Coffee Club! 22nd March!

At last weeks Coffee Club myself, Andrea, Pol, Nil and Svenja played quite possibly the longest game of Uno in history!

We all had different ideas of how Uno should be played, which created a small bit of conflict but we got through it 🙂

Here’s the link to the official Uno rules for those of you who doubted me (all of you! haha).  http://www.unorules.com/

After over an hour of playing and us each getting down to Uno numerous times, Nil walked away as the winner!!

Next time we can play the Swiss and/or Spanish rules to speed the game up!

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New Starters! 27th March

Welcome to our six new starters joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Maika is from Japan. She has just completed 6 months of studying at Lexis Perth. She had a great time there but felt it was time to move on and see another part of Australia, so she will now be here studying with us in Byron Bay for 2 months!

Celine is from Belgium. She has just spent the last 4 months travelling Australia and will now study at Lexis for 12 weeks. She chose to study in Byron Bay as she visited here last year and loved it! She wants to improve her English so she can work abroad and communicate with people from many different countries.

Manuela is from Brazil. She enjoys traveling, surfing and photography. She studied Geology at University and worked as a scientific researcher in Brazil. She has just been traveling around Europe and Nepal during their winter so decided to study in Australia for the warmer weather!

Clara is from Brazil. She has recently moved to Byron Bay with her husband, Rodrigo, who also joins us today! They are very excited to start a new life in Australia and decided to study at Lexis to improve their English and make new friends. Clara is an architect and plans to do a post graduation in Permaculture once she feels more confident with her English!

Rodrigo is also from Brazil but comes from Italian descendant. He enjoys outdoor activities such as football, surfing, yoga and trekking. He graduated as a civil engineer and owns his own construction company. As well as this he also graduated in chef cuisine and owns a successful Japanese restaurant! He is wanting to improve his English so he and his wife Clara can start a new life here!

Juan is from Chile. He’s a qualified mechanic and works for Audi. He enjoys playing football and would like to learn to surf while he’s here in Byron Bay. He chose to come to Australia to improve his English and learn about the Australian culture!

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It’s the Weekend!! 24 – 26 March

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON LOS LAWS, ILL EAGLES, TOISOC

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM THE MUMBLERS

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM AKOVA 9PM FAT PICNIC SUPPORTED BY WANDERING EYES

BYRON BREWERY 7PM COTTON CLUB ELECTRO SWING

STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM DJ KYLE WALKER 9.30PM FELIX

WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM ADAM HARPAZ

TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM ALOHA BABY

SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 5PM ZAHLU

PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM JOCK BARNES

BANGALOW A&I HALL 7PM A NIGHT OF GRIEF & MYSTERY

BANGALOW HOTEL 7.30PM SOREN CARLBERGG TRIO

 

SATURDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON THE RUMINATERS, MYLLE & THE MILKSHAKES, GALAXY GIRLS

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM JAMIE ASHFORTH BAND

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM NINJA HOUSE

BYRON BREWERY 7PM CHRISTIAN PATEY & DOOLIE

BYRON THEATRE 1PM SAINT JOAN

STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM OOZ

WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ NERY

TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM WANDERERS

PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM GARY EDGAR COORABELL HALL 10AM OLD TIME: LEARNING ELDERHOOD TEACHING

BANGALOW A&I HALL MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE WITH PHILIPPE MORA

BANGALOW BOWLING CLUB 7.30PM NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE SHOW

 

SUNDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON SALT BRAINS

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM BLIND WILLIE WAGTAIL

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM EPIC 8PM SAMMY 2 TOWELS

BYRON BREWERY 2PM COCO SESSIONS

BYRON GOLF CLUB 4PM GREG LYON & THE HIP OPERATION

TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 12.30PM DJ EVA J & DJ BULLS WOOD

SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 5PM RICHIE WILLIAMS

BANGALOW HOTEL 12.30PM SLIM PICKENS

 

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ BYRON BREWERY

Friday 24th Mar

Moonlight10:45am
Manchester by the Sea1:00pm
Hidden Figures3:45pm
Lion6:15pm
Manchester by the Sea8:30pm

Saturday 25th Mar

Hidden Figures10:50am
Lion1:20pm
Manchester by the Sea3:35pm
Moonlight6:15pm
The Great Wall8:30pm

Sunday 26th Mar

Manchester by the Sea10:20am
Hidden Figures1:00pm
Lion3:35pm
Manchester by the Sea5:50pm
Moonlight8:30pm

