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Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS -

THE paint­ing of the Mona Lisa in Paris’s Lou­vre is fa­mous for the eyes that fol­low the viewer around the gallery.

It seems we have our own ver­sion at Man­durah Fo­rum.

The eyes in this face in a pho­to­graph on a big wall hoard­ing near the exit to the rear carpark fol­low shop­pers as they walk past and one shop­per has com­plained she finds it spooky.

Get­ting the day right

SOME hints to en­sure Christ­mas Day runs smoothly.

Or­gan­i­sa­tion: Do your­self a favour and be sure to plan what you need and when you need it to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

Try to in­cor­po­rate as much sea­sonal pro­duce as pos­si­ble in your meals, as there’ll be an abun­dance of sum­mer fruits and ve­g­ies to choose from.

Seat­ing: Take care when plac­ing peo­ple next to each other.

Keep the kids up one end of the ta­ble or at a sep­a­rate ta­ble with small ac­tiv­i­ties such as craft boxes to keep them busy un­til the meal ar­rives.

Centrepiece: A unique centrepiece will make your Christ­mas ta­ble stand out and can be eas­ily put to­gether with items found around the home.

Place some long twigs from the back­yard into a glass vase, spray­ing them in white, gold or sil­ver paint and at­tach Christ­mas baubles in your colour theme.

Re­cy­cling: Pre­pare two bins, one for food scraps and the other for any­thing that can be re­cy­cled.

Have plas­tic con­tain­ers ready for all your left­overs that can be frozen for a later date.

Catch your own copy

HER­RING are ar­guably the most pop­u­lar fish to catch in WA.

A new recipe book, Hooked on Her­ring, has been com­piled to pay trib­ute to the fish, in­clud­ing tales and flavours from around the world to com­ple­ment lo­cal seafood.

Rec­fish­west be­lieves it is a great op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote fresh, sus­tain­able and abun­dant ta­ble fish avail­able lo­cally. Visit http://rec­fish­­ring.

Help Salvos for Xmas

A SAL­VA­TION Army poll re­veals how wor­ried Aus­tralians are about the cost of Christ­mas.

New re­search re­vealed 8.4 mil­lion Aus­tralians be­lieved Christ­mas was a “fi­nan­cial night­mare”, with nearly half a mil­lion chil­dren likely to re­ceive no presents.

Tens of thou­sands of fam­i­lies across Aus­tralia will face tough times and heart­break this Christ­mas and the com­mu­nity is urged to dig deep and help out.

For $29, com­fort and joy can be of­fered to a fam­ily in cri­sis with a box of emer­gency sup­plies.

To do­nate, visit

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