Written by Bec Townsend
I visited a small cafe today where even though customer wise the flow was slow to steady, the prep work going on behind the counter suggested they were quite busy and flustered. I have never worked a cafe but I'm sure it can get hectic at times and easy to forget orders and get things wrong - which is why I very seldom complain.
However here is today's scenario...
I had a function at Cutheringa Bowls club. The place was ideal and the service was efficient and friendly, I cannot recommend this place enough"
The Cutheringa Bowls Club, located in West End, is a family friendly club with a great social atmosphere. There are regular "Barefoot Bowls" nights where everyone is welcome to join in and enjoy a night of this fun (& surprisingly more challenging than it looks) sport.
There is a full bar with beer on tap, pokies and Keno available. The Club house is also a great place to hold your next special occasion!
For more information find them on Facebook, send them an email or call the club on 4771 3742.
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I had never heard of ‘Cystic Fibrosis’ when a nurse told me that my perfect two-week-old daughter, Skyla, would have to endure the life-shortening chronic illness that affects all her major organs including the lungs and the digestive system.
One in 10 children with cystic fibrosis are diagnosed shortly after birth. This is due to a condition called meconium ileus, where - in some cases - the gut becomes blocked with meconium - a thick, dark, sticky substance, which is made by the baby's gut before being born. Urgent surgery can be needed to relieve the blockage
This was the scenario for Skyla: At just two days old she started vomiting and her stomach was distended, so she was rushed to the Mater children’s Hospital for urgent observation. Luckily, Skyla did not require surgery, but instead received many bowel flush outs. Initially, the doctors were unsure if the symptoms were related to Cystic Fibrosis and this was the first time we had ever heard the words ‘Cystic Fibrosis’.
At two weeks old, we received the heel prick test results, which confirmed Skyla did in fact have CF. That day is a day I will never forget as long as I live. I clearly remember handing the phone to my mum: I couldn't or wouldn't believe the nurse on the phone. I remember saying over-and-over, “But she’s perfect - look at her”. I was the first person to make that statement about our gorgeous baby, yet - almost six years later - if I tell people she has CF I get the same response that I first made.
Written by Shanna Hunter
Tax Time can be the best of times... or the worst of times. For some it is the time of year that they have some of their tax dollars returned, but for others it can mean a tax debt.
Completing a tax return can be complicated but by being prepared with receipts and knowing what deductions you are entitled to can make the process run smoother.
With Tax Time just around the corner, we asked Shanna from Hunter Taxation for some advice on how to get prepared and get the most out of a tax return.
After months of trying to secure a venue, the team at The Handmade Expo Market have done it and Townsville now has two market dates locked in for this year. To be held in air conditioned comfort at Ignatius Park College in July & November, you will be able to browse through the very best in Making, Baking & Growing. Everything is handmade and showcases the very best in local talent!
For more information or to apply as a stallholder, head to their website at www.thehandmadeexpo.com.au, email on firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on facebook.
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