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10 tips to keep chooks

There’s nothing like having a couple of chicken pecking and scratching in the backyard. Not only do they supply you with free fresh eggs...   Read More

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Beer: a top drop in any dish

Cooking with beer is a time honoured Aussie barbecue tradition, and the Tooheys Cooking Handbook takes it to an art form. Inspired by the...   Read More

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A brief history of the coffee table book

Which came first – the coffee table or the coffee table book? Strangely enough, it was the book, not the table it sits on....   Read More

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10 fun New Year’s Eve traditions

My Scottish heritage tends to come to the fore every New Year’s eve, as I spend the day feverishly cleaning everything in sight. I’ve...   Read More

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Top 5 summer holiday reads

I love to read. How I love to read. But this year it seems there’s been hardly any time for my beloved books. Between...   Read More

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All together now: it’s carolling time

Nothing puts the festive in the festive season like the sound of Christmas carols. They’re everywhere at this time of year, from shopping centres...   Read More

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A brief history of Christmas trees

Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert may be credited with making Christmas trees popular in Britain, but the tradition actually dates back millennia. The evergreen...   Read More

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Christmas: It really is a 12-day celebration

‘‘On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree.’’ SHHH! Don’t tell the retailers, but...   Read More

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Funny, crazy, embarrassing things said and done on Christmas Day

In the lead up to Christmas we asked our readers to share something funny, crazy or embarrassing that’s happened on Christmas Day. We received...   Read More

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The Christmas poem that has made memories for generations

SOME of my fondest childhood memories revolve around books — especially those read to me at Christmas. My grandparents gave me a copy of...   Read More