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Fancy A Flutter?

This month the carnival comes to town. Not the one with clowns and shifty blokes with explorative hands; that’s out at Homebush. The one with horses and champagne, fancy dresses and ridiculous hats, and blokes who have no business wearing suits drinking heavily before midday. If you haven’t guessed already, I’m talking about the Sydney […]

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Three Things You Should Definitely Do In Fiji

Volunteer Work When you’re away on holidays it usually means relaxing, over-indulging and not doing too much. That’s usually my agenda anyway, but I recently discovered a holiday with a twist. Volunteer work is not usually mentioned when discussing holidays to exotic destinations, so whilst staying at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort recently, it came […]

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How’s The Enemy?

My parents always joked (or maybe they weren’t joking), “How’s the enemy?” to one another during busy days. Being free spirited, passionate life livers, they were, of course, talking about time, or the lack thereof. As a youngster I always grinned and enjoyed their lighted-hearted way of checking on a schedule. With the passing of […]

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April Thumbs

Up – The Anzacs – April 25 is Anzac Day, a time to remember all our countrymen who gave or risked their lives to protect our way of life. Down – War – We think of ourselves as such a civilised species, yet we happily cross oceans to blow each other up. Completely primitive. Up […]

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Getting High On Morals

With a distinct feeling of nationalism, Australia watches in horror at the torturously drawn out drama of the death penalty in Indonesia. Candlelit vigils, unheard pleas from official desks and even the threat of complaint for excessive force have done nothing for reformed Bali Nine offenders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Their final journey across […]

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Dog For Adoption – Narla

Age 6 months Sex Female Breed Labrador x Staffy Weight 14.7kg Narla is an active, happy girl. She is very social with other dogs and is used to walking on lead. She has commenced puppy classes. Narla would be best suited to a family who are active and outdoors oriented. She has a labrador shape […]

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Don’t Forget The Dark Days Of The Past

On March 28 the good folk of NSW will be summonsed to a local polling booth, have their names marked off the electoral roll and be handed the little green ballot paper. At this moment they will have the future of the state for the next four years in their hands. Over the last few […]

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Dog For Adoption – Lulu

Age 11 years Sex Female Breed Pomeranian Weight 3kg Lulu is a super affectionate girl. She is social with other dogs. She is good with children if they handle her gently. She loves little squishy toys to play with. Lulu is looking for a family where someone is home most of the time. She has […]

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Dog For Adoption – Kanga

Age 7 years Sex Male Breed Chihuahua X Mini Foxy Weight 4.8kg Kanga is a sweet boy that likes to be picked up and cuddled even by strangers, but he is not confident walking on lead and needs a family with patience to let him take baby steps. Kanga is very social and playful with […]

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The Justified Road Rage

Backhander: A blow made with the back of the hand, usually to the head. Following a hard week at work and an unavoidable flight delay, Pete was not in the best mood when his plane finally touched down. Luckily for Pete, his beautiful wife and energetic son welcomed him at the local airport following his […]

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