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"Fan favourite" ALDI cult classic is back

<p>ALDI's popular 3-in-1 barbecue and pizza oven is set to make a comeback and fans are thrilled. </p> <p>The oven is set to appear in Saturday's September 26 Special Buys sale for just $179.</p> <p>An Aldi spokesperson described the popular item as a "fan favourite".</p> <p>"This week, the fan-favourite Special Buy Woodfire Pizza Oven will be returning to the middle aisle," they wrote.</p> <p>"While a trip to Italy might be off the cards for now, for just $179 you can cook up a storm in your own backyard."</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837935/aldi-pizza-oven.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e350992d9e1a472696e13fc03c32dbe1" /></p> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>While the last pizza oven was $30 cheaper, an ALDI spokesperson confirmed that improvements have been made on the latest oven.</p> <p>"This year, the pizza oven comes with an improved heatshield to the oven, to help maintain a high temperature when cooking so you can perfect a crispy base. For recipe inspiration, visit ALDI.com.au."</p> <p>Excited fans are already thrilled with the news.</p> <p>"I have this one. We love it."</p> <p>"We have had ours for 2 years it's great."</p> <p>"It's great! My dad and partner both have one."</p> <p><em>Photo credits: <a rel="noopener" href="https://kitchen.nine.com.au/latest/aldi-bring-back-fan-favourite-3-in-1-woodfire-pizza-oven/054663f9-02a4-401d-b20a-45a328930852" target="_blank">Honey</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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Karl Stefanovic’s fiery interview with upset CEO of Jim’s Mowing

<p>In a fiery interview with Karl Stefanovic on the <em>Today</em> show, Jim Penman, CEO and founder of national gardening franchise Jim’s Mowing, labelled Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews the “worst political leader since federation”.</p> <p>“This idea that he consults with business is ludicrous,” said Penman. “It is a joke.”</p> <p>“He is an utter incompetent. He has stuffed the quarantine, he is stuffing the contact tracing, he is stuffing the testing. The only thing he is good at is trashing the Victorian economy.</p> <p>“I cannot think of anybody remotely as bad as this.”</p> <p>“Our industry is no threat to public health at all,” Penman explained to Karl, referring to the sole operators currently working for his Jim’s Mowing franchises. “A lone operator working alone in a garden is no threat to health. But, when you throw tens of thousands of people out of work without need, you talk about mental health issues, suicide, drug addiction, domestic violence and the rest.</p> <p>“He should be tossed out by his own party.”</p> <p>Penman also wrote a highly critical letter to the Premier on September 7 after Daniel Andrews announced the extension of Victoria’s lockdown period:</p> <p>“Premier, you will have blood on your hands. Every day I hear stories of misery and despair. Putting people out of work without need is a massive risk to health and wellbeing.</p> <p>“I have one Franchisee whose son barely survived a suicide attempt. His daughter too is severely depressed... This extension has filled them with despair.”</p> <p>“Drop this senseless measure,” Penman appealed in his letter, asking Mr Andrews to “put human welfare” ahead of political advantage.</p> <p><strong>Images:</strong> Getty Images</p>

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Mum's warning on ALDI cult cleaner

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>An ALDI shopper has issued a warning after noticing this important fact about a popular cleaning buy.</p> <p>Mum Anne shared the detail on Facebook, as she spotted the detail while reading the fine print on ALDI's Di San Pre Wash Stain Remover.</p> <p>The $1.25 product has a cult following as many use it to transform oven doors, jewellery and shower screens.</p> <p>But Anne has warned others to be careful when cleaning with the product after noticing that Di San’s back label reads “Do not mix with other chemicals”.</p> <p>“Warning, don’t mix Di San with other chemicals,” wrote Anne on the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/1034012533313136" target="_blank" class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtflink">Aldi Mums</a> page.</p> <p>“I used this mix to clean grout on floor. Yes it worked.</p> <p>“But this mix of Di San and Mould Away gave me headaches and nausea and I did think about checking the labels!”</p> <p>She gave the warning as many use it to clean the grout on their tiles as they've combined it with other products, such as anti-mould spray.</p> <p>“Thanks for highlighting this,” said one. “It is so important to read labels. Ventilation is paramount too.”</p> <p>“Thanks for sharing and warning other members, I didn’t know either,” said another.</p> <p>Said a third: “A good general rule for all chemicals.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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“Incredibly rare” find leaves historians awestruck

