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3 things to do this week:

Here's our somewhat quirky Halloween week guide to 3 things to this week, 28th October - 3rd November.
By Motherpedia
Date: October 28 2013
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From ghosts and other scary things - such as cut-out pumpkins - to helping kids in need at a giant op shop and getting ready for the big race next week - here are our top 3 things to do this week.

1.  Peter Pan Op Shop - Dressing Sydney’s most stylish bargain hunters since 1941


Sydney’s best kept fashion secret, the Peter Pan Op Shop Summer sale is on again!

For over 70 years, Sydney buyers with a social conscience and an eye for fashion have been returning twice a year to trawl through the chic array of top-end items at rock bottom prices with all proceeds going to Barnardos Australia to care for children at risk, or suffering the effects, of abuse and neglect.

Bag a guilt-free bargain from the treasure trove of unique pre-loved designer and vintage clothes, shoes and accessories from the wardrobes of leading Sydney fashionistas and socialites, as well as brand new designer wear and end of season stock.

Barnardos’ supporters sass & bide have once again committed to donating rare fashion treasures and samples from their latest collections.

To date, the sales have raised over $1 million for leading child welfare charity Barnardos Australia.

Go to Paddington Town Hall, corner Oxford Street & Oatley Road, Paddington (Sydney)

  • Wednesday 30th October to Friday 1st November
  • 9.30am – 3pm: Wednesday & Thursday, 9.30am – 1pm: Friday
  • For more information visit:


2.  Dead Ants Milo Ice Blocks


Get read for Halloween on Thursday night with this scary mixture courtesy of MILO.


1 ¾ cups (440mL) skim milk

2 tablespoon NESTLÉ MILO

¼ teaspoon black food colouring

2 tablespoon currants


1. Combine milk, MILO, food colouring and sultanas; mix well.

2. Divide mixture among four ½ cup (125mL) ice cream moulds, insert paddle pop sticks or secure with lids. Freeze overnight or until set.


3.  Plan for the first Tuesday in November


Don’t leave it till the last minute!

It’s the biggest day of the year in racing Tuesday next week and you know you’ve got a party – so figure out what to wear, how you’re going to get there, how you’ll get home, your spending budget and who’s going to win.

The final field, barrier draw and jockeys will be revealed on Saturday.

Our early tip is the Queen of the Track, Gai Waterhouse’s Fiorente.

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