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Love Your Work: Week Seven

WITH LAZY SUMMER WEEKENDS AHEAD, NOW IS THE TIME FOR A BEACH READ. This summer, we hope you will enjoy sneaking away for half an hour or so every Friday as we bring you each new instalment of our Summer Serial – Love Your Work by first-time Canberra author, Trish Smith. She recommends reading it in a […]

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How to help your pets cope with the heat

The Canberran crickets are chirping in forceful unison, a clear sign that the hottest part of summer is upon us. While we can’t ignore our personal need for the air-conditioning to be on full-blast, we can accidentally overlook our furry companions this time of year. With this weekend set to be a scorcher, now is […]

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Tears, Laughter, Champagne: The Canberra firestorm 15 years on

“Untouched plastic pegs were ‘like jewels’ in the blackened garden.” A few weeks ago we wrote about a group of nine local women who had announced their cookbook come memoir; Tears, Laughter, Champagne: A story of friendship forged through fire and food. These nine women forged an unbreakable bond in the weeks and months following the 2003 […]

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Kicking it old school

Whether you’re looking to completely overhaul your approach to exercise, or just looking for a few fun additions to take the seriousness out of sweating, it’s time to look to our childhoods for fitness inspiration. How far our exercises regimes have come since our youth. All you need to do is look around a gym […]

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Is your backyard pool safe?

If you’re one of the lucky Canberrans to have access to a backyard pool this summer – congratulations! There’s nothing better than the ability to stroll from house to cool oasis in seconds. However, as the saying goes, with great relaxation comes great responsibility. As we’re all aware, the dark side of summer comes in […]

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Valentine’s Day in Canberra three ways

As Valentine’s Day approaches, stress levels can begin to spike.  If you’re keen to plan something, but you’re in a new relationship, you might worry that it’ll be awkward or too formal. And if you’re in a serious relationship, maybe you’re not keen for something super serious, just something super fun. No matter how serious […]

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Love Your Work: Week Six

WITH LAZY SUMMER WEEKENDS AHEAD, NOW IS THE TIME FOR A BEACH READ. This summer, we hope you will enjoy sneaking away for half an hour or so every Friday as we bring you each new instalment of our Summer Serial – Love Your Work by first-time Canberra author, Trish Smith. She recommends reading it in a […]

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Beyond the backyard

Most of us have a little patch of garden to call our own, but some create communal commons to celebrate and share in the great outdoors. We go beyond the backyard. Paul Jurak is better known to a vast number of Canberrans as Kayakcameraman. A plumber by trade who turned to taking photographs of Canberra’s […]

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Sustainable Life: From food waste to garden food

It’s BBQ season. A time for good food and good friends to relax together. We’re always eating (often too much) just so that it doesn’t go to waste. There is another way. Leftovers don’t need to be a waste and you don’t need to feel guilty about leaving the last mini quiche on the plate. […]

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Snakes and pets: What to do

Damn right I am afraid of snakes. And if you live in Canberra, perhaps you should be too. Or at least aware.  This time last year, I was visiting my beloved cat, Jeremy, in hospital every day following a brown snake bite. I’ll never forget when I first saw him lying in the garage. Initially, […]

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