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RecipesEasy Peasy Berry Crumble

A super easy crumble that makes use of frozen berries and pantry staples. Just add ice cream for a dessert the whole family will love.

June 13, 2024
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Fun With KidsDIY air-dry clay - 3 ingredients, hours of fun!

From dinosaurs and jewellery, to aliens and 3-D art, this homemade air-dry clay lets kids (big and small) create just about anything!

June 7, 2024
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Health and FitnessSimple ways to better bone health

From aged 30 onwards, our bones gradually lose their density as a natural part of ageing. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do to help maintain them.

June 6, 2024
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Money Saving HacksSave money with a bit of savvy gift shopping

Whether it’s a birthday, a special time of year, or one of those wonderful ‘just-because’ surprises, the cost of buying presents can quickly add up. Here's how you can stay well within your budget.

June 1, 2024
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TechFrom average to awesome. Smartphone photography tips

Now that we've all got a camera in our pockets or bags most of the time, here are some tips to get the most out of your smartphone photography.

May 31, 2024
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TipsWhy mindfulness is good for you

Have you ever driven somewhere and when you've arrived you have no memory of getting there? That's because you were on auto pilot. The opposite of this is mindfulness and here is why it's good for you.

May 30, 2024
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TipsWatch out for hidden tooth hazards

When we think about foods that are bad for our teeth, sugary snacks and fizzy drinks are usually the first culprits that come to mind. But did you know that some seemingly harmless foods can also be less than friendly to your pearly whites?

May 30, 2024
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Time Saving HacksMore fast and fabulous soups ready in 30 minutes

Last year we brought you some speedy soup ideas for when it’s cold outside. This year we’ve found some new ones for you to enjoy.

May 30, 2024
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Handy Home HintsWhich quilt/doona/duvet is best for you?

Whatever you prefer to call them, when it comes to creating a cosy and comfortable bed, choosing the right quilt/doona/duvet is the key!

May 30, 2024
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RecipesMoroccan Lamb Meatball Tagine

Experience the taste of Morocco with this delicious,one pot, lamb meatball tagine. Tasty, aromatic and perfect for an easy dinner.

May 29, 2024
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Fun With KidsGet cracking with cress egg heads!

This simple and engaging craft allows kids to explore their creativity while learning a bit about growing food.

May 28, 2024
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TipsLost your hairdresser? Don’t panic!

Finding a new hairdresser can feel a bit like a matchmaking adventure—it's all about finding that perfect person who just gets you and your hair.

May 28, 2024
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Health and FitnessQuick ways to start your day full of energy

Some people leap out of bed ready to start their day, others not so much! Here are some simple ways to start your day with a bit more energy (without having 3 cups of coffee!)

May 21, 2024
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GardeningGarden wars – which plants don’t get along!

Companion planting (putting together plants that help each other grow) can work wonders, but what about the flip side? Here are some plants that don’t make the best neighbours.

May 21, 2024
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Handy Home HintsPrepare your gas barbie for winter hibernation

We have some simple steps to prepare your barbecue for winter storage, and make sure it’s ready to shine once spring rolls around.

May 21, 2024
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TechSqueeze more juice from your laptop battery

Whether you're working from home, writing that novel at a coffee shop, or binge-watching your favourite shows, your laptop it's a vital part of your digital life. But have you ever felt that sinking feeling when the battery percentage drops faster than you'd like?

May 21, 2024
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TipsWinter paving cleaning? Great idea!

Autumn’s beautiful leaves may look picturesque on your driveway or patio, but they also leave behind dirt, stains, and, sometimes, mould.

May 21, 2024
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RecipesApple Raspberry Custard Parcels

With 5 ingredients and baked in the air fryer, this yummy treat will be ready to eat in no time!

May 14, 2024
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Fun With KidsHow to make a calming glitter jar

Creating a calming glitter jar with your children isn't just a fun craft project - it can be a great method for helping kids (and adults!) calm down during moments of stress or when they are feeling overwhelmed.

May 10, 2024
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Handy Home HintsRun out of thyme? Here's what you can use instead

Ever found yourself in the middle of a cooking session only to realise you're missing an important herb or spice? No need to panic - there’s often a substitute that can save the day and your dinner!

May 8, 2024
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TechKeep it clean!

We’re talking about our mobile phones and why (and how) we should give them a regular clean!

