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Blessing – Trendy B Designs

Fashion in its purest form is an artistic expression, a statement of who you are or who you want to be on any given day. Blessing Azolibe has explored many paths propelled by others, well meaning expectations but it has been focusing on her fashion label Trendy B that has provided her with the most joy and success in life. Her designs are colourful, unique and strong much like Blessing herself who spent time telling me about her journey thus far, including some challenges and the importance of holding onto where we come from. 

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Libraries and Community


When was the last time you visited your local Library? I bet it was years ago, maybe when you were a kid, checking out books and notoriously (in my case at least) returning them late. As a child, the Library was a core part of the community, but in a world where books are cheap and in lots of cases becoming an ancient form of communication (I’m looking at you Encyclopaedia Brittanica) what role does the Library have to play in building and supporting our communities today?

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Penrith Community Panel


Today we have a guest post from Kim who runs the blog Living Next Door to Sydney. Kim was recently part of the Penrith Community Panel are a group of diverse residents who spent hours looking at Council’s plans, finances, services and capacity, with the aim of advising council on where they can go from here. The panel presented council with a 32 page document titled “The City We Want” Kim gives us an insider look on the process it took to get there.  Continue Reading