We are all behind stopping the food waste epidemic the world is facing. On April 29th, let’s all take a good look at how we can better use food and waste less food.

 There are a variety of recipes you can use to help you plan how to reduce food waste. One we love is from our favourite chef Guy Grossi – Panzanella salad.

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Things to do in Melbourne during lock down

Many performances, museums and venues have been closed and cancelled due to coronavirus so we’ve come up with a list of fun things to do while you’re self quarantining or social distancing.

  • Looking to learn something new while you’re at home? Laneway Learning has introduced a bunch of new online classes you can do virtually. There are classes on mindful doodling, journaling, constellation embroidery, macramé, crocheting, burlesque workouts, fermenting, yoga classes and classes on “surviving chairs” and how to argue better. There’s also a class on getting your finances sorted during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Classes can be registered here:

  • Do a 1000 – piece jigsaw puzzle of a hand-drawn map of Melbourne: The Melbourne Map is an art print that took over four years and more than 8,000 hours of research, design and illustration to put together. That hand-drawn map has now been turned into a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle that lets you experience life once again on Melbourne’s streets, albeit vicariously. The map the puzzle depicts is the work of founder and producer Melinda Clarke, who worked with three illustrators (Lewis Brownlie, Deborah Young and Sean Rodwell) to create the intricate artwork.

Lots to choose from. Jump online and check out the latest family friendly games!

  • Tour Melbourne Museum from home

You might not be able to physically visit museums in Melbourne anymore, but as of today, you can visit them virtually. Today Museums Victoria launched Museum at Home; an initiative that allows you to engage and explore Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum online. The online project will allow guests to go behind the scenes, take virtual tours (hosted by hilarious kidult comedy team the Listies), learn about STEM, experience live streamed virtual events. You can watch it here:

Tell us what you like to do during this time? Xx stay safe xx

Shaun Murray

With over 20 years experience in sales and five years in-depth experience in Real Estate with some of the biggest nationally recognised brands as a Sale Agent.

Shaun has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the market having worked across a majority of Inner-city Melbourne suburbs. Shaun has made Real Estate sales and Auctioneering his passion. With a track record of over delivering for vendors and buyers alike, Shaun joins the Silver Service Real Estate team to continue the work the team has done in Real Estate Sales and to be the teams New in-house Auctioneer.

Silver Service clients have already seen the fruits and flair of his experience and approach as Shaun hits the ground running. Mr Murray’s recent engagement has seen him busy listing and selling off market within his first week of joining the team, achieving very positive results and, in record time frame.

Shaun puts his successful track record of customer satisfaction and over delivering due to the positive referrals, related to his down to earth approach, industry knowledge, care for the people he is serving and their outcomes. Shaun has the ability to guide buyers to their perfect property, whilst supporting vendors achieve their goals.

“I enjoy communicating with Owners as well as purchasers to share my broad market knowledge. My decision to join Silver Service Real Estate is based mainly on a compatible value system. I am very excited to be starting this new chapter of my career with the wonderful people at Silver Service Real Estate who share my endeavour is to re-define the “real estate experience.”

Shaun Murray
Licensed Estate Agent
6/8 Bromham Place, Richmond VIC 3121
[email protected]
t] 03 9855 1197
m] 0448 968969

Easter Holidays fun!

The coronavirus pandemic means those of us who can are spending a lot more time at home. So why not read books, get creative and play games!

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Mariam McDonald

Mariam McDonald is a licensed estate agent, co-founder and the principal of Silver Service Real Estate. Mariam entered the industry as a real estate cadet in 1997, focussing on the residential area of property and strata management. She has since held posts as oc manager, senior property manager and business development manager. On 1 February 2009, Mariam co-founded the independent real estate agency Silver Service and has held the post of managing director. She ensures the business exceeds customer expectations and continues to drive forward a new breed of co-operative agency, building the skills of other agents to create successful businesses within the Silver Service family of operations.

Nouné Harutyunyan

Noune Harutyunyan

Nouné Harutyunyan (pronounced “Noon-eh Ha-root-yoon-yan”) is a licenced real estate agent, business owner, and Justice of the Peace. Nouné began her real estate career in 1995 as a sales cadet, gaining early experience in the inner city suburbs of Melbourne, across Glen Waverley, and east to Templestowe. Her passion for real estate has elevated her quickly through the buyer, manager and executive ranks to become an Executive Rental Manager, a role she feels “is like a homecoming”. Nouné is a no-nonsense and straight talking real estate agent, and is fluent in both Armenian and Russian. She works tirelessly and harmoniously with landlords and tenants to maximize the value of the property and retain quality, long-term relationships with valued tenants.