In and Around The Park
The Board and Management of Jubilee Lake Holiday Park would like to wish each and every one our guests a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous New Year.
Next Saturday, 8th November, we will be holding our annual Christmas Party in the park for the children. Santa will be in attendance. He is such a busy man but he wants to come along to see the kiddies. There will be a sausage sizzle and Christmas music for all to enjoy.
There are Christmas Decorations around the park on display to start you getting into the festive spirit. They add colour and excitement to the park and set little children’s hearts racing with joy.
Our wonderful long awaited for Camp Kitchen is finally finished and open for use. What a bonus it will be for campers to be able to cook their meals and do dishes inside out of any inclement weather. Yeah!
The Children’s Playground has had a new coating of bark to soften underfoot and prevent the little ones getting coated in mud if the weather happens to be damp. Bark also prevents underfoot getting too hot or cold depending on the weather as it has insulative properties.
A new fence has been erected at the back of Dad’s Gully to keep dogs, children and rubbish from encroaching upon the neighbouring farm property. There are horses and other livestock there so please keep an eagle eye on your children at all times and do not let them tease any animals.
We welcome dogs in the park as they are a part of your family, but, please keep them on a lead at all times and pick up after them putting the refuse encased in plastic bags into the bins which are located around the park. Also, no matter how cute, small or cuddly your dog is, No dogs are allowed into the kiosk under any circumstances. Food is prepared and sold in there. Tie your dog up outside and they will be very happy to see you when you walk outside to collect them.
In and Around Daylesford
Now that the weather has warmed up everyone is keen to get away for the weekend and their annual holiday breaks. The Community of Daylesford wants you all to have a great visit to their region so in order for you to do this they have a website you can visit to find out all that is happening in the township and the surrounding districts. Go to www.visithepburnshire.com.au Scroll down to “Upcoming Events” and there are so many different things to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice.
For the Children
Play Cafe- 8/39 East Street, Daylesford. This is an indoor play centre for children where parents can have a much needed coffee in the cafe while they watch their children play. ph 03 5348 1537.
Fairy Park- This place is heaven for children and will keep them occupied for a whole day. Pack a picnic and drive down to Anakie via the Ballan Road, approx 73 kms, and you will come across a Giant on the left hand side of the road sitting at the entrance gate. Drive up the hill and you will find every fairytale represented and most are interactive. There is also the Camelot Playground where children will just love and adore Merlin’s tower. Check out the web site for details www.fairypark.com.au
For those who love to Craft
Bendigo Woollen Mill- Situated in Bendigo at the rear of the Tramways museum, this factory outlet is a heavenly place full of different yarns, patterns and needles. Every conceivable colour in wool, blends and cottons are available. Leave your partner in the cafe next door in the Tram museum while you browse this wonderful place. For details www.bendigowoollenmill.com.au
Tylden Junction Pub- Believe it or not this pub contains a wonderful yarn store called “Pick up Sticks”. There is also a retro cafe there where you can purchase light meals, coffee, tea etc. The best bit is that there are couches and chairs where you can sit and relax with your knitting or crochet for the day and chat to other like minded people. There is a lovely outdoors area for this as well. Check it out as it’s open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm. www.tyldenjunction.com.au
Millrose Quilting and Gallery- 92 Inglis St, Ballan. Here there are rooms galore full of the most glorious prints and plain fabrics suitable for all your craft needs. Leave your partner in a nearby cafe to read the paper while you browse to your hearts content. www.millrosecottage.com.au
The Wool Stash- in Maldon, 32 Main Street. This little shop is located in one of Victoria’s most picturesque historical gold rush towns and well worth a visit. Local artisans have their home spun and dyed yarns there as well as other yarns available. www.thewoolstashcom Drop in on the way either to or from Bendigo. Thursdays – Monday 10am-4.30pm
This month’s Camp Recipe
This warm salad recipe is quick and easy to prepare if you need a quick meal.
Warm Butter Chicken Salad (serves 4)
500g Chicken Breast fillets
250g butter chicken simmer sauce
400g can lentils, rinsed and drained
2 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
250g grape tomatoes
1. Preheat a chargrill pan or barbecue grill to medium high.
2. Combine the chicken fillets with 2 Tablespoons butter chicken sauce in a bowl until well coated.
3. Cook the chicken on the grill for 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked through. Set aside to rest.
4. Divide the lentils, lettuce and tomatoes among serving plates, or, arrange all on a large platter.
5. Slice the chicken and place on top.
6. Drizzle with remaining warmed butter chicken sauce. (can be heated in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute on high, stir well before drizzling over the salad).
(Board Member and Home Economist)