A few of our favourite local things to help you get through your busy April

April is always a busy month for local families. As daylight savings ends and the first school term draws to a close, it feels like we’re all trying to make it through unscathed.

These are a few of our favourite local things to remember to help you keep you on track this April in the Illawarra.

Easter Hat Must Haves
For those with young kids, the Easter Hat Parade conjures up all kinds of colourful expectations that can seem intimidating when just days out from the big event. If this sounds like you, then it might be best to get started this weekend. House 2 Home in Thirroul is well prepared with stacks of little yellow chickens and rainbows of eggs and feathers to inspire.

Don’t forget Daylight Savings ends
It was fun while it lasted. But, think of it like this. Come Sunday morning the 7th of April you’ll get an extra hour sleep in. Your 7am becomes 6am. Although, for those with young kids it remains to be seen if the little ones will respect the new timetable in favour of the earlier wakeup routine. Well, at least these days our iPhones do the clock wind-back automatically. One less thing to worry about.

Stock up now on the last of the summer season fruits
Last weekend signalled the change of seasons, as the entire northern Illawarra headed for the garage to pull out the old heater or coats left in storage. It also reminds us our favourite summer fruits, like berries, mangos, pears and grapes, will be shortly limited. Best to stock up now. You could even get handy in the kitchen making pickles and jams to enjoy these just that little longer into the cooler months. The Bulli Fruit Shop on Princes Highway are doing some end-of-season deals, along with Flame Tree in Thirroul.

Book in now for a car check before the holiday
You might want to investigate getting your car serviced shortly, before you head off on your Easter trip away. Mechanics are inundated two weeks out from Easter to fix those niggly things before the school holidays. There’s no sense leaving it to the last week as you run the risk of not getting in to have things repaired. 

Good luck!

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