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How You Can Help

Charity event in Brisbane

Now in its fourth year, the Gambaro Moët & Chandon Ball is proud to support the good work of the Courier Mail Children’s Fund.

Established by Queensland Newspapers staff as a way to give back to the community, the Courier Mail Children’s Fund has been helping Queensland children in need since 1909. The Fund maximises its impact and efficiency by only directing its funds to registered charities that demonstrate that they have the specialist skills and knowledge to deliver high-value, life-changing programs to children in need.

You can assist The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund as they work to change the lives of Queensland children in need. Simply buy a ticket to attend the Gambaro Moët & Chandon Ball on Friday 25th May 2018. A paid donation from every ticket sold will go directly to The Courier Mail Children’s Fund. There will also be a live auction on the night, with some amazing prizes up for grabs.

In 2017, over $72,000 was raised for the fund. So gather your friends and colleagues and help us to exceed this amount in 2018.

To purchase your tickets, go to www.gambarogroup.com.au and pay online. You’ll receive your tickets instantly.

We look forward to seeing you on the night!

Charity event in Brisbane

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It’s Back in 2018

The Gambaro Moet & Chandon Ball is back in 2018, for the fourth year in a row. This annual black tie cocktail event just keeps getting bigger and better each year, and promises to be a superbly entertaining evening in 2018.

Proudly supporting the Courier Mail Children’s Foundation, this event will once again aim to raise a record figure for the foundation through ticket sales, auctions and raffles.

The event will be held on Friday 25th May, 2018 with ticket sales available via the website from February 20th.

Stay tuned to hear who will be hosting the event in 2018, as well as more details on the entertainment line up yet to be announced.

For now, mark your diary for Friday 25th May 2018.

Gambaro Moet Ball 2018

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Cheese Brie Sandwich

The key is to buy specific cuts for specific dishes and be firm with your butcher. Opt for tender cuts from the inner haunch muscle if you fancy steak and use neck fillet or shanks if slow cooking. And deer mince makes for a very good gamekeeper’s sandwiches.

Wild salmon is a real treat and rivers in the British Isles are seeing more and more of them. If you can’t find wild salmon there are some good farmed fish on the market, but bear in mind they probably won’t be able to match the flavour.

Culinary Delight

These restaurant, bar and coffee roastery located on a busy corner site in Farringdon’s Exmouth Market. With glazed frontage on two sides of the building, overlooking the mark.

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Wild salmon is a real treat and rivers in the British Isles are seeing more and more of them. If you can’t find wild salmon there are some good farmed fish on the market, but bear in mind they probably won’t be able to match the flavour.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six — Franz Kafka

These restaurant, bar and coffee roastery located on a busy corner site in Farringdon’s Exmouth Market. With glazed frontage on two sides of the building, overlooking the mark.

Melt the butter in a pan and gently cook the shallots on a low heat for a few minutes. Meanwhile, roughly chop the peas either by hand or briefly in a food processor then add to the shallots with the cream and tarragon. Season and simmer to a thick-ish consistency.

All images are under copyright © Leslie Grow and V.K.Rees

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Roasted Tomato Soup

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Artists are crafters of human thought and emotion. Think about that .. its massive. It is for us to inspire and motivate. To merely duplicate is to devastate. True innovation is born on the wings of reality, but will always fly one mile higher. Don’t ever think for a moment we are merely couriers of imitation to some sort of “reality”.

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The seed needs to be soaked in an inspiration shower (patent pending). I hunt the interwebs for cool UI patterns and archive them in a massive Photoshop file. For example, when working on YouTube TV I grabbed hundreds of examples of future UI from futurists like Jayse Hansen and Neil Huxley.

Tiny women carry amazingly large bags, twice their eighty-pound weight. Some of the women carry babies in slings around front. A good adult picker can harvest over two hundred pounds of cherries and earn $8 a day, more than twice the Guatemalan minimum daily wage.

Compel your audience. Capture the moment. Light with purpose. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a talking picture worth?

While I’m not the best photographer you’ll bump into, my images are worth something. It’s hard to put a monetary value on some shots, but those photos sell, and those photos arouse emotions.

And beyond that, those are one-in-a-lifetime experiences that I documented through my photo trips. And beyond that, those are one-in-a-lifetime experiences that I documented through my photo trips.

 All images are under copyright © V.K.Rees

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Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

The key is to buy specific cuts for specific dishes and be firm with your butcher. Opt for tender cuts from the inner haunch muscle if you fancy steak and use neck fillet or shanks if slow cooking. And deer mince makes for a very good gamekeeper’s sandwiches.

Wild salmon is a real treat and rivers in the British Isles are seeing more and more of them. If you can’t find wild salmon there are some good farmed fish on the market, but bear in mind they probably won’t be able to match the flavour.

Culinary Delight

These restaurant, bar and coffee roastery located on a busy corner site in Farringdon’s Exmouth Market. With glazed frontage on two sides of the building, overlooking the mark.

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Wild salmon is a real treat and rivers in the British Isles are seeing more and more of them. If you can’t find wild salmon there are some good farmed fish on the market, but bear in mind they probably won’t be able to match the flavour.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six — Franz Kafka

These restaurant, bar and coffee roastery located on a busy corner site in Farringdon’s Exmouth Market. With glazed frontage on two sides of the building, overlooking the mark.

Melt the butter in a pan and gently cook the shallots on a low heat for a few minutes. Meanwhile, roughly chop the peas either by hand or briefly in a food processor then add to the shallots with the cream and tarragon. Season and simmer to a thick-ish consistency.

All images are under copyright © Leslie Grow and V.K.Rees

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Hot Cereals Breakfast

When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few days in Montreal, no one’s been allowed to drink the water due to a bacteria leakage, which also means, no coffee.

Tiny women carry amazingly large bags, twice their eighty-pound weight. Some of the women carry babies in slings around front. A good adult picker can harvest over two hundred pounds of cherries and earn $8 a day, more than twice the Guatemalan minimum daily wage.

What is creativity really?

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

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This got me wondering about coffee and beer and which one would actually help me be more creative and get work done. Hopefully, this will help you decide when it’s best to have that triple shot espresso or ice cold brew.

Adenosine is kind of like your brain’s battery status monitor.

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

Your brain on coffee

Every coffee drinker is familiar with the feelings after drinking a fresh cup of java. I know after I’ve had a latte or espresso, I feel more focused. If I’m having a conversation with someone, words seem to flow without pauses, ums, or ahs.

If you decide to drink coffee or beer while you’re working, stick to no more than 2 drinks per sitting and try not to do this more than once or twice per week to prevent dependency. Coffee and beer shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.

Be Grateful.

It’s really simple. What is one thing today you are really grateful for? What is another? If you can list 3 things a day, you’ll see you have much more going for you than you thought. Soon your list will get so long you’ll be beaming with energy.

  1. Coffee and beer shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.
  2. They are ways to create chemical changes that occur naturally in your body.
  3. Quality sleep, a healthy diet, and allowing yourself to take breaks.

We are all human as well and humans are not perfect creatures. When you learn to accept yourself, true happiness quickly arises.

All images are under copyright © Leslie Grow