<p>Speaking to the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-20/rococo-wallpaper-uncovered-in-historic-tasmanian-house/12567422" target="_blank">ABC</a>, historians have been left dumbfounded after finding a beautifully preserved and rare type of rococo wallpaper, along with a child’s drawing, hidden behind a cupboard in a Tasmanian property for more than 150 years.</p> <p>The owners of Jordan House in the southern Tasmanian town of Broadmarsh recently uncovered the section of wallpaper and a sketch of a coastal town while renovating.</p> <p>The rococo wallpaper has been called "incredibly rare" and Southern Midlands Council Heritage Projects Officer Alan Townsend said the find was significant.</p> <p>“Rococo wallpaper was big in the 18th century,” he told the ABC. “It’s full of shapes like scrolls and seashell, really over the top and curvaceous</p> <p>“This find is amazing because it's incredibly high quality.”</p> <p>After estimating the wallpaper’s installation in around 1850, soon after the time of the building’s construction Mr Townsend said, “We know the reason the paper has survived is because sometime in the 1870s, a set of matching built-in cupboards were put in, and they covered up the wallpaper.</p> <p>“Sometime later, someone has come along and done what everyone did, which is steam everything off the walls.”</p> <p>Mr Townsend put the odds of finding that particular wallpaper in Tasmania at “astronomical” – before adding that it was the child’s drawing discovered beneath the wallpaper that made the find all the more special.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837471/wallpaper2.jpg" alt="IMAGE / Natalie Geard" data-udi="umb://media/49da371b359e4f5497ed541894291a4a" /></p> <p>“It just puts you into the outer stratosphere in terms of likelihood It looks to me like a child's drawing of a wall harbour, which are of course common on the coast of England.</p> <p>“I've never seen anything like this in Tasmania before.”</p> <p>The owner of the property, Ben Geard, is currently looking at options for preserving and showcasing the rare find.</p> <p>IMAGES: Natalie Geard</p>

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The McDonald’s cleaning hack you NEED to try

<p>An Aussie mum has revealed her simple hack for vacuuming tricky areas using an unlikely item from McDonald’s. </p> <p>Taking to Facebook, Queensland mum Kythaya showed how she uses the lid and straw of a Macca’s drinking cup to suck up dust and insects.</p> <p>The trick works by holding the lid of the plastic cup against the end of the vacuum hose and threading the straw inside the hole.</p> <p><img style="width: 364.2384105960265px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837377/screen-shot-2020-08-14-at-21919-pm.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7f6e437dbdc34176899b8d15d19124d3" /></p> <p>When turning no the vacuum hold the lid and straw and move the hose around to suck up dirt and debris from hard-to-reach places.</p> <p>“Check this out, ladies,” she wrote on the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/mumswhoclean/" target="_blank">Mums Who Clean</a> page.</p> <p>“The flies that were stuck in the window sills are gone. There is probably an actual connection for this, but this works too.</p> <p>“Just don’t let the straw go!”</p> <p>The easy trick has gone viral, with thousands responding to Kythaya’s post.</p> <p>“Keep your Macca’s rubbish! Can’t wait to try this,” said one.</p> <p>Added another: “So going to try this! With five kids and Macca’s across the road we have way too many lids and straws.”</p> <p>Said a third: “I did this on my sliding doors and it was amazing. You are a genius.”</p>

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Why would you bother with a kettle?

<p>Kmart’s brand new $79 Instant Hot Water Dispenser hit shelves and online shops this week, to a clamour of rave reviews from early adopters of the magical speedy boiler.</p> <p>The machine claims to be able to boil a very respectable two litres of water in just three to five seconds – which is far, far quicker than anything else in your kitchen can promise.</p> <p>As a result, the positive reviews have been absolutely pouring in:</p> <p>“Goodbye kettle and the waiting,” one happy customer raved.</p> <p>“Jumped on the instant hot water dispenser bandwagon!” another shopper declared, “I’m loving it.”</p> <p>“Mine is on its way,” wrote another shopper who was a little slower on the uptake – but not by much.</p> <p>With three pour capacity options to choose from – 300, 200 or 150mL – and handy variable temperature settings of 98, 75 and 25 degrees, it’s been declared an instant bargain at just $79, with comparable high-end versions like the Westinghouse’s 2.7L dispenser selling for as much as $189.</p> <p>“I’m always amazed at the things Kmart comes up with. Take my money!” wrote another excited prospective customer – perhaps inadvertently borrowing from a recent KFC TV ad campaign.</p> <p>“It’s definitely hotter than the coffee machines,” chimed in another reviewer. “Highest temp on the machine is 95 and lowest 25.”</p> <p>“I'm so in love with my new Instant Hot Water Dispenser. Love that you can change the temperature to suit... Perfect for my green tea,” another happy customer shared.</p>

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Crazy debate sparked over un-mown patch of lawn

<p>A photograph of a freshly trimmed patch of lawn has caused furious debate over whether Australians should be forced to mow their own nature strips and the ones they own with neighbours, or just their own.</p> <p>The photo sparked a heated argument after it was posted to a Facebook community group based in northern Sydney.</p> <p>The image showed grass beside a footpath that stretched across the front of two properties.</p> <p>While the lawn was well maintained on one side, the lawnmower finished his work at the final metre of grass that was on the neighbour's property. </p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837235/lawn-frass.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/07d59535b25c40228f869a94ec6d70f0" /></p> <p>“Seems these two neighbours in Chatswood clearly don't get on,” the caption on the post read.</p> <p>Some locals branded the neighbour “petty” and the alleged dispute between the homeowners as simply “ridiculous”.</p> <p>“Why wouldn't the person just go to the end? Visually it would actually look better,” one person furiously said.</p> <p>However, not everyone agreed that the neighbour should have finished the whole lawn strip and said the other party could be to blame. </p> <p>“We used to have to do this as our old neighbours didn't like us touching "his lawn" even though it was less than 30cm,” a local wrote.</p> <p>Another said: “They would be employing a gardener, doubt the homeowner would be doing that.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837225/lawn-frass-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9116e00d1fc54e3684d85eaae14ac6e3" /></p> <p>According to the Willoughby Council's website the “petty" neighbour may be in the right. </p> <p>“All residents are responsible for caring for the nature strip that fronts or adjoins onto the property in which they reside,” it said.  </p> <p>The owner of the well-mowed lawn eventually took to social media to reveal there was no bad blood between his family and their neighbour. </p> <p>“Relax people, we like our neighbours and promise in future we will get our gardeners to co-ordinate better,” they said.   </p>

