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A beautiful new rose for Phillip

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post-body-container"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Queen Elizabeth was overwhelmed when she was gifted a special present on what would have been Prince Philip's 100th birthday.</p> <p>Her Majesty is a Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society and was gifted a specially-bred rose that has been named in memory of her late husband.</p> <p>The flower, called the Duke of Edinburgh Rose, was gifted to the Queen on Wednesday the 2nd, but photos have only been released on what would have been the Duke's birthday, the 10th of June.</p> <p>"Whilst being very poignant, it was also a delight to give Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark what would have been HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's 100th birthday and to remember his remarkable life," President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Keith Weed said in a statement from Buckingham Palace.</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/CP6rNW3HiPR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CP6rNW3HiPR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Harkness Roses (@harknessroses)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>&gt;</p> <p>"The Duke's devotion to raising public awareness of the importance of conserving the natural world leaves a lasting legacy."</p> <p>The rose was bred by Harkness Roses and has a "deep-ink colour dappled with white lines" and are "perfect as vase flowers".</p> <p>For every rose sold, the company will donate $5 to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Living Legacy Fund.</p> <p>"We are thrilled to introduce this brand-new commemorative rose to remember the remarkable life of The Duke of Edinburgh," managing director Philip Harkness said.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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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/COh1HEsn1q5/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Harkness Roses (@harknessroses)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"In buying this rose you will also be giving one million more young people the opportunity to do their DofE Award, so not only is this rose spectacular to look at, but you will also be raising funds for a very worthy cause."</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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The Bunnings hack that will save you hundreds of dollars

<p>A Sydney mum has transformed her clothesline using just two products from Bunnings, saving her hundreds of dollars.</p> <p>While it may just be a clothesline, many homeowners will agree that the backyard staple is pricey, with some costing close to $600.</p> <p>But instead of dropping cash, Jessica Lanyon spent just $31.90 on cord and spray paint from Bunnings to revamp the old "ugly" line.</p> <p>“We actually moved into the house three years ago and it has looked like that ever since we bought it,” Jessica told news.com.au.</p> <p>“It’s that one thing we have been meaning to fix since we moved in and we’ve finally did something about it.”</p> <p>With the rest of her southwest Sydney house renovated, the mother-of-four said the dated clothes line really stood out, and for all the wrong reasons.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:328.4210526315789px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841697/screen-shot-2021-06-08-at-115855-am.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/327b7977978b412995afef885cf339b9" /></p> <p>She said before the makeover, the line was falling apart and green finish was faded.</p> <p>“To save buying a new clothesline we did a little revamp on ours instead, using new cord and spray paint – I didn’t think I could be so happy over a clothesline,” she wrote in a Facebook post.</p> <p>Jessica said it took her two hours to transform the line using $19 Hills 30cm wire from Bunnings and two coats of Dulux' $12.90 Metalshield Multipurpose Spray Paint (Monument).</p> <p>It now looks exactly like the store's $254 clothes line.</p> <p>“It’s the little things. looks great!!” one woman responded to her snap in the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/2152262025040161/permalink/2949198725346483" target="_blank">Bunnings Mums, Inspiration, Hacks, Tips And Tricks</a><span> </span>group.</p> <p>“Girl after my own heart, I revamped mine a few years ago, I was so excited,” another wrote, while a third said, “Fantastic! Recycle! Reuse! Well done.”</p>

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The most bizarre dishwasher hack you’ll ever see

