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Sleep Observations

There’s nothing better than waking up after a really good sleep. Your mind is sharper, you...

DIY Terrarium

These enclosed miniature gardens reside indoors and often feature more than plants.

Keep Cosy this Winter wit...

We’ve curated a list of essential oils used for their warming, uplifting effects – perfect...

Indoor Cocktail Garden

Did someone say happy hour? While our days of laying in the sun sipping cocktails are over...

The Power of Positivity

Positive emotions make us feel good. But they also offer long term health benefits. Langle...

Grow Ginger at Home

Welcome to your new favourite winter ingredient! A powerful digestive aid, ginger root is ...

Out & About in Melbourne

Industry Beans Café, Fitzroy Located a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Rose Street Art...

Grilled Snapper Fillet

Visva Lawrence, Chef at Ryman Healthcare's Weary Dunlop village, knows that fresh, nutriti...

Chicken & Mango Salad

Visva Lawrence, Chef at Ryman Healthcare's Weary Dunlop village, knows that fresh, nutriti...

Chicken and leek casserol...

Warm-up from the inside out with a hearty chicken casserole. This easy recipe features a s...

Reducing anxiety

Are You Feeling Anxiety about the Future? Currently its hard not to be worrying about our ...

Tiny meatloaf

Approx cooking time: 22 min

Free wellbeing apps

Free apps to help with your wellbeing

Hawaiian chicken

Approx cooking time: 30 min

Homemade flatbread

This is a wonderfully versatile and easy-to-make flatbread.

Stuffed jacket potatoes

Approx cooking time: 13-16 min plus standing.

Sausages and Mash Bake

Channelling a traditional English pub meal, this sausages and mash with a twist is sure to...

Recommended reading for h...

Books to support your health and wellbeing Are you looking for something to read that will...

Egg fried rice in a mug

A healthy and filling meal, egg fried rice is tailor-made for days when you need a satisfy...

Red Velvet Cake in a Mug

Next time there is a birthday in your household, this recipe is sure to be a winner. A dec...

Easy spinach souffle

Approx cooking time: 6 min plus standing

Carrot Cake in a Mug

The nutty, homely flavours of this cake make it perfect for morning tea on a brisk autumn ...

Ten percent happier

Practical ways to cope with stress and anxiety In times like these, we need practical, act...

Soup in a mug

Chilly weather is the perfect excuse to stay indoors and make this soup in a mug. The ingr...

Alone versus lonely

You may find this helpful to think about how you are doing at this stage in the lockdown.

Blueberry muffin in a mug

Make the most of blueberry season with this delicious blueberry muffin in a mug.

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

While the ingredients list may look daunting at first glance, don’t shy away. 

Cooking with Brussels Spr...

Brussels Sprouts Reborn

Lentil and Mushroom Pie

Packed with protein, lentils are quick and easy to prepare. As the star player of this – y...

Omelette in a mug

Approx cooking time - 2 minutes

Mothers

Looking back across the years to the many things you have done To make each day full of lo...

Melbourne Symphony Orches...

How would you like an orchestral performance in your living room? Well, you’re in for a tr...

Spiced lentils in a mug

Zesty tomatoes, chillies, and warm spices are the stars of this lively vegetarian mug reci...

British Museum Virtual To...

Roam the halls of the British Museum from the comfort of your own home. 

Opposite's parade

“Whatever did the neighbours think?” I wondered all day long.

Vision's journey - a poem...

I have spent

Dreaming fishermen

Dreaming fishermen There is no aim in me any more…

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China Virtual Tour - The Great Wall of China, one of the seven wonders of th...

On the Move

In and out the cul de sacs And up and down the streets

Mother’s Day DIY High Tea

Mother’s Day DIY High Tea High tea is commonly associated with special occasions and is se...

Spoil a Mum this Mother’s...

Spoil a Mum this Mother’s Day Spend this Mother’s Day showing a mum you love how much you ...

Spoil A Mum With A Spa Da...

If a professional spa day is off the cards this Mother’s Day, why not recreate this indulg...

DIY Manicure

Spoil yourself or a mum you love with a different type of Mother’s Day present this year.

Sistine Chapel

Visit the smallest country in the world online to discover the wonders of the Sistine Chap...

Autumn fairy lights glass...

Decorated glass jars are fun to create and look fantastic dotted around the house.

Healthy brain

Getting fit and staying active on a regular basis is hard enough but with the new self-iso...

BroadwayHD Streaming

The curtain is up! Make evenings at home theatrical with a virtual trip to Broadway.

Digital Theatre Streaming

Are you a theatre buff? Digital Theatre – the world’s leading digital platform for the art...

Te Papa’s Collections Vir...

Satisfy your thirst for knowledge with Te Papa’s collections online. Virtually tour the co...

What is Facebook?

Facebook is a social network that connects family and friends from around the world. It’s ...

Facebook Glossary

This glossary includes the common terms found on the Facebook website and their definition...

Zoos Victoria

While we’re hibernating over winter, life inside the zoo carries on. The giraffes are stil...

Georgia Aquarium Livestre...

Transform a rainy day at home into an exciting adventure with the Georgia Aquarium’s lives...

The Louvre

Spend a quiet day expanding your mind online – in Paris. 

Smithsonian Museum virtua...

Delve into a world of natural history from the comfort of your living room. The Smithsonia...

Trying to diet

Lovely roast ‘taties in gravy so brown Roast beef and green peas –feel them slide down Pin...

Wednesday morning

Another day, another dawn – I wonder where all the rest have gorn? What was the year that ...

Table top battle

A little peanut, sent to war was put on duty by the door He told the nuts when he was spel...

Stuffed peppers

Approx cooking time: 30 min

Feijoa and Curd Scones

If you like the sound of a buttery toffee topping, then whip up a batch of this easy feijo...