May 4, 2024
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Money Saving HacksSmart ways to save on daily travel

Whether you're commuting to work, running errands, or just trying to get around town, the cost of being out and about can add up quickly. But don't worry! By following a few smart tips, you can significantly cut down those costs.

May 1, 2024
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RecipesQuick & easy Chicken Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is a tasty weeknight dinner that is quick and easy. If you can, cook the rice the night before and leave it to cool in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

May 1, 2024
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Health and FitnessWinter virus? No thank you!

The peak flu season in Australia usually starts around April and lasts until October - but there are things you can do to reduce your risk of getting a winter virus.

April 30, 2024
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TipsCaring for snuggly woollens

Whether it's your favourite sweater or a chic scarf you splurged on, wool clothing can be like a big hug on a chilly day. But they do need a bit of extra TLC to keep them looking their best.

April 25, 2024
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Fun With KidsMake a stress ball from a balloon (and it's not at all stressful!)

Here's a great, fun activity to do with the kids. You only need a couple of ingredients and about half an hour!

April 22, 2024
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Time Saving HacksGrab and go breakfast ideas

Don’t skip the most important meal of the day if you’re busy or in a rush to get out of the house. Here are some speedy breakfasts solutions for when you’re short on time.

April 22, 2024
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Handy Home HintsAvoid a washing machine disaster

Ever opened your washing machine to pull out your favourite shirt only to find a mysterious stain that wasn’t there before it went in? Welcome to the world of laundry! If you're like most people, your washing machine is one of your home's unsung heroes, tirelessly cleaning your clothes, bedding, and sometimes, items that frankly shouldn't be there. Here's what not to throw into your washing machine and why.

April 22, 2024
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Health and FitnessSneak more movement into your busy day (without too much effort!)

The benefits of exercise are well-documented, but you don't have to join a gym or run a marathon to reap the benefits.

April 16, 2024
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PetsA quick guide to kitty dental care

Just like us, our feline friends need a bit of help to keep their smiles healthy. Here are a few things to look out for and what to do to make sure their gnashers stay healthy.  

April 16, 2024
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TipsHow to avoid a blocked drain

Want to avoid blocked drains? Obviously, the answer will be a resounding ‘yes!’ So here are some of the most common culprits to keep away from your pipes.

April 16, 2024
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TipsTidy tech: Simple ways to organise your computer folders and files

If you spend way too much time trawling through files and folders looking for something on your computer (and could have sworn you put it ‘there’!) we have some simple tips to get everything organised.

April 12, 2024
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Time Saving HacksGreat looking hair in less time

Having great-looking hair doesn't mean you have to spend hours in front of the mirror every morning. With the right tips and tricks, you can cut down on your hair care routine and still step out with your locks looking fabulous.

April 11, 2024
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Handy Home HintsUnleash the potential of your muffin trays!

You can use your muffin trays for more than just baking. The handy, individual compartments make them ideal for many alternative uses around your home.

April 5, 2024
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Fun With KidsHave a 'Pull Apart' day and see how stuff works

This activity shows kids that the stuff we use every day isn't magic! If you have items that are old, broken and about to get thrown away, take them apart and see what is happening behind the scenes.

April 5, 2024
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TipsWhy DIY carpentry might not be a great idea!

Thinking of taking on a DIY carpentry job this weekend? After all, it can't be that difficult, right? Well, you could be very wrong. Here's why you should rethink those DIY projects.

April 5, 2024
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TechBuying a new laptop?

Choosing a new laptop is a bit like finding a new friend who's going to hang out with you for a few years (so you want to make sure you're compatible!). Here are a few things to think about.

April 5, 2024
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TipsSave cleaning time with a glass splashback

Do you want to style up your kitchen, while cutting down your cleaning time? If the answer is a resounding 'Yes!' we have the perfect solution!

April 5, 2024
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TipsTurn your bathroom into a relaxing retreat

Bathrooms used to be a place to go to have a quick bath or a shower to get clean! Now it’s more about creating a private retreat, for chilling out and washing away any stresses you’ve picked up during the day!

April 4, 2024
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Money Saving HacksThe best way to store fruit and save money

According to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water, food waste costs Australian households up to $2,500 a year - and fruit is one of the five most wasted food groups. Here’s how you can store it to make it last longer.

April 4, 2024
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RecipesRaspberry Coconut Slice

Another delicious slice recipe, perfect for afternoon tea with friends, or just sitting at home with a cuppa! You can try it with marmalade instead of raspberry jam for a different flavour.

April 3, 2024
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Handy Home HintsFresh and fluffy towels? Yes please!