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Tradie’s heartwarming note to little boy goes viral

<p>A tradie's note to a young boy who helped out with work on a family home has captivated over 250,000 people on social media.</p> <p>Taking to Twitter to share the touching gesture, British woman Steph Kemp took a photo of the builder’s printed “pay packet” letter for her six-year-old son.</p> <p>Blown away by his “kind” gesture, she revealed she had her patio renovated her son Harry loved helping the builder out.</p> <p>“So it made his day to receive this. What an example of kindness,” she said alongside a snap of the note.</p> <p>The completed responsibilities of the “smashing little guy” includes passing bricks, passing “little pavers”, mixing cement and loading stone.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We have just had our patio done and my 6yo has loved going out and helping the builder, so it made his day to receive this. What an example of kindness 😊 <a href="https://t.co/Wq39TU4uwL">pic.twitter.com/Wq39TU4uwL</a></p> — Steph Kemp (@steph_heathcote) <a href="https://twitter.com/steph_heathcote/status/1287688369905033217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>It also appears the little boy went above and beyond during his short stint as a tradie, “taking pictures of black birds and spiders”.</p> <p>He was rewarded a grand total of £10 ($A18) for all of his hard work, “minus tax and national insurance”, of course.</p> <p>The tweet has attracted more than 250,000 likes and been shared more than 22,000 times.</p> <p>“This is lovely – what a kind man! Keeping him in mind for future projects – the builder, not your son!” one person replied.</p> <p>“This is so special, thoughtful and empowering, I am sure that your son as he gets older will reflect on that act of respectful kindness,” wrote another.</p> <p>But, in usual internet fashion, not all replies saw the adorable side to the innocent note.</p> <p>“Yeah show him from a young age that all his hard work will be rewarded very minimally and show him he will not be adequately trained for the job,” one user responded. “This is actually bullying of a young child and it’s horrific.”</p> <p>And another: “As a builder I’d like to add the other side. Construction sites are dangerous places and I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve had to have stern words with customers that insist on letting their little darlings run around freely after already being asked nicely to stop them.”</p> <p>While others had a lighthearted reaction.</p> <p>“Love it but he shouldn’t be getting tax and national insurance deductions based on his age and income,” one person joked.</p>

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Jacinda Ardern shows off thrifty item in dining room tour

<p><span>Sometimes, we seem to think we know everything about public figures, but it turns out until yesterday, we didn’t know Jacinda Ardern was a serious thrifter.</span></p> <p><span>During a Facebook Live video yesterday, the Prime Minister of New Zealand started off the live stream but giving a tour of her dining room, which she said was “pretty stock standard, really” despite living at Premier House, the PM’s official residence.</span></p> <p><span>“It’s just a table with some of the features that usually you find in a family home – chalkboard,” Ardern said, gesturing to a chalkboard behind her that had some scrawlings from (we assume) her two-year-old daughter Neve.</span></p> <p><span>However, Ardern showed off an “unusual” feature in her dining room, as she revealed her chairs lived a life before she got her hands on them. </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 330.173775671406px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836759/screen-shot-2020-07-01-at-110755-am.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/35e256186ae44ac59de43d2be0d97c1e" /></span></p> <p><span>“Probably the one unusual piece of furniture that is here, I’ll share this with you,” she explained, gesturing to the red leather chairs.</span></p> <p><span>“These are the old Cabinet chairs from back in the day.</span></p> <p><span>“We of course make sure that nothing goes to waste so they’ve been recycled and they’re now our dining room chairs.”</span></p> <p><span>She was quick to admit the chairs weren’t the most comfortable, which is most likely why she added a cushion.</span></p> <p><span>“Not always the most comfortable,” she said, “which perhaps back in the day may have kept Cabinet meetings short.”</span></p> <p><span>Ardern appeared on Facebook to discuss the latest coronavirus developments for New Zealand. </span></p> <p><span>Like Australia, New Zealand was successful at flattening the curve of coronavirus cases early on but has faced challenges as restrictions lifted.</span></p> <p><span>While she had previously declared New Zealand coronavirus-free, a recent spate of cases thanks to travellers has seen her under increased pressure to keep the country’s borders closed.</span></p> <p><span>Speaking to reporters, Arden said opening New Zealand’s borders was “dangerous” and shouldn’t be considered until coronavirus cases drop around the world.</span></p> <p><span>“Any suggestion of borders opening at this point, frankly, is dangerous and I don’t think we should put New Zealand in that position,” she said.</span></p> <p><span>However Ms Ardern was open to the idea of travel between New Zealand and COVID-19-free Australian states, but it would be a matter for Australia when it opened its borders to international travel.</span></p> <p><span>“Ultimately, it’s up to Australia to decide whether or not they’ll go for a whole country approach or a state-by-state approach,” she said.</span></p> <p><span>“Obviously, where there is community outbreak, that is a no-go for New Zealand.</span></p> <p><span>“Where they have border controls in place and where they’ve had no community transmissions for sustained periods of time … that may be a different scenario.”</span></p>