<p>Dishwashers are arguable one of the most useful appliances in the home, let alone the kitchen.</p> <p>Thankfully, there are cleaning prodigies who have some of the most useful tips and the most recent one to go viral has left users in a head spin.</p> <p>Aussie mum<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/@carolina.mccauley/video/6968596608103533825?lang=en&amp;is_copy_url=1&amp;is_from_webapp=v1" target="_blank" title="Carolina Mccauley">Carolina Mccauley</a><span> </span>has shared her odd but crucial tip to get sparkling silverware – and it involves a ball of aluminium foil.</p> <p>She says all you need to do is a throw a ball of aluminium foil in with your cutlery before turning on the dishwasher.</p> <p>"This dishwasher hack will leave your silverware sparkling," she captioned the video on<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://9now.nine.com.au/the-block/tiktok" target="_blank" title="TikTok">TikTok</a>.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841619/aluminium-dishwasher-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7349503acbde497b8ea9187fb2fcded0" /></p> <p>If you roll some tin foil into a ball and place in the cutlery holder of your dishwasher, your forks, spoons, and knives will come out sparkling like new.</p> <p>It's definitely an odd tip, but the results show it does make a difference.</p> <p>The video has been watched over 123,000 times so far.</p> <p>"Why does my brain think it's not okay to put aluminium foil inside appliances because of the microwave," one TikToker wrote.</p> <p>Another said, "What the scientific magic is this?"</p> <p>The magic behind the foil has been revealed, with<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dashingmaids.com/aluminum-foil-cleaning-hacks/" target="_blank" title="">Dashing Maids</a><span> </span>writing that the chemical reaction from the foil and a dishwasher tablet is what gives cutlery its incredible shine.</p>

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Professional cleaner reveals her MAJOR shower cleaning tip

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post-body-container"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A cleaner has shared her major secret tip to get her showers sparkling clean.</p> <p>Under the TikTok account<em> <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/@thebigcleanco?lang=en" target="_blank">The Big Clean Co</a>,</em> a Melbourne woman has showed her method of using dishwashing liquid to get shower tiles, shower screen and metal shower handles absolutely spotless.</p> <p>“This shower gets cleaned weekly, if it was a deep clean, we’d brush these bits,” she wrote.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841502/shower-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c9283a99d87146219aaecb6e7984a19c" /></p> <p>After wiping all of the shower surfaces down, she then showed how she rinsed the shower before drying it with a towel.</p> <p>“When we use dishwashing liquid, we don’t even need a glass cleaner,” she said.</p> <p>The clip has been viewed by more than two million people and left viewers excited to try the new cleaning hack out on their own showers.</p> <p>“This is so impressive,” one person wrote.</p> <p>“I love the tip! Thank you,” wrote another.</p> <p>A third said: “Going to clean my shower right now! Looks brilliant!”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="upper-row"><span class="like-bar-component"></span> <div class="right-box-container"></div> </div> </div> </div>

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Disastrous mouse plague set to hit Sydney in just weeks

<p>An investigation of rodent mice is set to hit Sydney homes, and now experts are urging people to protect their homes.</p> <p>Country towns have been dealing with their own mouse plague since 2020, resulting in ruined crops, tonnes of damaged stored and grain along with millions of dollars’ worth of damage to homes and land.</p> <p>The NSW government announced last week it had secured 5000 litres of anti-coagulant bromadiolone.</p> <p>The amount is estimated to be enough to treat around 95 tonnes of grain and will be provided to farmers for free, once its use has been given the green light by federal authorities.</p> <p>Now, experts are warning Sydney to rodent-proof their homes as mice are feared to be coming to the suburbs by travelling in trucks in a bid to find warmer weather.</p> <p>Dr Leigh Davidson, CEO of Your Vet Online, told Channel 7’s<span> </span><em>Sunrise<span> </span></em>that the city’s prolonged humid weather could mean winter might be filled with the rodents.<span></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I think the thing that concerns me most about these mice is how they have managed to learn and employ military strategy. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mouseplague?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mouseplague</a> <a href="https://t.co/8eq8KpCyIB">pic.twitter.com/8eq8KpCyIB</a></p> — Strong Raiders Areas (@sloanefather) <a href="https://twitter.com/sloanefather/status/1395326603173920771?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 20, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>"We’re having really good warm temperatures, there’s an abundance of food and we’re not getting those frosts that we’d normally get," Dr Davidson said.</p>

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Young tradie’s “embarrassing” blunder

