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SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2017 ISSUE 1145




Looking forward to life after the Broncos


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THEN & NOW 1907: The clothes have changed dramatically (main picture) but the Wynnum Jetty looks almost the same now (inset) as it did in this postcard. A few years earlier, however, there was no promenade extending from the dock – the rock structure to the left of the image – and boaties had to use a dingy to reach land. Now, the area is a popular bayside drawcard in a precinct that includes a wading pool and a boardwalk hugging the shoreline.

Every week, Brisbane News seems to take on a theme that is unplanned and thus purely coincidental. This week, it’s change – from backing startups to give their creators the chance to leave a safe life behind (P7); to Belinda Seeney’s confession that she’s feeling the march of time (P10); and the transformation in fashion that a new season brings (P24). If anyone can tackle the charge of change it’s a rugby league prop. Sam Thaiday is up for the challenge, and told Jamie-Leigh Mason that he’s looking forward to it (P12). Brisbane’s food scene is forever evolving, including reshaping a Bulimba riverside restaurant and a Stones Corner cafe, and the addition of a whole new precinct at Westfield Chermside that foodies are bound to love (P20). And Alastair McLeod takes a few basic ingredients and magics them into deliciousness (P29) – perhaps the inspiration I need to rethink my nobaking rule. Enjoy!

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CONTENTS THE LIST ................................................... 8 LIFE ......................................................... 10 PROFILE ........ .......................................... 12 GOING OUT .............................................. 17 RESTAURANT ......................................... 22 SCENE ..................................................... 23 FASHION ................................................ 24 RECIPE ..................................................... 29 AT HOME ................................................. 30

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Chasing dreams Amanda Horswill It’s the word of the moment: startups. Fledgling companies starting on the road to business success. But statistics show up to 95 per cent of startups fail, so to get ahead of the entrepreneurial curve takes a genius idea, ceaseless work and nerves of steel. River City Labs CEO Peta Ellis says Brisbane is the epicentre of tech startups right now. “We have a lot of talented people here – always have – but now they have a lot of support such as (the State Government’s) Advance Queensland initiative, which has released funding that has enabled a lot of projects to get off the ground,” Peta, 39, of Everton Park, says. River City Labs is a “co-working community” in a shared space in Fortitude Valley, which hosts seminars, a mentor program “and opportunities to connect with venture capitalists, investors and other entrepreneurs”. This format of co-working is a growing phenomenon: working on a business dream can be isolating. “The labs evolved organically – it’s a group of like-minded people doing similar things,” Peta says. “Those who have experience in business come back and join our mentor pool, as a way of giving back (to the startup community).” Peta came to the world of startups in a roundabout way. She went to school at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School, worked in two family cafes, and then took on more business roles within the hospitality industry, including public

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Phil Brown I went to exhibitions, attracted by the hors d’oeuvres as much as the art In a few weeks I will be judging the Brisbane Art Prize. It’s nice to be asked and this is the third year it’s being held. I find all this slightly ironic considering my pedigree. Because I’m the guy who came last in art at Miami State High School on the Gold Coast. It was a race to the bottom between me and a bloke called Peter Green (aka The Gremlin) and I won. My parents must have been so proud. The teacher was so angry with the painting I offered up for my exam that she tore it up. It was just a mass of swirls with a funny face in the middle which I called God and The Universe. I thought it was quite profound. Anyway, after a couple of terms of shenanigans she kicked me out of the class and I was sent to the library for that period. I couldn’t get into much trouble there, could I? Anyhow, sitting there one day while everyone else was at art, I stuck my finger out the window to check

the wind direction to see if the surf might be any good that afternoon. I was hoping it might be blowing offshore which would mean perfect, clean beach breaks. A teacher, a bloke who was a bit of a martinet, was walking past at the time, saw me and thought I was giving him the finger. I got into strife again even though I tried to explain my way out of it. He sent me to the office. Gulp. Ironically it was while I was banned from art class that I experienced the epiphany that actually turned me on to art. I was flicking through a book and saw a reproduction of Francisco Goya’s painting Saturn Devouring His Son. It’s a pretty gruesome mythological work and I thought: Wow! Maybe art is interesting. As a young journalist in Rockhampton, I was friendly with some artists and a local gallery director and began to write about art

for The Morning Bulletin newspaper. I had long hair and John Lennon glasses so I had to be the arts writer, according to the editor. I went to exhibitions, attracted by the hors d’oeuvres as much as the art, and I have been writing about art ever since. I once tried art classes but quit when the tutor told me that a gum tree that I had painted was “very weak”. He was right. I think it’s best that I write about art rather than try to do it myself. I have met some of the great artists along the way including Margaret Olley, Jeffrey Smart, John Olsen and Ben Quilty and have got to know the Queensland masters William Robinson and Lawrence Daws, which is a privilege. And I have learnt a little along the way and look forward to drawing on my experience in judging the Brisbane Art Prize. My former art teacher might be surprised by all this. I know I am.

Belinda Seeney Retro, vintage and old-fashioned: each of these words means something different to me. Retro is fun and frivolous: a minidress in a lurid print, an ABBA film clip, toothpicks of kabana and cheese skewered into an orange. Vintage is classic and refined: handstitched ivory evening gloves, champagne cocktails, the curves and chrome of a 1955 MGA sports car. Old-fashioned is old world: polished silver cutlery and crystal goblets, vinyl crackling to life on a gramophone, parasols and bonnets. None of these words should apply to the 1990s. Yet in the past couple of weeks I’ve heard all three ageing terms used to describe this most gloriously grungy decade. I prefer blissful ignorance when it comes to this golden age. Logically, I know it’s been almost 18 years since we started prepping for Y2K but in my Heart-Shaped Box, I refuse to accept the 1990s ever truly ended. This formative time saw me move

from primary to high school to university. I entered the workforce and exited my childhood home. I bought cars and signed leases, moved to a new town and travelled abroad, fell in and out of love. To admit those halcyon days are over is to admit I’m getting old. While I’ve steadfastly clung to the Doc Marten-shod, Seattle-sounding Melrose Place of my youth, reality has crept in to shock me from my reverie. It started with retro music nights where promoters corral some of the decade’s biggest music acts – and more than a few one-hit wonders – for a “concert event”. A right giggle when it’s three-fifths of Take That or a paltry three members of S Club 7 but more disconcerting when ’90s powerhouses such as Salt-N-Pepa and Vanilla Ice are packaged up for the masses. The unease grew this winter when every chain store and runway unveiled their new season lines. I spied one window mannequin in