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“Something hatched!" Mum’s disturbing backyard discovery

<p><span>A woman’s terrifying discovery in her yard has left a number of social media users baffled.</span></p> <p><span>The woman, believed to be from Australia, posted a video of a small black mound sitting on top of dirt to a Facebook group last week, as she asked members to help her figure out what it is.</span></p> <p><span>“Has anyone seen these before? Just appeared today in a few spots around the yard. It has been raining here overnight,” she said. </span></p> <p><span>In the footage, the woman touched the mound, causing what appears to be thousands of tiny alive bugs to move.</span></p> <p><span>They seem to go right back to where they were as she pulls her fingers back.</span></p> <p><span>Horrified users on Facebook jokingly told the mum to burn her house down or move away from the “alien eggs”.</span></p> <p><span>“I have never seen anything like that before!” one woman said.</span></p> <p><span>“It looks like kinetic sand,” another wrote. </span></p> <p><span>“Something hatched!” a third chimed in. </span></p> <p><span>But one person revealed that the bugs appear to be springtails, otherwise known as Anurida Maritima.</span></p> <p><span>“Springtails for sure! We have the same thing happen to us and know they come every year. Hate it lol,” someone responded to her. </span></p> <p><span>Springtails are a common occurrence in gardens, but they’re still relatively unknown due to their small size, according to the agricultural school of Texas A&amp;M University.</span></p> <p><span>“Springtails are common insects that live in leaf litter, compost piles and lawn soils, recycling dead plant material into nutrients to fertilise your lawn,” according to the school.</span></p> <p><span>“Only about a millimetre long, springtails are rarely seen, but given the right environmental conditions, they can multiply to become a nuisance.”</span></p> <p><span>They are not harmful and do not bite people, pets, spread disease or damage homes. </span></p>

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The $27 Bunnings cleaning hack that could save you thousands of dollars

<p>The coronavirus pandemic has got Australians cleaning around the house more than ever – and now, a shopper has come up with a cleaning hack that could have households save thousands of dollars.</p> <p>Reddit user <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comments/gtserm/lpt_go_to_bunnings_for_cleaning_supplies_that_30/">A_Cat_Named_Frank</a> advised visiting the cleaning aisle at Bunnings for a $27.44 product which could make up to 300 litres of spray and wipe.</p> <p>The user pointed out that an equivalent volume of the item – Peerles Jal 5L Active “O” Spray And Wipe Cleaner – could cost a customer $2,700 at Coles or Woolworths.</p> <p>They used the calculation based on a 500mL bottle of Dettol Healthy Clean Kitchen Spray, which retails for $4.50.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836354/jal.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a514c4e5d5ec45faa6955e371fecbbb5" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Source: Reddit / <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comments/gtserm/lpt_go_to_bunnings_for_cleaning_supplies_that_30/" target="_blank">u/A_Cat_Named_Frank</a></em></p> <p>The post soon attracted hundreds of comments, with people praising the trick.</p> <p>“Probably the greatest life hack I’ve seen in ages. Thank you!” one comment read.</p> <p>“I use this, great product,” another wrote.</p> <p>“Nice tip! I'm on this one next weekend,” one said.</p> <p>Another user pointed out that the hack also proved to be more affordable than home brand products. “It’s $1.80 for 750ml of Coles brand multipurpose spray. Which is $405 for 300L.”</p>

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The special meaning behind Queen Elizabeth’s favourite flower

