Hearts at Home – Free E-Book by Pr Gary Kent

August 8, 2014Matt No Comments »
Hearts at Home by Pr Gary Kent

Hearts at Home by Pr Gary Kent

It Is Written Oceania has just released the e-book “Hearts at Home” as a free download through their Facebook page.

Hearts at Home is all about family and relationship development, the tagline actually reads “Building Solid Families in a Shaky World”.

The basic concept is that we are designed to need people, and with so many problems in the world today, we need healthy relationships more than ever. The e-book is intended to work in tandem with the 5-part “Hearts at Home” television series that deals with divorce, single parenting, communicating with teenagers and living alone.

The ultimate goal: Learn keys to building healthy relationships and effective, positive communication and understanding in the family.

You can download the e-book by going here and liking the page, and you can watch the episodes that it ties in with by going to the links below:

  1. Being Married to Me
  2. A Hole in the Family
  3. Listen to the Children
  4. I Can’t Talk to my Teenager
  5. Single and Whole

I haven’t read it myself yet to comment, but I have watched the episodes and they are quite good. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the e-book if you read it!

Skyline Drive-In Blacktown & Eagle Boys Pizza Pies

August 5, 2014Matt No Comments »
Skyline Drive-In Blacktown

Skyline Drive-In Blacktown

On Sunday night we finally went down to Blacktown to go to the Skyline Drive-In Cinema. As regulars at the Yatala Drive-In when we lived on the Gold Coast, we quite missed it, so it was great to go! It looks like the screens and cafe have been recently redone and look great!

Price wise it is currently $10 per person per movie which makes it a bit cheaper than Yatala for one movie, or more expensive for two.

It was a lot quicker and easier to get in because the queue isn’t across a main road, the entrance is at the end of a road and it loops back on itself, so you aren’t fighting with two directions of traffic. The fact that you can book your tickets online probably also helps with moving cars through a bit quicker as well. Continue Reading

Rydges Capital Hill Canberra – Buffet Breakfast and the Hotel

August 2, 2014Matt No Comments »

I thought I’d share some more of our experience at Rydges Capital Hill Canberra last weekend. This follows on from my post last weekend about the room we were in.

Our accommodation included breakfast at the Rydges buffet each morning, and I have to say, it was one of the best breakfast buffets I’ve been to, both in terms of food and in terms of how well presented it was! There were so many choices, and it was all delicious. I would recommend going before 8 though because the second morning we went later and certain things didn’t get replaced when they ran out (eg muffins – which were amazing). Continue Reading

Jamaican Chocolate Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Shop

July 31, 2014Matt No Comments »
Jamaican Chocolate Baked Cheesecake

Jamaican Chocolate Baked Cheesecake

It’s cheesecake day, so I thought I’d share this one from last weekend (we couldn’t do another one again so soon!). We decided to buy a cheesecake for my sister’s going away party and got the Jamaican Chocolate baked cheesecake from The Cheesecake Shop and I have to say, it doesn’t necessarily look like a whole lot but it is an amazing cheesecake! Continue Reading

Eyes For India

July 28, 2014Matt No Comments »

Eyes for India is a humanitarian project run by It Is Written Oceania that provides sight to the blind India. Over the last 6 months I have been working with the project and it has been so moving to see the outcomes. There are 15 million blind people in India, and many of them can have their sight restored through cataract surgery. Check out the video below to see how the project works and the impact it is having on the blind in India. Continue Reading

Rydges Capital Hill Canberra Executive King Spa Suite

July 26, 2014Matt 1 Comment »

This weekend my sister leaves from Canberra to make her way to Japan for work. We haven’t had a holiday since January, so we decided to take the opportunity to go away for a couple of days after work on Friday and enjoy ourselves. After looking around it was evident that everything in Canberra is fairly expensive, but ironically is cheaper on weekends than weekdays. I guess there are less politicians and business people coming through on weekends. A little bit of hunting around though and we found a great deal on Rydges “Weekends and Offers” page to stay at the Rydges Capital Hill Canberra for two nights in an Executive King Spa Suite. Continue Reading

Esaote O-Scan – Affordable Extremity MRI

July 23, 2014Matt 1 Comment »
Esaote O-Scan Extremity MRI in Use

Esaote O-Scan Extremity MRI in Use

I have just launched a new single page enquiry website for a client – Esaote MRI Australia.

MRI Pty Ltd is the distributor for Esaote O-Scan magnetic resonance imaging machines here in Australia.

From what I understand these machines are quite affordable when compared to stereotypical MRI machines and they are quite a bit smaller. The idea behind these MRI units is to be both affordable but also comfortable for patients who need extremity MRI’s. The patients don’t need to be entirely inside the unit, only the extremity being scanned, such as their arm or leg. This means it’s non-claustrophobic. I expect it is also a lot less daunting to simply place your arm in the machine than your entire body. Continue Reading

Passing through Narooma, Wagonga Inlet and Bar Rock

July 20, 2014Matt No Comments »
Wagonga Inlet, Narooma

Wagonga Inlet, Narooma

Recently Tammy and I made our way down the South Coast of NSW and were blessed with some beautiful days and stunning scenery.

Narooma is a quiet little town situated on the southern side of Forsters Bay and the Wagonga Inlet roughly half way between Bega and Batemans Bay. North Narooma is on the northern side of the Bay and Inlet. The Princes Highway runs through the town, so if you take that route you will pass through it. The bay and inlet are a beautiful blue as you can see in the photo to the right and looks so inviting. Continue Reading

Gold Coast Health & Safety Representative Training / Course

July 17, 2014Matt No Comments »

A client of mine (through TerraMedia), Gold Coast Institute of Technology, has just recently launched a new WHS course catering to the 2011 Work Health and Safety Act regarding health and safety representatives (HSR’s).

According to the QLD Government website, the HSR is elected by staff and their main role is to liaise with staff to identify health and safety issues then pass that information on to management.

The HSR course is available with flexible times including a 5 day intensive that funding may be available for depending on your circumstances.

For those interested, you can access the new course info by going here. They will also be able to help you to work out if funding is available.


The Human Condition Series – It Is Written Oceania

July 12, 2014Matt 1 Comment »

Over the last three weeks It Is Written Oceania has released another three part series titled “The Human Condition”. Are we alone in the universe? Are we really bad? Is there such a thing as a utopia on earth? Check out the eps below:

Part 1 – Fish and Chimps


Life can be hard, very hard. What’s even worse is that we are told by people who claim to be in the know, that we are alone in a cold and hostile universe, and that no one out there cares for us. In this, the first of a series called “The Human Condition,” Gary Kent takes issue with that view. Instead he points us to the ways in which God’s intimate interaction with humanity helps reveal His love for us. Continue Reading

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