They may not be as well known as our wildlife, beaches and weather as a feature of Australian life, but the terrace houses of Australia’s capital cities are both a beautiful and memorable feature of our cityscapes. Usually made of brick and covered in stucco, these houses, ranging from five stories all the way down to single-story cottages, date from the Victorian (1837–1901) and Edwardian era (1901–1910).
Creating a living room that not only looks good but is also functional is a problem many of us face. If the living room looks great, we worry that the kids/dogs/cats will mess it all up, and if it looks too comfortable you’ll never be able to get the kids/dogs/cats out of there long enough to have guests in there. Some of the clever interior designers at WikiHow have provided us with some good ideas on how to tread the fine line between living room chic and living room shabby in your home.
Just as wearing a red dress can make your feel energized or popping on a green shirt can make you feel surprisingly calm, the use of colour in the home can have an amazing impact on how you and your loved ones feel. If you’re looking to spice up your home with colour, just remember it needn’t mean months of shopping and searching – simply select colours that you love and the rest will flow from there.
Ah, at last Spring is here and the cold days of Winter are finally coming to an end. This warmer time of year goes hand in hand with … spring cleaning. You know that once you’ve done it, your house will smell fresh and clean, your winter woolens will be put away for a good long while (a celebration in and of itself) and you will know where most of the things you lost over the winter went. (Hint: probably behind the washing machine or under the lounge!) Continue reading
Daniel Craig recently grabbed headlines for his role as James Bond in the opening of the Olympic Games in London, acting alongside Queen Elizabeth II. Certainly a memorable moment of the games was provided by the Queen when she turned from her writing desk and with simple, deadpan grace said, “Good evening Mr Bond”. And that was all before parachuting into London’s Olympic stadium.
For many of us mere mortals, the Olympics is a time to sit, with feet up, in our favourite chair and watch lots (and lots!) of sport. And what a week it’s been – we’ve had the swimming, the rowing and the cycling, and been wowed by Pearson, Watt, Bolt, Ennis, Hoy and Murray. And we’ve still got a few days to go.