New skin for summer?

Did you hear? There is a new skin clinic in town. DeClinics is in the middle of the Todd Mall, next to Talapi Art Gallery, taking up the space that used to be Mall Medical. deClinics offer a range of services including full body skin checks, Acne Treatments

deClinics is a specialised clinic that can treat your face for Ageing Skin, Skin Disorders, Scar Revision, Skin Lesions, Vascular Lesions, Skin Cancer, Skin Health Maintenance. It is a Medical aesthetic clinic run by trained doctors, nurses and dermal clinicians/therapists. All staff employed by deClinics has had extensive training in Light Based Therapies and Dermal Regenerative Therapies ensuring a highly skilled and qualified professional performs your treatment.

HydraFacial

I love a good facial. There is just something about lying still for half an hour and having your face really cleaned. HydraFacial is an amazing tecnology that delivers the results of an advanced facial in under 30 minutes.  HydraFacial uses a patented technology that can simultaneously cleanse, exfoliate, clear congested pores and deliver nourishing serums.  In addition to instantly noticeable results after each treatment you will also experience longer lasting results with a short series of Hydrafacial treatments.

HydraFacial focuses on the unique philosophy of ‘Skin Health for Life’. When our skin looks good and feels good, we feel good too. So, for long-term healthy skin and a glowing complexion why settle for an ordinary facial, when you can choose a HydraFacial?

I love the whole experience surrounding a facial. The soft light, the music, the ambiance. This facial stripped that back to a clinical procedure. Bright lights. Chair that seems more like the dentist than a facial. The procedure however, felt like something was happening. Ever had that facial that seems as though all they’ve done is wash of your makeup and put on a bunch of cream? Well this one felt like it was working. The staff were lovely and they have a great range of skin care products for sale including Alpha-H and Dermalogica

deClinics is at 1/53 Todd Mall. Pop in and have a chat about your skin concerns today.

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Wildflower Explosion in Central Australia 2016

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This year has seen a bumper wildflower season. I think it must be the rainy winter that we've had that has lead to the wildflower explosion in Central Australia. Beyond our back fence and even in our yard (though there would have been more had I not been so militant about getting rid of 'weeds') there are wildflowers everywhere. On an average year there are normally a few along the river, but not everywhere else. It has been wonderful to see. I also think that we are seeing more due to the amazing efforts of the community landcare groups that have worked to get rid of the buffel grass and saltbush in the swamp and the buffel grass around Spencer Hill.

Below are a few more photos of the wonderful wildflowers that have appeared this year.

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Alice Springs Stormageddon 2016

Last Friday Alice Springs experienced stormageddon. The sky began to darken around 3pm, but the thunder and the clouds seemed to be heading south. Lulu, Zelda and I were at the park but Lulu began to worry about rain coming so rather than walk to the shop like I had planned, we headed home. I took some of the washing inside, just in case. We cooked the chocolate chip cookies that we had prepared dough for earlier that morning. I put on ABC4Kids as we entered the 'wind down' part of the day. The first batch of cookies were baked but before I could make a coffee, the rain started.

The noise was unbelievable! The tv signal stopped working and I moved Lulu from under the roof of the extension to the lounge room where it was somewhat quieter. We put DocMcStuffins on netflix on the laptop and had the laptop on my lap so that we could here it, though the sound was up as high as it could go. As the hail piled up outside, the water slowly began to leak though the join in the ceiling between the old house and the 70s extension. Luckily we had had the roof replaced when we renovated, otherwise things could have been a lot worse.

After the second storm had passed Lulu and I explored outside (Zelda slept the entire time). We found that ice had blanketed our yard, along with torn leaves from the trees and large branches blocked the road. It was something else. I shared a few photos on my instagram, but here are a few more of the storm aftermath.

Girl in the Pjs: Alice Springs Storm 2016
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Girl in the Pjs: Alice Springs Storm 2016
Girl in the Pjs: Alice Springs Storm 2016
Girl in the Pjs: Alice Springs Storm 2016
Girl in the Pjs: Alice Springs Storm 2016
Girl in the Pjs: Alice Springs Storm 2016

An evening at the Alice Springs Desert Park

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The

Alice Springs Desert Park

recently had an open evening. It has been an embarrassingly long time since I went to the Desert Park. Like over ten years! Turns out that a lot has changed in 10 years. There is now an aquarium, a desert waterlife exhibit, a dingo enclosure and many more fun things for kids.

The Desert Park presents an number of different desert ecosystems and contributes to the conservation of desert flora and fauna. The nocturnal house is still my favourite. You can see all sorts of desert animals that only come out at night like the b

rush-tailed phascogale

. Lulu loved the aquarium - yes there are desert fish!

Here are a few photos from our visit & if you are ever in Alice Springs, put

the Desert Park

at the top of your to do list! 

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