Dec 16/Jan 17

A home for all times
A new Robertson home blends old Queenslander with Victorian weatherboard and modern living – and has a verandah you’ll never want
to leave.

Vroom with a view
This dream shed has been built to house some extraordinary classic cars, all of which still hit the road.

Still feel like dancing
He rarely stands still, but for the past two years the irrepressibly energetic Leo Sayer has headed home to Berrima whenever he wants to unwind.

Uncommon threads
Bundanoon textile artist Carolyn Sullivan uses colour, texture and stitch to create imaginative works, which will be part of a contemporary craft exhibition at Sturt Gallery.

Baas of soap
Australians have long farmed sheep to eat or to shear, but not often to milk. Harriet Turnnidge explains why she loves making sheep milk soap.

The unlikely garden
Susan and John Carter were told Canyonleigh was no place to grow a garden, but planning and patience have
paid off in spades at The Burrows.

Waratah magic
Pam Menzies, who has grown waratahs in Wingello for 20 years, writes about a day when she welcomed more than 150 waratah lovers from far and wide.

How to save a country co-op
It’s 90 years since the Bowral Co-op got its start as a dairy farmers’ cooperative. The dairies have largely gone, yet the Co-op survives. CEO Allan Bramble explains its evolution.

Paper chase
Collectors of ephemera know their prized paper-based pieces were never meant to last – but that doesn’t detract from their appeal.

Holiday Reading guide
These novels, cookbooks and garden books will provide plenty of inspiration for Christmas gifts – or wish lists.

Sugar and Spice
Stones Patisserie chef Mark Stone has created some delectable Christmas treats to serve at home, give as presents or take to a celebration.