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 It's winter!

Brrrr, winter is here and we all want to stay inside and keep warm. Here are some great winter warming ideas for you and the whole family.

Winter clothing Staying healthy
Virtual makeover Warmth and food
Indoors for winter Fun and entertainment
Enjoying the outdoors Winter tips

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Winter Clothing Online   

For snuggly pyjamas that are stylish too! Check out Peter Alexander

For ladies belts, hats, gloves and more, try Adorable

For kids pyjamas and winter clothing we like JK Kids online

Winter 'Virtual' Makeover

Time for a new 'winter' hairstyle? The Hairstyler.com - Virtual Hairstyling!

Winter Beauty covers some skin care needs for the colder months (source: Girl.com.au)

Spend Winter Inside!

Stay warm inside, by the fire or heater, with a good book from Seek Books

Keep your mind and fingers busy with a Puzzle Heaven puzzle

Buy Quick has a selection of childrenís books available, with a flat delivery fee regardless of how many books you order.  

Want to rent DVDs without leaving the house? Click here for a Free Trial.

Family board Games and strategy board games are a great way to have fun in the warmth. Get some here at  great prices from an online retailer you can trust!

Grapefruit can give a tangy scent to a room whilst destroying the stuffy smells of winter homes.

Test your knowledge with a quick weekly quiz.

Appliances Online - Australia's Leading Appliances Specialists

Staying Healthy this Winter


Order your vitamins online at E-Pharmacy

Winter food health

Shape Up or Lose out! Dr Gary Egger talks about why men need to watch how much excess weight they carry. And points out that it won't go away by itself.

Frostbite explained so you can avid or treat it. (source: Better Health Channel)

 

Warmth and food 

Try some Chicken in Mushroom and Paprika Sauce (source: Better Homes and Gardens)

Winter Simmer has some yummy warm food for you to make at home. (source: Sydney Morning Herald)

Roast Fish and Vegies sounds like a great end to a winter's day! Especially if you've been out catching the fish yourself. (source: fishing monthly)

Go Grains for winter comfort food talks about healthy winter eating before giving some more winter warming recipes! (source: go grains)

Turnip, Carrot and split pea soup mmmmm, just imagine a big bowl of soup for lunch when it's pouring outside. (source: Hamerkaz online)


Order your wine online - and avoid the rain, hail and storms! Maybe try some mulled wine, too.

Girl.com.au presents some interesting winter eating information here.

Peanut soup may be just the new dish you're looking for this winter! Mind you don't serve it to anyone with an allergy though. (source: The Peanut Van)

Foolproof Rhubarb is an easy, modern desert to end a warm dinner. (source: Burke's Backyard)

Baked Chocolate Custard - what a yummy way to spend a winter's evening. (source: Australian Women's Weekly or subscribe to it here)
 

Mothers Day

Winter fun and entertainment

How about a traditional Christmas celebration with Christmas in July - those roasts have more appeal in July than December in Australia!

Just because it's colder doesn't mean Australian sport stops! For results and other sporting information, try the Save time sport guide.

Curl up with some magazines and a hot cuppa! Magazine subscriptions available online through
Mag Shop.

Fun for Kids Festival in Warrnambool mixes sport, craft, theatre, ballet, opera, baking and more for 9 days.

Try some party games at home to amuse the kids and their friends. (source: Word Constructions)

Cycling training in winter can be fun and rewarding; why not give it a go!

For those in WA - try the
Winter Breaks web site for places to visit during winter.

Check out Stand by Rates for last minute accommodation ideas this winter.

Winter in the outdoors!

Winter Gardening
The cold days of winter are anything but a quiet time in the gardenerís calendar ..... itís one of the most productive times of year because itís the best time to plan for the year ahead and make changes in your garden. Read more (source: Tesselaar Bulbs)

Winter Rose Planting Roses are one of the most common flowers in our gardens, and winter is the best time to plant and trim them. (source: Searles.com.au)

So many Australian plants are at their best in winter, and it is probably because most of the worldís warm climate plants receive most of their rainfall in summer, whereas in temperate and arid Australia, most of the yearís rainfall occurs in winter. Read more  (source: Gardening Australia)

Children and Winter
Children love to run, shout and play, but that's harder to manager throughout winter. There are plenty of ways to entertain children in winter, both indoors and out. Here are some ideas and tips to get you started...

Garden Express

Winter Tips

Energy Efficient Tips for Winter helps you stay warm without wasting a cent on excess heating.

Prepare for a safe winter as the fire risk drastically increase with the drop in temperature.

Winter sports and cold related injuries outlines some common winter injuries and how to avoid getting them. (source: Better Health Channel)

Eyes on snow - heading for the snow this winter? take note of these tips to protect your eyes.

Winter often brings colds, bronchitis and other problems solved by medicines and cough syrups. No matter how good a medicine is, it can be dangerous to young children. Read more about winter dangers. (source: Qld Poisons Information centre)

 


Mothers Day Gifts from About Style

 

Moonpig.com.au Personalised Greeting Cards Online
 

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face
- Victor Hugo

Precious Water tanks, ideas and articles
Precious Water flexible tanks - catch that winter rain!

For the unlearned, old age is the winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.
- The Talmud 



 

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome
 - Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672)




Fast Flowers for Mum
FAST FLOWERS

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer
- Albert Camus (1913-1960)



 

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.
- Andrew Wyeth


Delicious Buds
DELICIOUS BUDS
 

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
- Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)



Sale Spot for gifts
SALE SPOT

 

Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter
- unknown
 


 

One kind word can warm three winter months
- Japanese proverb
 

Sit back and relax
SIT BACK AND RELAX

 

There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that  you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings
- Quentin Crisp (1908 - 1999)
 


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