Keep an eye on photo
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://recfishwest.org/hooked-on-herring.
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 salvos.org.au.
What makes this spooky? Take a look and tell us.