a maroon ribbed turtleneck, tan corduroy A-line skirt, bottle green tights and navy Docs. “Vintage!” the sign on the window screamed. “Entire outfit still in my wardrobe from the last time it was in vogue!” my own brain screamed back. And then there’s “old-fashioned”, a term uttered with equal parts glee and derision by my progeny to rein in my nostalgic ramblings. Marrying the past with the present last weekend, I cast 1994 film Muriel’s Wedding to a big-screen TV using my smartphone. Sadly, the viewing experience was a stop-start affair. Internet speed was a not the problem, rather I had to keep pausing the film to explain such old-fashioned concepts as writing a blank cheque, answering a newspaper personal ad and hiring movies from a video store.


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HOME GROUND … Sam Thaiday at his Samford property. Picture: Ric Frearson

In his Samford back yard, Brisbane Broncos prop Sam Thaiday has created his own Garden of Eden. Beyond the back deck’s collection of comfy chairs is a vast space under a pure blue sky. Fruit trees laden with oranges, an abundant vegie patch, fat chickens roaming free, a huge kids’ playground. And in the middle of it all is Sam, throwing a tennis ball for three border collies to chase across an impeccable lawn that on any other day would also host wife Rachel and daughters Gracie, 4, and Ellsie, 2. “The yard needed a little bit of a clean-up – and still does,” he says, perhaps underestimating how good the space looks. “When you buy acreage, it’s a work in progress. But it gives me something to do, and gives me a definite break from footy, which is really good. “That’s what I like about it. This is my place to really chill and get away.” Soon Sam, 32, will have all the time he needs to chill in this space, after revealing last week he would retire from football when his Broncos contract ends next year. “No, I’m done,” Sam told The Courier-Mail. “My time has come. To

be honest, my body is sore. I’m tired. I’ll be more than happy to ride off into the sunset at the end of next year and transition into real life.” Sam and Rachel bought the Samford property four years ago. Looking at any suburb close to Brisbane with a “vale” at the end or “valley” in the name, they stumbled across their home by accident. It was the kitchen bench, where Sam pictured their family and friends gathering for Sunday roasts, that sealed the deal. That, and the countryside, which reminds him of his home town of Townsville. “Rachel and I were outdoor kids, and we want to raise out kids as outdoor kids,” he says. “There are a lot of creeks and water holes out here that we love going to. We love Cedar Creek. We call it our adventure. Even sometimes just driving around and finding horses in paddocks, or cows – you just pull over on the side of the road – the girls really love that. That’s what we do at the weekend. “In Townsville, we had Alligator Creek … or you could drive 30 minutes north or south to beautiful rainforest with waterfalls. You could drive a little further up to Cairns to the waterfalls and rainforest there.

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SWEETHEARTS … Sam and Rachel.

“We had the best of everything.” He grew up alongside four brothers, two of whom were adopted from extended family in the Torres Strait, where his father comes from. His mother was one of four daughters born to a Western Australian sheep and wheat farmer. Sam met Rachel during high school. Then Sam moved to Brisbane just after finishing Year 12, when the Broncos signed him at age 17. “It probably forced me to grow up a bit,” he says of moving so far away from his family, with knowledge of how to cook only rice and spaghetti. “Rachel and I were always friends and stayed in contact over many, many years. But I remember going to Rachel’s 18th birthday party and telling her mum that I would marry Rachel one day. She laughed at me and said, ‘You don’t have to tell me, you have to ask her’. “Rachel and I only started dating 7½ years ago. We will be married six years at the end of this year.” Back at Samford, Sam walks by the playground and chicken coop to his barbecue and pizza oven shaded by mature trees. This is where Sam experiments with food and cooking. “I’m no MasterChef, but I like to experiment and try new things,” he

“But our strawberries never last because the girls get them as soon as they have any bit of red on them. They think they are ripe and eat them. There’s none for us.” As for what is next after 2018, working with the Broncos in a community role is one of his many options. The success of his Saturday morning radio show on Nova 106.9 could also lead to something more. “I’ve always been a bit of a storyteller. My teachers told me that: ‘You’re always talking crap Sam’. It could pay off in the end.” Sam laughs that it is the Gemini in him that has two very different sides – a joker full of life who is often seen dancing in the dressing sheds in his budgie smugglers, or the opposite – a quiet and reserved family man who is just as happy tinkering in the garden or driving the ride-on mower. His daughters often wonder why other people want to take photos with their dad. “Gracie has called me ‘Sammy Thaiday’ a few times, because everyone at kindy does. I couldn’t help having a bit of a giggle at that. “There is going to be a time when no one knows my name, so for the time being, we’ll just enjoy the ride.”

FAMILY MAN … Sam and daughters Ellsie and Gracie. Picture: Annette Dew

says. “I always try things on friends and family first because they are going to be brutally honest with you and they still love you at the end of the day.” His only downfall is making his own sauces. “Rachel always tells me I’m taking too long. I’m there taking my time, trying to perfect the gravy. I’m still working on my sauces and my gravy, but I’ll continue to do that.” His says his love of cooking and using fresh ingredients, coupled with his life now surrounded by people

