Category: Home & Garden

The Springs Experience

    Peats Ridge, Central Coast. Located at Peats Ridge just 40 minutes from Wahroonga, The Springs is the perfect day trip into the hinterland of The Central Coast of NSW. The fabulous industrial space is surrounded by rural properties that supply Executive Chef, Dan Capper with fresh local produce, for his innovative farm to plate experience. The Springs property also has its own garden with citrus, herbs, and other produce that are picked daily. With The Little Creek cheese markers nearby, The Springs has an endless supply of their beautiful produce. Their garlic feta is a favourite with...

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Power of Feng Shui

Sabrina Muysken Sydney Observer’s resident spirtual medium Kerrie Erwin has released her latest book – Sacred Space: Finding Harmony with Feng Shui. Kerrie’s sixth publication takes an in-depth look at the power of the ancient Chinese practise of feng shui and how implementing simple exercises into your home can bring about positive life change. Your home, as Kerrie explains, is your foundation in life and an appreciation of this space with undoubtedly improve your general wellbeing. With practical advice and case studies from her own psychic practice, Sacred Space sets the reader down a new path towards finding inner...

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Get Your Lawn Ready for Summer

Alex Dalland With the weather heating up, now is the perfect time to prepare your lawn for the hot summers it is about to endure. Sydney Observer has some top tips, as well as advice from one of Australia’s leading gardeners and former host of ‘Burke’s Backyard’, Don Burke. According to Burke, Lawns provide a wide range of benefits to the environment – plus societal and health benefits too. Not only do they prevent soil erosion and absorb rainwater to improve drainage, they also provide an outdoor area for play and entertainment, get kids away from their screens, reduce...

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Will the Construction Boom Continue?

Alex Dalland Around the country, new homes and apartments are springing up overnight – with Ku-ring-gai being no exception to this development phenomenon. But while the New South Wales government is applauding an all-time high on construction spending across the state, experts believe the boom might be showing signs of an end. According to recently released data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, spending on residential construction over the past year in New South Wales reached $19.4 billion – the highest ever recorded. But with ever increasing development also comes the potential for uncertainty, according to the Housing Industry...

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Renovate or relocate?

Stephanie Stefanovic It’s certainly not uncommon to hear of retirees selling their homes and moving into condos or retirement villages. In fact, it’s often expected. After all, more space means more upkeep, which can seem like unnecessary hassle if the space is going unused. However, there are plenty of people who are attached to their family home, and have no desire to give it up. On one hand, relocating can mean the opportunity to finally move to that sleepy coastal town you’ve always loved, where the air is clean and the people are friendly. However, there’s no doubt that...

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