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Recipe // Christmas Gingerbread (Spice and Biscuits)

With Christmas in the air, I thought it was a great time to share a healthy gingerbread recipe. Whilst I was developing the perfect spice blend, I ended up with quite a lot of it. Because there’s only so many gingerbread biscuits a family can eat, I started experimenting with other ways to enjoy this nourishing, healing blend and came up with quite a few yummy drinks and eats. I think the spice mix itself m ...

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Watering Holes

There’s no better place to be this summer than cooling off waterside. Whether it’s down by the creek or at an inflatable funpark, we’ve covered off some of our fave South-East Queensland spots to dip your toes these holidays. Gold Coast Wake Park The brainchild of three-time world wakeboard champion Daniel Watkins, Gold Coast Wake Park offers guests the opportunity to learn the art of wakeboarding in an aff ...

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The Big Q // Family Hangs

Summertime means hitting the foreshores and points along our beautiful Queensland coast. The Gold Coast is brimming with great places to hang with your family these summer holidays. Try on these day-trip ideas for size, brought to you by Gold Coast residents with all the best local intel… DAVID BROOK, THE RUBY APARTMENTS CEO: “The Beachfront, the Broadwater, South Straddie. Isn’t that why we live here to en ...

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Gifts at your Fingertips

If there’s one thing better than giving a great present, it’s ordering, paying for and having that present delivered to your loved one in a matter of clicks. Whether you’re overseas or pressed for time, you’ll have your Christmas shopping sorted within minutes with these ideas. A treat box If your friend or family member is known for their sweet tooth, a gift box filled to the brim with treats is sure to ma ...

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50 Free Sizzlin’ Summer Ideas

School’s out, and that doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune trying to keep the kids entertained. Check out our 50 favourite ideas for summer fun, and let us know on Facebook or Instagram – what will you be doing for free these summer holidays? Go to the beach: it’s an obvious one, but we couldn’t leave it off this list! With so many beautiful beaches right on our doorstep, you could easily spend all summ ...

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Best Pets for your Kids

Empathy, responsibility, trust, birth and death – these are just some of the things that pet ownership can teach your kids. But which pet will be the most suitable for your child and family? Read on… Dogs (Perfect age: Newborns up) Dogs are the most popular family pet in Australia and it’s little wonder why. Loyal, affectionate and a tonne of fun, dogs make great companions for children of any age. But todd ...

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Lauren Brant Launches loliboli!

Between her successful career in acting and TV presenting – you probably recognise her from Hi-5 – being mum to her gorgeous son Miller and the partner of one of the country’s most notable AFL players, you would think Lauren Brant would have enough on her plate. But her new business venture, loliboli, proves she’s just getting started. Impassioned to create a dress that allowed little girls to play without ...

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

It’s Spider-Man, like you’ve never seen him before. From the creative minds that brought us ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘21 Jump Street’ comes a brand-new adventure that will have your spidey senses tingling! Phil Lord and Chris Miller bring their unique talents to the new feature, which stars Shameik Moore as Spider-Man, providing a fresh take on the classic story. Taking place in a different Spider-Man Universe ...

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Corporate Gift Ideas

Nailing the corporate gift can be tricky. Whether you’re self-employed and looking to show gratitude to your clients, or want to thank your boss for another wonderful 12 months, the corporate gift really needs to set the right tone. Here are some ideas to help you confidently swipe your credit card this festive season: R ‘n R. The gift of ‘relaxation’ is a great corporate gift idea after a busy year of busi ...

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Big Changes for a Gold Coast Favourite

Gold Coast Gondolas has enjoyed almost two decades as one of the city’s ‘must do’ attractions, and we caught up with the brand-new owner Taryn Sims to talk running a successful business, family and following in her parents’ footsteps.  Tell us a bit about the background of Gold Coast Gondolas? John and Val van Rensburg started Gold Coast Gondolas 18 years ago, just after they’d immigrated from South Africa. ...

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