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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

There are few things more patronising than a male talking about women’s sport. I know this. And I know I’m on a hiding to nothing here with certain types, desperately poised with 140 characters of venom to throw at anyone who misspeaks or doesn’t 100 per cent fall in line with the way they think. […]

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Sport

CATCHING FISH WHEN IT’S BEEN RAINING CATS AND DOGS

With all the crappy weather over the last couple of months, I thought it would be interesting to contemplate openly the difficulty of finding and catching fish consistently in the estuaries when the ocean has been turned chocolate brown and pea green by rough waves and bucket loads of rain. It certainly isn’t the easiest […]

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Other

PELICANS, PITA AND PARTYING ON MYKONOS ISLAND

It generally takes me a while to embrace a new destination, to really form an opinion of it. But not Mykonos. In fell in it love with it instantly. My first sightings of Mykonos Island in Greece were of its vivid whitewashed houses and hotels with vibrant blue doors and window frames, plumes of intensely […]

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Other

THE DARK SIDE OF IMPULSE BUYING

Have you noticed the frenzied look on the faces of those shopping at Zara on a Friday? We’ve all been one of those desperate women stalking the racks searching for that perfect Friday night desk-to-disco outfit. An impulse shop is nothing new, but wearing your purchase only once is. According to a study by charity […]

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People

SEX AND DISABILITY

Sex and disability tends to be a taboo topic for many. In today’s society people with physical or intellectual disabilities are often regarded as non-sexual adults, since sex is very much associated with youth and physical attractiveness. Opportunities for sexual exploration among disabled people, particularly the young, are extremely limited. There is often a lack […]

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Arts

THE UNRELIABLE GUIDE TO… STAND-UP COMEDY

The Sydney Comedy Festival is bringing the giggles our way soon (April 24-May 21) and it made me think: what is ‘funny’? What makes you laugh will be guided by your own culturally directed sense of humour, but the Unreliable Guide has strong beliefs when it comes to stand-up comedy. Call me old-fashioned, but it […]

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Food

CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO TART WITH HAZELNUT CRUST

This chocolate espresso tart with hazelnut crust is so silky-smooth and decadent – you would never guess that the secret ingredient to this perfect texture is tofu! With a crispy, nutty crust filled with rich, velvety chocolate espresso mousse and topped with a thin spread of vanilla chocolate cream, desserts don’t get any better than […]

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Food

AUSTRALIA’S UNDISPUTED RIESLING KING

Jeffrey Grosset of Grosset Wines is pretty much the undisputed Riesling king of Australia. His two top shelf Rieslings (the ‘Polish Hill’ and ‘Springvale’) are found in most serious cellars (including mine), because they age so well. Recently there have been a few new wines added to his portfolio, which has got wine buffs like […]

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Other

Dog for Adoption – AUDREY

Age 7 years Sex Female Breed Boxer x Weight 30kg Audrey is an affectionate lady who has been very popular with pound staff and volunteers. She is social with other dogs. She pulls on lead and is quite strong. She ignores cars, but sometimes pulls towards dogs to say hello. She is bright and affectionate, […]

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Food

WARM PUMPKIN, QUINOA AND CABBAGE SALAD

Pumpkin has to be one of my all time favourite vegetables for the cooler months. It’s grounding, wholesome, nourishing, beautiful in colour and rich in flavour. With this recipe from my book, Seasons to Share, I’ve teamed it with quinoa, parsley, cabbage and walnuts to create a delicious salad, and the dressing is the perfect […]

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