Monthly Archives: January 2011

Gotta love Glitterbox

The writer at Glitterbox Hair Salon in Newtown Sydney 20 January 2011

Love Glitterbox Hair Salon in Newtown

Glitterbox hair salon in Newtown, Sydney is the best hairdressing salon in Sydney if not Australia.

What I love about Glitterbox is the atmosphere. The stylists and apprentices really look after their clients and do the most amazing hair styles and at great prices – honestly, the most reasonably priced hairdressing salon in Sydney for the quality cuts and colours. They’re not rip offs like some salons!

If this sounds like an ad for the salon, it’s not. I’ve been going to Glitterbox since Sharron opened and before that I followed Sharron from salon to salon.

Check out the Glitterbox website. If you need a new hair stylist, give them a go. You won’t be disappointed. Ask for Sharron, Tom or Dale.


Queensland floods

Flood waters in the Queensland flood, January 2011

The floods in Queensland this January have been truly devastating. I lived in Brisbane during the 1974 floods and, though the floods were truly horrible then, I don’t remember them being as widespread as these. Not only Queensland, but there are reports of flooding in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. For a very dry continent, it’s very wet at the moment.

And the flash flooding in Toowoomba and the Lochyer Valley at the bottom of the Great Dividing Range – well, that is just freaky weather. An inland tsunami is what people are calling it and it is apt.

The good news is that people are rallying behind those who have been affected. Through my business, I have donated to the Premiers Flood Relief Appeal. I’ve also heard from on of my clients, Captivations, who supply sports uniforms to sports clubs and schools around Australia that some of their clients, netball clubs, are raising funds to help netball clubs affected by the floods rebuild their premises. Then there are the thousands of volunteers who have spontaneously come forward with their wellies and rubber gloves to clear away the mud and debris – not a pleasant job at all. It’s great to see such community support. Makes you proud to be an Australian.