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Stealing the scene GALLERIES Phil Brown The landscape means different things to different people and artists are no exception. The myriad views and ideas about what constitutes landscape art can be seen each year at the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize. This year’s prize, the 28th, is no different and it has been won for only the second time by an indigenous artist. Margaret Loy Pula, who lives near Utopia in the Northern Territory, has her own ideas about landscape. Her winning work, Anatye (Bush Potato) is an intricate aerial map of country based on a bush food that sustains the people of Central Australia. Margaret, 61, was in Brisbane en route to New York, where she is having a solo show, when she heard she had won the Tattersall’s Prize. She was quietly pleased (she doesn't give too much away) while her art dealer, Mike Mitchell of Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley was over the moon. He notes that Margaret is part of an indigenous art dynasty. Margaret’s mother is Kathleen Petyarre and her daughter is the artist Abie Loy Kemarre. Margaret says her winning painting is “about my culture”. “This is from my father’s country, that country is called Ujangola. That is north of Utopia, not too far but really desert country.” The bush potato vine represented by her work grows after rain and the women collect it to cook on the hot coals of a campfire. It’s a primary source of food for Central Australia’s Anmatyerre people. The 2017 judging panel included Simon Elliot from QAGOMA, Deborah Hart from the National Gallery of Australia, Brisbane artist and academic Pat Hoffie and Tattersall’s Club committeeman Ernie Ward. They also liked Melissa Egan’s Infinite Life and Robyn Sweaney’s Pilgrimage, both of which were highly commended. Guy Maestri’s The Dam and Michael McWilliams’ A Dry Congregation were commended. I really loved David Henderson’s Late Afternoon, Hillside Crescent. David is one of our favourite Brisbane artists but is often in Italy painting. Nice to see him turn his attention to his home city. I must mention my mate Robert Brownhall too. His Pandanus Sunset is a ripper and Scott McDougall’s Wallangarra Track also caught my eye. Go see it and choose your own favourites. TATTERSALL’S CLUB LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE 2017 Sep 11-22, Foyer, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, city. tattersallsclub.com.au

EMPTY HEART … Jason Benjamin’s Waiting for Godot is among works in this year’s Tattersall’s Club art prize show.

LIGHT TOUCH … Margaret Loy Pula’s Anatye (Bush Potato) and David Henderson’s Late Afternoon, Hillside Crescent.


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Girls Trip is the story of four college friends who have begun to drift apart. Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall) has become a high-profile celebrity thanks to her bestselling self-help books. When she is invited to speak at a New Orleans festival, she reconnects with her old gang, aka the Flossy Posse. Dina (Tiffany Haddish) is a woman with anger management issues. Lisa (Jade Pinkett Smith) is the group’s peacemaker but has become bored, and boring, with motherhood. Sasha (Queen Latifah) writes a gossip blog. She and Ryan have unresolved past issues, which become even more complicated when a paparazzo sends Sasha a photograph of Ryan’s perfect footballer husband (Mike Colter) in a compromising situation with a buxom Instagram star. Girls Trip’s overriding focus is that of friendship – in its all its raw, bawdy, compromised glory.

Every few years, an underdog story bites. So it is with Patti Cake$, a movie about a plus-size white girl trying to make it as a rapper in New Jersey. Patricia Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald, pictured) is a misfit with attitude and a vocabulary to match. Words are her weapons in her bleak, soul-crushing environment. Patti works nights at a down-atheel bar frequented by her mother, Barb (Bridget Everett), a drunk. Making up for the lack of maternal support is Patti’s best friend and biggest fan Hareesh (Siddharth Dhananjay). When the mismatched pair teams up with an AfricanAmerican punk rocker who calls himself the Antichrist (Mamoudou Athie), musical magic happens. Patti Cake$ has a familiar plot, but feels genuine. Most of the credit must go to Sydney actor Macdonald, in a star-making role.

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from the opening sequence, which plays a smiley face dissolving on a fogged-up window for poignancy rather than portent. The film’s lead misfit, Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher), has caught a stinking cold. Since it’s pelting down outside, he’s making a paper boat for his six-yearold brother Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) to sail down the overflowing gutters. When his boat disappears down a drain, Georgie is devastated. Peering into the darkness, hoping to retrieve it, he encounters Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard, inset), whose rabbittoothed grin is as indelible as that of the Cheshire cat. All a neighbour sees, when she wanders onto her front porch, are the last traces of a quickly vanishing pool of blood. Haunted by his brother’s disappearance, Bill spends his holidays trying to find out what happened to him – and the alarming number of children who have gone missing since. With all the ingredients for a superior psychological thriller, Muschietti is a masterchef who knows just how to combine them. VICKY ROACH


Designed for community Michelle Collins There is no quince paste on the menu at Grange’s newest coffee shop and bar – yet. Owner Shawn Godwin, 44, understands the confusion but the name Quincy’s isn’t a reference to the sweet sticky fruit. Instead it is a tribute to his hero, Los Angeles architect Archibald Quincy Jones whose career spanned the 1930s to the ’60s. “I have loved this guy’s work since I started uni,” says Shawn, an award-winning architect who founded Base Architecture in 2004. “To me, he was an unsung hero of that era. “This space – and I know it sounds corny – is a bit of a homage,” he says looking around Quincy’s. “Plus I also thought it was a good name for a bar.” Quincy was also one of the first architects to look at residential developments as a way of building communities. It’s a theme that resonates with Shawn, so Quincy’s the coffee shop is open mornings Monday to Saturday. Quincy’s the bar opens from 2pm Thursday to Sunday. Shawn says he wants it to be a place where mums can gather for a coffee after school drop-off or catch up with the kids after pick-up; a place to meet friends for a drink after work or to stop in for a nightcap on the way home after a night out. “I want it to feel like people’s lounge rooms,” he says. “An extension of their own home.” So how does an architect end up expanding into the hospitality industry? “I’ve always loved this building,” Shawn says. Base Architecture leased the building next door for a decade. Walking to his office one day, Shawn saw the “For sale” sign. His offer was accepted. And quince might eventually be on the snacks menu. “People keep saying, ‘Do you do a special quince paste?’, and you know what, I didn’t even think about that, but maybe we should.” Quincy’s Bar and Cafe, 64 Thomas St, Grange. quincys.com.au

RAISING THE BAR … Architect Shawn Godwin in his new cafe-bar Quincy's at Grange. Picture: AAP/Ric Frearson

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20 FOOD + DRINK PM Tapworks Bar & Grill, Chermside The northside has a new neighbourhood local with the launch of Tapworks Bar & Grill in Westfield Chermside’s new foodie precinct. There are 30 rotating beer taps ready to whet your whistle. Locally brewed beers from Ballistic, Green Beacon, Balter and Fortitude breweries sit alongside craft heavyweights 4 Pines, Stone &

Wood and Two Birds. Food runs from bar snacks (3 for $25) and wings (3 for $10, 6 for $15, 9 for $19) to burgers and sandwiches ($16-$20) and mains such as nachos ($17) to a 300g rib eye ($32). There is also an under-12s menu and a full breakfast menu. Daily 9am-midnight. Shop R60/395 Hamilton Rd, Chermside. tapworksbarandgrill.com.au

