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Old Wives Tales from the Old Wives Club




Most people have grown up with “Old Wives Tales”: fables and fact from stories of old.

Taking Care of Your Linens

Luxury comes with an expensive price tag – it’s smooth to the touch and soft to the feel. Egyptian lines – the best a woman can get! If you want to float away on soft bed of feathers, then having imported luxury linens is the way to go. The special thing about this material is […]

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How to Get Your Home and Yard Ready for Winter

Before you know it, winter will be here with a vengeance. By all accounts, this winter may be even harsher, colder and snowier than last year’s frigid fiasco. Therefore, the best thing you can do — in addition to stocking that pantry and getting new snow tires — is to get your home ready for […]

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How to Fix Up Scratches and Scrapes in Wooden Furniture

Whether it’s the leg of an antique wooden chair or the surface of a brand-new coffee table, small dings can be unsightly as well as a little soul destroying. It may sound like an old wives tale, but using a walnut to cover up these scratches and scrapes really does work.

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Is Graffiti Street Art or Pure Vandalism?

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Recently one of Sydney’s Councils budgeted $536,460 for graffiti removal, believing the best way to fight graffiti is to remove it quickly.  Tougher laws are being introduced to try and reduce the amount of graffiti sweeping our suburbs.  People now found carrying pens, paint or spray cans face and $1,100 fine or three month’s jail.  On the spot fines can now be issued to retailers who sell spray paint to people under the age of 18.

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GREEN: Save Water When Doing Household Chores

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Australians could save more than 28 billion litres of water per year, the equivalent of 11,000 Olympic swimming pools by changing the way they do their household chore.  For instance, households that hand wash their dishes used a dishwasher, it would save close to 8,000 litres of water per year.  That is the statistic for only one house and one family.  Can you imagine how many kids would be doing other chores, if we all had a dishwasher!

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RECIPE: Chocolate Fondue Dessert

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Chocolate is my absolute favourite food and this would have to be the most simple, not to mention absolutely delicious, dessert.   This has the flavours of a Toblerone chocolate – another of my favourites.

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HEALTH: 3 Tips for a Better Sleep

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes about 3 Tips for a Better Sleep. Avoid caffeine in the afternoon. Eat a small bowl of porridge or wholemeal crackers just before turning in.  An all carb snack increases levels of mood lifting serotonin. Make sure you get enough calcium, magnesium and Vitamin B12 – which helps fight fatigue by building robust red blood cells and influencing levels of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep cycles.

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RECIPE: Steak Diane

Christine Watson, the Sydney real estate agent of award winning luxury real estate broker Marquette Turner Luxury Homes, learned to cook some of the magnificent recipes prepared by the Chef where she worked at the Private Bin in Adelaide.  Steak Diane is my all time favourite and has always been the family recipe for “that special occasion”.

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Will Ferrell Meets His Landlord From Hell

This is a great clip where Will Ferrell has to deal with his angry landlord from hell (played by his toddler daughter) with regard to his rental payments.

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RECIPE: Bombay Butter Chicken

This is a fantastic Indian recipe given to luxury real estate agent Christine Watson by an Indian friend. As a suggestion cook one day, refrigerate and reheat the following day. The flavours of this wonderful dish are much better the second day!

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