Flexibility and Choice in Retirement Living

Flexibility and Choice in Retirement Living

At Fresh Hope Care we recognise the idea of spending your retirement years hassle free, in a like-minded, friendly and active community soun...
Actor shines the spotlight on gifts in wills

Actor shines the spotlight on gifts in wills

Former Sydney Ensemble Theatre actor Michael Ross is taking a leading role when it comes to charities.
Pyrmont Festival returns with fine food and wine in the sunshine

Pyrmont Festival returns with fine food and wine in the sunshine

Pyrmont Festival (20 Sept – 6 Oct) returns later this month, to serve up a slice of Pyrmont’s finest food, wine and culture by the harbo...
The Ragged Thirteen: “Tea and Sugar” Bushrangers

The Ragged Thirteen: “Tea and Sugar” Bushrangers

Part legend, part fact, their adventures embellished and exaggerated around a thousand campfires, the story of the Ragged Thirteen has been...
Four fabulous movies to catch in the cinema soon (and most of them are Australian!)

Four fabulous movies to catch in the cinema soon (and most of them are Australian!)

Having just spent a glorious couple of weekends immersed in all manner of films at the Melbourne International Film Festival, I’m perfectl...
Becoming a Novelist

Becoming a Novelist

When the offspring do the right thing – find employment and leave home – when careers wind down, and retirement beckons;
Making your home safer as we age

Making your home safer as we age

Home renovations often centre on upgrading the kitchen cabinets or selecting a new paint colour for the bedroom, but as long as you are at i...
Leave the pace of modern life behind….

Leave the pace of modern life behind….

When you visit World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island (LHI), a lush natural paradise less than two hours by plane from Sydney.
MELBOURNE’S STAR SHINES AGAIN

MELBOURNE’S STAR SHINES AGAIN

Have you ever thought of Melbourne’s Docklands area as a must-see tourist destination…somewhere you’d choose to stay, play and eat rig...
Touring South-Western Queensland

Touring South-Western Queensland

In 1868, Patsy Durack and his brother-in-law, John Costello, left their homes in the Goulburn area, and headed up into Western Queensland, l...
Women’s Health Issues After 55 & How to Prevent Them

Women’s Health Issues After 55 & How to Prevent Them

Women spend a lifetime looking after others and often ignore their own wellbeing. Below we look at women’s health issues after 55 and how...
Five Classic Australian Novels

Five Classic Australian Novels

Given the thousands of Australian novels in print, hundreds of which deserve to be called “classics,” it’s not easy to choose just fiv...
IT’S A FLAMIN’ CRIME…

IT’S A FLAMIN’ CRIME…

THEY’VE TAKEN THE SIZZLE OUT OF THE BACKYARD BARBY! JOHN McNAMEE LAMENTS THE PASSING OF THE CHARRED CHOP AND THE BURNT SNAG… Dad used to...
HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS!

HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS!

WHY THE WORLD OF SCIENCE OWES A MAJOR DEBT TO OUR ORIGINAL INDIGENOUS ZOOLOGISTS JOHN McNAMEE REPORTS A major new book has chronicled for th...
Women’s Health Issues After 55 & How to Prevent Them

Women’s Health Issues After 55 & How to Prevent Them

Women spend a lifetime looking after others and often ignore their own well being. Below we look at women’s health issues after 55 and how...
Bringing Bonfire Night Back, With a Twist

Bringing Bonfire Night Back, With a Twist

Forbes is set to recreate the quintessential Aussie bonfire night, but with a twist. On June 22, Forbes Shire Council is coordinating an ama...
THE OVEN TIMER IS SET – 30 DAYS & COUNTING UNTIL PIE TIME 2019

THE OVEN TIMER IS SET – 30 DAYS & COUNTING UNTIL PIE TIME 2019

The ingredients are prepped, organisers have added some extra ‘spice’ to this year’s recipe and the oven timer is set – it’s just...
WARTIME MEMORIES BUT I’S ALWAYS “ISLAND TIME” IN THE HAPI ISLES!

WARTIME MEMORIES BUT I’S ALWAYS “ISLAND TIME” IN THE HAPI ISLES!

JOHN McNAMEE continues on his journey through an enchanting South Pacific archipelago   It’s probably the most famous coconut shell i...
Do I need a Mobility Device?

Do I need a Mobility Device?

How to know when it’s time to get your freedom back! Everyone knows how devastating it can be when you’re stuck at home, ill, unable to...
3 Reasons Why You Might Need a Medical Alert System

3 Reasons Why You Might Need a Medical Alert System

Medical Alert Systems are a pretty new innovation in the field of elder care and you may not be that familiar with them.