Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: RP | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: REBLOG | Comments Off on Inner-city Properties Nobody Wants
Big increases in house prices are not translating into the Sydney rental market, where many inner-city houses are sitting vacant as tenants prefer apartments, a new report says.
The average weekly rent for a house in Sydney hasn’t risen for at least a year, while apartment rents are growing steadily – up 1.1 per cent in the past three months to $480, according to the Australian Property Monitors September Rental Report.
Even in one of the most popular rental areas, around the inner west suburb of Newtown, local agent Ee Poh Ling, of Ee Real Estate, had found houses were taking longer to rent than three months ago, while some had even had a drop in price to ensure they did not sit vacant for too long :: Read Antony Lawes’ full Domain article »»»»
Posted: September 10th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: REBLOG | Comments Off on Jake Zien Saved My Electrified LIFE
It’s a fact – I’m a freak – a powerboard freak! Clearly my home was designed and built by a Neanderthal, a caveman who had no need of powerpoints, electric plugs or switches.
Fast forward to now, and I’m surrounded by powered objects, and until recently – thanks to Jake Zien – I was surrounded by a mess of powerboards.
Jake Zien’s superclever Pivot Power has almost literally saved my electrified life, however, as the TV man says “…but wait there’s more!” Jake has now got a supercute Power Pivot Mini :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 15th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: ABC TV, Cankler Science News, Catalyst, Chiropractic, Chiropractors, Dr Maryanne Demasi, Dr Michael Vagg, REBLOG | Comments Off on MUST SEE! Catalyst’s Dr Maryanne Demasi Does Chiropractic
I’m not a huge television watcher, discerning, one show I must see each week – or I seriously get the grumps – is Catalyst. For those not-in-the-know, Catalyst is a superlative Australian science program aired weekly on ABC TV, it’s always current, often a lark and most beautifully produced.
My favourite Catalyst, Dr Demasi, this week looked into a worrying trend that has science based medicine up in arms – chiropractors with ambitions of replacing the family gp – There have been reports that chiropractors are the new refuge for a range of health problems, like asthma, colic, reflux and even autism?
Dr Maryanne Demasi reckons, “…most people go to the chiropractor for back pain, and, despite its surging popularity, its proven benefit is fairly limited. A review of spinal manipulation showed that it could alleviate lower back pain, but it was no more effective than heat therapy, or even a good massage.” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 22nd, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: Australian Bush, Australian Landmark, Country Retreat, French Island, Property For Sale, REBLOG | Comments Off on REBLOG! Favourite NEW Thought via Domain
In a previous life – a much more leisurely paced life – I spent half my time in the city and the other half in the bush – commuting, resting, commuting, resting; *sigh* gee-wiz I miss the Australian Bush!
So I’ve started to take a look around, test the waters, and to my surprise there’s a bunch of eligible property out there.
My Favourite New Thought on the escape front is French Island, my latest obsession.
The agent describes this little bit of heaven as “A picturesque winding driveway leads to this charming 1 bedroom cottage on 13 secluded acres and features un-interrupted bay views.” More *sighs* :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 22nd, 2013 | Author: RP | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: REBLOG, Super Mega Mega Toaster | Comments Off on Super Mega Mega Toaster Prints Your Bread
The humble toaster hasn’t changed a bunch over the years, aside from upmarket variants like the Brabantia, not a heap of imagination has gone into a device that is used almost solely in the am.
Since it’s invention by Scotsman, Alan MacMasters in 1893, it hasn’t really been dragged into the 21st century. Accordingly, there isn’t a lot you can do with a device that exists purely to brown bread!?
Scott van Haastrecht begs to differ, and has added another string to the toaster’s bow by creating a device that prints a different picture onto your breakfast every morning.
Contrary to the impression the name may give, the Super Mega Mega Toaster isn’t a giant version of the humble bread-browning electrical appliance. Instead its trick is to source an image that has some relevance to a particular day from Google, then print on to your toast :: Read the full Gizmag article »»»»