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Hey sister, go sister! The leading lady of the southside’s cafe scene unclipped the red velvet rope last month to usher in a dramatic facelift. The poky corner cafe has trebled in size with an airy new look: exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, dark timber furnishings, and a thick forest green velvet banquette. The all-day brunch and lunch menu has been overhauled too with a few Lady Marmalade favourites incorporated into new dishes. Its perennially popular savoury mince now tops a chilli cheese cornbread waffle with chorizo and black beans ($16.50); while yoghurt and fruit comes layered in a parfait with crumbled Anzac biscuits, rhubarb compote and rosemary and almond sugar bark ($12.50). The rhubarb compote also accompanies a buttery brick of raisin pain au lait French toast with sea salt and nut brown butter ice cream ($16) that is a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds. Coffee is made on locally roasted Elixir beans ($3.50 small, $4 large) using A2 milk with the option to substitute Maleny Dairy, lactose-free, almond, Bonsoy or coconut milk for 50 cents more. Looking for something a little harder than an iced latte ($4.50), vegan hot chocolate ($4.50), freshly squeezed juice (from $6.50) or milkshake made on vanilla ice cream (from $7)? The Lady is licenced with a compact craft beer list (from $8) including representations from Balter, Fixation and Stone & Wood breweries. A dozen or so well-priced wines are served by the glass or bottle as well as 500ml and litre carafes of Lady Marmalade’s house drops - aptly referred to as “Magnolia Wine” ($15/$30). Daily 7am-3pm. 269 Logan Rd, Stones Corner. ladymcafe.com BELINDA SEENEY



Turn of the tide RESTAURANT Tony Harper Bulimba’s dining scene is perplexing. It’s a suburb with plenty of sexy real estate and no lack of cultural savvy, but some of its restaurants and bars (with exceptions) have seemed a smidge below mediocrity. A few places have been simply appalling. A quick ferry ride to Teneriffe, New Farm and Fortitude Valley and it’s a totally different story. Il Molo has that sexy real estate, right on the river near the ferry: views to Teneriffe and the city; water nearly lapping its feet. It was called The Jetty – mod-Oz – relaxed, not bad. Now it is Il Molo: same owner (a good chef and canny restaurateur), these days peddling Italian. There is amazing dichotomy among the staff: it’s worth a trek there simply to witness the two extremes: our greeting was almost a refusal and our leaving was kind of sad because by then, we’d been made to feel incredibly welcome, the kids engaged, our desires fulfilled. Staff! The drinks list teeters around Italians but ticks the boxes that satisfy the local market – beers that straddle craft and mainstream (only one Italian), a nice bunch of cocktails, and

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wines that draw on the classic Italians while doing the Kiwi sauvignon blancs, champagnes and Barossa shiraz. For the serious, there are Barolo, Etna Rosso and Montepulciano. The food doesn’t stray from Italian pop favourites: arancini, bruschetta, pizza, pasta, cannoli and their ilk. And the more generic steak, fish and

cheese come with the required accents: bistecca, pesce, formaggi. The interest lies in the smaller plates. Arancini, for example ($16), flavoured by mushrooms and truffle: yum. Carpaccio di manzo: simply classic with capers, parmesan and lemon ($21). Calamari fritti ($18) is nicely done, and caprese salad ($18) is fresh, textbook and delicious.

Drinks: 6.5 Service: 7

How do you make risotto look inviting? It’s tricky, especially when dealing with mushroom, red wine or squid ink. Il Molo hasn’t solved the problem – its risotto con pollo looks like mush, but tastes terrific – nicely al dente, rich and silky ($26). Porchetta ($34) is merely OK, more wet than roasted. It’s too fatty. Pork belly aside, it’s decent food, pitched to have broad appeal: nothing too extreme, everything familiar and plated with skill and care. Is this the best dining in Bulimba? Probably – it certainly has the best spot.

Glut of good fortune grows reds with cred WINE Mike Frost To say Geoff and Robert Schrapel picked a difficult time to start a winery would be an understatement. It was 1981 and the Barossa Valley faced a glut of red wine grapes after the red wine boom of the 1970s faded. Fortunately, Geoff and Robert (and a good number of other Barossans) resisted the temptation to pull out their precious old vines. The Schrapel vines were planted in 1852, eight years after the Shrapnels’

forefathers had emigrated from Silesia, Central Europe. A few generations later, the family swapped to viticulture, until Geoff and Robert resumed using family grapes to make their own wines under the Bethany label. Shiraz remains at the core of the Bethany story and the “standard” version ($30-$35) shows rich red and dark berry fruit, some spice, a touch of pepper and savoury edges. Next step up is the LE Reserve Shiraz ($55 for the 2013/14 vintages), commemorating Lawrence and Edna

Schrapel (Geoff and Robert’s parents). Top of the range is the GR Reserve Shiraz (the 2008 and 2012 vintages are about $95), a rich yet elegant Barossa shiraz with restrained oak and long, rich palate. And the Old Vine Grenache at $19$20 is a wonderful bargain with its rich raspberry flavours and rounded tannins. Cabernet shiraz ($20) and cabernet merlot ($26) blends are worth seeking out. Buy them at Dan Murphy’s, independent retailers or at bethany.com.au frostonvine@yahoo.com.au


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Get ready to party Join the festive spirit and celebrate at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel with a party everyone will remember. Whether you are organising a party for colleagues, family or friends, enjoy stunning city and river views, delicious food, excellent service and a fantastic festive atmosphere. Packages are designed to include all of the essential elements for a memorable night. Throughout the festive season, choose from the festive season private event package, including a three-course sit-down lunch from $59 and dinner from $65 with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, or the festive season barbecue package, including a sizzling barbecue (lunch from $39 and dinner from $45) on M Deck overlooking the iconic Brisbane River and Story Bridge. From November 1, festive season

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Bliss bombs Alastair McLeod My earliest kitchen adventures were baking scones and doughnuts. I can still see, in my mind’s eye, the cookbook that guided me all those years ago. This isn’t a cute tale of culinary epiphany, rather the power of food as a marker of time. Starsky and Hutch was on TV and Van Morrison on the radio. I can remember the

smells, the mixing bowl and spatula I used and the joy on my parents’ faces when I presented my creations. These are not those 1970s doughnuts that involved rolling out the dough and stamping it with different sized rings. These are fluffy and crunchy with a zesty, custard-like filling. Bake them and you’ll feel like a Six Million Dollar Man or a Wonder Woman.

