Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tara Winkler

Tara Winkler has done what alot of people only think about doing, she is a true inspiration. 

Tara first traveled to Cambodia in 2005, she was volunteering as an English teacher at the landmine museum when she went to visit an orphanage in Battanbang region, her life has never been the same since. The children were living in extreme poverty and being used as a commodity.  The experience made a real impact on Tara and after returning to Australia she decided that she could not just do nothing about this.   She returned to Cambodia in 2007 and started a charity, Cambodian Children's Trust which protects these children and ensures a safe and secure home.  
Tara is now living in Cambodia and has forged strong relationships with the local people, through her organisation the CCT, she is committed to helping Cambodia breaking the cycle of poverty and focused on a sustainable future, "Progress requires a progressive outlook. If we want developing countries to develop, we must keep developing the methods of delivering aid, being ready to adapt to current social climates, focusing on what is working and moving away from what isn’t. Projects aimed at long-term sustainable development is the best way forward for Cambodia."
Tara is not only beautiful on the outside but also on the inside and it is her inside that has changed lives.  As I am about to take a holiday in Cambodia she is in my thoughts and wondering what kind of impact the country and it's people will make on me.
Find out more about: Cambodian Children's Trust 
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Chistmas Market - Mathilda's Market

Not long now until the Christmas madness begins, if it hasn't already started in your home. With the Spring racing in full swing, I am starting to get excited about the Christmas Mathilda's Market held each year at Caulfield Racecourse.  This year the day to mark in your diary is the 25 November......don't miss it.  We will look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Store Closed, 4th November - 20th November 2012

Orders made between these dates will be shipped 
on the 21st November.  
I am off on an adventure to visit the beautiful people 
 of Cambodia. 
I will look forward to seeing you at Matilda's Market 
on the 25th November here in Melbourne or online when I return.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Protecting Australia's Ecosystems

Under the Australian government's plan, an additional 44 large areas of marine reserve will be added to nation's existing network of protected zones, encompassing the nation's most important aquatic ecosystems. Once fully implemented by year's end, approximately one-third of Australia's territorial waters will be under legal protection -- totally a whopping 1.2 million square miles of ocean.
"For generations Australians have understood the need to preserve precious areas on land as national parks,'' said Minister Burke, as reported by The Daily Telegraph. "Our oceans contain unique marine life which needs protection too.''
Going forward, the broad swaths of marine reserve will be off limits to commercial fishing and oil exploration in a bid to protect the fragile aquatic ecosystems from the harmful impacts of overfishing and offshore drilling.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mathilda's Market

Autumn is here and Winter not to far away so it's time to clear the closet and make room for the new seasons fashion.  We have beautiful natural knits from Uimi as well as stacks of organic cotton and denim items that your child will love to wear and look great in. Come and see us at Mathilda's Market at Malvern Town Hall, Sunday 29th April, 9am -1pm.

Fair Trade Festival

Fairtrade fortnight is just a couple of week away, to find out what events 
are happening near you click on the image above. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Future of our environment

Eco Directory posted a blog stating that  a US study has concluded young people today are less concerned about the environment than previous generations. The longitudinal study of college students found only 5 per cent of young US students considered themselves "committed environmentalists" with 90 per cent saying they wouldn't be seriously inconvenienced or pay a cost to protect the environment.

Commentators in this New York Times article blame the decline in environmental concern on the fact that fewer young people today have much physical contact with the "unpaved world", and on fatigue and confusion over climate change created by vocal climate sceptics. 

I think that people in Australia are a bit more aware and concerned about the future of our environment but I would love to hear you comments!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Milk Baby Skincare

Yipee!!!! Shampoozie + Conditioner from Milk baby skincare range is now in store along with devine moisturising queam and protect me + sunscreen 30+. You and your baby will look forward to bath time just to surround yourselves in the wonderful scents and let the days events go. To purchase click here.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Papier Mache Magazine

We love magazines that visually tickle our fancy and Paper Mache does it everytime time. I can't wait to receive their notifications, that a new issue is out now. To read & take a look at the online magazine go to 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ergopouch Hybrid sleeping bag

The New Hybrid from Ergopouch is both a swaddle and a sleeping bag made from super soft organic cotton and bamboo.  It is gentle on your newborns delicate skin and will keep them cosy and warm. Click on the image above to view the video on the New Hybrid Swaddle/Sleeping bag.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

We will be at Matilda's Market - Melbourne later this month.  Put the date in the diary and tell all your friends as it is a great place to find unique and beautiful products.  The day is sure to be great day of retail therapy for Mum's that love beautiful things or if you need to find a unique gift for a beautiful child.  See you there!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hepburn Spring Bath House

Everyone deserve a little treat once in a while!!  I recently visited Hepburn Springs Bath House for a morning of indulgence with my Mum.  We don't get to spend as much quality time together as we would like and this was such a nice thing to do together!  If you live in Melbourne or planning a trip here in the near future I would highly recommend a visit.  Hepburn Springs is about 1h 45 from Melbourne CBD, just near Daylesford, located among the forest the outlook from the Spa House is stunning and the atmosphere so tranquil that you will be floating by the time you get out.  The surrounding area is worth checking out while you are there with plenty of boutique shops, a great market at the railway (on every Sunday) and organic producers in the surrounding area include Daylesford Organics.  To find out more Click Here

Aldi - Organic products

Aldi Supermarkets are changing the landscape of Supermarkets here in Australia for the better. Providing us with the supermarket convenience, to purchase everyday quality products at an affordable price.  They have their fab range of organic products labeled "Just Organic" which I love!  I feel good about doing my grocery shopping here, just knowing that Aldi Store's have made a commitment to preserving the environment in a number of ways.  This recently gained them Environmental Accreditation in Queensland.  For more information or to find a store near you Click Here.

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