I’m always looking for a bargain, and cars are no exception. My son told me that for the best new car deals around, I should speak with Ryan The Negotiator, so that’s what I did. He’s so much better than dealerships and private sellers – he acts as a broker for people looking to buy a new car and save some money in the process. It’s pretty straightforward, all you need to do is tell him the make, model, year and what you’re looking to spend, plus any extras you like such as power windows. I myself was after a 2004 VW Golf, Turbo edition, and Ryan came through with the goods. I’d be happy to recommend him to anyone I know looking for a new car – trust me you’ll save a load of money. All he charges is $249 for his service, and if he can’t find what you want then he’ll refund it no problem. Give him a call.
We just organised a family holiday with China Golf Experience. It will be our third and for a family of golfers there is really nothing better. Both my sons have taken to the game with the same fervour my wife and I have. She normally organises the holidays but when it comes to the golfing, that’s very much my domain.
I’d ordinarily be out of my element with hotels and flights and all that sort of stuff. I’d have her looking over my shoulder for every decision but we’ve both learned to put our faith in China golf Experience. Each trip has exceeded our expectations and this last one was no exception. Everything down to the last detail has been thought over by them and the trips are out of this world. You can’t not love a China golf tour.
I moved to Australia from Germany about 10 years ago now and I love it here. The climate, the people, the lifestyle, it’s all great. The one thing I do miss is a proper winter garden like the one I had back home – I’ve noticed that they’re not really all that common here. A winter garden is a small, semi-outdoor room at the back of the house which has glass walls and gives you the impression that you’re outdoors in winter when really you’re inside and warm. Sort of like a green house, I suppose, just on a much smaller scale. I built one at the back of my home here in Australia but it’s even smaller than my original one and I can’t fit as many plants in there as I’d like. I did a search and found a company by the name of O2 Plant Walls that have exactly what I need – vertical gardens. Essentially it’s a garden bed filled with whatever you like – plants, herbs, flowers – but it’s designed and installed on a vertical wall. They installed it on the brick wall between the house and the winter garden and it looks unbelievable. Do what I did and give O2 Plant Walls a call.
I’ll admit it, I’m addicted to denim. I love how it looks, I love how it feels, I love everything about it. I even wear jeans when I’m just at home by myself, and my friends think it’s weird that I don’t hang out in tracksuit pants like most people. Because they look awful, that’s why. I think the only time I’m not in my trusty black jeans is when I have to wear a suit, or when it’s hot enough for shorts. I reckon I’ve got no less than 8 pairs. For a couple of years now I’ve bought them all from a great little label called Nobody, and they’re the best I’ve ever found by a mile. The cut of the jeans is really great, and you notice the difference even right down to the stitching. Jeans should be made to last, and believe me these ones do. The first pair of men’s jeans I bought from Nobody are about 3 years old and you’d never tell. The only reason I have so many is because their range is so great I feel I need to buy the newest addition. For jeans that are sure to turn heads, you can’t beat Nobody denim.
If there were ever issues stopping us from finding a suitable rental property to live in, we experienced them! My partner and I looked for 10 months before finding the home we live in together today. We had been together for 2 years and decided it was time to live under one roof together. Little did we realise, it would be a difficult task! We learnt that just a few minor details about our profile were making us fall behind other applicants with better credentials. Not only was I in between jobs, we discovered that more often than not, the first applicant to present the bond, wins! We found that Rent Bond Move offered rental bond loans for all types of people, and they listen to your needs instead of seeing you as another number. We have them to thank for our gorgeous beachfront apartment we are living in now because we were able to act a little more aggressively with a bond of $5000 ready to be paid up-front. The repayments were also very affordable and we were able to pay it off soon after I started my new job. We highly recommend Rent Bond Move when you want to secure your dream rental home. We are thankful we used their services and you’ll be too.
After months of coercion from my girlfriend, I’ve finally joined a gym. Not because I’m overweight or out of shape, but I am pretty unfit and she convinced me it was a great way to stay motivated and maintain an active lifestyle. I admit, it’s not that bad – at the very least, the pool and sauna has been great so far. The rest of the time I’ve got no idea what I’m doing, so I spoke with one of the personal trainers and I’ve had a few sessions with him. He’s been a lot of help, and he’s even given me some tips on what I can do at home and away from the gym. Apparently cross trainers are one of the best things you can use for getting into shape. It gives you a real good workout on your leg muscles, and is great for cardio, too. I did a quick search online and Lifespan Fitness seemed to know what they were doing. I went to the store and had a look, expecting to have to fork out thousands. Very surprised to walk away with a quality unit for just under $700 – what a steal! Now I’m using it every day at home and I’ve already noticed improvements. Big thanks to my trainer and to Lifespan Fitness.
I work in hospitality, at a European bistro in the city. It’s a nice little place and I’ve been here for about a year or so. Like most in the hospitality industry, we just celebrated Christmas in July and all the staff went down to the Macedon Ranges to visit some wineries courtesy of the owner of the bistro. The Macedon Ranges are renowned for their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, and we were all chomping at the bit to get stuck into a few bottles.
Our boss organised the day through Dreamscape Tours, who run several tours throughout the state, and the 12 of us were picked up by bus which was nice. We ended doing the Tullamarine Trail, which is where 6 wineries merge together. It gives you the chance to check out 6 very different wineries all in close proximity to each other, and we had an absolute blast. Luckily, the weather was unseasonably warm so we spent the day outdoors sampling some delicious wines from the region. All the staff agreed it was the best Christmas in July we’d ever had, and we’re all keen to try Dreamscape Tours again very soon. For the finest wine tours Melbourne has to offer, I’d suggest you do the same.
Finding a new home is never easy. You want to live in a good area, close to shops and schools, a decent backyard, a reputable builder, and a home that suits your taste and lifestyle. After all, buying a home is the biggest investment you’ll most likely make in your whole life, so it’s got to be perfect. I myself have always loved living in the south east suburbs; they have everything I need and it’s only ever a half hour drive on the freeway to get into the city if need be.
Recently, my parents have had to move back in with my wife and me as my dad’s getting on and needs a bit of extra care. Of course I’m more than happy to have them, but it means we’re going to need a bigger place.
House and Land Packages Melbourne have been a blessing in disguise. They’ve got a huge amount of builders to choose from, including MAB Corporation who helped us build the most perfect house, and you’d never guess you were living in an estate of any kind.
It’s hard to go past Roman Blinds for bedrooms. They are simple and elegant, easy to keep clean and
really functional. You can go with a plain block colour or try spicing up kids bedrooms with a mural blind. inDesign Blinds stock a great range and provide you with plenty of options.
I’m in and out of the store on an almost weekly basis because they are great problem solvers.
Whatever I’m dealing with from strange window shapes to noisy streets, they have ideas to help find a solution. I consider blinds and curtains one of the most important features of a room and of setting the tone and atmosphere of a room. It’s clear that the team at inDesign Blinds have the very same opinion.
As a nutritionist I am often approached by people looking to get fit, build muscle mass and train for more specific things. Weight gain food is often on the menu in these discussions and I find it alarming how much misinformation is out there. Just as it is with weight loss, going about weight gain the wrong way can be really dangerous and have lasting health effects.
It’s always good to see a nutritionist but for some, the easiest option is to get frozen meals like you get from Dineamic. I have a lot of friends who have worked with them to help design their specific menus for all different purposes. Their weight gain food is well balanced and thoughtfully prepared.