Category: Life

Ever wondered why we eat Easter eggs?

Easter is here and everywhere you look, the supermarket shelves are lined with assorted chocolates and Easter Eggs of different sizes, flavours and value. One of the world’s most valuable eggs to hit the shelves was in 2006. Encrusted with more than 100 0.5 carat diamonds, was the Diamond Stella Egg, standing 65cm tall. How much was this egg? Only £50,000! Take inflation into account, and add yourself another £20,000, equating to $128,000 Australian dollars. Thank fully, no one was actually crazy enough to purchase and consume it! It does get crazier though – the most expensive chocolate egg...

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Fight against child labour this Easter!

It only takes one small choice…. Chocolate lovers can hardly wait for Easter! From the sweet aroma when the foil is opened, to that first taste of sugar and cocoa –  we’re held captive by a million tastebuds clamouring for more. Last year, Australian’s spent more than $200 million on Easter chocolate. In the West we’re some of the biggest consumers of Easter eggs in the world, averaging over 20 per person – that’s a lot of sugar! However the matter of the fact is that our Easter consumption habits have unexpected costs. 70% of the world’s cocoa beans...

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How to keep your New Year’s Resolution

How many times have you made a New Year’s Resolution? Probably many, or you’ve at least thought about it countless times. Why don’t they work? Why do we fail at ‘starting afresh’ time again? Because of a lack of the following, your ‘New Year’s Resolution’ may not have lasted beyond the first two weeks of January. Let’s look at ways you can turn that ‘resolution’ into a new habit or lifestyle!  1. Planning/ Creating a timeline Do you find yourself caught up in the moment and declaring amongst your friends and family at midnight that you’re finally going to...

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How to be less stressed this Christmas!

It’s “the most wonderful time of the year” (cue the Christmas carols), but we can all get a little frazzled in the lead up to the 25th of December. From the different Christmas parties throughout December, the financial strain when it comes to presents and catering, and the busyness everywhere you go – we can often forget why we celebrate Christmas. It’s a pretty monumental event, having the world (well a large majority of it) stop to take time to commemorate a child who was born in a humble little stable. Consumerism has taken advantage of such a beautiful...

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School holiday time – time to slip, slop and slap!

Time to ditch the technology and get outside to enjoy this beautiful city of Newcastle (and surrounds). We’ve done our research and have collated some of our favourite beaches for you and the family to enjoy… so what are you waiting for? It’s time to slip, slop and slap! Stockton Stockton beach is a 6.7 Km long stretch of sand connecting up with Birubi at the north end of the beach. Stockon beach has a Surf Club founded in 1908 and is still up and running today. It’s also a diverse beach accommodating a number of different activities, including quad...

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