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Local Favourites – Helen

By Dan Hutton on October 17, 2011 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Helen Byrnes has lived in Clovelly for eight years. She was born in Lismore and grew up in Uralla before moving to Sydney 25 years ago. Helen owns Workspace Commercial Furniture (manufacturing Australian products in Australia) with her husband Peter. She is also a self-confessed charity worker, helping out any time she can with various causes. You can check out her fundraising for the Oncology Children’s Foundation at page/ByrnesH. Helen shares her local favourites with The Beast…

Favourite Beach: Being a country girl, I’m not a confident surf swimmer so I love Clovelly. It’s a bit like a big dam.

Eatery: Specc at Clovelly (my second kitchen) is the most terrific value for money eatery in the Eastern Suburbs. Simon, you are the best!

Watering Hole: In my younger days I would have said anywhere on Oxford Street but now I love to have a quiet drink or a couple of loud drinks at the Clovelly Hotel.

Sporting Team: I married into a tragic South Sydney Rabbitohs family so go the Bunnies!

Music: It is very varied. There are too many talented musos out there to name even a few.

Person: Anyone who is kind and considerate to others.

Weekend Activity: There are so many to choose from but I like travelling, going out, kids sport, lazy days, shopping and generally just having fun.

Quote: “Be good to yourself and others”.

Favourite Thing About Your Work: Working with my husband and helping others.

Final Word: Please support the St Anthony’s School Fete on October 30th, 2011.


  1. St Anthony’s school fete starts at 10am in Arden Street Clovelly this Sunday.

    The fete will have activities for the whole family, where children can test their surfing on the mechanical surfboard, defy the jaws of death on the huge shark giant slide and our Haunted House will more than impress and SCARE! And for the little ones, jumping castle, face painting, lucky dips and Kindy Farm and PONY RIDES more.

    For bargain hunters, there will be the white elephant store featuring trash and treasure, second hand and new books, CD’s and good quality clothes.

    Other stalls with fantastic bargains including homemade jams and cakes, craft, plants and flowers.

    Food is always part of the fun at the fete. In the Devonshire tea room you can relax with a cuppa and scones. On the playground you can sample bbq favourites, paella and other gourmet delights including Wine Tasting. If you need energy to keep up with the kids, there will also be cappuccino stand.

    As well as all of this there are some amazing items for auctions such as sporting paraphernalia, holidays, holidays, Artwork and more.

    We hope to see you there.

    Posted by: Julie Lanham | October 24, 2011, 8:24 AM |

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