Great to catch up with Mayor of Whitehorse, Sharon Ellis, Councillor Ben Stennett and Paul Hamer MP for dinner at Dumpling King in Box Hill. Their traders are doing it tough as well. Delicious food, great wine and amazing company #supportlocal ... See MoreSee Less
4 hours ago
Always a fabulous event and the weather is looking perfect. Come along and join in the fun!We have so many amazing community groups participating in Clayton Festival this year!
Be sure to visit the Monash Education stall for some STEAM play, including learning how to code a flying dancing robot to smile and laugh with you.
If chess is more your pace, you can 'Come and play Chess' (which includes a Chess Coach) at the Clayton & Clarinda Leadership Group stall, or find your Zen with Bao Lin Monastery group who are sharing meditation and mindfulness techniques.
We're just days away now and the countdown is on! 🎉
More: www.monash.vic.gov.au/claytonfestival ... See MoreSee Less
5 hours ago
We popped in to the brand new sensory playspace at Wellesley Reserve in Glen Waverley on the weekend. The girls had an absolute ball but it left them a bit tired and ratty for the rest of the day. Wouldn’t be a bad idea for you to visit in the afternoon!
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11 hours ago
This weeks municipality cafe tour took me to SHINE CAFE in Hamilton Place Mt Waverley. I was pretty happy that Zoe didn’t want to eat the strawberries that came with her pancakes. Yuuuum ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
An incredible honour to be invited to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Emperor with the Consul General of Japan. The drumming performance was phenomenal - I’ve posted up a video on my Instagram page (@crstuartjames) - check it out!
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2 days ago
There is a Melbourne link between the emperor and a local musician, I heard recently, who provided lessons 😊
Love Japanese 🌳
Excited to launch Stage 2 of the $3.583 million Caloola Reserve redevelopment which includes a brand new pavilion. Last year Stage 1 was completed with the opening of 8 brand new synthetic grass tennis courts
Just next door, the City of Monash is spending $25 million on a redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre which will have a brand new gymnastic stadium and basketball/netball courts
The area will become the sport mecca of Monash and the envy of people across Melbourne
Oakleigh Tennis Club Monash City FC East Oakleigh Cricket Club Oakleigh Cricket Club ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
It was a privilege to be invited to lunch at the House of Delight in Glen Waverley today by Minister for Health, Jenny Mikakos MP, to show support for City of Monash businesses and the Chinese community, who are having a tough time at the moment due to the impacts of the #coronavirus
I was pleased that MPs from across the region also came to show their support; Matt Fregon MP, Steve Dimopoulos MP, Meng Heang Tak MP, Sonja Terpstra MP and Paul Hamer MP ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
We had a meal in Little Bourke Street last night. This is really hurting businesses.
Whilst the major news Chanel’s are hell bent on scaremongering the nation into staying away from Chinese establishments it is so good to read that our local councils have some common sense! ❤️
Did you see Gladys there? www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/gladys-liu-s-message-for-australia-don-t-be-scared-20200213-p540i...
Do they serve Tsing Tao, Or Corona?
This is what a MTF Executive meeting looks like. I love the flexibility of #LocalGovernment. And April loves the chance to catch Trains, Trams & Buses (naturally we travelled on all three modes). A Transport nerd like her daddy
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4 days ago
My girls love travelling along the new SkyRail.
I suspect you are grooming them for a future in local government, Stuart! Succession planning!
Great to join Cr Rebecca Paterson and Cr Shane McCluskey - Mulgrave Ward Councillor for a drink at Mocha Jo's after a meeting last night. Our businesses in Glen Waverley have been suffering of late but it was terrific to see the car parks full and the strip thriving - we were lucky to even find a seat! ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Also remember people use public transport and ride and walk as well. These other modes are more space efficient and add to the amenity of the businesses in the area.
My kids just love straws, but I absolutely hate them using the plastic ones that seem to be commonplace. Really excited to get home today and find that my Lujo Home - Silk, Bamboo, Eco Reusables & Homewares reusable straws have arrived! Rubber and foldable with a neat little carry case 😍
Thanks for the recommendation Cr Rebecca Paterson! (Link in comments) ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Keen to do your bit to help the environment? More info here: www.lujohome.com.au/product/collapsible-straws/
Absolutely fantastic! So much better than throw away plastic! And Thankyou so much for supporting a local SA business!
It’s great they’re resizable - how are they cleaned? I’ve seen other packaged straws with a thin bottle brush included for cleaning.
I want one can you buy it for me pls ?
What a cool idea!!
I love Lujo Home!
I hear what you are saying, and glad you have found an alternative, especially with the carry case. Sure beats a freezer bag. However there is a flip side re getting rid of plastic straws with the blanket ban has and will continue to disadvantage those who need straws due to disability etc. Metal straws no good for hot drinks, and can do serious damage if a person falls with metal straw in mouth, wheat straws contain gluten, bamboo straws like metal are too hard. Silicon is ok if drink isn’t hot. For someone who can no longer hold a cup and needs a straw it is really hard. The plastic straws are the safest option. I forgot my plastic straw at home and asked for a straw. I was abused and belittled by the wait staff as I apparently don’t care about wildlife. I do care, but I really needed a cuppa. Please for those who are thinking of telling me what I should do , don’t. I have tried all the alternatives and plastic is the safest for me and for many others in my position. Please don’t judge unless you have walked in my shoes.
Have you got a link for ordering these? I’d love to get some for work
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