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Pre-Dawn Starts And After-Dark Finishes

November, November, November – with the passing of the years, the arrival of the month before December has come to bring with it a mix of excitement, panic, and feelings of reflection about what sometimes feels like the beginning of the end, but is more likely the beginning of a new beginning. It’s funny that […]

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The Eastern Suburbs Scoop Of The Century

Oh my god, am I out of touch? How on Earth did Pearl miss the Eastern Suburbs scoop of the century – ‘EASTERN SUBURBS TUCKSHOP MUM’S DOUBLE LIFE AS AN ESCORT’? Priding myself as the ‘Queen of Middle Class Issues’, I’ve really dropped the ball, and only have myself to blame. Too frugal to pay […]

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It Ain’t Easy Being Greenwashed

Whether it is believed to be anthropogenic or merely a natural cycle of the Earth, there is no doubt that climate change is in fact happening and the ability to stop or even reverse its effects is now being used as a marketable and highly saleable product for corporations worldwide. Moved by the feverish urgency […]

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Dog For Adoption – Helen

Age | 9 years Sex | Female Breed | Golden Retriever x Weight | 15.5kg Helen is a very active girl. She is very Beagle like, with her nose always leading her to food. She is a lovely, gentle girl and is social with other dogs and very affectionate with people. She would prefer a […]

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November Thumbs

Up – The Bunnies – After 43 years, the South Sydney Rabbitohs are NRL premiers. Credit where credit is due we reckon. Down – Ads On Instagram – As if there weren’t already enough ads on Instagram from its users, now they will be sneaking more ads in. Up – Cirque Du Soleil – Totem, […]

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Seriously, Bum Bags Are Back?

There are times, usually during fashion weeks, when fashion-forward celebrities get a little overexcited and adopt a rather out-there (but thankfully short-lived) new trend. I’m hoping the same can be said of Chanel’s latest accessory recently worn by Sarah Jessica Parker – the designer bum bag. Seriously? Is it possible that this unattractive pouch, long […]

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Warning – New iPhone Sledges Ahead

This is a pleasing time of the year for me – Apple has released a new iThing! Yet by the time you read this it will be old news. The good news is I’ve conducted some highly non-scientific studies on the short-term behaviours of the average new iPhone purchaser. Seeing as I work with many […]

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Large, Long-legged, Wading Birds… Spoonbills

Spoonbills are large, long-legged wading birds that are frequently seen walking deliberately through shallow water, sweeping their long flat bills from side to side. Six species are distributed throughout the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate wetlands of the world. Two of them can be seen in Australia and both occur in the Eastern Suburbs, where they […]

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Dog For Adoption – Bonnie

Age | 1-2 years Sex | Female Breed | Foxy x Basenji Weight | 6.8kg Bonnie is a sweet but slightly timid girl. She has a gentle nature and needs to know that you mean no harm. She is very social with other dogs though. Bonnie is good at climbing, so secure fencing is a […]

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Beardy From Hell – November 2014

SCORPIO Oct 24-Nov 22 A sharp bit in your stool – possibly a nut – is going to cause you some mild discomfort. Please be sure to chew your food properly before swallowing. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23-Dec 22 Your insecurity and craving for attention will leave you prone to doing some really dumb shit, but I’m […]

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