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Melbourne tradie learned he had arrived for a job at the wrong house, after he had just finished ripping up the unknown owner’s backyard pavers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The tradesman arrived at the Cranbourne West home, in Melbourne’s southeast, before his boss on Monday, May 18 and got straight to work.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But little did he know, there was another house with the exact same number just three doors down the road.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He shared his “embarrassing” error on </span><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@dafishaaa"><span style="font-weight: 400;">TikTok</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> the following day, writing: “When you go to prep a pour and end up going to the wrong house.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What a way to start the day,” he says in the clip that has since been watched over 165,000 times.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I get a text to say the address is 37, I word up the client that we’ll come in with the excavator, waited for Tyler, pulled up the pavers, only to find out, there’s a 37 all the way down there too,” he said. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’ve just gone to a complete stranger’s house, got them to open up the shed, pulled out their pavers, waited for my boss, just to find out it’s the wrong house.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">His boss also made a video recording the blunder.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Get a load of this,” he says in the clip before panning across to the house where the work had been done.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m running late, so he comes in and starts moving things and ripping up pavers, but what he didn’t know was that’s actually the wrong house,” he said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“And he started ripping up someone else’s pavers, ready for a job that’s not going to happen at their house.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“He doesn’t know what to do. So now we have to put back the pavers and apologise to whoever it is.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The mix-up happened as both homes had planned renovations that morning and were both numbered 37 but had different street names, so the owners had let him in assuming he was their builder.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The owners were extremely understanding, with the tradie saying “they always seem to get parcels that belong to the actual 37”.</span></p>

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Man reveals why he hasn’t taken his bins out in three years

<p>One Australian man has revealed he has not put his rubbish out for collection in more than three years.</p> <p>Gary Moran, from South Australia says his bins have not been put out because he makes calculated choices about the items he purchases.</p> <p>Mr Moran, from Gawler admitted he avoids most items at the supermarket.</p> <p>"I grow some veggies myself and do some shopping at bulk stores and farmer markets, but I'm also careful at the supermarket as to make sure that anything that I do purchase, that the packaging is recyclable," Mr Moran said to <em>Yahoo News Australia.</em></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840943/rubbish.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ac54d60472c540f48e24978682f06ead" /></p> <p>He also said he recycles his soft plastic through REDcycle, making it a much simpler to reduce his overall waste.</p> <p>"It's been an ongoing thing that I've built on," he said.</p> <p>Mr Moran says he cut down his general waste drastically when he began crunching all of his aluminium foil into a large ball and combing smaller bits of metal and plastic into individual containers.</p> <p>He says he didn’t feel like he had to sacrifice anything to become more environmentally friendly.</p> <p>"I can't say that I really sacrificed anything, it's just about making a more intelligent choice about what you buy. I don't feel like I miss out on anything," he said.</p> <p>Mr Moran encourages those hoping to get into the minimal-waste lifestyle to make small changes to their daily habits.</p> <p>"When you want to start on a similar journey, you can make a small station at home where you can separate your things at the source," he said.</p> <p>"It's so easy when there's something in your hand that needs to be put somewhere, and it's no harder than throwing it in the bin."</p> <p>He also warned consumers to think about where their rubbish ends up going when they are done with it and to be wary of what they purchase.</p> <p><em>Image: Yahoo</em></p>

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$49 Bunnings hack transforms stunning coffee table

