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The way to reunite with and old friend

My my buddy has relocated back to Melbourne after living with his companion in France for the previous 24 months. I made a decision to get all his friends together and go out for beverages and for lunch to celebrate his return to Oz.

I reside down in Mornington and everyone all are mates are wine drinkers, so I figured the cleverest thing to do would be to have a look at some Mornington Peninsula tours so we wouldn’t have to rely on someone driving.

Searching online, I found a few of the bundles and figured it would be extremely cool to travel in a Hummer instead of the standard mini bus, both would be able to fit out 10 guests, so why not travel in style when the prices were basically the same anyway.

We were planning to visit three vineyards as a whole, every one that specialised in Shiraz, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. It absolutely was such an enjoyable evening, also it was so wonderful catch up again with our long lost friend.

The company we used for our tour was called ‘Hummer Hire Melbourne’, funny that, because that is exactly what we wanted to hire and it was the same name as the company.

We will definitely be doing this again, Michael was a star and was very entertaining.

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Underutilised Land Out The Back

We downsized a few years back and were quite happy living at our new place. All the kids had flown the coop and things were pretty peaceful. Our place now is a lot smaller but we had quite a lot of underutilised land out the back and we were somewhat inspired to build a little granny flat in the waisted area.

Elpor were the second people we spoke to and we knew from the beginning we had found our guys. They were really fantastic throughout the planning and the home extensions. Since it was completed nearly 8 months ago our kids have stayed there many times, it’s served as something of a home office and we’ve even rented it out for short-term holiday makers.

The bungalow granny flat has held up really well and looks as fantastic as they did when we saw a mockup in their showroom.

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Golf Holidays for the Keen and Clever


Golf holidays will obviously suit golfers more than your average punter. I haven’t been selling them long at the agency but more and more people are coming to us and asking about them. I put that down to the great work done by one or two operators that have really helped to make it a great vacation.

We always recommend China Golf Experience because their expertise in one of the world’s best golfing destinations is absolutely second to none. Golf holidays are perfect because of the leisurely nature of the activity and if you can get all the logistics right, you’re set for a wonderful time. We use China Golf Experience because their team can weave magic to create truly unforgettable holidays.

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Help secure your new property with rental bond loans


It’s been a bit of a stressful month. My partner and I recently broke up after living together for the last 3 years. It wasn’t a messy breakup, we both just realised we wanted different things and life and were headed in opposite directions. I found myself needing to find a new place, and quick. I crashed on the couch of a girlfriend of mine for a week or so and all the while went to open days and rental inspections trying desperately to find something within my price range. I had a bit of luck, but the bond amount was pretty huge and I never paid one when I moved into my ex’s apartment so I don’t have one coming back to me. My friend suggested I look at rental bond loans, which I’d never heard of. A company called Rent Bond Move provide short term loans for this exact reason – covering the bond in a new place. I applied online and within 24 hours had the money in my account. I wrote out a cheque and with that in my hand, went to a rental inspection and secured the place right then. While it’s been a tough few weeks, Rent Bond Move did help in relieving some of the stress. If you’re moving, you should definitely give them a call.

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All natural herbal medicines are the way to go

Healthy body, healthy mind. I’ve always been a bit of a health nut, and I guess I inherited that from my parents. When I was growing up, I didn’t have chocolates, chips or lollies in my lunchbox like all the other kids. I had carrot sticks, apples and wholegrain sandwiches. Sure, it may not have been all that fun when I was younger but I’ve now got my parents to thank for my good health today. I eat well, exercise when I can, drink sensibly and don’t smoke at all. One of the more important aspects of my good health is my choice to opt for herbal medicines wherever possible. If it’s something serious that requires proper medical care than I’m more than happy to visit a doctor or the hospital, but I hate taking things like antibiotics and so forth. I source majority of my herbal medicines from PPC Herbs – their Herbal Plex range is great and has cured me of many ills over the years. They’re easy to swallow and are often diluted in fruit juice or water, and can relieve you of anything from the common cold all the way to intestinal worms or liver problems. I’d highly recommend PPC Herbs to anyone who prefers a natural alternative.

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For tasty meal plans for weight loss, head straight to Dineamic

I hurt my leg pretty badly playing football quite a few months ago; unfortunately, it put an early end to the season for me. I was on crutches for a few months and I’m still limping around now.

