Your Home magazine presents some of the latest trends, ideas, and projects, to help stretch your ideas on what's possible around your own home.
As if getting your head around the trendiest colours and design ideas isn't enough to spark your interest, you can also get out the hammer and make a hen house out of old pallets, or a glider box for those friendly possums that visit now and again.
We take a look at architect Michael Moloney's take on his Kyneton house build, and give you an insider's view of what the clients asked for and how the innovative design answered their brief.
The clients, a young couple with two children, wanted a contemporary home that suited their needs as a family. The brief called for a four bedroom, two bathroom house with an open-plan living area and separate music room. The home needed to make the most of the unique site: capture views towards parkland around the Campaspe River to the south-west without sacrificing the home's privacy, while simultaneously maximising north light for passive solar orientationArchitect Michael Moloney
You can also learn how to make a brew for the garden bugs - earwigs we're on to you lot - and how to recognise the difference between a crane fly and a mosquito and act accordingly.
Then after all that activity, you can have a quiet read about how good nutmeg is for your internal engine, and then make an apple cake for afternoon tea.
More, more, more Apple Slice
If you have your own apples, granny smith, golden delicious, jonathans or pink ladies, you can peel and slice them, pop them in the microwave with a cup of water and a dash of sugar for a few minutes and replace the tinned apples. If not, tinned apples are nearly as good.
What you need:
1 pkt vanilla cake mix
200g butter, melted
400g tin of apple pie pieces
200g sour cream
What to do:
Line a rectangle slice tray with baking paper.
Mix the cake mix and butter together then pour into a slice tray.
Bake at 180C for 15 minutes.
While the cake is in the oven, mix apples and sour cream together. Take the half cooked cake out of the oven carefully, pour the apple and sour cream mixture over the cake, then place back into the oven.
Bake for a further 15 minutes and sprinkle with nutmeg when it comes out of the oven.
Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
And that's just a sprinkle of the delightful content in the October edition of Your Home.