Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:17

Be mine

'Tis the month for love - and love is big business! Valentine's Day will find many of you buying cards, flowers and planning romantic dinners.  According to a survey by, men will spend more than women. Guys are expected to spend an average of $84.39. Ladies are expected to spend an average of $48.13.

Here's a breakdown of what we plan to give for Valentine's Day, and what we hope to receive: 


Published in Local Business
Thursday, 30 August 2012 08:49

A relaxing, candlelit dinner for two

Every now and again my children surprise me. After spending a relaxing afternoon by the lake, we settled our sand- and sun-rumpled kids into our minivan for the two-minute drive home. I should have known something was up by the whispering.

'We have a surprise for you, Mumma, and we think you're really going to like it,' Meg said. As the middle child, Meg enjoys her role as the 'spoiler of all secrets' her two siblings are foolish enough to share with her.

'Meg, I told you not to tell her! Why do you always ruin everything?' Addie, the oldest, blurted from beside her in the backseat. Eye rolling, foot stomping and pouty staring out the window ensued.

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