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tapestry Treasures from travels to Cambodia and other exotic locales adorn this textile designer’s home Tonya Turner When fashion designer Cassandra Harper took a trip to Cambodia in 1995, she didn’t expect to stay for the next 14 years. “I ended up falling in love with the country and the people,” she says. A year later she started her eponymous label which went on to become known for its use of artisanal prints and shibori silk. Most recently she has branched out into home textiles, creating hand block-printed cushions working with a master craftsman in India. Printed on pure linen, her patterns include traditional Indian motifs and florals. These days Cassandra, 47, lives in a beautifully renovated Queenslander that was once the old coach house of a neighbouring Clayfield mansion. She met her husband Ralph, who is originally from the Sunshine Coast, in Cambodia, and they moved to

STRIKING … Cassandra with an Attasit Pokpong painting. Picture: AAP/Renae Droop

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Brisbane two years ago with their two children Ben, 15, and Maddie, 12, and their labradoodle Enzo. Overall, the home is similar to the traditional Cambodian house they used to live in. “It was all wood and on stilts and we did a big reno on it,” she says. “It was very simple, like a simplified version of a Queenslander with a beautiful balcony at the front, open-plan living and all wood. “I love old buildings, I love the charm of them. The house we’re in now has lovely bones.” Cassandra grew up in Hawthorne, Melbourne, in a traditional brick Victorian house. In Cambodia, her boutique is in a French colonial building. Despite her love of old buildings, after leaving Cambodia she lived in a modern apartment in Phuket for eight years. “It was nice to have a contrast. In Phuket they tend to have a lot of new buildings rather than old,” she says. Cassandra’s home is an eclectic mix of treasures she has collected from around the world. She travels overseas four or five times a year for about two weeks at a time and likes to squeeze in trips to markets, galleries and antique stores when she can. “We’ve got a little bit of everything.

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FABRIC OF SOCIETY … Cassandra Harper’s Clayfield home reflects her love of fabrics and includes an eclectic collection of objects from her many travels. Picture: AAP/Renae Droop

“I go to India every year to create my textiles so we’ve got Indian carpets and artwork, plus beautiful old traditional Cambodian baskets and brass platters, wooden offering boxes, a trunk and Chinese antiques too,” she says. One of her most treasured items is a painting of a Chinese girl (Untitled)

by Attasit Pokpong, a rising star in Thailand’s contemporary art scene. “We adore this painting. We stumbled upon it and fell in love with her,” she says. Other favourites include glass paintings from an antiques dealer in India, an opium coffee table from Thailand and lithographs by

Cambodian artist Marine Ky. “I think that’s usually when you find the most beautiful pieces, when you’re not looking intentionally and you’re just enjoying being in the moment. I love old stores with knickknacks and antiques and art and collectables – that really appeals to me,” she says.

She also likes to mix the old with the new, using modern pieces from Cosh Living, Ikea and The Modern Furniture Store. “I just collect beautiful things,” she says. Cassandra Harper’s home textiles are available from Magnolia Interiors, Albion, and Parade Store, Windsor.

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A growing knowledge Tonya Turner There aren’t many schools that have a vegie garden for a front entrance. But that’s what students at Mt Alvernia College in Kedron are greeted with every morning when they arrive for class. Of course it’s not just any old vegie garden, but one architecturally designed by m3architecture in collaboration with landscape architects Lat27. The importance of the relationship between humankind and nature was at the core of m3architecture’s master plan for the Catholic high school for girls. New facilities including a home economics rooms, commercial kitchen, science labs, cafe, general learning areas and social spaces were all built around three gardens including a community garden, a garden for gathering and a recreation garden. “The buildings themselves form the space of the garden and contain functions which establish a mutually beneficial relationship between inside and outside,” Michael Banney, director of m3architecture says. All built spaces open to the gardens, offering cross-ventilation. The new four-storey classroom wing has no airconditioning and is naturally lit using fabric shades. The project won three awards at

CULTIVATED LEARNING … Students tend the garden at Mt Alvernia College, Kedron. Pictures: Christopher Frederick Jones.

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CLAYFIELD 10 Liverpool Rd

charming British elegance blends into a relaxed Aussie design Built in 1936, this cavity-brick residence has period-style features and numerous indoor and outdoor areas ideal for relaxed living. From the street, a red brick facade evokes British elegance, with the house sitting on a level 911sq m block with English-style gardens. Ornate, wrought iron doors invite entry into the ground level of the

house, where a foyer leads to a kitchen and meals area. Nearby is a lounge with a fireplace, while beyond is an open-plan living and dining space with chandeliers, polished Australian teak flooring and double hung windows. To the left of the space is an entertaining room with a full-size pool table and a bar with a Carrier wine fridge, Skope twin-door fridge and Fisher & Paykel dishwasher. Stairs link the entertaining room to an office with a built-in timber

Land: 911sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Damon Lewis, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0407 112 442 For sale: By negotiation

bookshelf and desks. From the living and dining space and entertaining room is a terrace, which overlooks a saltwater pool and pool house. Back inside the residence, the front of the floor is given over to the main bedroom, featuring a fireplace, walkin wardrobe and an ensuite with a spa bath. Upstairs houses four more bedrooms and two bathrooms with heated towel rails. Other features include ducted airconditioning, an alarm system and a four-vehicle carport.

Rural Why Buy Just 200 Acres... When You Can Have Over 4,200 Acres? ‘Kalimna South’, 77 Cullens Creek Road, Rivertree, Border Ranges, Northern NSW • 47km* Stanthorpe, 80km* Tenterfield & 254km* Brisbane CBD • 1,736ha* (4,291* acres) 6 tles, high quality grazing country (sold 316 head in 2016) • Your own Naonal Park. Extensive road system allows access to all parts of the farm • The best watered property in the district, located where the mighty Clarence River starts, with over 15km* of frontage to beauful Koreelah Creek (majority is double), 14 dams & numerous creeks • Lovely comfortable & large country homestead with 12 foot verandahs providing 360 degree views • “At 83 I want to rere, & we have to sell it now!”