Seafood Chowder

Try this classic recipe featuring decadent smoked mussels and fish in a bowl of creamy goo...

Sticky Coconut and Feijoa...

After one batch, you’ll be craving more of these tasty coconut and feijoa muffins.

Spinach & cheddar quiche ...

Savour the taste of a freshly made quiche with minimal effort. This recipe is ready in an ...

Risotto in a mug

Who would have thought risotto was this easy to make? Spice up an autumn evening with this...

Spinach ricotta lasagne i...

If you have a mug and a microwave, you can enjoy this fresh spinach and ricotta lasagne di...

Angel's Eyes

The rain falls down from leaden skies, 

All's well that ends well

Short Story Competition   Entry byJoan Lussi, resident of a Ryman village

Sea voyage

A Wartime Sea Voyage - SHORT STORY COMPETITION Entry by Robert Boyle, resident of a Ryman ...

Generous living

Short story competition Entry by Goff Squire, resident of a Ryman village   It was an earl...

Anzac Day 2020

As Anzac Day draws nearer 

How to use Zoom

What to do before the call:

Brown rice with edamame a...

Hearty and flavourful, this recipe is your answer to a simple dinner for one.

Apple crisp in a mug

This comforting recipe is incredibly simple to make and ready to eat in a few minutes.

Peanut butter and oatmeal...

Sweet and salty, this cake in a mug tastes suspiciously like peanut butter on toast.

Minute lasagne in a mug

A time-honoured winter dish with a twist. This lasagne in a mug serves one and can be prep...

Mac and cheese in a mug

This mug-sized dinner is quick and easy and will leave your taste buds delighted.

Cinnamon roll cake in a m...

A sunny picnic in the garden is never complete without cake.

Coffee cake in a mug

Calling all coffee lovers, this one’s for you. Next time you sit down for a rich, soothing...

Jelly donut in a mug

Fryer-free and effortlessly easy, this jelly donut recipe is sure to be a winner with the ...

Double lemon cake in a mu...

Making this moist, chewy citrus cake is effortless and the perfect match for a cup of herb...

ANZAC cake in a mug

Fill April with the warm scent of coconut, golden syrup, and oats. 

The Value of Internet

Join Grant Sidaway as he talks through the value of the internet.

Passing parade

A multitude of walkers Come passing by our door. From first thing in the morning Till afte...

The Sleeping Beauty - At ...

Opulent splendour and fairy tale charm. Launching At Home with Ballet TV is David McAllist...

Bath bomb recipe

As winter approaches self-care and ‘me time’ is more important than ever, and a relaxing, ...

DIY Cleaning Products

Avoid a trip to the supermarket with these easy to make home cleaning products. These affo...

DIY Home Fragrance

Between pets, cooking, and rainy days indoors, our homes can become a mixture of aromas. S...

5 Fragrant Houseplants

A healthy lifestyle includes filling our homes with natural scents and our bodies with nat...

Lockdown!

As coronavirus starts to bite With visitors not allowed on site And social isolation becom...

Angels in Disguise

I always thought that angels Were clothed in garments white, With shimmering wings and hal...

Alzheimer's

Do not ask me to remember. Don’t try to make me understand. Let me rest and know you’re wi...

Now and Then

I'm normally a social girl I love to meet my mates But lately with the virus here We can't...

Our Grateful Thanks

The parcels they keep coming, gardeners on the run, To deliver weekly goodies, to them it ...

Two Animal Limericks

Limerick 1 A smart little kitten called Jade, disappeared when about to be spayed. She ret...

Where Can I Get It

Where, in the world, can we go to escape this Covid-19. For the maps of the world now show...

A Nonsense

Two at a time; tuppence a dime. There's a bug in the air; or somewhere.

The Beginner Gardeners Gu...

While those of us who are gardening-challenged are forgetting to water pot plants and negl...

Drying rose petals

4 easy methods for drying rose petals to use in herbal tea, drawer sachets, craft projects...

How To Make Potpourri

Aromatic potpourri is a popular method of naturally scenting a home. 

Painted Glass Jar Planter...

These sweet little planters are just the right size for succulents. The chalk paint used c...

Play cards online

Cards online, your way with Trickster. Trickster let you play card games online with with ...

5 autumn garden must-dos

As the mornings begin to feel cooler and winter sheeting finds your bed, it’s time to prep...

Learn how to get connecte...

Learn a new skill from home to help you stay connected Join thousands of Australians who a...

Roast pepper boats

This is definitely a great meal for the cooler months, roast peppers stuff with a tasty la...

Granola

This hearty breakfast packed with vitamins is not only healthy but oh so tasty. With the c...

Vegetable stir fry

Packed with nutritious crunchy vegetables and oriental flavours, this simple stir fry is s...

Pasta with walnuts and gr...

A great family meal that is easy to prepare and doesn’t require too many ingredients.

Smoked salmon and dill fr...

This delicious yet simple dish is perfect for anyone that wants to whip up something tasty...

Current affairs

Want to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the world? Here's a selection of local an...

Growing an Edible Garden

Edible gardens create summer dishes that are bursting with bold colours and fresh tastes. ...

Grilled Snapper Fillet

INGREDIENTS 120g snapper fillet 2 tsp dill, chopped 2 tsp lemon pepper 2 tsp oil 1/4 tsp sa...

Chicken & Mango Salad

INGREDIENTS 1/2 chicken breast 50g pickled carrot 1/4 cucumber, sliced 1/4 small Spanish o...

Online activities and gam...

Looking for something to do to keep you busy? Here are some games, activities, quizzes tha...

Caramelised BBQ bananas

A tasty, comforting dessert, these sweet and spiced bananas serve 6 and can be cooked over...

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