SDC Recommendations

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New Australian Novelist Hi All, Calling all baby boomers, if you are after a good action adventure story with lots of twists and turns, there is a novel out on Amazon softcover and eBook. It is called The Forgotten Pharaoh’s Secret by Tennant Sparrow. It is set in the 1950s and 60s, it has a Brother and Sister duo called Byron and Lauren...
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If you could, which hobby would you revisit? Throughout our lives, we’ve developed different types of passions for something. Some of you may have been artists, athletes, musicians, or travellers… But life often gets in the way and we move on from enjoying one thing to another. Source: Unsplash So, if you could revisit a hobby that you...
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BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS This is going to Hurt by Adam Kay
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Do you have any budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas? Hey members! :) It's been a while since we've had a good chat. How's everyone doing? Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? 🎄 The festive spirit is kicking in, and I'm curious – how are you getting ready for the holiday season? As for me, I'm on a mission to save as much...
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No More Flies and Mozzies Every 3 to 4 months I make up a solution of 150 mls each of David Grays Termite Spray, Seasol and Wetta Soil. Mix with 3 litres water and spray all your outdoor area pavers and I even spray the fly wire outside doors from the inside to outside and walls surrounding the doors. No insects in the house or around your...
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SDC Taste Test: Viral Aussie Food Combo Today, you will have read about the unusual Aussie food combo that has taken TikTok by storm. Members, we took one for the team and decided to try the quite frankly gross food combination. It is, of course, the strawberry finger bun from Baker’s Delight stuffed with Smith’s Salt & Vinegar chips. It...
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Wondering what to buy during your first trip to ALDI? Loyal customers of the budget-friendly supermarket chain are sharing their favourite 'must-buy' items that you don't want to miss out on. Want to know the mystery must-buy items at ALDI? Keep reading... Image: Freepik. A popular recommendation is the Urban Eats Spinach and Feta...
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Shrinkflation!!! An ALDI product that has shrunk in size but now costs more - sigh! Topz crackers used to be 300g for $2.00, now they are 227g for $2.69 🤪 Hmmmm, me thinketh this is not good for the pocket...Although it does fit in the cupboard easier - must always look for the silver lining 😁 What the \_(ツ)_/¯
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What's a fun, simple, or wholesome weekend activity you like to do? Credits: Unsplash Hey there, members! Many of us here at the SDC are always eager to try something new whenever we have free time. So, we'd like to hear your suggestions on how to make weekends more interesting. You can recommend us anything—a show you've been binging, a...
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University databases are available through State Libraries For those members, their families and friends, who are former or current university students, it will be of interest to know that the databases used for research are available for free through most Australian State Libraries. For university students to use these databases remotely...
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Can you recommend someone? Hi folks, Just joined - haven't been a member long and only retired last year at 75 years old! I have a close friend/relative who needs a good psychotherapist who can help him with some 'Anger Management' tips and counselling in the Nerang area. He happily works in aged care but has taken a couple of weeks leave to...
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Mydeal.com.au Many new deals Free delivery Covers every day usage different bargains Browse at the many deals
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Suggestions for international travel insurance I am in my mid 70s my partner is in their early 80s. Interested in suggestions for reasonable, good international travel insurance
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Making the best choice harder?! Hi there, I thought you might be as intrigued as I was with this one. I always, ALWAYS purchase Australian produce wherever I can, regardless of the few extra cents this often incurs (which is another point that baffles me!) Yesterday at my local (Sarina, NQ) Woolies store, I wanted garlic. As you can see in...
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9 Classic Australian Books You Should Be Adding To Your Literary Bucket List You might not know this, but Australia has a pretty incredible literary history. In fact, some of the world’s most famous authors were citizens of the Land Down Under, including Nobel Prize winner Patrick White. But beyond the Nobel-prize winner, there are plenty of...
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Infographics Feedback Hello, lovely members! You may have noticed that we've been adding some infographics to the articles every now and then - and we're proud to say that they are made by our very talented design team! We want to know what you think about this new addition, so please feel free to share your feedback in the comments...
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Banking for concession card holders Hi 👋 I’ve just discovered that banks have concession accounts which are purely for transactions but they don’t have any bank charges! Many banking staff are not aware of this facility I’ve discovered! As an aged pensioner with limited income this discovery has just saved me $34 in fees!! Check it out as it...
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What’s the safest seat on a plane? We asked an aviation expert When booking a flight, do you ever think about which seat will protect you the most in an emergency? Probably not. Most people book seats for comfort, such as leg room, or convenience, such as easy access to toilets. Frequent flyers (this author included) might book their seat as...
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Attention, cat parents! What are some of your best tips for raising cats? Members, I've been feeling giddy. After spending plenty of time weighing the pros and the cons, I've made a decision and am preparing to get a second cat! Woohoo! All the cat parents know that one fur ball isn't enough. But I have a slight dilemma... My cat, Tootsie, has...
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Member Looking For Tenterfield Fax Terrier Hello, lovely members! One of the SDC members, Cherie J., is looking for a senior and small Tenterfield Fax Terrier in in case anyone is looking to rehome theirs. Here's what she told us: 'I am looking for such a loving little female Fox Terrier to keep me company. I love dogs and would make this...
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Book Recommendation: The Codebreakers written by Alli Sinclair Hello members! I am so excited about posting this book recommendation because it has been a while (hasn't it?!) The lovely member Loraine P. sent this recommendation through to me to share with you all! This is what Loraine P. had to say about the book: 'My story is...
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Catching up with the members (Part 2): How Did Your Weekend Go? Helloooo, wonderful members! Can you believe we're welcoming another week? Time really flies, eh? Did you do anything fun or special this weekend? Maybe you have a funny or touching story that you'd like to share with us. If so, feel free to tell us all about it in the comments...
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If you could go back in time, what piece of advice would you give to your younger self? I thought it would be fun to do a quick 'get to know each other' session. This Thursday afternoon, the SDC team would love to know what advice you would give to your younger self if you could go back in time. Source: Pexels I (Sethia) would tell my...
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What made you smile today? One of the best things that we often take for granted in life is living in the present. So as a quick exercise to improve our mindfulness, let's take a moment to reflect on what made our day special today. What made you smile? What are you most thankful for? We'd love to hear from you!
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Catching up with the members: How was your weekend? Hello, lovely members! We're kickstarting another fabulous week here at the SDC and we'd love to know how your weekend went. Did you do anything fun or special? Is there something you're proud of accomplishing? Do you have a funny story to share? Let us know in the comments! We'd love to...
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