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Sunday

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

Murwillumbah Market

 

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Jobs! 22nd March

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HOUSE KEEPER

Reliable and trustworthy housekeepers required for resort in Byron Bay Area. Must have good eye for details. Good contract rate.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other/housekeeping-staff-for-resort/1142137950?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

NORTEC are expanding their vibrant Small Business Solutions Unit to service the NSW Government ‘Business Connect’ Program. We are seeking an experienced Administration Officer to provide information to potential clients enquiring about NORTEC’s programs. The position will be required to work 30 hours per week from Monday to Friday. Key duties include: – Accurately recording and processing enquiries as per contracts and internal processes. – Manage online and offline marketing, liaising with NORTEC’s marketing team. – Provide event management and logistical support as required including attendee registrations. – Assist and support NORTEC’s small business advisors, providing administrative/ reporting services that support the achievement of Company, Unit and contract objectives. – Accurate and efficient management of databases. – Contribute as a team member to successful company performance and achievement of individual key performance indicators. Please visit the website – https://www.nortec.org.au/home/browse-jobs/ to view a full role description and key selection criteria. Please submit your resume and a cover letter that provides details about your administration skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and why you would be a great asset to the Small Business Solutions team. Experience in running social media accounts and campaigns and use of photo editing programs will be highly regarded. Applications Close: Thursday, 30 March 2017

https://www.seek.com.au/job/33048478?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

 

CARPENTER

Wanted: Experienced , time served carpenter to work on 6-8month build in Byron bay. Must have proven track record with references in allaspects of new house builds. Own tools. Attention to detail a must. This will be a fun , challenging build on an easy Access flat site near town and beach. Start early April. Text / call Mike 0478104369

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/carpentry-cabinet-making/experienced-carpenter/1142421222?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

BAKER

Baker needed for artisan bakery in Byron bay. Excellent pay and no graveyard shifts! Very experienced head baker with amazing product is already in place. It’s a good team, looking for that right person to join. Must have experience and be a great person cause we all are! Live in Byron and have a life with us. Dream job, progressive baking.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/suffolk-park/chef-cook/baker/1142662259?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

BAR STAFF

Bangalow Hotel is looking for enthusiastic and friendly bar staff to join our team. We focus on customer service and a great atmosphere for our customers. Current NSW RSA & RCG is essential and bar staff must be available nights and weekends. 3 – 4 shifts per week. Please call: 6687 1314 or email: bangalowhotel@bigpond.com with a resume.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bangalow/bar-beverage-staff/bar-staff-wanted/1142557608?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

CHEF DE PARTIE

The iconic, award winning Restaurant at Rae’s on Wategos Beach in Byron Bay is seeking an experienced Chef De Partie. The role suits those looking to further their career skills by joining a young and passionate team, in a laid back yet elegant al fresco dining space, offering a seafood focused menu. The successful applicant with receive a great salary and have creative freedom in the kitchen. Applicants must be willing to start immediately, creative, with a passion to learn, and posses good communication skills and the ability to work in a team. Applicants must have Pastry knowledge.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/chef-cook/chef-de-partie-role-at-rae-s-on-wategos-byron-bay/1127829793?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

HEAD CHEF

Required for newly renovated cafe bar and restaurant in Main Street Byron bay.
We are looking for a chef with style and creativity to produce not just great food but put a smile on the face of the customers everyday.
Your passion for perfection and success is most important and we will work with you in every way to achieve our common goals.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner presents an opportunity for
a seasoned professional or a energetic talented chef looking to take the next step.
Attractive Salary package will be negotiated.Please send your resume to: yatzekb1@yahoo.com.au

https://au.jora.com/job/Head-Chef-020b1cc790866200c01874d3dcf0311d?from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fau.jora.com%2Fj%3Fa%3D7%26l%3DByron%2BBay%2BNSW%26p%3D2%26q%3D%26since%3Dlv%26sp%3Drecent_homepage%26surl%3D0%26tk%3D4h8WrHOGMBIKLrZNWjxw-rfJEH4BDwbxhULfOi74z&sl=Byron+Bay+NSW&sp=serp&sponsored=false&sq=&sr=20&tk=4h8WrHOGMBIKLrZNWjxw-Yrl8mm34hax9TcFYLf6X

 

CHEF

Balcony bar & Oyster Co is looking for legendary chefs to join the team! Hiring now for chefs of all levels to work on a casual basis under Executive Chef Sean Connolly.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/chef-cook/hiring-now-chefs/1121052124?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Slacklining! 21st March

Today we had Olmo from Slackline Byron Bay Balance Revolution to teach us how to slackline!