<p>The Queen has revealed her favourite flower for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show this year.</p> <p>In honour of the first day of the show, which was moved online this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the monarch shared that one of her favourite blooms was lily of the valley.</p> <p>“Members of the Royal Family are taking part in the #MyChelseaGarden campaign, sharing a selection of their favourite plants and flowers at this time of year,” an Instagram post on the Royal Family account read.</p> <p>“The Queen has chosen lily of the valley, pictured here in the Buckingham Palace gardens. Lily of the valley featured in Her Majesty’s coronation bouquet and has held special associations since.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CAVRMEpHS4c/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CAVRMEpHS4c/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">On the first day of the virtual Chelsea Flower Show, members of the Royal Family are taking part in the #MyChelseaGarden campaign, sharing a selection of their favourite plants and flowers at this time of year. 🌿🌸 . As this year's show coincides with #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, @the_rhs are encouraging people to brighten their social media feeds with images of plants and gardens, to provide a moment of respite in these challenging times. The Queen has chosen lily of the valley, pictured here in the Buckingham Palace gardens. Lily of the valley featured in Her Majesty’s coronation bouquet and has held special associations since. Visit our website to see #MyChelseaGarden images shared by other members of the Royal Family (link in bio). . #MyChelseaGarden #VirtualChelsea #RHSChelsea</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/theroyalfamily/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> The Royal Family</a> (@theroyalfamily) on May 18, 2020 at 7:19am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The spring flower is the May birth flower, and is said to bring luck in love.</p> <p>The white buds were also featured in the wedding bouquets of many royals, including Queen Victoria, Princess Astrid of Sweden, Grace Kelly, and Duchess Kate.</p> <p>Other royals also shared their favourite flowers on the Royal Family website. The Queen’s daughter Princess Anne opted for hellebores, stating: “Not only do they flower early but they keep flowering for two months, and they are often beautifully marked with endless variations.”</p> <p>Prince Charles picked delphiniums, while his wife Duchess Camilla chose Alchemilla Mollis. The Duke of Gloucester celebrated daisies, and his wife the Duchess of Gloucester chose sweet peas.</p> <p>Her Majesty’s cousin Princess Alexandra picked the Golden Celebration rose, saying it “gives me great pleasure to look at and has the most extraordinary and unique scent”.</p> <p>The Queen released a special message of support for the show on Monday.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CAU3LeuH3HI/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CAU3LeuH3HI/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show is moving online for the first time. 🌸💻 . Visit @the_rhs for a unique timetable of events from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd May, including gardening advice and virtual sessions. The RHS have been supporting gardeners old and new, with more people than ever accessing the advice pages on their website over recent weeks. Her Majesty has been Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society since 1952 - she first attended the show as Monarch in 1955, and has visited almost every year since. The Queen has today sent her best wishes to all those associated with the RHS: ‘My family and I have always enjoyed visiting the Show, and I know that your Members and Supporters will be disappointed that they are unable to attend in person this year. . ‘I am sure that my grandmother, Queen Mary, who first attended the Chelsea Flower Show in 1916, would be delighted that many people today have an enthusiasm for horticulture, and that gardening remains a popular pastime in the United Kingdom.’ . #RHSChelsea #VirtualChelsea #ChelseaFlowerShow Images: ©️ @the_rhs Lindley Library</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/theroyalfamily/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> The Royal Family</a> (@theroyalfamily) on May 18, 2020 at 3:32am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I am sure that my grandmother, Queen Mary, who first attended the Chelsea Flower Show in 1916, would be delighted that many people today have an enthusiasm for horticulture, and that gardening remains a popular pastime in the United Kingdom,” she said.</p>

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​ALDI shopper goes viral with bizarre coronavirus headwear

<p><span>A UK man has gone viral on social media for his bizarre headwear during the coronavirus pandemic.</span><br /><br /><span>The man, who was shopping at ALDI, was pictured wearing a shed on his head and quickly after they were posted to Twitter, the images and the post went viral.</span><br /><br /><span>Stunned onlookers could be seen in the pictures.</span><br /><br /><span>Matt Read took the images outside of an ALDI supermarket in Bristol.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836096/twitter-bird-box-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b901ed6530214c1686fabb1e070a7c72" /><br /><br /><span>“Interesting take on PPE queueing to get into my local Aldi,” Matt captioned the snap.</span><br /><br /><span>The hilarious snap left people quite amused, with some calling the idea “impressive”.</span><br /><br /><span>“Well he’s staying at home, in a sort of way,” one person mused.</span><br /><br /><span>“Probably under there laughing at all the other idiots who forgot their houses,” another said.</span><br /><br /><span>A third quipped, “That was a Special Buy in Feb.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836095/twitter-bird-box-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/89112af07d4a4faa84839783b29c9cca" /><br /><br /><span>It seems however this is not the first time the man has been seen around town wearing a shed, and he is something of a local celebrity.</span><br /><br /><span>Shed by name, shed by nature, the clever dresser has been identified as one Michael Shedworth and he is often seen walking through the city streets with flashing lights upon his head. This newest creation, however, certainly turned heads a little more than usual.</span></p>

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Bunnings launches podcast series Staying Grounded

<p>Bunnings has launched a new seven-part gardening podcast series called <em>Staying Grounded</em>, offering listeners gardening advice from a host of well-known plant experts.</p> <p>With independent research commissioned by Bunnings, uncovering 2 in 5 Australians are planning on optimising their gardens in the coming months, the series aims to provide handy tips to help Aussie gardens thrive.</p> <p><em>Staying Grounded</em> episodes will be centred around slowing down, connecting with nature and doing more around the home and garden. The series will cover a range of plant themed topics including indoor plants, setting up an edible garden, shade friendly plants and more.</p> <p>Chloe Thomson of gardening and cooking show <em>The Gardenettes</em>, said she was excited to host the new Bunnings podcast series.</p> <p>"I love talking plants, it makes me so happy! I'm chatting with some incredible guests about all things gardening – from tools and tips to indoor plants and all your outdoor needs. This show will appeal to newbie gardeners and seasoned green thumbs alike, plus inspire you to get your hands dirty while <em>Staying Grounded</em>” Chloe said.</p> <p>Bunnings has launched the first two <em>Staying Grounded</em> podcast episodes which are available on your favourite podcast app including Apple Podcasts and The Podcast App. The launch episodes feature plant designer Jenna Holmes of @plantmama_ discussing all things indoor plants and <em>The Block’s</em> Dale Vine covering the tools you need for gardening success.</p> <p>For more information on the <em>Staying Grounded</em> podcast series, visit:</p> <ul> <li><a rel="noopener" href="https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/staying-grounded/id1509652105" target="_blank">Apple Podcasts</a></li> <li><a rel="noopener" href="https://podcast.app/staying-grounded-p1150581/?utm_source=and&amp;utm_medium=share" target="_blank">The Podcast App</a></li> </ul> <p> </p>

