Green with envy

It’s been a sobering weekend news-wise and I’m glad to be staying in this little patch of the woods at the moment.  I’m happy we’re entering the last month of Winter as I’m still eating to compensate for the cold.  The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie’s Hot Chocolate Festival starts tomorrow and runs until 31 August.  It’s a good reason to go and visit the Yarra Valley, which I love doing all year round.

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The first Victorian Fair Trade Festival market is also on this coming Sunday under cover at Preston City Hall in Gower Street, with the second market held on the following Sunday 13 August.  It sounds like a good one to go to if the weather turns.

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The Green with Envy exhibition by local female artist group Thou Art Mum also opens this Friday at Volumes Cafe and Giftshop in Eltham.  I’ve previously seen work by this group at Montsalvat Arts Centre in Eltham.  Speaking of which, there’s also a Makers, Creatives and Bright Sparks event being run by the Nillumbik Business Network on 9 August.  It’s about people building empires in the digital age – sounds like a good one for any of you reading this blog!  Have a great week.

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