Aucঞon Fri 22 Sept 10:30am Lvl 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View Fridays 10:30am-5pm & Saturdays 8am-5pm Barry Quinn 0409 828 342 Ray White Rural Brisbane *approx.

Rural Your Own 245* Acre Wilderness, 45mins* Brisbane CBD ‘Wee Mala’, Kobble Creek via Dayboro • 100ha* (245* acres) of secluded wilderness on two ঞtles • 45mins* Brisbane CBD, 45mins* airport, three road frontages • Ulঞmate wilderness country with a mix of rainforest gullies, ridge lines, seasonal creeks, waterholes and dams • A haven for mountain bike riding, horse riding, four wheel driving, bush walking and hiking • Comfortable homestead, three sheds, 5K solar, 60,000L rain water storage Escape to your own private wilderness and be back in the city before you want to be.


Aucঞon Fri 29 Sept 10:30am Lvl 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View Sundays 11am Vicki Pain 0427 655 209 Dell Pain 0499 989 025 Ray White Rural Dayboro *approx.

Rural The Grandeur of Country Living… And Only 35* Minutes to Brisbane CBD ‘Vera’, 132 Foggs Road, Mount Samson, Samford Valley, SE QLD • 16.4ha* or 40* virtually all useable ex-dairy acres — ideal horse / cale facility • Stunning 516m2* homestead with an extraordinary symmetrical roofline and aenon to detail • Huge spectacular ‘Great Room’ with unique pressed metal vaulted ceilings • Addional circa 1920 restored three bedroom coage • Huge 100 year old fig tree and over 1km* of double frontage to spring fed creek • Stunning views of the valley and nearby D’Aguilar Range Naonal Park • The owners want it known they are selling in September





Aucঞon Fri 22 Sept 10:30am Lvl 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View Sundays 10–11am (or by appointment) Barry Quinn 0409 828 342 Andrew Goodall 0412 093 551 Ray White Rural Brisbane *approx.


Woolstore character This apartment in the heritage-listed Winchcombe Carson Woolstores building has been renovated with modern comforts while retaining its old world charm. Covering an internal floorplan of 225sq m, the two-level apartment has multiple living areas, including a custom library. High ceilings and natural light add a sense of space, with high-quality European finishes giving the openplan design a feeling of luxury with understated elegance. On entry, timber floors and original brickwork feature walls give warmth to the character-filled lower level. The library is to the right, while a lounge is to the left. Moving to the centre of the floor is a dining room, while a living room and kitchen are to the rear. From the lounge, dining and living areas, glass sliding doors open to a central courtyard.

Back inside, a bedroom and powder room complete the lower floor. Upstairs, two more bedrooms are off a family room. One of these bedrooms is serviced by a bathroom with a claw foot tub while the other, the main, has a custom-built, walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Bedrooms have airconditioning and ceiling fans. The apartment includes one parking space.

TENERIFFE 92/54 Vernon Tce Unit: 225sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Simon Petrie, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0439 668 867 Auction: Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane, Fri, Sep 15, from 10am

GRANDDESIGN Awarding wining architect Brian Donovan invigorates the perfect Queensland lifestyle.

HAMILTON 34 Mullens Street

INSPECT Contact Agent

This is a rare opportunity to secure a secluded 2,435m² of iconic Hamilton Hill, capturing beautiful bay breezes and views of both reaches of the river from the moment you enter. The owners have relocated to the United States and are committed to selling. This home is the best of both worlds with an architectural addition combined with a restored 1905 Queenslander design. A magnificent commercial grade gourmet kitchen has Corian and stainless steel benchtops, six burner gas stove, cold room, plus a 3,000 bottle wine cellar. Your master suite overlooks the grand verandah with river views. In addition to the master suite this home has four large bedrooms, four plus bathrooms and a 13m lap pool.



AUCTION Thursday 5 October at 12:30pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane

Sarah Hackett & Damian Hackett 0488 355 553 PLC-OP3598_BN_A

GRANDEUR Elevated on Autry Court, with sweeping easterly city views, is a captivating ďŹ ve level resort style property on over half an acre and 10km from Brisbane City.

STAFFORD HEIGHTS 6 Autry Court Blooming wisteria suspended above the porte cochere, flowing through a Feng Shui inspired fishpond is the perfect entrance to this remarkable estate. Inside, the 12m central glass void with internal waterfall and vertical garden greets you. The gourmet kitchen and dining overlook the impressive 180,000L heated pool and eight person spa. The spacious formal living and dining area includes a granite fireplace, marble floors and 14ft high floor-to-ceiling glass. Five bedrooms are serviced by Italian Carrara marble bathrooms. This elegant home also features a gym, sauna, squash and tennis courts, 20 person theatre, 5,000 bottle wine cellar, rooftop atrium and much more.



INSPECT Wednesday 6pm - 6:30pm & Saturday 4:45pm - 5:15pm AUCTION Saturday 30 Sept at 2pm, on-site George Yang 0488 199 888 Owen Chen 0413 081 780 PLC-OP3598_BN_B

MONUMENTAL One of St Lucia’s most significant riverfront penthouse residences!

INSPECT Saturday 11 – 11:30am

ST LUCIA 14/100 Macquarie Street


Featuring a double height void, private lift and exclusive use rooftop on title, this two level penthouse is truly unique. Positioned directly on the riverfront, with a north facing aspect capturing beautiful city views spanning across the 18m frontage. An expansive gourmet kitchen has Miele appliances, soft close cabinetry and sleek granite and marble benchtops. The cellar and separate media room are of great house like proportions. Your master suite is reflective of a five star hotel, with generous built-in cabinetry. The private lift takes you to your exclusive covered rooftop area with over 284m² of space. A private marina berth and the complex gym and pool complete this monumental home.



Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP3598_BN_C

EXQUISITE Few properties in the inner city can rival the size and grandeur of this outstanding 1890’s era Colonial masterpiece in Bardon.

