The perfect recipe for rainy wet season nights or when friends pop over for an evening study session.
10.Spoon Chicken Curry over the cooked rice and serve with accompaniments on the side so everyone can top as desired.
NB: You can also replace the chicken with prawn or fish or just add tofu and more veggies for a vegetarian option.
These are up to you but any of these will add another dimension to your curry.
Chutney, tomato wedges, raisins, slivered almonds, chopped salted peanuts, sautéed onion rings, pineapple, chopped hard cooked eggs, crispy bacon bits, pickles (sweet or sour), flaked coconut, sliced avocado, natural yogurt
1. Viva la difference
Whether you’re studying full time or part time, on campus or externally , studying can add a different element to your already busy daily routine. If you’re coming fresh from secondary education you will find the flexible learning structure associated with higher education study to be very different to that which you experienced in high school. Or if you studying while working, you may find it a bit of a challenge juggling work, family, social and study commitments. Just be prepared, be organised , prioritise your time and you’ll be fine.
2. Use your breaks wisely
Depending on your study load, your timetable will no doubt allow for breaks on both a weekly and daily basis, whether you’re studying full time or part time. Hopefully this will give you flexibility but use your first week to work out how best to maximise the breaks in your time. Use them judiciously for rest, relaxation and study. This will ensure the rest of semester runs smoothly.
3. Go to O week.
At CDU, O week runs from the 20 – 24 February with lots of great events happening on campus and online. O week is a great opportunity to suss out your campus, make new friends and really get a taste of what university life can offer you before you start. Plus it’s also a great way to figure out the what, the where and the who before your first week starts. Check out the program.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are lots of people you can hit up if you’re unsure about where to be or what to do. Your lecturers, student central and library are all here to help you so if you’re not sure. Just ask!
5. Discover the library
The friendly team at the library are an absolute fount of information on research, study and where to found key resources. So get to know them at o week, sign up for one of the regular tours, or ask a staff member. That’s what they are there for.
6. Do Plan. Use your first week to plan the next 12 or so weeks of study and exams. If you’re studying multiple units, you may find that you will have assignments and/or other key tasks due at around the same time, so having a plan for completing everything in a timely manner will help reduce the stress of managing multiple deadlines. There are no prizes for leaving things for the last minute so if you plan out your semester you can allocate time for study, research and completing any key projects.
7. Visit your friendly cdu bokshoop. CDU bookshop is your one stop shop for texts, study guides, and other key resources you will need to get your through. So add us to your list. Our friendly staff will help you get through and help you find exactly what you need,.
Hope Farm is the second novel from Melbourne based author Peggy Frew. Set in the winter of 1985, on a bleak, yet beautiful rural Victorian landscape, Hope Farm provides a detailed look at mothers, daughters and the inevitable compromises that both have to make. We follow the journey of 13 year old Silver, and her mother Ishtar, who relocate to a ramshackle, weatherboard house in rural Victoria after Ishtar falls for the charismatic Miller. Aptly named Hope Farm, the move represents a new start for mother and daughter, a chance to find stability and set down roots.
Here, Silver finds both friendship and foes. After being thrust into a confounding, gritty and unrelenting adult world, her innocence and indeed the very world around her slowly starts to crumble.
Despite the apparent bleakness of both the landscape and life that the novel represents, the narrative is underscored with a richness and beauty and overall a prevailing sense of hope. And yet, there remains a delicate sense of tension as we follow Silver’s journey into adulthood. This is especially pronounced as we experience adult Silver’s retrospective towards her childhood and the inevitable life lessons that such a journey brings.
Frew shines a brutally stark light on the pain and pitfalls of parenting. In exploring the love between parent and child and what transpires when the lines of that relationship are crossed and blurred, we discover the raw tenderness of loving but not having that love returned.
With a carefully crafted and deftly woven narrative, Frew brings the reader on a journey across time, across landscapes and across the great and often shaky divide between childhood and adulthood. Thrilling and beguiling, it is a smashingly good read.
What else will you be doing to motivate yourself in 2017?
Want to get to know us? Now’s your chance! To give you an intro, you may not know but CDU Bookshop is so much more than just a bookshop. We have books (of course) in text, literary, kids, reference and other formats. But did you realise, we also have stationery, diaries, essentials like toiletries, trade equipment, CDU merchandise, graduation gifts, corporate gifts, dictionaries, plush toys, stethoscopes, calculators, gift cards, travel things and a whole heap of other cool stuff. Here’s some other things you might like to know about us……
The folks that make up the magic that is CDU Bookshop are ragtag bunch of really interesting peeps...
Margaret Waterson- James
Our fearless leader, manager extraordinaire and mighty wielder of the cheque books, She can balance budgets, pack orders and prepare a strategic plan all before lunchtime. Margaret is your go to gal for textbook orders, for that hard to find title or even just for a chat. She’s in everyday and then some, so pop in and say hi.
Dee is the queen of customer service. It is her dulcet tones you will hear if you give us a call, it is her who will track down your lost order with zeal and determination and it is Dee who will go above and beyond to find you exactly what you need to get you through the semester.
Master of stock and occasional frequenter of the front counter, Rory is the guy who(among other things) sits out the back and enters, orders and looks after all our stuff. He’s also the guy who posts and packages your orders, and does it with so much love, you WILL feel it when you open your package. Seriously. Order something now and get ready for the feels.
Weaver of webs and captain of communications Sarah, is the one who wrote this post and many of our others on our website. ( check it yo!). She does some other stuff as well, in the interest of telling the world how great CDU Bookshop is.
Bright, bubbly and bookkeeper extraordinaire, Zeeda is a dab hand with a spreadsheet and the fastest data entry gun in the north. She can rustle up a receipt, play Xero like a xylophone and audit an account like a boss!
Books.We love ‘em. No seriously, we REEALLY love ‘em, and so should you but we get that sometimes you can choose the wrong one, or change your mind. It’s Ok. We love our books so much we’ll happily take them back. But there are a few things you need to know when you return them.
Welcome to the New Year. In numerology 2017 represents a “ 1” year – the start of a new energetic cycle, and a year that can often signify new beginnings. Perhaps you’ve got some new beginnings of your own planned, such as new study, new career or just a new outlook on life. We're all about the new too,- we've just opened for 2017 and our team is excited and ready to kick off the New Year with a bang. We’re open for all your stationery, CDU merchandise, resource books, trade equipment, literature and much more.
Our textbook list for Semester 1, 2017 won’t be available until February 2, 8.30am, so hold off until then to get your text book orders in. We are still making our list and checking it twice, so don’t be naughty, be nice, breathe and wait.. While it’s tempting to get a head start, the text books we have in-store now might not be the right ones for your particular units – they might be old editions, or the lecturer may even decide to change the prescribed text at the last minute. So, do be patient and wait until the February 2nd.
In the meantime, why not enjoy this time before Semester 1 starts. Soak up some sun, read some books or pop in and see us and get a head start on your other needs for Semester 1, 2017. The future will still be there – let it download properly! See you in the shop.
Apricot balls are a super simple sweet treat to make for Christmas and make a lovely gift if you put them in a pretty jar with a ribbon.. You can make them a little bit fancier if you want by simply adding dried fruit.
Simply combine all the ingredients except the extra coconut. Wet hands and roll into small balls, then coat in extra coconut. Refrigerate. Et Voila!