There were a few different levels in the group; with it being the first time for some and others having tried it a number of times before!

Everyone had a great time practicing and encouraging each other!

Olmo gave the students tips throughout and everyone had improved by the end of the hour session!

He’ll be here with us again next month for anyone who missed out, and also those of you who’d like to practice some more!

 

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Let’s Go Surfing!

Blake

Name:

Blake Whittaker

Age:

29

Job Title:

Let’s Go Surfing, Byron Bay Manager

What you actually do:

Teach surf lessons, take bookings, organize lessons and manage the day to day running of Let’s Go Surfing Byron bay.   

Surfboard you ride and why:

5’4 Hayden Lewis twin fin. Twin fins have great flow down the line and get a little loose during turns, which I love.

Wetsuit you wear and why:

O’neill Fuze 2mm short sleeve, long legs. The techno butter has great flexibility and the short arm make for less resistant when paddling.

Best tip for beginner surfers:

Your first board should be above 7ft  . You will catch more waves, stand up more often and progress quicker. Too many beginners buy short boards and can’t ride them.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life:

My Girlfriend. She is a legend and has a really positive outlook on life.

What kinds of things really make you laugh:

Kevin Hart, the man is hilarious.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world:

Byron Bay, it’s beautiful and has amazing waves. What more can you ask for.

What’s your biggest goal in life right now:

Buy a house in or around the Byron area .

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why:

Being able to fly. Imagine the adventures!

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Relaxed, Adventurous, Stoked on life

 

 

Katie

Name:

Katie Else Hookings

Age:

30!

Job Title:

Senior Coach

What you actually do:

Spread the love!

Surfboard you ride and why:

5’6 diamond tail on a small day, 5’11 on the big days! Short boards only for me , long boards are too slow!

Wetsuit you wear and why:

Winter, 3’2mil steamer o’neill psycho.Spring/Autumn spring suit, summer tails swimwear.

Best tip for beginner surfers:

Sri lanka, easy waves , awesome culture , cheap.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life:

Mum of course, the biggest legend on the planet!

What kinds of things really make you laugh:

Whenever Blake wipes out!

What’s your favorite place in the entire world:

Home, Cornwall … the waves, the cornish pasties, the cider and mum.

What’s your biggest goal in life right now:

To start my swimwear company …Tails swimwear.

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why:

Teleportation , so I can travel and surf all around the world …forever!

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Fun, energetic, trustworthy

 

 

Serena

Name:

Serena Adams

Age:

44

Job Title:

Surf School Director

What you actually do:

I teach surfing and manage programs for the community.

Surfboard you ride and why:

5’4″ carbon fibre bat wing, not sure why, I think the board chose me, Hee hee.

Wetsuit you wear and why:

I prefer C Skins, great fit, very warm and comfortable materials.

Best tip for beginner surfers:

‘Big Board Small Waves’ too many time we see beginners do the opposite, surfing is an art and takes time and practice to become competent and safe in the ocean.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life:

My life partner, Matt, he has a great outlook on life and supports me in my passion for teaching surfing.

What kinds of things really make you laugh:

Happy people, the iconic characters of my town, Byron Bay, from clowns to a man twirling a hoop shaking pineapples singing, we get all sorts and I think they are amazing.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world:

Home in Byron Bay with my husband and our two kids. We do live in a beautiful part of the world.

What’s your biggest goal in life right now:

My goal is to focus on Women’s surfing, Ability Surfing and introduce surfing to Cultural Groups and of course be grateful to be able to do this.

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why:

Amazing arms so I can paddle through the waves quick and catch more waves.

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Fun, caring,  happy.

 

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Wine Tasting! 17th March

Our Friday activity was Wine Tasting! The perfect way to end the week and start the weekend!

We tried 6 different types of wine, including white, red and rose; with Tito doing an excellent job as server!

We had tastings of Moscato (Sia), Sauvignon Blanc (McWilliams Inheritance), Pinot Noir (Warburn Estate), White Zinfandel (Barefoot), Merlot (Eaglehawk) and Shiraz (Gossips); with the very sweet Moscato being the favourite!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.