Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : January 27, 2016 Edition Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016 - PAGE 15
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
10am to 4.30pm
19th Hole Bar & Function Facility
Phillip Island Golf Club
Guest speakers and over 30 exhibitors
Bookings open from February 1
Contact Annie Brooks on 5952 1004BH. Bookings are only
month by month. Still only $10 for lunch deal.
Pick up program from venue or visit
What s on this week...
What s on this week...
Dr Rebecca Overeem, pictured with her baby son Liam, is running the Play-
ful Puggles program at the Phillip Island RSL as part of its Morning Mums
Wednesday playgroup. The program is both educational and fun, and begins
next Wednesday, February 3.
Playful Puggles comes
to Morning mums
PHILLIP Island RSL is pleased to an-
nounce a new initiative, commencing
on Wednesday, February 3 as part of
the weekly Morning Mums playgroup
Playful Puggles presented by Dr Re-
Rebecca, a mother of two small chil-
dren, is the Director of Eco Relm Chil-
She was also, up until November
2014, the Education and Interpreta-
tion Manager at Phillip Island Nature
Parks, and has published a number of
books on penguins and biodiversity.
Playful Puggles is a half-hour pro -
gram which allows preschool aged
children and bubs a variety of activi-
ties that mums can undertake with
their child in a friendly environment.
Each week, mums and their littlies
will be treated to age appropriate ac-
tivities which are based upon the Vic-
torian Early Years Learning and Devel-
A different program will be offered
starting with Heads and shoulders,
knees and toes
Rhythmic finger play is fun for all
while music and dance will get mum
and child moving and grooving.
The sense of touch will be stimulated
with an array of textures from rough to
smooth, silky and fluffy and creation
of a treasured keepsake of bubs’ hand
Playful Puggles is free and starts on
February 3 at 10am, in the Lone Pine
Bistro at the Phillip Island RSL.
A special coffee and cake deal for $5
is available to all who attend Morn-
ing Mums so why not arrive at from
9.30am, settle in with a coffee and
catch up with friends before Playful
for Playful Puggles’ future activities.
Cool off with a September chill
THE joy of writing and the tranquillity of
Phillip Island have proven to be an inspiring
combination for local author Linda May.
Linda has recently published her book, the
second in a series, ‘September Chill’.
This recent release is now available on the
shelves of Cowes bookstore Turn the Page.
This book is a literary expression of Linda’s
sense of the romantic and her desire to be a
tic at heart, and have a long held desire to be
foster mother. As I write from the heart my
books incorporate my emotions,” said Linda.
‘September Chill’ is an adult read and holds
the reader’s interest in the relationship be-
tween the two main characters, Australian
heroine Mackenzie Sullivan and American-
born Digby Andrews.
Although they come from opposite sides of
the globe, and from different careers, with
Mackenzie an accountant in rural New South
Wales and Digby a detective in New York, they
share a common bond in their discovery of
each other’s hidden secrets from the past.
Secrets are a hallmark of Linda’s books and
are something that she says is inspired by her
work as private investigator.
“It opens your eyes and mind to worlds that
we don’t always see,” she said.
“Things aren’t always black and white and
many people live behind walls of secrets.
“Some of them have good reasons to keep
silent – they could be trying to protect some-
“Sadly, there are elements out there who
take an interest in unveiling the darker parts
of a person’s past, when they are trying to put
it behind them.”
By incorporating these real life situations
into her books, the author is hoping to assist
readers in their personal lives.
“There is a message in my stories that read-
ers might like to take with them,” said Linda.
“It gives hidden advice in making decisions
in life, especially in relation to love.
“It’s important to realise that basing deci-
sions on emotion alone is not always a wise
thing to do.
“At the end of the day you have to be satis-
fied with your life and how a relationship will
affect it,” she said.
‘September Chill’ is not the end of Macken-
zie and Digby’s story.
Linda is already at work on a follow-up
volume that will expand on the “detective ro -
mance” formula she has successfully estab-
lished in this latest book.
Her inspiration she says often comes at
3am in the morning when she feels compelled
to get up and put words to paper.
“Writing is the fulfilment of a lifetime inter-
est of mine. And living on Phillip Island is a
big part of this. I have always wanted to live
by the ocean and to write. I couldn’t be hap-
pier than living here,” Linda said.
‘September Chill’ is the latest in a growing
number of works by local authors that now
feature at Turn the Page.
Proprietor Lois Gaskin is hoping to high-
light the quality of these works in the com-
ing months in a specially held local author’s
“I am impressed with the quality of writing
and professionalism of our local authors, and
in the attractive presentation of their books,”
“And I look forward to showcasing them in
the near future,” she said.
Pop into Turn the Page and delight in a ‘Sep-
Phillip Island novelist Linda May, left, now has her recently published book ‘September
Chill’ on the shelves at Turn the Page bookstore in Cowes. Linda is with proprietor Lois
Gaskin who is a keen supporter of local authors.
New chef at Ramada
GUESTS at the Ramada Resort, just outside Cowes,
can now look forward to creative cuisine composed of
locally sourced produce and meat, after the appoint-
ment of an extensively experienced head chef.
Peter Waters’ eye for detail has been honed over 25
years working as a head or executive chef at a range
of restaurants and hotels worldwide, including at Aus-
tralian tourism destinations like Cairns and Sydney
and exotic locations including Samoa, Myanmar and
His appointment at Ramada Phillip Island is the first
from new Resort Manager Damien Larkin, who said
Peter is an excellent fit for the resort.
“Peter has held positions of responsibility for a quar-
ter of a century and is skilled at building and leading
teams that deliver excellent food to guests and pa-
trons, ” Mr Larkin said.
“He also has decades of experience at catering for
functions in large resorts. With Peter’s help, we will be
able to take our function room service to our corpo -
rate clients to an entirely new level. ”
Peter will be responsible for food service at the Vic-
torian resort’s restaurant, bar and pizzeria, as well as
catering for functions.
Mr Larkin added that Peter has already started lay-
ing out his vision and making improvements.
“Peter is determined to provide the highest quality
food to our guests and has decided to focus on locally
sourcing fresh and flavoursome produce and meat in
every case possible, ” Mr Larkin said.
“Our new dinner menu now features tender
Gippsland aged beef sirloin, crispy skin Tasmanian
salmon fillet, Chermoula spiced barramundi and King
“In the coming weeks, we will also be reviewing and
improving the menus for functions. ”
Peter Waters (pictured) has been appointed as
head chef at the Ramada Resort. Peter has 25 years
experience working as a head or executive chef in
Cairns and Sydney, and in exotic tourism locations
including Samoa, Myanmar and the Philippines.
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