<p>This woman's coffee table transformation is a prime example of why you shouldn't throw away old furniture.</p> <p>Instead of getting rid of the 20-year-old table and sides, Melbourne-based Nina Verdier decided on transforming the pieces to give it a whole new look with a $49 Bunnings product.</p> <p>She said while there was a lot of sanding involved, the end result was worth it.</p> <p>“I tried to do most of it in a day or two since I get really dusty and don’t enjoy that part,” Ms Verdier joked.</p> <p>“Once I removed most of the dark stains with an orbital sander, I used a detail sander for the corners and edges.</p> <p>“I also used paint stripper in some areas that I couldn’t get in with the sanders.”</p> <p>After prepping the items, she covered it with Cabot's $49 clear water-based varnish gloss.</p> <p>She used three to four coats of varnish on the top, with one to two coats on the legs/base. “It is important to clean the surface with sugar soap to get rid of any dirt and dust and make sure it is smooth before applying the varnish,” she advised.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 279.2887029288703px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840802/screen-shot-2021-04-20-at-102614-am.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5a03990a8cf74a02a3238ed546feea2a" /></p> <p>“The (Bunnings) gloss doesn’t change the natural wood colour as other brands I tried before. I got 1L tin and used less than half of it,” she told news.com.au</p> <p>“I love to give furniture a new life. Sometimes we think it’s easier to get rid of them and buy new ones, but once we realise how much a piece can change with a bit of TLC, it makes it way more special and you’ll save a lot of money,” Ms Verdier said.</p> <p>She took to Facebook to share the before and after photos and it garnered over 2500 likes and hundreds of comments, with users praising her for the transformation.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 277.54677754677755px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840803/screen-shot-2021-04-20-at-102622-am.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e7fddf5d263546f8aac87c60d20aca57" /></p> <p>“What an incredible result,” one woman wrote.</p> <p>“Looks great, so glad you didn’t paint it. The timber looks wonderful,” another added.</p> <p>Ms Verdier wasn't expecting such a massive reaction but believes it's because people now realise what they can do with similar items of furniture they have lying around.</p> <p>“(I guess) they couldn’t believe that was something they could do themselves. I got heaps of messages saying that I inspired them to do the same instead of throwing them away and getting new ones.”</p> <p>Since losing her job as a retail store manager during the covid pandemic, Ms Verdier turned to upcycling furniture in her parents-in-law's house to keep busy.</p> <p>But she ended up falling in love with it, turning her hobby into a<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/butchandbulldog/?hl=en" target="_blank">full-blown upcycling business</a><span> </span>Butch &amp; Bulldog.</p> <p>“I was just doing it for fun, to find something that kept me busy during the hard times. But I started getting messages from family and friends to upcycle their furniture, and then friends of friends,” she told news.com.au.</p> <p>“My partner and I had no experience at all. I didn’t even know how to use a screwdriver,” she said.</p>

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Spring has sprung for the Royal family!

<p><span>The royal family love many things, and spring is one of them.</span><br /><br /><span>Buckingham Palace took to Instagram to show off Her Majesty’s wonderful garden, and even took the time to share just how wonderful the Palace’s Rose Garden is during the spring.</span><br /><br /><span>"Sunrise over the lake in the Buckingham Palace Garden. Today marks the first official day of spring, as we all look towards brighter days ahead," the caption read.</span><br /><br /><span>"The garden at The Queen's London residence sees much change over the course of a year. Despite its urban location, the garden is home to a remarkable array of flora and fauna."</span></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/CMou5gEnO1I/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CMou5gEnO1I/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>"The thought of summer. Let's hope we can try and get back to normal. Whatever, that will be!!" one user wrote in the comments. .</span><br /><br /><span>The positive Instagram post follows after it was announced that the Queen's Official Birthday Parade would not go ahead as usual.</span><br /><br /><span>In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "Following consultation with government and other relevant parties it has been agreed that The Queen's Official Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour, will not go ahead this year in its traditional form in central London."</span><br /><br /><span>"Options for an alternative Parade, in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle, are being considered."</span><br /><br /><span>Trooping the Colour was supposed to happen on June 12 to mark the monarch's 95th birthday and would have taken place two days after Prince Philip's 100th birthday.</span><br /><br /><span>It was also announced that the annual Garter Service, which is usually held around June, would not take place this year either.</span></p>

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ALDI shopper finds weird handwritten message on linen

<p>An ALDI shopper has revealed the odd handwritten note on her son's bedspread that she picked up in a Special Buys sale.</p> <p>She shared the find on a popular Facebook page and discovered the message in thick black texta on the fabric – a large note that appeared to read "LEMON FISH".</p> <p>“Did anyone get the truck single bed spread?” said Hayley-Maree on the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/1034012533313136" target="_blank">Aldi Mums</a><span> </span>Facebook page.</p> <p>“I just washed it and was hanging it out and it looks like it’s been written on.</p> <p>“It doesn’t have it anywhere else. Just wondering if anyone else got one and if it’s mark-free?”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839952/handwriting-1-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/308d91f0fe1a41ef90b249c80d6c68a7" /></p> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Others quickly pointed out it's likely that the marks were made in the production phase of the bedspread.</p> <p>“It’s been marked while being made by the looks of it,” said one.</p> <p>“Measurements or maybe end of fabric roll - definitely take in for refund.”</p> <p>Added another: “What you have is a doona that is made from the end of the roll of fabric and has been marked as such. Not ordinary ink, won’t come out.”</p> <p>While it's currently unclear if the mum went into ALDI for a refund on the item, it would be great to know just what "LEMON FISH" could possibly be a reference to!</p> </div>

