A just-launched savings book developed for entertaining children offers ways that Adelaide parents can escape the squeeze of high interest rates, petrol prices and rising food costs.
The Kids Around Town Great Ideas & Savings Book suggests a wide range of ways for families to save money in many areas of their spending, especially where it involves keeping the kids entertained on a budget.
With proceeds from the book raising money for a special cause, Kids Around Town has had an overwhelming response from South Australian identities and family owned and operated businesses who want to meet the needs of families.
The idea for Kids Around Town came from mother of three Sheree Hyde, who was seeking a fresh, useful, healthy and affordable fundraiser for her local kindergarten. When she failed find an existing way that met these criteria, she decided to create an innovative idea that could benefit all parents and families. After much talking with parents and brainstorming with businesses about their needs, Kids Around Town was born.
I distinguished myself today as the worst-dressed person to attend the 11am service at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
The day started badly when I woke up in my room at The Ellis Hotel at 10.50am after hitting the sack at 2.30am (about 4pm in Adelaide) after a midnight visit to Blind Willie's blues club in the entertainment district of Virginia Highland. Before climbing into bed, I'd closed all the curtains so day's break would not disturb my slumber.
It worked! The result was eight and a half hours of relatively deep sleep - my only interruptions were the bleep of an incoming text message and a full bladder. I finally woke when the driving force behind this trip Robbie headed for the shower. I rolled over, checked my watch and then immediately double-checked the hotel clock to make certain my eyes were not full of sleep.
I spent the next 10 minutes cramming the tangle of electrical gadgets that had crept out of my bags back inside and climbing into my travelling clothes. I told Robbie to meet me at the Australian Bakery in East Atlanta. "I'm off to church," I said.
"You do what you gotta do Johnny," he replied, sleepily.
Australian small business IT specialist Calvert Technologies has continued its growth surge with the appointment of globally-trained technical engineer Puneet Awasthi to its team.
Calvert Technologies is an Adelaide-based company that specialises in providing IT support and consultancy services to small businesses. The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, which focuses on providing quality solutions that don’t “break the bank”, is currently experiencing record demand.
With a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University in India, Puneet has built up an extensive track record in IT infrastructure management and IT infrastructure support in the seven years since he graduated.
Puneet’s most recent assignment involved working as a contracted Microsoft Server and Network Engineer on a major Active Directory migration project for South Australia’s Department of Families and Communities.