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Hello winter!

I hate being cold so I’m trying my best to rock socks and sneakers with most outfits. My skin also seems to scale up overnight in winter – I can’t be alone in that, can I? While winter isn’t may fave season, I’ve enjoyed having the slow cooker on high rotation, craving warm hearty foods (I hope my activewear still fits come spring!). I am OK with wearing ugg boots, cardigans and flannel PJs. And I’m TOTALLY loving the fact that I can put my pyjamas on at 4.30pm just as it’s getting dark #nojudgement.

Did you realise that we are at midway through the school year already? Go on – give yourself a pat on the back, even pour yourself a glass of red wine and relish the knowledge that you’ve survived another semester! To celebrate, let’s welcome the winter school holidays! Turn the pages of our magazine for loads of inspiration, a calendar of events and school holiday activity ideas to suit everyone – indoors and out! I can’t wait to get a movie marathon underway and ride to a cosy café with my kids for a hot chocolate.

This break we’re also planning on hiking Mt Warning, taking in some footy games, hitting the skate parks and even doing some surf day trips. I am totally inspired to try my hand at knitting after reading about craft projects this issue – and having a little walk down memory lane. Knitting is something I used to do when I was young and I wonder if my kids will love it (with me) or prefer a movie marathon and popcorn instead?!

So, wrap yourself up with our latest issue and make sure you keep clicking with haven socially and digitally each week (you can sign up for our weekly haven eHub newsletter for free!). You’ll be able to pick up even more hot tips for cool school holiday fun and top events for the week!

Read our latest issue of haven online here or via PressReader here.

Keeley O'Connor

Keeley O'Connor  

Keeley has always been a keen entrepreneur and creative and takes great pride in watching her business grow and flourish in parallel with her young family. Keeley started in online publishing with ‘Savvy Mama’ in early 2009 and now publishes a monthly family/lifestyle print magazine called haven. With 25,000 copies of haven distributed monthly between Brisbane and Byron Bay, as well as a vibrant and engaged digital community of followers via her online and social channels, Keeley’s team is keeping affluent parents up to date on all things family, news, food, fashion, education, travel and more. Her combined passion for raising happy, healthy children and celebrating her local community are what fuel her creativity and are the foundations of her business success.