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When to blow? Ben Fordham loses fans with radical stance

<p>One of the biggest neighbourhood debates is when to get out the power tools or lawnmower on a weekend.</p> <p>Ben Fordham weighed in on the topic on Wednesday morning after making a leaf blower admission on his 2GB Breakfast radio show.</p> <p>Despite loving his leaf blower, the power tool has cost him a few friends.</p> <p>"Look, I know it's not popular but that's just the way I feel. There are people that love leaf blowers, and there are people that hate leaf blowers, and I don't mind other people using them either," Ben said.</p> <p>"It's not like I just want to use my own and not let you use yours. Leaf blowers are fantastic. If that loses me a few friends, well, I'm sorry, it's just me."</p> <p>The topic of leaf blowers came up when a listener called up to talk about a "respectable" time to start the lawnmower on a Sunday morning.</p> <p>Darren called the open line to explain what he thought was a reasonable time, but it opened up a can of worms.</p> <p>"Mate, I think 8 o'clock is a respectable time, although it used to be 10 o'clock from memory, on a Sunday or public holiday, but that was an unwritten law," Darren said.</p> <p>"But my biggest gripe at the moment, I think, is the blower vacs."</p> <p>Darren explained he lives in a townhouse where there are eight in the block, and believes the blower vac is causing some tensions between neighbours.</p> <p>"Unfortunately you'll have one neighbour come out with a blower vac, do his area, another neighbour will be pee-d off because of the noise, come out and do his," Darren said.</p> <p>"My question is in today's world, with COVID and everything we have like that, if it's not strata, should it really be blower vacs? I might sound like a bit of a whinger, mate, but blower vacs at 8 am on a Sunday morning? Unfortunately, with lockdowns and things like what's been happening, you'll get neighbours — I'm in the situation where you'll get a bit of animosity."</p> <p>Darren said the age-old debate can cause conflict amongst neighbours if they find they're being woken up too early, and while he thinks 8 am is fine to start power tools, a bit of courtesy is needed.</p> <p>"I have confessed that I love a leaf blower. I don't use it early in the morning," Ben said.</p> <p>A man named Chris called up and his one question for Ben — and everyone else who uses one — was, "Where do you blow leaves?".</p> <p>Ben joked that he just blows them to his neighbours' yard, but clarified he just uses it on the path, blowing it back into the garden.</p> <p>There are official times where power tools, lawnmowers and leaf blowers can be used and it differs from state to state. Here are the times it's acceptable to use these items across the country:</p> <p><strong>New South Wales</strong></p> <ul> <li>8 am to 8 pm on Sundays and public holidays.</li> <li>7 am to 8 pm on any other day.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Victoria</strong></p> <ul> <li>7 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday.</li> <li>9 am to 8 pm on weekends and public holidays.</li> </ul> <p><strong>South Australia</strong></p> <ul> <li>8 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday.</li> <li>9 am to 8 pm on Sunday.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Western Australia</strong></p> <ul> <li>7 am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday.</li> <li>9 am to 7 pm Sunday and public holidays.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Queensland</strong></p> <ul> <li>7 am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday.</li> <li>8 am to 7 pm Sunday or public holiday.</li> </ul> <p><strong>ACT</strong></p> <ul> <li>7 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday.</li> <li>8 am to 8 pm Sunday and public holidays.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Northern Territory</strong></p> <ul> <li>7 am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday.</li> <li>9 am to 6 pm Sunday and public holidays.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Tasmania</strong></p> <ul> <li>7 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday.</li> <li>9 am to 8 pm on Saturday.</li> <li>10 am to 8 pm Sunday and public holidays.</li> </ul>

