HOW TO SHOP SECOND-HAND.

GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK. From my experience, the best stuff isn’t from the cool areas. The outer suburb Salvos are your friends.

READ THE PAPER. If you’re visiting smaller towns, check the listings in the paper. I’ve been to garage sales on the Coast selling clothing and furniture from the 1940s because it was their Grandmother’s house.

TAKE A FRIEND. Take a friend whose taste you can trust. They can help narrow down your choices and stop you from purchasing items that you won’t actually wear out of the shop.

60% OF VINTAGE IS AWFUL. Denim is always good to buy as you can cut into shorts and fray them, and I always look in the men’s section for Rocky tees to customise. But op-shop accessories are my favorite. They’re always quirky and stay trendy.

BEFRIEND A TAILOR. Look for prints and Fabric that you like and will be able to customise. The quality of the Fabric for the cheaper price point means you can spend a little more on customising.

MAIDESIGNS.
Sonia Skerten.
soniaskerten@ yahoo.com
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LETTER TO MY CRUSH.

Dear Chocolate,

You have been a comfort to me ever since I can remember. You are so easy to enjoy and you taste sooo good. Thank you for being so very satisfying every time we meet. We’ve shared some memories together; break-ups, movies with the kids….
You were there for me, when I was feeling down, when I was missing my family, you were right there. I’ve decided to have you in my recipe book, because you’re actually not that naughty (which is why I tend to have you so often over others).
You’re there for me when I just need a snack, and I’ve introduced you to my friends (who all love you, too!).
You’re the one thing in the world I don’t think I could ever get over. But you will forever be my crush.

Love Sonia.Xxx

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LOVE & LUST.

8 MYTHS ABOUT MEN.

(MYTH 1).

MEN WANT TO DO THE CHASING.

The Truth.

Call it The Clooney Effect, but men today are into self-assured, educated women (more Amal than Marilyn). According to a match.com survey, which polled more than 5600 single men and women about love and sex, 90% of guys report being OK with a woman asking them out. (And good, because, seriously? It’s 2015.)

( MYTH 2).

MEN JUST WANT NO-STRINGS-ATTACHED SEX.

The Truth.

Not all men want NO-STRINGS-ATTACHED, and even those who do don’t necessarily want just that. “Like many other personality traits – extraversion – interest in casual sex varies widely among both men and women”. ” Some men aren’t interested in it at all. Some are interested in it during certain points in their lives “. The important thing to remember is that just because a person is into casual sex doesn’t mean he or she isn’t interested in love and relationships. One doesn’t preclude the other, and it’s very possible to want both.

(MYTH 3).

MEN DON’T HAVE A BIOLOGICAL CLOCK.

The Truth.

” Both sexes form pair bonds, both fall in love, both want to have children – especially before age 40 – and both want to raise them.” “Men are just as eager to do so as women.”

(Myth 4).

BIG FEET EQUALS BIG PENIS.

The Truth.

Sadly, there is no scientific proof that shoe size (or hand size or nose size) is a reliable indicator of what he’s packing.

(Myth 5).

MEN ARE COMMITMENT PHOBES.

The Truth.

Not so. Men want to introduce a partner to friends and family sooner than women do, they like public affection more and they want to move in sooner. ” There’s a crazy-cool biological reason for this. Because women are the “custodian of the egg” (aka we get pregnant), it’s adaptive for men to fall in love faster and get a woman off the market. So why does society portray men as commitment-phobes? Some blame it on men being hardwired to spread their seed, HE’S JUST NOT YOUR TYPE (AND THAT’S A GOOD THING), “It depends on where he is in life.” If a dude’s being flaky, it might mean he doesn’t want commitment at the time or… with you. (The fool!).

(Myth 6).

MEN CAN’T FAKE ORGASMS.

The Truth.

You thought we were the only ones capable of pulling a Meg Ryan? Nope. Guys can do it too. (It’s obviously easier to fake it when wearing a condom.) Because if the prevailing myth that men always orgasm, the pressure to perform accordingly can bebe “pretty intense”.

(Myth 7).

IT’S ALWAYS EASIER FOR MEN TO ORGASM DURING SEX.

The Truth.

Not only can men struggle with orgasm, there’s even a nice euphemistic name for it: DE (delayed ejaculation). ” Some men just have a higher threshold for orgasm.” But while ladies are blessed with multiple ways to get off during sex, men can’t exactly give themselves a hand while inside you – tough break, considering the most sensitive part of the penis is near the tip. What many women don’t know is that DE (and other forms of erectile dysfunction, or ED, which can be caused by antidepressants, stress, and alcohol) can affect young men.

(Myth 8).

MEN THINK ABOUT SEX EVERY SEVEN SECONDS.

The Truth.

Thinking about sex every seven seconds – that’s more than 8000 times a day! – would make men not only sex obsessed but,like, pretty severely impaired. Luckily for us ( and mankind?), the truth is much more moderate. Younger men, predictably, think about it a little more. Studies have shown men aged between 18-25 recorded almost 19 times a day. Which is still way less than 8000. (Phew!).

THERMAL FABRIC SALE.

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Windows lose a lot of heat, and one of the best ways to stop this is to insulate your home with Thermal Curtains. This Fabric is a double layered Fabric with a backing of insulate material. It’s 100% Cotton, Wool and Polyester, and coated on the window side with acrylic foam to protect it from ultraviolet damage. And also acts as a sound barrier that may muffle some of the noise from busy streets.

I know I am offering lower prices then most Fabric shops in fact half the price.

Also comes with a money back guarantee if not satisfied.

Buy a 2nd item from me and get $5.00 off.

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This Fabric is green/blue is new.The measurements are 1.9m by 1.42m.

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WHITE THERMAL CURTAIN FABRIC.
Measurements 1.4m by 1.12m.
$12.00.

Click above and follow instructions.

RELATIONSHIPS ARE KING.

WHAT DOES A VILLAGE NEED?

A leader. (That’s you.) A purpose. (That’s your market position or winning difference.) An idiot. (Don’t worry, one always shows up.) And a place to come together.

But give your village a place to get together. To know you better, and know one another better. A place where everybody knows their name.

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Mike always puts Salmon Balls and Crackers out, for are guests.

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Saturday night mostly during Winter is Rugby night, we have a good big screen T.V. With 2 smaller T.V’s so no matter where you sit you can watch the game.

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This is Shawn, he is a local landscape designer and has just written a book and EBook. And a keen rugby supporter in fact are best one.

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Some of the locals Barry and Douglas.

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This is Grant and Kely who works at The Power Station Bar and Bistro. And Grant is the RAZZA kitchen hand and works at the Z garage and has a local farm with Piggy’s.

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This lovely lady is Maxine she works at the 4 square supermarket. Her partner is Dave.