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Great news for Emma Watkin fans

<p>If your grandchild is forced to spend their birthday indoors this May then there’s good news.</p> <p>Emma Wiggle is gearing up to host a virtual birthday party concert on Saturday, May 16 for those children stuck inside during the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 700,000 Aussie kids have missed out on the chance to celebrate their special day with a party as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures.</p> <p>In an initiative by Best&amp;Less, the Bestest Virtual Birthday Party event, which begins at 11 am via the retailer’s website, will feature Emma engaging in interactive games and singing songs for her fans.</p> <p>Best&amp;Less chief executive Rod Orrock revealed Emma was already preparing for the big day.</p> <p>“We know that many children have had to cancel their party, and with every child across Australia invited for a fun morning, we especially hope those with birthdays from March to June will be there to celebrate and make their birthday one to remember,” Mr Orrock said.</p> <p>Emma added, “Who doesn’t love a children's party? Together we can make this the biggest, bestest party ever! Can’t wait to see you all there!”</p> <p><em>To attend the event, parents and grandparents must register children at <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.bestandless.com.au/virtual-birthday?ict=WK31-homepage-kids-module&amp;icn=fullwidth-banner" target="_blank">www.bestandless.com.au</a> by May 10.</em></p>

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Michael Clarke called out for embarrassing detail in recent photo

<p>Michael Clarke can’t seem to catch a break.</p> <p>After dodging the paparazzi for weeks during his on-again-off-again relationship with Pip Edwards, the former Australian cricket captain is now being scolded for the state of his swimming pool.</p> <p>Taking to Instagram on Thursday, Clarke shared a photo showing his pool in the background, prompting his followers to remind him that it needed a “good scoop” because it was filled with leaves.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B_lTktEJ_ur/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B_lTktEJ_ur/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Preparing my little girls weekly vitamins to keep her happy and healthy (easier said than done) 😂 @chemistwarehouse #wagnervitamins</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/michaelclarkeofficial/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Michael Clarke</a> (@michaelclarkeofficial) on Apr 29, 2020 at 4:17pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Michael’s post was made in partnership with Chemist Warehouse and showed him organising his four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee’s weekly vitamins on a coffee table.</p> <p>But many fans were distracted by the dirty backyard pool behind him, which could be seen through the glass sliding doors.</p> <p>“When you’re done, the pool needs a good scoop,” wrote one follower.</p> <p>Another added: “Got a few leaves in that pool there, Pup! Get the net out, dude.”</p> <p>“You need to clean the leaves in your pool,” wrote a third.</p> <p>The 39-year-old agreed with his critics, replying to one of them saying: “As soon as the rain stops, I’m on it.”</p>

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Top DIY turf tips from The Block’s Dave Franklin