Remember those soft, fluffy towels that felt like you were wrapping yourself in a cloud? Now they’re more like a hug from a giant piece of sandpaper. Here’s how to turn back the clock and keep them as fresh as a daisy.

March 25, 2024
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Time Saving HacksNeed more time? Try one or more of our time-saver tips

You don't need to turn your whole routine upside down to snag some extra time for yourself. Try one or more of our small changes that can turn a sprint through the day into a cool, calm, and collected stroll!

March 25, 2024
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RecipesBaked Ricotta Tart with Chorizo, Feta and Leek

This savoury tart is good for breakfast, lunch or even dinner! You can also take it on a picnic or to work for lunch as it’s delicious eaten hot or cold.

March 21, 2024
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TipsThinking of DIY tiling? Check out these common mistakes!

Diving into a DIY tiling project is a bit like deciding to cut your own hair after watching a couple of YouTube tutorials – not necessarily a great idea! So you know what you’re letting yourself in for, here are a few common bloopers.

March 18, 2024
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TipsAutumn cleaning - the new kid on the block!

Who says spring should have all the fun with cleaning? It’s time to buck the trend with some autumn cleaning for the cooler days ahead.

March 14, 2024
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TipsWhy you should treat your poor old feet!

Our feet have to be one of the most neglected parts of our body and they deserve a treat now and again. Here are 6 good reasons why.

March 11, 2024
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Fun With Kids3-ingredient gooey slime!

Kids of all ages love playing with slime (including really big kids like mum and dad!). It's a great sensory play experience and encourages fine motor skills. Sensory play also helps kids regulate their emotions and slime can be a great calming activity.

March 11, 2024
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TechOnline security as easy as 1, 2, 3

You may have heard the phrase ‘multi factor authentication’ (or MFA) mentioned when it comes to keeping our online world safe and secure. But what exactly is it?

March 11, 2024
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GardeningFrom cluttered to calm. How to declutter your garden!

Lots of us embraced the decluttering trend for our homes, but it doesn’t have to be an indoor thing! If your garden feels a bit too jungle-like, a bit of decluttering can transform it from a wild, overgrown space into a place where you can relax.

March 11, 2024
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TipsWhich kitchen layout?

Renovating your kitchen is like giving your home a mini facelift: It’s exciting, but also a bit daunting! One of the first decisions you'll face is choosing the right layout.

March 11, 2024
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Handy Home HintsWhere do germs love to lurk?

When it comes to keeping our homes clean, some of the germiest spots are often the ones we least suspect! Here are a few of the worst culprits.

March 11, 2024
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Recipes3-ingredient Strawberry and Yoghurt Icy Poles

The warm weather is hanging around and what better way to cool down than with a super delicious home-made icy pole.

March 7, 2024
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PetsHow to stop your cat from destroying your furniture

Calling all cat lovers! If you're reading this, chances are your furry friend has turned your beloved furniture into their personal scratching post. So, here are a few tips keep your kitty's claws at bay and save your furniture from turning into a pile of fluff and threads.

March 5, 2024
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TipsHow to store clothes to make them last

From delicate silk to sturdy denim, here are some helpful hints to store your clothes properly so they last longer - which is great for your bank account, and the environment!

March 5, 2024
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TipsWhy is good balance so important?

Glad you asked! We’re not talking life/work balance, we’re talking about staying upright and healthy and how it can affect every part of your life.

March 5, 2024
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Health and FitnessTime for a new pillow?

We've all been there, tossing and turning at night, trying to find that perfect sweet spot on our pillow. But how do you know when it's just a bad night's sleep or your pillow is the real culprit?

March 5, 2024
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Time Saving HacksSlash the time you spend at the supermarket

According to statistics, the average shopping trip takes 41 minutes. If you shop once a week, that's over 35 hours a year - (almost a full-time, working week!) and that doesn't count emergency trips when you run out of milk or a vital ingredient.

February 27, 2024
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Handy Home HintsFood safety tips when the power goes out

Unplanned power outages can be a pain, but besides not being able to binge your favourite show – what about all the food in your fridge and freezer?

February 27, 2024
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Community TipsThe ‘Why?’ behind leap years

We’re all familiar with leap years when that mysterious extra day in February arrives. But have you ever wondered why?

February 27, 2024
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TipsAvoid an ant invasion

With the hot weather, ants seem to pop up everywhere, especially inside our homes. You might wonder why these teeny-tiny, uninvited guests seem to think your home is their summer hideaway and what you can do.

