!
GREEN WASTE GOING TO WASTE
Just a reminder that we now have a Green Waste bin in the centre Refuse Room for your clippings, dead plants and soil, and it’s great to see residents already utilising it.
Unfortunately It’s been noted that Green Waste has also been going into the General Waste bin, ending up in non-productive landfill.
AS RARE AS HEN’S TEETH
Please return any Hester Canterbury Crockery to the Kitchen. Thanks
Week Four of the Summer Menu starts on Monday 23 January.
Please place any orders by 1pm the Thursday before.
A LOUNGE WORTHY OF YOUR HOME
Thank you to the residents who provided feedback regarding the Club Lounge and Dining Room communal areas. The general consensus was that overall the areas were aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and mostly practicable, with a few minor tweaks required. Suggestions were put forward to create more personal spaces within the Club Lounge than the present open plan, so I propose a trial layout and ask for your feedback.
The main concern was around the present armchairs in the Club Lounge being uncomfortable and too cumbersome to relocate, plus the main table pedestal in the Dining Room has raised many an issue. We are very open to discussion around replacing or adding furniture, however, it goes without saying that this would be an expensive exercise and you would need to take into consideration that there has already been considerable expenditure of the long-term maintenance fund to date.
In the interim we will look at further enhancing the spaces in a practical way and happy to trial different layouts to breathe new life into the communal areas.
TO CLEAN OR NOT TO CLEAN. THIS IS THE QUESTION
Firstly, we would like to thank Geoff for being the unelected Dishwasher Monitor and for managing it daily. However, it came to light recently when I overlooked emptying the dishwasher in the bar area that we all need some education around packing and unpacking. There is no golden rule to ascertain if the dishes are clean or not than to check them individually, as the cups or cutlery should be a dead give away. If there are items already present in the dishwasher when you wish to discard your dirty dishes, please check first to ensure the items are not clean.