<p>Since we find ourselves stuck on home turf more than we’d like to be, it’s time to put a silver lining around the cloud and get stuck into some DIY.</p> <p>One DIY task designed to get you outdoors is laying new turf - and The Block landscaper Dave Franklin has expert advice on how do it. Best of all, Kennards Hire’s contactless delivery and equipment hygiene measures mean you can still hire the equipment you need to lay turf like a professional.</p> <p><strong>Preparing the soil</strong></p> <p>With production of <em>The Block</em> on hold due to COVID-19, Dave says now’s the time for viewers to use the DIY skills they’ve learned from watching the show. And he believes turf laying is the perfect entry-level landscaping job.</p> <p>“We have apprentices in my landscaping business and if they can’t pick up laying turf in a day, then they probably aren’t going to make it as landscapers,” he says.</p> <p>When it comes to choosing the type of grass to use, Dave says it’s best to consult your local turf supplier. Because what works in Cairns is not going to work in Perth.</p> <p>“We have different turfs for different states, so the first thing to do is ring up your local turf supplier and listen to their advice,” he says.</p> <p>To make sure your turf starts out healthy, it needs clear, healthy soil. If grass is already growing, use a glyphosate product such as Round Up or Zero that kills it and makes it easier to remove. This also stops rogue grass and weeds from infiltrating the new lawn.</p> <p><strong>Remove the weeds</strong></p> <p>“You’ve got to get rid of those weeds,” Dave says. “You don’t want them returning once you’ve laid the turf.”</p> <p>Next, use your lawn mower at its lowest setting to scalp the lawn to its lowest point. Once this is done, the next task is to turn the soil. For this, it’s best to use the proper equipment.</p> <p>For soft, sandy soils, use a rotary tiller to turn the soil and aerate it. If the soil is a compacted clay, use a <a href="https://www.kennards.com.au/lawn-rotary-hoe-hydraulic-petrol.html?trackParams=1853-1-1-100.00">rotary hoe</a>. A tough, walk-behind, petrol-powered hoe breaks up the most difficult clay or sod.</p> <p><strong>Level out dips and bumps</strong></p> <p>Once you’ve turned the soil over, use a manual rake to removes stones and debris. If you have major dips in the surface, fill these in with a <a href="https://www.kennards.com.au/skid-steer-700-series.html?trackParams=249-7-8-98.21">skid steer</a> or <a href="https://www.kennards.com.au/mini-loader.html?trackParams=249-4-3-99.04">mini loader</a>.</p> <p>If they are minor ones, you can use a shovel to fill them in – but you must fill them.</p> <p>“If you’re preparing the surface and you’ve got holes and dints in there you are going to end up with an uneven lawn,” Dave says.</p> <p>“So you have to make sure that your surface preparation is the best you can make it. When you buy the turf you usually get a lawn starter, which you should add to the soil.”</p> <p>At this point you might decide to use turf underlay. This is soil that contains a large proportion of sand as well as organic matter, and helps the turf take to its new home. Add 50–150mm, using the higher amount if you have a very compacted clay soil.</p> <p>Next, use the easy level rake to get the surface even, and flatten everything with a roller. You are now ready to lay the turf.</p> <p>At this point, you can add fertilisers and conditioners to the surface as recommended by your turf provider. This helps your turf take root in the early stages.</p> <p><strong>Join the turf edges carefully</strong></p> <p>If you have a sloping lawn, start at the bottom. Lay a perimeter of turf then fill in the centre, taking care not to leave any gaps. Use an overlapping pattern like brickwork, so that the joints are staggered. When you trim the turf rolls, keep the offcuts for filling in awkward spots later on.</p> <p>Dave says using sand to sew together the pieces of turf and making sure that each piece butts up against the next firmly is important to stitch the pieces together into a seamless lawn. Finally, water the turf and roller it to make sure the turf’s roots are pressed firmly into the soil.</p> <p><strong>Rolling out the turf</strong></p> <p>One big tip for beginners is to use a <a href="https://www.kennards.com.au/lawn-roller-spike.html?trackParams=485-1-1-100.00">roller</a>.</p> <p>“I see all too many times people rolling out the turf and just kicking it in,” Dave says.</p> <p>“If you don’t roll the turf down there will be pockets and holes underneath where the roots aren’t in contact with the soil. That’s going to lead to problems.”</p> <p>Dave hopes to be back working on The Block soon, but in the meantime, he says DIY turf laying is not a bad way to spend the time for those of us at home.</p> <p>“It’s the perfect introduction to landscaping,” he says. “Anyone can give it a go.”</p> <p><em>Call your local Kennard Hire branch for advice on equipment hire to get your <a href="https://www.kennards.com.au/index.php/blog/How-to-Lay-Turf-Part-1-Soil-Preparation/">home turf</a> looking better than ever.</em></p> <p><em>This story was written by Dave Franklin.</em></p>

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Outrage over neighbour’s “unfair” letter to family working from home

<p>A mother in Victoria has vented her frustrations after receiving an anonymous note from her neighbours complaining about the noise that her children make in the backyard.</p> <p>The woman shared the note in a private Facebook group, which led to hundreds of people saying that the letter was “passive aggressive” and “unfair”.</p> <p>“As if life isn’t hard enough at the moment with work and home schooling,” the mother wrote.</p> <p>“But now I can’t let my kids in the back yard because they will make noise.”</p> <p>The letter was addressed to “residents at this address” and was signed by “your neighbours”.</p> <p>“Due to the current climate of COVID-19, I and a few other family members have been working from home,” the note reads.</p> <p>“This involves multiple phone calls, Zoom meetings and corresponding with colleagues in the day.”</p> <p>“We (myself and other neighbours) have found it difficult to be able to conduct our workday as per usual, due to the screaming and noise that your children make in the yard throughout the course of the day,” the letter said.</p> <p>“I know that it is great for children to be outside, and we praise you for the time that yours do spend outside, but it is extremely difficult when my colleagues on the other side of the screen are asking me to mute my microphone as they can hear your children in the background.</p> <p>“There is no need for the screaming to be so loud.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7835767/note-from-neighbours.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9791766bcce542db820f4c26bf71ae2a" /></p> <p>The mother quickly clarified in the post that her children get 15 minutes outside for recess and half a hour for lunch when they learn from home.</p> <p>The letter asks if the noise can be avoided between the hours of nine to five so that the neighbours can “continue to be productive”.</p> <p>“We are all living together in this space and it is best if it works for all of us.”</p> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Not many people were sympathetic to the neighbours who wrote the letter.</p> <p>“Our kids can’t be held prisoners in their own homes more than they already are,” one woman said, pointing out the sun has usually set by 5 pm and most kids aren’t out of bed by 9am.</p> <p>“That is very unfair of them!” another person wrote.</p> <p>“If they are asking you to understand their current situation, then they should understand yours! I'd write back telling them to refrain from having conferences during recess and lunch time.”</p> <p>One woman wrote: “Full passive aggressive bulls**t excuse for communication”.</p> <p>“So sorry you’ve had to deal with this. Regardless of what you do, it must be so uncomfortable knowing that there is someone out there who would write this.”</p> <p>One woman explained that she was in a similar situation to the neighbours who wrote the note, saying that she can hear children “houses away” screaming.</p> <p>“Sorry, but it’s annoying,” she said.</p> <p>“I agree, it’s great that kids are outside, and I understand noise, but screaming continually is just not necessary.”</p> <p>Another woman added: “You can let you kids in the backyard, just teach them some common courtesy and keep the noise down”.</p> <p><em>Photo credits: <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/mum-outraged-by-complaint-letter-from-neighbours-042500619.html" target="_blank">Yahoo! News</a>  </em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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Doctor evicted from home over coronavirus fears