February 27, 2024
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Fun With KidsStart a garden in an egg carton!

Growing seeds indoors is easy and can help teach kids about germination and plant care – and one of the easiest ways is in an empty egg carton!

February 27, 2024
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Health and Fitness4 ways to faster sleep

A good night's sleep is essential for your body and mind to recharge after a busy day, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. But if you are tossing and turning and having trouble falling asleep, here are 4 things you can try to get you off to the Land of Nod a bit faster.

February 19, 2024
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RecipesFrench Toast with Caramelised Nectarines

An impressive breakfast that’s a great way to make use of nectarines that have passed their prime.

February 19, 2024
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TechProtect yourself online

Whether it's your social media accounts, bank details, or personal emails, it's essential to take some simple steps to protect yourself online.

February 19, 2024
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Fun With KidsMason jar ice cream – no fancy equipment required!

This is great fun to do with the kids and you get to enjoy the delicious results! All you need is a jar and some basic ingredients.

February 12, 2024
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PetsWeed without worry!

Calling all pet and garden lovers! Here are some easy ways to tackle those pesky weeds in your garden that will keep your plants and pets safe, happy and healthy!

February 12, 2024
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TipsGet your thinking caps on – it’s homework time!

If you thought your homework days were far behind you – think again! Whatever their age, when your kids start bringing home their latest maths or English problem, here are some tips for giving them a helping hand while fostering their independence and love for learning.

February 12, 2024
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TipsCar wax or car polish - what's the difference?

When it comes to keeping our cars shiny and looking their best, many of us turn to products like car wax and car polish. But what exactly are they, how are they different and what do they do? (So many questions!)

February 12, 2024
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Handy Home HintsMake cleaning fun with DIY cleaning slime!

If you’ve ever struggled to clean the cup holder in your car, or those tricky corners in your home – have we got the solution for you!

February 12, 2024
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RecipesBBQ Pork Ribs - tender, juicy and melt-in-the-mouth

You'll have to be quick to grab these delicious, mouth-watering ribs, because once they're ready, they'll be gone in a flash!

February 5, 2024
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TipsEver wondered why grout gets so dirty?

Tile grout, whether on floors or walls, often seems to have a mind of its own when it comes to attracting dirt and stains. So, why does it get so dirty?

February 5, 2024
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TipsWhat is chiropractic care?

Chiropractors play an important role by offering a drug-free, hands-on approach to spinal healthcare. They use a variety of non-surgical techniques, such as specific spinal adjustments and manual therapy.

February 5, 2024
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TechHow to clean your keyboard (and why you definitely should!)

Our beloved electronic companions are a must in this digital age. But when was the last time you cleaned your keyboard? (Be honest!)

February 5, 2024
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Health and FitnessHow to spot signs of heat exhaustion

Because of our ever-increasing summer temperatures, It's important to look out for signs of heat exhaustion before it turns into heatstroke (which is a medical emergency).

January 30, 2024
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Time Saving HacksHow to do a 30-minute speed clean

Forget spending the day cleaning the house – here are some tips to get it done in 30 minutes so you can spend that time doing something else.

January 30, 2024
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PetsLooking for a pet? Adopt - don’t shop!

Did you know that the RSPCA is not just about cats and dogs? They’ve got a whole bunch of adorable rabbits, birds, and ‘pocket pets’ (like guinea pigs, rats, and mice) all looking for loving homes too!

January 30, 2024
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TipsWhy you should have your mattress professionally cleaned

We spend roughly a third of our lives in bed, so having a clean mattress is important to you and your family’s health. In fact, you’d be horrified if you could see what’s lurking in there!

January 30, 2024
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Handy Home Hints12 lesser-known uses for hair conditioner!

If you’ve gone a bit overboard bulk buying hair conditioner, if you’ve changed brands, or if it’s simply past its use-by date, here are some things you can use it for instead.

January 30, 2024
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RecipesInvisible Apple Cake

A simple apple cake that's not too sweet. It's called 'invisible’ because the thinly sliced apples seem to vanish into the cake, giving it a unique and tasty twist.

January 23, 2024
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Fun With Kids7 good reasons to start a ‘Positive Things’ jar

A ’Positive Things’ jar is a great way to teach your kids to focus on the good things that happen every day.

January 19, 2024
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TipsFlaky paint on your car? Don’t ignore it!

