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Spectrum Bar’s drinks stir the “winey bitches” into action

The owners of Spectrum Daiquiri Bar in Brisbane must have been living on Mars when they decided to name two of their drinks “The Winey Bitch” and “The Red-Headed Slut.” If the drink names aren’t bad enough, Spectrum Bar suggests that you “shut her up” with one because they “go down well.” On their Facebook […]

My life in books

There weren’t a lot of books in my house growing up—or at least there didn’t seem to be. Mum preferred magazines articles to fiction and I don’t remember my step-dad reading, ever. There were no bedtime stories, something I’d chalked up to being an Aussie in the 80s, my friends, now, tell me that assumption […]

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Friday: Surviving the Christmas Crazies

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I noticed the influx last weekend when Santa arrived at my local shopping centre. My husband tried to blame it on the rain but I knew what it was, I’ve seen it all before. The Christmas Crazies are on the loose. I don’t know what it is […]

Abbott apologises over comments regarding the Baby Bonus

Opposition leader Tony Abbott has been forced to apologise to Prime Minister Julia Gillard over comments he made about the reduction in the Baby Bonus. In an interview given to Channel Seven Mr Abbott commented that “if the Government was a bit more experienced in this area” they may have made a different decision. Labor […]

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Down to Earth

MELANIE ROSE Down to Earth ISBN: 978-1-84756-107-7 HarperCollins $27.95/388 pages/PB Melanie Rose is UK based author of Could it be Magic and Coming Home. When Michaela Anderson signs up for a charity parachute jump, she gets more than a case of vertigo… Suffering last minute panic, Michaela’s three colleagues go first. But just as she […]

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My life in books

There weren’t a lot of books in my house growing up—or at least there didn’t seem to be. Mum preferred magazines articles to fiction and I don’t remember my step-dad reading, ever. There were no bedtime stories, something I’d chalked up to being an Aussie in the 80s, my friends, now, tell me that assumption […]

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The Tear Flavoured Slurpee

The present your parents have given you slips from your lap. You look at it lying on the floor and make no move to pick it up. Your brother has started crying. Your mother comforts him and you just watch. You feel numb. Does the news surprise you? Probably not. It was only last week […]

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Spectrum Bar’s drinks stir the “winey bitches” into action

The owners of Spectrum Daiquiri Bar in Brisbane must have been living on Mars when they decided to name two of their drinks “The Winey Bitch” and “The Red-Headed Slut.” If the drink names aren’t bad enough, Spectrum Bar suggests that you “shut her up” with one because they “go down well.” On their Facebook […]

Can you live on the dole?

Jenny Macklin says she can. To be fair she was put on the spot, clearly not expecting the question and what else was she going to say? No? I doubt it since thanks to changes put in place by her government based on things they learned back in 2006, as of today thousands of single […]

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Down to Earth

MELANIE ROSE Down to Earth ISBN: 978-1-84756-107-7 HarperCollins $27.95/388 pages/PB Melanie Rose is UK based author of Could it be Magic and Coming Home. When Michaela Anderson signs up for a charity parachute jump, she gets more than a case of vertigo… Suffering last minute panic, Michaela’s three colleagues go first. But just as she […]

Twists and Turns

MATTHEW MITCHAM Twists and Turns ISBN:  978 0 7322 9489 2 Harper Collins $23.99/301 pages/PB   Matthew Mitcham  is a diving champion, Olympic gold medalist and owner of what is probably the most aesthetically looking abdominal muscles in Australia. At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Australia fell in love with the smiling, happy-go-lucky diver who […]