<p>A Queensland doctor has been evicted from her sharehouse after she refused to stop working.</p> <p>Hannah*, a doctor specialising in anaesthesiology, was working a 10-hour shift at a hospital near Brisbane when her landlord sent her a text message asking to talk about “isolating the house”.</p> <p>When she called her landlord after the shift, she was told she had to either stop working or move out.</p> <p>“He essentially said I could either stop working or I had to move out as soon as possible,” Hannah told the <em><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-22/coronavirus-fears-doctor-evicted-during-crisis/12162880">ABC</a></em>.</p> <p>“He felt that I was at high risk of being exposed and thus bringing COVID-19 back to the house, I suppose.”</p> <p>One of the text messages from the landlord read: “If you opt to stop work and isolate with the girls there is no need to move…”</p> <p>The landlord’s announcement came a day after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a six-month <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-01/coronavirus-eviction-moratorium-in-australia-what-does-it-mean/12105188">freeze on evictions</a>.</p> <p>Hannah said she was at the time helping out at the intensive care unit with one patient had COVID-19, but she did not have direct contact with the patient.</p> <p>“We are helping to provide a service through the COVID-19 crisis. So, I don’t think it’s fair to stop me helping with the delivery of that service because of his desire to protect the house,” she said.</p> <p>“It doesn’t seem that he quite made the connection that if he came in with a serious infection, it’d be people like me at work who would be looking after him and making sure that he got through that.”</p> <p>When Hannah told her landlord she was considered an essential worker and could not find a new residence due to having to work overtime, he said he was “very understanding” but maintained that he needed the house “isolated”.</p> <p>The landlord said she should cook, shower and brush her teeth at work and remain only in her room when at home. He also offered to help her look for a new place and asked if the hospital could provide her with accommodation during the pandemic.</p> <p>Hannah went on to contact a property lawyer who drafted a letter informing the landlord of the Prime Minister’s eviction moratorium, which was met with “a lot of anger”.</p> <p>Hannah said the landlord’s daughter, who was also her housemate, told her she was not wanted at the house.</p> <p>“She said, ‘stay if you want, but I’ll make sure it’s not pleasant for you’.”</p> <p>Hannah left the residence two days after the first text. She stayed at a motel which her hospital put up for one night and moved to her colleague’s accommodation the next day.</p> <p>According to the Residential Tenancies Authority, property owners and managers who are not “significantly impacted” by COVID-19 should continue to honour their responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.</p>

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Hugh Jackman to move home to Australia after years abroad

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Homegrown Aussie legend Hugh Jackman is reportedly missing home according to<span> </span><em>New Idea</em><span> </span>and is considering a move back to Australia.</p> <p>The 51-year-old actor is reportedly considering moving permanently to his home in Bondi after living with his family in New York City for years.</p> <p>“Hugh has privately considered a move back for years, but he never followed through with it because he has such a good life in the States,” a insider told<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.newidea.com.au/" target="_blank">New Idea</a></em>.  </p> <p>“Besides his career, there's a solid support network and he and [wife] Deb are now die-hard New Yorkers. They love the spirit of the Big Apple, plus the pace and excitement of being in a city that never sleeps.”</p> <p>The insider said that he wants to be closer to his extended family as well as bring a boost to Australia’s film industry.</p> <p>“He was hugely impressed with how Chris Hemsworth managed to bring the Thor production to the country,' added the insider.</p> <p>“At the end of the day, he's an Aussie at heart. It's a no-brainer that he and Deb want to come home.”</p> <p>The<span> </span><em>X-Men­<span> </span></em>legend could be home for good with his wife of 24 years, Deborra-Lee Furness and their two children Oscar, 19 and Ava, 14.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-10q2BDURV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-10q2BDURV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman)</a> on Apr 11, 2020 at 5:42am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Despite living in New York for a number of years, Jackman was awarded the Order of Australia in September last year for his contributions to the performing arts and work advocating the end of poverty.</p> <p>'I am an immensely proud Australian, and am so grateful for the opportunities I have received by being raised there,' he said in a statement at the time, as reported by <em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/hugh-jackman-receives-order-of-australia-medal-20190913-p52r5q.html" target="_blank">The Sydney Morning Herald</a>. </em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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