Beardy from Hell – January 2020

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Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 20 It’s looking like a bit of loving could be on the radar. It’ll set you back around $250 but it will be worth every cent. Aquarius Jan 21-Feb 19 As another year of failure comes to an end, make...

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Salad of Grilled Nectarine, Mozzarella, Baby Cos, Prosciutto, Chilli and Mint

Food

Summer salads here we come! The epitome of seasonal, this easy to prepare salad includes one of the most delicious stone fruits, the nectarine, with fresh and light salad leaves and herbs. It certainly has an Italian fla...

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A Long Time in the Making

Food

A prophetic photo from 1990 shows good friends Rhys Ward and John Hoggett, both aged 12, in fancy dress at the Waverley College Book Day. Rhys is dressed as a chef, and the pint-sized John, a waiter. 30 years later, the ...

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A Sustainable Christmas, New Year and Happy Holidays!

Other

I have always loved this time of year and have appreciated how lucky we are to celebrate our Christmas, New Year and summer all at once. We may not get the iconic White Christmas in the southern hemisphere but we get som...

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Passed the Test

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For many of us, summer is synonymous with Test cricket. Coming home from work or school, throwing yourself on the couch and zoning out for an hour or two to the hypnotic ‘thock’ of leather on willow is the nation’s...

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The Coast: Protect it, Respect it and Snap it!

Other

Summer is here, baby! Get ready for sand between toes, salty hair, cold drinks, BBQ smells and sticky ice cream. It’s the time when our coastlines heave with crowds seeking cool relief in the ocean. Our world-renowned ...

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The Eye of the Beholder

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You may have noticed over recent months how the demographic of the Eastern Suburbs changes as summer moves in and the UV index nudges up, the main shift being the huge numbers that flock to the beach. People from all wal...

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The Unreliable Guide To… Love

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Most religions preach that we should practise what the Buddhists call “loving-kindness”. The Bible encourages the practice with the suggestion that, “love covers a multitude of sins”, while the Quran exhorts beli...

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Eastern Suburbs Fathers Launch Class Action Against Santa Claus

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A group of angry fathers from the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney has launched a massive class action against Santa Claus under accusations of adultery. The furious fathers submitted the case to the High Court of Australia aft...

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Local Chick… Pamela Morpeth from Gordon’s Bay

People

Gordon’s Bay local Pamela Morpeth is a psychotherapist and counsellor with a private practice in Bondi Junction. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I moved here from England...

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