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Bunnings launches LEGO-style collectables perfect for the grandkids

<p><span>Bunnings have just announced their latest drop that is sure to give kids across Australia something to enjoy as the summer holidays come to an end.</span><br /><br /><span>The mega warehouse store has just released a range of five “building blocks” toys for fans to collect.</span><br /><br /><span>It is very similar to the Woolworths “Ooshie” campaign that took Australia by story, however the five Building Block collectibles have been designed to complete a Bunnings Black Warehouse.</span><br /><br /><span>For the 168-piece scales-down model of the store, it retails for $30. However pint-sized DIY experts can recreate with just a few assembly blocks.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839471/bunnings-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/97931a12d91c403a815ef0a5056017b9" /><br /><br /><span>"Each add-on will be a replica of features you can easily spot inside a Bunnings Warehouse so that customers can collect and build some of their favourite in-store features," a Bunnings spokesperson said.</span><br /><br /><span>A new mystery collectible items will be available with every Bunnings person from January 14 up until May.</span><br /><br /><span>The first add-on feature includes Bunnings truck, which has been described as a replica of "the quiet hero, always ensuring the shelves are fully stocked with more than 40,000 products for customers to choose from."</span><br /><br /><span>"This model truck always delivers and can be assembled using 117 durable building blocks. Wherever you live, this Bunnings Truck will transport you and your kids to a fun place, every single time you play with it."</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839472/bunnings.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f1911d73782340d6982b7a023026102e" /><br /><br /><span>Each item will cost $10, and is available storewide and online while stock lasts.</span><br /><br /><span>WA restrictions have limited availability for Bunnings Building Block add-ons. It will be available in Armadale, Broome and Bunbury stores and through Click and Deliver online in WA only.</span></p>

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Shopper issues urgent warning against cult Kmart item

<p>Kmart has a number of items that have quickly become cult favourites including their very popular air fryer.</p> <p>However one woman has taken to Facebook, encouraging people to think twice before using an air fryer on their kitchen bench.</p> <p>In a post shared in the Kmart Hacks &amp; Decor group she says the Kmart purchase allegedly left a crack on her stone bench top – a discovery which had resulted in her husband “quietly rocking in the corner”.</p> <p>“Just an FYI and warning!” she wrote, according to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/kmart-shoppers-urgent-warning-to-anyone-with-an-air-fryer-c-1894964" target="_blank">7news.com.au.</a></p> <p>“Bought the big air fryer and have been loving it … till I noticed a big crack in my bench top.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839345/kmart-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/13c7d42b49c444108a3694f7f9696895" /></p> <p>“I didn’t realise the heat the air fryer made underneath and has now cracked my stone bench top!”</p> <p>It is recommended that air fryer users should put a heat-resistant pad underneath the appliance while using it, but the woman did not know this nor did many others.</p> <p>“I had no idea this could happen,” one person wrote.</p> <p>A Kmart spokesperson said that the appliance came with an instructions manual and had a number of recommendations on how to operate the cult buy.</p> <p>“At Kmart, we’re committed to designing and creating great quality products for our customers; and we’re proud to offer families a wide range of cooking appliances,” the spokesperson said.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839346/kmart-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a805d639b9574eeaba39e1f3e767eeee" /></p> <p>“Air Fryers are one of our most popular appliance categories; with a 5-star customer rating and dedicated fan page on Facebook with over 398,000 members.</p> <p>“When it comes to electrical appliances, we recommend customers familiarise themselves with the safety precautions outlined in our User Manuals.</p> <p>“This will ensure products are used correctly. Placing air fryers on dry, level, stable, and heat-resistant surfaces (away from overhead cabinets or presses, which may be damaged by steam) is recommended.”</p>

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Mum touts Bunnings product as miracle shower cleaner

