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Best Kid-Friendly Melbourne Vacations

>> Sep 18, 2014

Kids love when they have fun in places that they feel comfortable in, places that they find interesting, unique and where they too can find there play mates. Often, what amuses kids is never hard to know as you can easily notice by how much they talk about it and their reactions to surprises like going to parks, playing computer games or even just chilling out in the beach. 

You probably have taken your kids to most places, but have you ever considered reaching as far as Melbourne to give your kids what some people call 'more happiness'? 
Melbourne has numerous tourist places. From the popular cricket ground to the gardens and from zoo to the art play which kids will find amusing.

Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne’s are immensely proud of this historic stadium which can contain 100k viewers at one time! It is located Yarra Park, and it is within walking distance of the city centre of Melbourne. This rich stadium was built in 1853 and many grand sports events like 1956 Olympic games, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the first ever cricket test match were held here. They offer many tours to give visitors a chance to sit in the coach’s room, to visit the changing rooms and more. It’s a kid friendly place with numerous facilities inside, like cafes, and restaurants. Kids will definitely love this, it's perfect.

Royal Botanic Gardens
Almost two kilometres from the city centre is a place called the Royal Botanic Gardens, which are located in Bird wood Avenue. This amazing place has a natural sanctuary for wildlife. It is visited by 1.8 million visitors annually. If you are visiting this place with your family, the best part is The Children's Garden. Your child can crawl through plant tunnels, can climb on the real rocks and play hide and seek in the vast bamboo forest here. There is no wonder that with its beautiful views and soothing lakes, this place has become an asset to the Australian tourism. Numerous walks and tours are available to let you feel the horticultural diversity of this magnificent place. 

Melbourne Zoo
Located in Elliot Ave, Parkville is a wonderful place which lets you get back in touch with the many wonders of nature. This place has been a home to more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world, like Penguins, koalas, kangaroos and many more. See kids jump, laugh, clap and smile as they watch orangutans frolicking on the tress. Many programs let you have the close encounters with kid’s friendly animals and also to meet a keeper and feed animals. 

Sea Life Aquarium
Are your kids fascinated by the life under the sea? Then Sea Life Aquarium is the place to be. This incredible place has been divided into 12 amazing zones. Watch your family transported to another world as they gasp at the rainbow colours at Seahorse, look eye to eye with huge sharks and watch majestic Penguins play, slip and slide across the snow-covered ice. This kid friendly place is located on the banks of Ybarra River. 

Art play
Located at Birrarung Marr, Batman Avenue, this creative studio gives a chance to meet some artists and to explore, imagine and create mosaics, puppetry, sculptures and cooking. They also offer art playing Backyard activities during school holidays. Kids have fun as they draw in the sand, play in the rain, imagine and create sculptures using used and natural materials. Fun Font Factory, a graphic design studio, lets them create a font out of used materials. Kids have fun as they try to make an A using straws or L using matchsticks. 

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Author bio
Flora, a passionate traveler and blogger who shares her thoughts one various topics she came across. As a solo traveler shares her stories on many blogs. Presently she is working for Australian visa which is a visa service provider.


Property Market Boosts Economic Revival

>> Sep 17, 2014

The property market has been the subject of debate ever since it began to help the UK out of recession. People often aspired to own their own homes in the UK, even before Margaret Thatcher’s policy of selling council houses to their tenants. There is a strong argument that the UK emerged from recession before the rest of Europe because of the popularity of London property with overseas investors and the knock-on effect that produced down through the property market.

First Time Initiative
The problem at the lower end of the market, where financial lending institutions sought larger deposits from home buyers, was that first time buyers were finding it difficult. A Government initiative was put in place to help and it was certainly a success. In the South East in particular there have always been openings for graduates setting out on a career. The demand for housing in the commuter belt towns of Essex, such as Colchester, existed for those people that could get mortgage approval.

The good news for people looking at property for sale in Colchester is that mortgage approvals have now reached the same monthly level that existed before the recession struck. The aid to first-time-buyers has reinforced the whole property market, so everyone is happy.

Good News
The figure was in excess of 30,000 last month, the best figures since a similar month back in 2007. The low point was in 2009 when monthly figures were around 8,500. This time it is hoped that the figures will be sustained. Interest rates remain low for the time being although they will begin to rise. It could mean that sales continue through the winter which is traditionally a quiet time in the property market.

Mortgage applicants can typically expect to spend 20% of their income on their mortgage repayments, down around 5% from the peak before the recession, though interest rate increases would see that rising slowly.

The new financial rules mean that a typical property sale is taking longer to complete than previously. Applications are being examined more closely. However, there are established estate agents which can help. They are only too happy themselves that the market has strengthened. If you are starting to view property you will get a good idea of what’s available by looking on a website that allows you to put in a location and then reveals what is currently on offer. It certainly does no harm registering with a good agent so that you can receive news whenever anything else becomes available.

There has always been demand for property close to London. The city is the hub of the national economy. It means that investing in property, through buying your own home, will produce a return in the medium term which is one of the prime reasons why UK people have always been keen on buying. 


Fun Music Games to Play with Your Kids

Kids instinctively love music – you can see their little feet tapping to the beat whenever a catchy and upbeat tune comes on! It’s a really good idea to encourage this love of music, as music can actually help them with many aspects of their education and everyday life. For example, music can help your kids find their own rhythm, it can boost their memory, and it can even help develop their language skills. A great activity for kids is simply singing together at home, in the car, or at the supermarket (if you’re brave), but there are plenty of other fun music games to play with your kids, too. Here’s just some games you and your kids can play together:

Learn About Different Sounds
This is one of the easiest music games to play with your kids, but it’s so much fun for everyone involved. Take a selection of drinking glasses from your cupboard (preferably ones that you don’t mind getting broken, should one get knocked) and fill them each with a different amount of water. Using a beater (you could use a wooden stick, or a metal spoon), gently tap each glass to see how the water level affects the sound. Challenge your kids to create their own tune, maybe even creating a song to go along with it! You could have a little Karan Oberoi or ShakthisreeGopalan in the making!

Make Your Own Instruments
So simple, yet so effective. If your kids are interested in learning to play an instrument, you don’t need to head out and spend 8000 RS on a guitar, you just need to know how to make your own instruments at home, for free! You can make shakers from regular household and store cupboard essentials such as using an old plastic bottle filled with lentils, beans, or rice  – anything that will make a good noise. You could also make your own drum kit by tightly placing plastic wrap over different sized kitchen bowls. A guitar can easily be made by stringing some elastic bands across an old piece of cardboard.

Turn the radio on or play some of your favourite songs and dance around the house with your kids like no one is watching – really let your hair down! Every few minutes, pause the disc, or turn the volume down – everyone needs to freeze on the spot at this point! If anyone moves while the music’s off, they’re out of the game. The last person standing is the winner. This game is all about your kids finding their own rhythm and their own style, but it’s also about paying attention to what’s going on around them, perfecting their reaction times, and learning to follow instruction.

Even if you’ve got a terrible singing voice, and have never picked up a musical instrument in your life, there’s no reason why you can’t have fun playing music games with your kids at home. Music really is educational but, more than anything, it’s just fun, and it’s a great way to spend time with your kids and make wonderful memories with them!


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