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Articles all about our country, your favourites like food, wine, family, your home, gardening, retirement living and yes, something about pets also.

Sticky Date Porridge

This is probably not what doctors are thinking of when they tell you to eat porridge for breakfast — but it will fill and cheer you up in equal quantities.

7 Tips to Help Support Your Senior Pet

Few escape the odd twinge or a decrease in energy levels, and even those with the sharpest minds may eventually find their memory is not quite as reliable as it once was. It’s the same with our pets as they enter their senior years, and fortunately, there are many ways we can help them to adjust.

Rice Salad Poke Bowl

Quick and easy to prepare, you can make the rice ahead of time and serve the dish hot or cold. You could swap out the beans for your preferred form of protein (like chicken or salmon) and use whatever vege's you like (or have left over). Such a versatile dish with endless combinations of flavours!

Life Hack – Procrastination, and how to deal to it

Ever wondered how much time you waste each day through procrastination? If you were to actually record it, the results would almost certainly shock you. Procrastination is such a time waster that some studies record it in weeks per year, not days! What’s worse, procrastination is on the increase!

Brush Up On Your Grandparenting Skills – because times change!

Becoming a grandparent is one of the joys of life. Relying on a grandparent for the odd bit of child care, or simply handing over junior for a grandparent to enjoy for a time, should also be a joy for parents. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the way, and sadly, it’s sometimes we, as grandparents, who are at the root of the problem.