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Not everyone is a fan of cleaning, but almost everyone is a fan of hacks that make those tedious chores a lot easier.</p> <p>Enter Aussie mum Tracey who has found her latest miracle find after "trying everything else" to remove stubborn soap scum from her shower.</p> <p>“Finally found the game-changer for shower glass," she shared on a Facebook group.</p> <p>“Easy to rub in and wash off. Found in Bunnings cleaning aisle. Have tried everything else before finding this."</p> <p>Her miracle product is Rain-X Shower door extreme cleaner, which can be found at your local Bunnings.</p> <p>“This unique product, specially formulated for use on glass shower doors, is ideal for removing soap scum, dirt, hard water build-up, calcium, lime stains and rust stains," the product description reads on the website.</p> <p>Other fans of the<span> </span><em>Mums Who Clean</em><span> </span>Facebook group loved the hack.</p> <p>“I’m an end of lease cleaner and this is what we use. I’ve cleaned some really bad showers. Like to the point the glass couldn’t been seen through. And I’ve used Rainx to clean it”</p> <p>Added another: “well worth the $20, game changer!”</p> <p>Said a third: “That is awesome stuff. My client that also has a house in America brought some back years ago you could only get it from the US at the time. So glad they have finally got in here.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Kmart urgently recalls popular Christmas item

<p>Kmart has recalled a popular Christmas decoration after biosecurity fears mean it could pose a risk to native flora and fauna in Australia and New Zealand.</p> <p>The major retailer has pulled its Half Wicker Wreath with Berries from online stores as well as in-store after the biosecurity risk.</p> <p>The product has foliage and berries and has been available in Kmart from September 26th to December 7th and there are fears that there are unwanted organisms in the wreath.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839175/kmar-theor.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e7029968cb8547439810fd601af43e04" /></p> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Shoppers have been told to return it to stores "immediately" for a full refund.</p> <p>“The treatment given to this product has been determined to have been ineffective and it may contain unwanted organisms that could affect plants native to the country,” the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.recalls.govt.nz/recalls/32cm-half-wicker-wreath-with-berries/" target="_blank">Product Recalls<span> </span></a>website said.</p> <p>“The product could potentially pose a risk to native flora.</p> <p>“Customers should cease using their product immediately and return the product to any Kmart store for a full refund.”</p> <p><em>Photo credits:<span> </span></em><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/christmas/kmart-recalls-popular-15-christmas-item-amid-biosecurity-risk/news-story/1d72e0f971c2677d3f224254089f01d6" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"></div> </div> </div>

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Give yourself some power: Why you should upgrade your recliners and sofas