Ever notice that annoying flaking paint on your car? Well, it might seem like no big deal right now, but ignoring it could lead to some serious issues later on.

January 19, 2024
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Handy Home Hints8 things you should never put in your dishwasher

These days most homes have a dishwasher and it's tempting to shove everything in it just to save time. But there are some things that don't belong in a dishwasher and could come out a bit the worse for wear or completely ruined!

January 17, 2024
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PetsWhy pet ownership is good for your health!

Owning a pet can be like having a furry, feathery, or scaly friend that brings joy and health benefits into your life – it’s not just about having a cute companion (although that’s great too!).

January 12, 2024
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TechCloud storage explained!

Do you have a digital ‘filing cabinet’ where you keep all your important documents, photos, and videos? Traditionally, this would be a physical device like a hard drive, or a USB stick connected to your computer. An alternative is cloud storage and here’s how it works.

January 11, 2024
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Community TipsStay on track with your New Year's resolution!

If you kicked off the year with a New Year's resolution, but idea is fading already – you’re not alone! Research shows that 23% of people quit their New Year's Resolution by the end of the first week, and 43% are done by the end of January! Here are a few tips for success!

January 11, 2024
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TipsOil-based or water-based – which paint should you choose?

Choosing between oil-based and water-based paints depends on the job you’re doing and the look you’re aiming for. Here are some of the differences to take into consideration.

January 11, 2024
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Health and FitnessHow often should you wash your towels?

We all love a fluffy, fresh towel after a shower, but have you ever wondered how often you should wash them? Well, wonder no more!

January 11, 2024
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RecipesMake ahead Broccoli & Date Salad

This salad is best prepared ahead of time to let the flavours develop. Enjoy it on its own or as a side dish.

January 10, 2024
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TipsWhich patio roof?

So, you’ve decided to install a patio – it’s a great idea for creating space without taking on an expensive renovation, but there are a few decisions to be made – including which style of roof you’ll choose. Here are some popular styles and their benefits.

January 10, 2024
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GardeningSome like it hot! How to select and grow chillies

Chillies come in all sorts of colours including bright red, yellow and purple. They add a burst of colour to your garden and a burst of flavour to your cooking. Choose a variety to suit your taste buds and enjoy a steady supply whenever you need them.

January 9, 2024
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Tips4 ways to great doggy dental hygiene

Dogs need their teeth so that they can eat and chew properly, but 3 out of 4 dogs over the age of 3 years have some degree of periodontal disease. Here's how to make sure their gnashers last a lifetime!

January 9, 2024
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GardeningHow to get rid of weeds without nasty chemicals

Weeds are annoying and unwelcome visitors - and they are programmed to adapt to poor soils and fill any empty spaces they can find, sucking the nutrition from the plants you do want in your garden.

January 4, 2024
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Recipes3-ingredient Lemonade Scones

Let’s get back to basics with this super easy, super delicious lemonade scone recipe. This recipe is perfect for those times when you need to make something at short notice. Thank you to resident Jill B for sharing it.

January 4, 2024
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TipsHow to keep your shower screen clean - for longer!

There’s nothing better than a refreshing shower, but let's be honest, cleaning that shower screen can be a real hassle. So, we've got some handy tips to help you keep your shower screen sparkling clean, at least for a little bit longer!

January 4, 2024
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Money Saving HacksAvoid bulk buying these 8 foods - it could cost you more than you save

Are you the sort of person who buys 20 cans of baked beans if they're on special? Well, here are some items that may not last as long as you think and could turn out to be a waste of money if you buy them in bulk.

January 3, 2024
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Handy Home HintsThings you should never clean with vinegar

While white vinegar is recommended for a whole host of cleaning tasks, there are some items that should steer clear of this magical liquid. Here’s how to avoid some disastrous damage!

January 3, 2024
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Time Saving HacksTime saving ideas when cooking for a crowd

It's always nice to catch up with family and friends at home - but who wants to spend the whole time preparing and serving food? We've got some great ideas so you can spend less time cooking and more time catching up.

December 21, 2023
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PetsMake sure your cat stays cool this summer!

Just like us, our fabulous feline friends can suffer from dehydration and heatstroke. Here are some tips to help them stay comfortable and healthy in the heat.

December 18, 2023
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Fun With KidsHave a cracking Christmas! How to make your own crackers

This year try making your own Christmas crackers with the kids. This way you can avoid the throwaway plastic gifts which come inside shop bought crackers and have some fun in the process. Here's how you do it.

December 7, 2023
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