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Exciting News: Australia Pioneer Village

8July 2010 post: The Pioneer Village in Wilberforce is now in the hands of its "Friends" and they are having several volunteer workdays this month. Last count, more than 50 good friends are showing up for a Saturday or Sunday workday to help get the village up and running in 2011. If you could lend a hand, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It will be an exciting new (old) attraction for the Hawkesbury. These folks have worked very very hard to preserve Australian history and save some wonderful artefacts.

Avoiding the "winter blues"

As the longest day of the year is quickly approaching, we often get a royal case of the winter blues. But, today we found a shop, new to Windsor that lifted our spirits with beautiful items crafted by Peruvian artists. At Nine50, a petite shop on George Street (near WestPac Bank), we found gorgeous items. Jewellery of 95% silver (hence the name of the shop) which  has a brighter silver luster and a range of colourful alpaca accessories for winter --  all imported from Peru.

Owner, Lee-Ann Kelly has an eye for skin-tone and chose a piece that brought out the best in us when our summer tan has long ago faded!  Suddenly winter didn't seem quite so dull!
Stop by when you have time for a chat with Lee-Ann as her story (and travels to Peru) is fascinating. How she found her artists and discovered her business is amazing. She continues to ethically export products made by Peruvian artists who on  micro loans get their businesses on the road to success.

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