<p>Whether you’re returning home after a long day of work, or you’re sitting back and enjoying the fruits of your labour in retirement – you want to be as comfortable as possible, right?</p> <p>If you’re sitting on a couch that you’ve had for 20 years and you find yourself sinking into the spot you’ve been claiming as yours over that time, you might be in need of an upgrade. Or perhaps the sofa you bought last year just doesn’t seem to sit right in your living area anymore. Whatever the case, upgrading your current lounge to a <a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/">new recliner or sofa</a> will not only enhance your comfort, it’ll change the aesthetics of your home.</p> <p>Here’s our tips on why you should upgrade, and what to consider:</p> <p><strong>A mood enhancer</strong></p> <p>If your old lounges and sofas are starting to look a little drab, it can really impact your mood when you’re trying to relax. It’s difficult to lie back and watch Netflix when in the back of your mind, all you can think about is how uncomfortable you feel. By upgrading to a new recliner or sofa, you will enhance your viewing pleasure, and you’ll feel much better for it. At the end of the day, your personal style and comfort are reflections of how you feel on the inside, and that upgrade might just hit the mark in feeling your best.</p> <p><strong>Change is as good as a holiday</strong></p> <p>You might have heard the saying that “a change is as good as a holiday”. So, when you can’t hit the airways and take off overseas, or you’re counting down the days when you can skip over the border to visit your family, making your home brighter and fresher can make a huge difference to the aesthetics of your home. Think bright colours, if life is feeling a little bit gloomy, or choose a design that’s sleek, elegant and sophisticated to match the person inside you want others to see shine through.</p> <p><strong>Choosing the right upgrade – Power, Traditional, Contemporary and more!</strong></p> <p>When upgrading your sofa, you want to make sure you’re getting something that is not only going to be the epitome of <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/comfort-guides-au" target="_blank">comfort</a>, but also one that’s going to go the distance. Although you’ll find there are plenty of options on the market, a <a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/recliners/power">power recliner</a> is by far one of the most popular, allowing you to have full control over your seating position with the simple push of a button. Conventional style recliners, on the other hand, have a lever that you can pull, and it pulls the leg rest up, allowing you to lie back and relax. Either option is going to enhance your ultimate relaxation preferences.</p> <p>Traditional recliners, such as the <a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/eden-rocker-recliner">Eden</a> and <a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/serenity-rocker-recliner">Serenity</a> Rocker with La-Z-Boy, are guaranteed to suit any home design. They’re built to last, comfortable and affordable. Step things up a notch with the stylish Scandinavian-inspired designs, such as the <a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/recliners/rolf-nordic-recliner">Rolf Nordic</a> or <a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/recliners/asta-nordic-recliner">Asta Nordic</a>; or opt for something more contemporary to maximise your home’s space and aesthetics, with the <a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/anika-onyx-rocker-recliner">Anika Onyx</a> or <a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/duor-colorado-power-recliner">Duo<strong>® </strong>Colorado</a>. Or even a power option such as the <a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/sofas-modulars/taylor-2-seater-twin-power-recliner">Taylor Twin 2 Seater Power Recliner</a>. If you want to upgrade even further, upgrade to leather from fabric, or customise any of your favourites with dozens of colours and textures, arms and bases for free. Bring out your internal designer, and give yourself some power, by making the choice that’s right for you and your personal style.</p> <p><strong>The best option</strong></p> <p>There’s no single best option – it really depends on your own comfort and style preferences. Power recliners come with various positions and settings, and the value in comfort and support you get is worth the extra upgrade. Both are easy to maintain provided they are looked after, and the fabric chosen is one that’s easy to clean. Regardless of which type of recliner or sofa you buy, if you choose one from a reputable brand like La-Z-Boy with generous warranties, you’ll have it for many years to come. </p> <p><em>This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with </em><a href="https://www.la-z-boy.com.au/"><em>La-Z-Boy</em></a><em>. </em></p>

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Bunnings $2 Christmas hack goes viral

<p><span>Nifty shoppers have taken to social media to show how one clothing item from Bunnings can be used for a cheap and easy holiday hack.</span><br /><br /><span>Those with patience and the willingness to try can make a glowing snowflake using a 12-pack of Hager’s for $2 or a “heavy duty” 15-pack for $8.80.</span><br /><br /><span>“My coat hanger snowflake. Took a while and lots of cable ties but got there in the end,” one woman posted in the Facebook group Bunnings Mums.</span><br /><br /><span>Another woman revealed she spent $8 for 20 coat hangers and $2.50 for a 100-pack of cable ties to make her very own glowing snowflake.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839136/woman-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/fe292adbf2004ead9c51846c47dd5a2f" /><br /><br /><span>“Jungle bell battery lights $8. I used 2 packs. Kinda want more on it haha,” she wrote, adding that for her first go she is pretty happy with it.</span><br /><br /><span>Another shopper posted in the group Bunnings Mums, Inspiration, Hacks, Tips And Tricks, and left other members stunned by her “awesome” job.</span><br /><br /><span>“These are so beautiful,” one person wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>“That is so clever!!” another added.</span><br /><br /><span>A third wrote: “Wow these look awesome.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839137/woman-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/21bedf47074e44a7a8c4ddb84dbe5df5" /><br /><br /><span>The woman revealed that to make the glowing snowflake, she used small cable ties and 16 hangers.</span><br /><br /><span>To make it glow, she used Kmart solar powered LED lights which cost $5.</span><br /><br /><span>It comes as little to no surprise that people are choosing to make their own decorations for the Christmas season.</span><br /><br /><span>Independent research carried out by Antenna Insights on behalf of Bunnings showed that almost half of Aussies – 49 per cent – will make their own 2020 decorations.</span></p>

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