INSPECT Saturday 11.45am – 12:30pm

BARDON 94 Gerler Street


Occupying a prime 1,012m² block, the home has been exquisitely and meticulously renovated with a designer’s eye for detail, to create a superb four bedroom plus study residence that will surpass your expectations. The proportions are grand and the fixtures and fittings used throughout are first class. Brilliantly designed for living and entertaining, the home has a large, well equipped kitchen with European appliances, elegant formal rooms, a superb casual alfresco area and a 13m swimming pool, all set in a sought-after, family friendly locale.



Tim Douglas 0413 877 000 PLC-OP3598_BN_D



23/21 Byron Street

This luxurious four bedroom apartment boasts absolute north facing views of Hamilton Hill and the Brisbane River. Designed by award winning architect, Brian Donovan (BVN), The Boatyard Bulimba sets a new benchmark in waterfront living. With only one neighbour, you will be able to downsize into one of Brisbane’s most exclusive offerings. The handpicked timber, stainless steel and natural stone surfaces blend with a crisp white to create a mood of unaffected luxury. Only a lucky few will have the opportunity to call The Boatyard home.



KANGAROO POINT 36 Wharf Street

Display suite location: 145 Oxford Street, Bulimba. Open Saturday 10am – 2pm and Tuesday to Friday 11am – 1pm

FOR SALE $1,900,000

Deborah Barbi 0418 873 500

INSPECT Saturday 1:30 – 2pm AUCTION Thursday 21 Sept at 12:30pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane

“Tranmere”, Kangaroo Point’s last historical home on the peninsula is a once in a lifetime chance to own something truly special. A unique and outstanding opportunity to extend or further develop the property (STCA) additionaly enhances the benefits for the buyer. With current zoning supporting four storeys for neighbouring buildings, a highly sought-after north east aspect captures the surrounding heritage parks of Yungaba, Story Bridge and glimpses of the Brisbane River. The home is meticulous restored from floor to ceiling with many ornate features typical of the original 1885 era.

Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912


Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668




St Lucia 96 - 98 Seventh Avenue • 833M2 block (36 meter north facing rear living area) • Landmark executive family home in the “Avenues”




View Saturday 10.30am - 11.30am BY NEGOTIATION

• Ridge top location with City views • Renovated by Owen & Vokes Architects • Large level grassed backyard • Walk to University of Queensland & Ironside Primary School carolinemunro.com.au

Caroline Munro 0407 121 329 caroline@carolinemunro.com.au


Living on the outside Surrounded by established gardens, this six-bedroom residence has a focus on outdoor living with its large deck, patio spaces and saltwater pool. A timber bridge leads to the house, with its entrance opening to a groundfloor, atrium-style walkway with timber floors and walls of windows. A courtyard with stepping stones is on one side. The walkway leads to a triple garage to the right, and the house to the left, featuring high ceilings, downlighting and polished tiles. A lounge room adjoins dining and family rooms, with the family room including a study nook. These rooms border a kitchen, while nearby are a bathroom and laundry. Bi-fold and sliding glass doors open the ground floor out to the timber deck and pool. The main bedroom also has deck

access, along with a custom-fitted walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a freestanding tub. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, a bathroom and a retreat space. One of these bedrooms has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Other features of the residence include a self-contained space with an open-plan living and dining room, a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe.

CHAPEL HILL 9B Fleming Rd Land: 1532sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Michelle McLeod, Ray White Indooroopilly – McLeod Partners; ph: 3878 1888 or 0418 787 312 For sale: By expressions of interest, closing Thu, Sep 14, 5pm








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Rare Affordable N/E Facing ‘Above Flood’ 1,537m2 Retreat

24 Rosebery Tce, Chelmer

Privately gracing arguably Brisbane’s premier North-East facing riverfront street opposite a large park and with a wide 18 metre frontage to the river, the sale by pragmatic overseas owners of this ultra-convenient, elevated, breezy home, pool and pontoon with its sweeping views up and down a broad reach of the river is a rare entry level opportunity to become one of a privileged few able to call this exclusive address their own.

AUCTION Saturday 14 October at 11am ON SHOW Saturday 1 - 1:30 APPLY Josephine Johnston-Rowell 0414 233 575 DETAIL Johnstondixon.com/24r


'Since 1999 more riverfront house sales than all other agents combined '




3858 8888


3 bedrooms

2.5 bathrooms

Facilities include a gym, pool, community and recreation centres

2 car

+ private courtyard

13 minutes cycle to The University of Queensland

All of Brisbane’s major hospitals within 15 minutes drive

14 minutes to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre & 5 minutes drive to The Brisbane Golf Club

5kms to Brisbane CBD & 11 minutes walk to Yeronga Train Station

Neighbouring Fehlberg Park offers walking tracks, cycle paths & relaxation options

174 Venner Road, Yeronga CONTACT KATHY HARRISON

0499 112 262


07 3630 4570

Spectacular City and River Views Part of an exclusive hillside enclave, this contemporary beauty provides sensational views over the river with dazzling city lights after dark. Ultra private and low maintenance, the design features luxurious bedroom living with a pool courtyard on the entry level, while the lower level offers a further 3 bedrooms, spacious lounge and kitchenette, plus its own al fresco courtyard and street access.





17b Comus Avenue, Ascot AUCTION: 30 September 11am OPEN: Sat 12:30 - 1:15pm Stephen Weber 0417 200 702 stephen.weber@qldsir.com Tyson Clarke 0407 034 803 tyson.clarke@qldsir.com



52 KEW ROAD, GRACEVILLE This meticulously designed, dual level family residence is the complete package, located on arguably one of Brisbane’s best streets. Presenting an amazing opportunity for the executive family looking to secure the ideal suburban lifestyle whilst enjoying the ultimate benefits that highside Graceville living has to offer.





Auction Saturday 30 September 1pm On-site

Doug May 0410 488 110

View Saturday 10:30 – 11:15am Wednesday 4:00 – 4:30pm Reoccurring until Auction

Charlie Lilley 0415 829 196

4 B 2 C 2 D 607 J

88 Edmondstone Street Positioned directly onto parklands, walls of glass draw in natural light and highlight peaceful surrounds. Set across two levels boasting effortless indoor/outdoor living.

