News

Christmas Dinner, in an ice cream!

Christmas Dinner, in an ice cream!

Calling all foodies!  We’ve got something that will butter your parsnips. And we can’t even say what it will do to your sprouts. Let us introduce the first ever Christmas Dinner ice cream. You read it right. Your actual ENTIRE Xmas dinner, in cold, creamy form. We’re talking turkey, cranberry, bacon, sage and, yes, Brussels too. In an ice cream. We know! Hey, Santa, we need a new head – this one just exploded! Unfortunately this festive frozen treat, created by artisan ice cream maker Sorbitium, is only available – as a free gift – from Wembley Park Christmas market in London today.  Read More →


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Sport

Ricciardo wins at Spa

Ricciardo wins at Spa

Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday while Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton provided the drama of the day by colliding on the second lap. Hamilton failed to finish after fighting with a damaged car but Rosberg, blamed by his bosses and booed by the crowd on the podium, finished second to extend his championship lead to 29 points with seven of the 19 races remaining. The victory, on a surprisingly dry afternoon at a circuit famed for rapid changes in weather conditions, was Ricciardo’s second in succession and third of his first season with... [Read the full story]


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Smoko

Big Belle’s Spam Slippers

Big Belle’s Spam Slippers

If you’re sick of the traditional turkey on Christmas day, and even more sick of turkey for the next month, then why not try my Spam Slippers. I’ll admit, it’s a fair stretch from tradition, but if you fancy being rebellious but creative at the same time…then read on… Preparation time: 25 minutes, plus standing. Cooking time: 35 minutes. Serves: 4 You’ve got to love this already.  Just look at the time you’ll be saving on Xmas day. 2 large aubergines/eggplants 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil salt and pepper Filling: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 onions, finely... [Read the full story]


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Music

On this day…in 1987

On this day…in 1987

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Since then, the Hall has added a new class of inductees each year, expanding by January 2008 to 209 honorees in four categories: Performers, Non-Performers, Sidemen and Lifetime Achievers. The category in which the Hall is most conspicuously lacking, however, is women. Of the 159 total inductions in the Performers category, 135 have been of solo male performers or male... [Read the full story]


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Life

On this day…in 1842

On this day…in 1842

On January 13, 1842, a British army doctor reaches the British sentry post at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the lone survivor of a 16,000-strong Anglo-Indian expeditionary force that was massacred in its retreat from Kabul. He told of a terrible massacre in the Khyber Pass, in which the Afghans gave the defeated Anglo-Indian force and their camp followers no quarter. In the 19th century, Britain, with a goal of protecting its Indian colonial holdings from Russia, tried to establish authority in neighboring Afghanistan by attempting to replace Emir Dost Mohammad with a former emir known to be sympathetic... [Read the full story]


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Quickies

LOL

LOL

Today, I noticed that my new colleague never laughs.  Instead she says, “LOL”.  I have to work with her every day.  Read More →


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Chin-Wag

Miley – Why DOES she stick her tongue out all the time?

Miley – Why DOES she stick her tongue out all the time?

Love her or hate her, there are people all over the world who are wondering why it is that in every photo – no matter what the occasion, Miley Cyrus is sticking her tongue out. Well. During an interview with Barbara Walters, who named Miley as one of her top ten most fascinating people of 2013, Miley let the...

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On this day…in 1979

On this day…in 1979

Judge John Wood, known as “Maximum John,” is assassinated outside his San Antonio, Texas, home as he bent down to look at a flat tire on his car. Charles Harrelson, father of actor Woody Harrelson was charged with the murder after evidence revealed that drug kingpin Jimmy Chagra, whose case was about to...

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On this day…in 1977

On this day…in 1977

On this day in 1977, the weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters. The incredible success of Star Wars…it received seven Oscars, and earned $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide…began...

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‘Wanna Meet Harry’ – New reality TV show

‘Wanna Meet Harry’ – New reality TV show

‘American Idol’ host (and reality TV producer- we have him to thank for the Kardashians) Ryan Seacrest has produced probably the CRAZIEST reality TV show yet. It’s called ‘Wanna Meet Harry.’ A group of women from the United States were taken to London and led to believe they were competing for the affections...

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Sport

Ricciardo wins at Spa

Ricciardo wins at Spa

Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday while Mercedes...


Daniel Ricciardo wins the Hungarian GP

Daniel Ricciardo wins the Hungarian GP

Daniel Ricciardo drove the race of his life to secure an unlikely victory for Red...


Daniel Ricciardo wins 2014 Canadian GP

Daniel Ricciardo wins 2014 Canadian GP

Daniel Ricciardo claimed his maiden Formula 1 race win after an impressive late charge...


Miller victorious in Qatar

Miller victorious in Qatar

Ozzie Jack Miller stormed to his first career win after a frantic finish to the Moto3...


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Music

On this day…in 1987

On this day…in 1987

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees:...


2014 triple j Hottest 100 voting opens

2014 triple j Hottest 100 voting opens

Voting for the triple j’s Hottest 100 – aka the “world’s biggest music democracy”...


The Mrs. Carter Perth Show

The Mrs. Carter Perth Show

One of the best concerts to kick off one year since the Perth Arena’s first...


One Direction food fight in Melbourne

One Direction food fight in Melbourne

One Direction’s last show in Melbourne was one to remember – with the boys...


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