Monday, August 6, 2007

How to share your Hot Milk photos


Okay, so everyone took a few photos at Hot Milk and you want to share them.

I volunteered to coordinate this!

The rules are:

Only send me photos you wish to make public.

Keep a high res copy of every photo at your end (in case we want to publish)
Send me files no larger than 1MB each.

Rename your files to reflect the photographer and who is in it eg:
HMYvetteO'Dowd_MaryPaton1.jpg

Email to either abavic@vic.chariot.net.au OR mail your CD to ABAVIC PO box 1395, Darling VIC 3145. Disks will not be returned.

WAIT patiently - they will be uploaded and put on view, but it will take
time. We will let you know where and when you can see them.

Please pass this info to Hot Milkers who are not on this list.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Let's Go Shopping!

Melbourne is a shopping mecca and most of the best bits are a short walk or tram ride from the Hot Milk venue. Whether you are shopping for fun before or after the conference or need to buy supplies for self-catering, you won't be short of options:

Whether you’re after high fashion or fine art, Melbourne’s ever evolving shopping choices make it difficult to decide where to start your spree. Explore the reinvented Melbourne Central, discover the new precincts QV and GPO and lose yourself in laneways and arcades.

QV is Melbourne's new inner city laneway precinct featuring a dynamic mix of high-end fashion and lifestyle retailers and a European style piazza with caf├ęs, restaurants and bars.

The historic Melbourne General Post Office (GPO) reopened in August 2004 as a fashion, food and shopping precinct of serious sophistication. Covering an entire city block it houses more than 60 stores that span the spectrum of the Melbourne shopping experience.

Melbourne Central boasts an array of occupants, from Borders Books and Baby Doll (Marcs) to Hoyts cinemas. Over 300 stores reside in this contemporary architectural space that retains its historic features, such as the heritage listed shot tower, and reflects the diversity of the CBD.

Located on the southern bank of Melbourne's Yarra River, Crown offers a brilliant combination of unsurpassed luxury, relaxed style, warm service and non-stop excitement. For those who like to indulge their passion for shopping, Crown’s collection of the world’s leading designer’s offers the ultimate spree all under the one roof. Melbourne is a city renowned for its love of quality shopping and Crown stands out by offering some of the best known designer brands in the world.

Direct Factory Outlet brings a new and exciting style of shopping to the retail scene, with over 90 individual outlets under the one roof. At DFO Spencer you’ll find 100 big name brands all under the one roof. With so many brands to choose from, you’re sure to find everything you’re looking for in ladies and men's fashion, children's wear, footwear, handbags and luggage, homewares, lingerie and jewellery, more specialised stores and loads more. And to keep your energy levels up throughout your shopping day, there are food courts, cafes and juice bars.Trading Hours: Open 7 days 10am to 6pm Friday: 10am to 9pm

Melbourne’s historic network of laneways and arcades boasts the unique, the exotic and the quirky. Discover an eclectic and delightful mix of small boutiques selling everything from Melbourne designed fashion to Russian dolls and lollipops. Find and explore the Block, Cathedral and Royal arcades, Degraves and Crossley streets, Presgrove and Centre places and more. Block Arcade, an elegant 19th-century shopping plaza, contains the venerable Hopetoun Tea Rooms, the French Jewel Box, Orrefors Kosta Boda, Dasel Dolls and Bears, and Australian By Design.

It may be hard to please everyone, but when it comes to fresh fruit, vegetables, bargain fabrics, accessories and cheap homewear, markets cater for all.

The 'Queen Vic' is a colourful, sprawling mass offering up everything from just-caught fish and freshly picked vegetables to a huge range of souvenirs and cheap clothing.Victoria Street, Melbourne

Local artisans unite under a canopy of Brunswick green canvas umbrellas to create this bustling Sunday market selling only handmade Australian goods.Every Sunday, 10am–5pmVictorian Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, Southbank

Every Sunday since 1970, The Esplanade Market St Kilda has been the destination for those searching for something special, somewhere special. Established as an outlet for local artists, there are now nearly 200 of Victoria’s best artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their work direct to the public. Upper Esplanade St.Kilda Tram 16 or Tram 96 from the City Between Cavell & Fitzroy Streets Buses on route 606 Melway Reference 57 K10 Open every Sunday of the Year 10am - 5pm

No place captures Melbourne’s cosmopolitan culture better than Bridge Road Richmond. From fashion to furnishings Bridge Road is a mass of contradictions with something for every conceivable taste and exceptionally good value.