291 Honour Ave, Graceville | 3379 9322 | www.nanettelilley.com.au

Absolute Beachfront Opportunity 2 Robe Street, Currimundi Offered to the market for just the second time in history, now is your chance to secure one of the most exclusive beachfront properties on the Sunshine Coast. The location is unsurpassed.

A secluded beach hideaway that’s off the tourist strips yet offers a safe patrolled beach just meters away along with the natural sandy playground of Currimundi Lake. The home is completely renovated and oozes that relaxed beach vibe with 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dual living zones and polished timber floorboards. The highlight is the stunning outdoor entertaining deck that will host your largest gatherings or intimate moments with privacy and the soothing sounds of the ocean. This is truly a remarkable property and will be sold on or before auction day.

PHONE. 07 5444 6990

EMAIL. admin@gormanandgray.com.au

FAX. 07 5444 0950

Method: Auction on Site 30/9/17 @ 4pm Inspect: Saturday 2:30-3:30pm & Sunday 10:30-11:30am Agent: Anthony Gorman – 0417 587 758



Horoscope with Tanya Obreza AQUARIUS


(January 21 — February 18) Best Day: Saturday 16th Slowing down is a challenge for restless Aquarians, with you usually onto the next great thing before finishing ongoing projects. Not so this week, when you’re happier to luxuriate in the moment. Allow the pleasures of life to wash away past worries and regrets.

(August 24 – September 22) Best Day: Saturday 16th Inspiration strikes you this week, maybe in the form of romance. Flirtation figures strongly — very handy should the distinction between friends and love interests become delightfully blurred. Have fun — next week you return to the necessary, but, dreary, daily grind of work.




(September 23 — October 23) Best Day: Friday 15th One of life’s certainties is that not all minds agree. What’s more, not everyone has a squeaky clean conscience. This week could see devious activity behind the scenes, when someone tries to force you to their point of view. Stand your ground, Libra. You must show that you can stand alone.

(November 23 — December 21) You’re focused, but only with limited patience — which could lead to frustrating moments. Don’t be in such a rush, Sagittarius. Give dreams enough time to become reality. In matters of the heart, singles may literally bump into someone special. Couples reignite the spark. This could be a fun week.

SCORPIO (October 24 — November 22) Best Day: Thursday 14th It’s time to retreat, and regroup. Quit any situation where progress seems unlikely. Cut your losses and rid yourself of any obstacles that downplay your professional talents. This will prepare you for the challenges ahead. Soon after, success should be yours for the taking.

CAPRICORN (December 22 — January 20) Best Day: Wednesday 13th Even though some matters demand attention, they’re best tackled next week. If you have the chance to take a holiday, grab it. Right now, you’re best removed from all pressures and responsibilities. It is an opportune time to give yourself a break. If relationships become an issue, trust you’re not the one at fault.

(February 19 — March 20) Every now and then, we’re offered new possibilities. Some may disrupt our routines, while others enhance them. A financial offer could be attractive, particularly because of who’s presenting it. Go with your instincts. If it feels like a winner, it probably is.

ARIES (March 21 — April 20) Best Day: Friday 15th You’re the envy of many this week, as most things seem to fall into place. Mostly because you’re sensible enough to avoid the war zone that seems to be besieging most of the zodiac. Keep clear of the front line, but be prepared to take in casualties. They’ll return the favour when you need it most.

TAURUS (April 21 — May 20) This week has an important feel about it. First, you get to move in a new direction. Others may want to intrude

BRAIN FOOD The Roman historian Pliny was so impressed by garlic that he listed 61 medicinal uses for it, including restoring hair loss, and preventing warts. If you suffer from ostraconophobia, you have an abnormal and persistent fear of shellfish. A species of woolly lemur that was discovered in 2005, avahi cleesei, was named after John Cleese in honour of his love of the endangered primates. Band Deep Purple started their career known as Roundabout. Elvis Presley was quoted as saying, “I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to”. In 1998 Joan Priednieks of Westonzoyland,

on your plans, but you know what’s right for you. Next, you’ll want to discard heavy deadwood. By lessening the load, life becomes lighter and far more pleasant.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) If searching for something nice to say, you’re probably lost for conversation right now. Blame it on a mischievous cosmos, tetchy hormones or any other meddling factors you can think of. Geminis are on a short fuse right now, and you’re as philosophical as a drawn dagger.

CANCER (June 22 — July 22) Sometimes we can’t help but be drawn into conflict, as this week proves. It seems that you’re caught between two warring parties. More precisely — you’re right in the middle of their tug of war. Who wins may depend on which way you lean. Better still, decide to stay neutral.

LEO (July 23 — August 23) Best Day: Wednesday 13th Someone’s feeling tetchy, and you’re gently treading eggshells to avoid conflict. Even then, it’s difficult keeping them either at ease, or at a distance. Still, if you’re fed up with their constant grouching — perhaps it’s time to deliver a few home truths. Let them hear that Leo roar. tanyaobreza.com

WITH RIC ALPORT Somerset, UK, grew the world’s tallest celery plant. It reached a height of 2.74m. In 1959 US Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield reportedly stated: “Before man reaches the moon, your mail will be delivered within hours from New York to Australia by guided missiles.” In Venezuela it is traditional for newlyweds to sneak away from their own wedding reception without saying goodbye. This is considered to bring good luck to the union. On September 9, 1950 canned laughter was used for the first time on TV, on American sitcom The Hank McCune Show.

In the 1985 Boise, Idaho, mayoral election there were four write-in votes for Mr Potato Head. The birth name of TV personality Ian “Dicko” Dickson is Ian Ross Perrygrove. In 1892, Juan Vucetich, a police officer from Argentina, made the first criminal fingerprint identification. He successfully proved Francisca Rojas guilty of murder after showing that a bloody fingerprint found at the crime scene was hers, and could only be hers. Reportedly, there is a law in Texas which states that it is illegal for someone to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.

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Brisbane News Magazine September 13-19, 2017. ISSUE 1144  

Brisbane's premier weekly lifestyle mag, featuring the people, events, food, and properties that make our city beautiful. brisbanenews.com.a...

Brisbane News Magazine September 13-19, 2017. ISSUE 1144  

Brisbane's premier weekly lifestyle mag, featuring the people, events, food, and properties that make our city beautiful. brisbanenews.com.a...