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Happy New Year For 2017
December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!

December Edition 2016

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Newsletter Contents

- What's been happening on the Website

- Family Beach Photo Contest for 2016 Winner Announced

- This is exciting! I have been busy designing a truly unique Tote bag line of products that may interest you. I personally love bags and these are great for taking to the market or the beach!

- Social Media links available for you to keep in contact

New Pages On The Website You Will Enjoy

Abbotsford in the outer regions of Melbourne CBD

The most amazing place to walk around exploring and learning about the early history of Melbourne, experiencing the oldest working farm in the heart of suburbia and enjoying the natural bushland with some of Australia's unique flora and fauna. This is a suitable experience for all the family to enjoy.

Don't Forget The Street Art

Coffee at the Studley Park Boat House in Abbotsford Victoria Australia compliments of

Family Beach Photo Competition 2016


by Carolyn Pawsey


The Winning Entry for 2016

Congratulations to you Carolyn and thank you for your wonderful entry.

A special thank you to Marcus for supplying the model for the photo shoot :-)

These photos can be taken of any aspect to do with fun times at the beach whether it be play or serious stuff like building sandcastles for competitions or perhaps that family grudge cricket match etc.

Entries are open to anyone from anywhere in the world. In fact I encourage my Interstate visitors to contribute as I love to see beaches in other parts of the world.

The photos can be of you and the kids, you alone or with your partner. Any family members or friends even can be in the photo. Just so long as we can see some sand and water its a welcomed entry!

I do hope that you will join in for the 2017 Family Beach photo Competition which will be announced in October

This year Carolyn's winning entry received a $50 Online Shopping Voucher to spend at


This Company offers a fabulous selection of Books, Cd's, Dvd's and Games, suitable for all ages and a great source for that special gift or occasion.

Dazzle Me With New Zazzle Products

I'm finding great ways to turn my photos into really useful products! I'm having loads of fun designing totes for shopping at the market and totes for carring all those things you need to take to the beach.

Check out my

Let's go shopping Collection

This is an example of one of my designed shopping totes.

And this is an example of one of the beach totes

Like Street Art?

Check out an example of Melbourne's Street Art. What a great way to display an iconic part of Melbourne life! Excellent gift idea or why not buy one yourself? Check out the different designs I've come up with!

This is just one of a selection of bag designs I have put together.

The full range of Street Art Bags and other products I have designed can be found here ...

Melbourne Street Art Gift Line


make for an excellent gift idea and I have used some of the my favourite photos to make a truly unique range of gifts that framed, would look amazing. I've even bought some of these myself to check the quality of the paper etc and I am really impressed with the finished product.

Click here to view the full Poster Collection

Here is an example of one of the posters in the collection

You will find lots of different products in my Store, suitable for all sorts of occasions and I'm always making new ones all the time. Check out the store whenever you are after something truly unique, something you can't get anywhere else!

I'd love you to check out my Zazzle Store on Pinterest. Follow the board and receive notification of new products I have developed! My Zazzle Store on Pinterest

Social Media

Social Media is alive and well on Family Getaways Melbourne.

I'd love you to take the opportunity to drop in on one or all of the page links and connect up.

- The Facebook Family Getaways Melbourne Page

- The Facebook Melbourne Markets Page

- The Google+ Page for Family Getaways Melbourne

- Melbourne Travel Boards on Pinterest

- Follow me on Instagram

Wishing you and all those you cherish the very best in 2017.

May the year provide the best in Health, Wealth and Happiness to you and I look forward to keeping in contact throughout the year.

If there is a question you need to ask or a tip/suggestion that you would like to share with me and the Site visitors, please feel free to contact me here at …

Family Getaways

The Future Of Family Getaways Melbourne

The Site is here to stay and I hope that you are enjoying exploring the pages as much as I do writing them up.

This coming month I will be out there exploring more of what Melbourne has to offer.The city is developing so fast these days. New buildings going up, new precincts being redeveloped and more things to see and do.

If there is anything that you need to ask pop over here and ask away

Want to see more content o the site? Have you got any suggestions? Contact me here

Don't forget to drop in and visit any of the markets I've reviewed so far and tell them Family Getaways Melbourne suggested that you do so.

Only one month left to go till the end of the year! Got any more 'stuff' to get done before the year is over? How did that New Year's Resolution list end up? I know what mine looks like - Oops!

Busy month December but I'll make sure I get the Newsletter out. So until then ...

Speak to you soon.


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