Supermarkets - There is a Coles supermarket in Elizabeth St, not far from Collins Street, it is between Flinders and Flinders Lane. Safewayis at QV cnr Swanston and Lonsdale Streets.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

You want Hot Milk bargains??


Okay – well leave room in your suitcase to take home the following at never to be repeated prices! Only until stock runs out!

Posters: “Lost in your eyes” and “Ticklish”; “Story of a Breastfeed” – were $8.00 each, now only $5.00
“Yes! I’m still doing that! – was $5.00, now only $4.00
Cards: “Lost in your eyes” and “Ticklish” – were $2.00 each now only $1.00 each! Also assorted other designs – all just $1.00 each.

Plus other goodies – first in, first served! Where? Hot Milk - look for us in the market place stalls! When? Mainly during lunch breaks. Pre orders for pick up very welcome! We take cash, cheque or credit card.



Contact: Yvette abavic@vic.chariot.com.au (03) 9885 6333

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Get ready to PARTY!!!!


Have you booked your tickets for the best value night out in Melbourne this August?Our dinner has a "Shine like the star you are" theme - wear your brightest colours or dress up your favourite black outfit with a hot accessory!


For just $95 we will entertain you with a friendly DJ before and after the best live show in Melbourne! Presented by Music Theatre Australia, The Pot Pourri show promises fabulous entertainment and some special surprises just for you. Check out their website for a look at some of their work… http://www.pot-pourri.com.au/Donna is coordinating table bookings for the dinner - there are ten seats at each table, so be quick.


Contact your Hot Milk buddies and send me a list of names at monkeyboyzmum@optusnet.com.au BOOK BEFORE JULY 20TH!!!!!!!!


Can’t wait to party!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Show your support!

ABA Wrist Bands
Wristbands are now available exclusively for Hot Milk. They will be available through the Mothers Direct Superstore and for those who can't wait we have limited stock available before Hot Milk.

The wristbands are in Hot Milk theme colours of purple and orange in two sizes adult/youth and childrens for only $3 each. The bands have the World Breastfeeding Week theme printed on them

Breastfeeding...Right From the Start www.breastfeeding.asn.au (on the reverse side)

Price: An affordable $3 each + postagePostage: 1-6 bands $2, 6-30 bands $4 and 30-80 bands $8. Larger quantities please contact for postage costs.

To order contact Cathy (Tatiara Group SA/NT) on 08 8752 0197 phone/fax, email or post to PO Box 185 Bordertown SA 5268.

So if you are planning some early World Breastfeeding Week activities and can't wait or get to Hot Milk please contact us and we can arrange delivery.

Everyone will love these bright coloured bands so get your orders in now. Also great affordable gifts to bring home after Hot Milk.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Rain, Hail or Shine!

Horsham Group Victoria Project – Umbrellas!

Everyone needs an umbrella for sun or rain protection. The logo print is on one panel only. See pictures.

Please select from the following:

Alu-light umbrella Compact for handbag or nappy bag.














Hi Tech Auto umbrella Larger size & rubberized handle.



















The Duo Compact 2 person umbrella, cover has handy extendable strap.











Colours of umbrellas and logos for ordering:

Style One: $ 30 (p&p $8 for one, please contact for multiple orders)

Umbrella A
Alulite Silver umbrella with teal ABA logo including website details.

Umbrella B Alulite Silver umbrella with pink Hot Milk conference logo

Umbrella C Alulite Pink umbrella with silver Hot Milk conference logo

Style Two: $33 (p&p $12 for one, please contact for multiple orders)
Umbrella D
Hi Tech Silver umbrella with teal ABA logo, including website details.

Umbrella E Hi Tech Silver umbrella with pink Hot Milk conference logo

Style Three: $33 (p&p $8 for one, please contact for multiple orders)
Umbrella F
The Duo Black umbrella with glitter pink Hot Milk conference logo

Umbrella G
The Duo Black umbrella with silver ABA logo, including website details

Umbrellas will be available at the Hot Milk conference. First in best dressed! Ongoing prepaid orders will be available. Contact Dot Drew for queries/orders at dotdrew@netconnect.com.au , 03 5362 2276. Cheque and money orders to Horsham Group of ABA. Direct bank deposit will be available soon.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Get a Jump Start on 2008!


Just in time for Hot Milk, the 2008 Australian Breastfeeding Association calendar, hot off the press!

Save postage and buy you calendars at the Mothers Direct Superstore. Start your gift shopping early!

Still only $15.00 each, with all profits supporting the work of ABA.