While it’s no fun having to miss out on footy, the hardest part has been keeping weight off. I went from a very active person who exercised daily to one who doesn’t exercise at all any more; naturally, it’s been quite tricky managing my weight now that I’m barely on my feet.

I still eat healthily but at the end of the day it’s not enough – I need to get my active lifestyle back. One thing that has been a real big help is the meal plans for weight loss I’ve been getting from Dineamic. Dineamic provide home delivered meals and plans for weight loss using fresh, natural ingredients prepared in their kitchens by real chefs, my girlfriend also purchased this nifty vaccum food sealer in case I don’t finish the whole meal and would like to continue with the meal the following day.

No processed, 2-minute microwave options here. Everything is really nutritious and portioned according to dietary requirements, and it all tastes amazing. I’m particularly fond of the Thai red chicken curry.

I can’t wait for my leg to heal and back on the oval, and in the meantime I’ll be much more likely to keep excess weight off thanks to Dineamic.

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For house and land packages Carrum Downs, head straight to the experts



It’s hard to find a unique Property Developers in Melbourne these days. It’s harder still to find one that can get exactly what you want yet still come in under budget.

I’ve lived in a few different locations in the last decade, but I really want to settle in Carrum Downs. It’s a nice area, close to the beach, and I’ve got a lot of friends and family down that way. I’d also like to get a home with a decent backyard, which is another compromise a lot of home owners are making these days.

I did a bit of searching online and came across House and Land Packages Melbourne. Straight away I knew these guys were different – they’ve got lots of different developers across different estates, and each one is really unique. The last thing I wanted was to live in a house that looked like every other one on my street, and from what I can tell they’re really open to working with you on your ideas. Not many builders will do that anymore, especially not for house and land packages Carrum Downs. I’m speaking with a few of them now and I’ve got a really good feeling about this.

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Go to PPC Herbs for treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome

I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome about 6 months ago. The doctors weren’t entirely sure what caused it, and I was pretty surprised myself. Before my diagnosis I was at my wits’ end trying to figure out what was wrong with me – I had severe pain in my muscles and joints, frequent headaches, and I was exhausted all the time. Not just tired, but physically exhausted. It was somewhat of a relief to finally get diagnosed and have an answer as to why I was feeling the way I was, but I’ve come to realise that other people aren’t quite as educated on the matter. When I told people that I was suffering from CFS, a lot just assumed I was nothing more than a little tired. It’s so much more than that, and thankfully I was able to find a bit of relief with PPC Herbs. I’d never really looked into natural medicine before, but their treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome was an absolute lifesaver. They recommended I use Astro Plex which is a completely natural product comprising Reishi mushroom, olive leaf, Echinacea and astragalus root – quite a mouthful, I know, but it really has worked. If you’ve been living with CFS, you don’t have to any longer – get in touch with PPC Herbs.

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For amazing Yarra Valley winery tours, speak with Dreamscape Tours now

I work in event planning, and I’d have to say I reckon I have one of the best jobs in the world. It’s a lot of work, yes, but it’s a lot of fun organising an entire event from start to finish and seeing it go off without a hitch. Most of the time, anyway! For a lot of the events I organise, the client is interested in tours of wineries and vineyards and for that I send them straight to Dreamscape Tours. I’ve worked closely with them for years now and they’re the only people I trust for Yarra Valley winery tours. They really know their stuff, and the wineries are renowned in the region for their superb Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons. There are plenty of other things you can do, too – chocolate tasting, cheese tasting, fruit tours in the warmer months, and if wine isn’t really your poison of choice then there are a few breweries and cider houses, too. Dreamscape Tours offer a very professional service and in this industry, that’s everything. Right down to the bus they organise to get you to and from the wineries, no stone is left unturned. Check them out, you won’t regret it.

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Avoid mayhem in your life with moving boxes in Melbourne

Almost anyone will tell you that one of the biggest transitional periods of your life is the time in-between moving homes. Hiring moving boxes in Melbourne is a fantastic way to put things in to perspective and help you get your lives and homes in order.

Guardian Storage know that it is often necessary to put things in to storage whilst you are trying to sell your home, and likewise you may need moving boxes if you haven’t found a new place before settlement and need to stay with family and friends for a short period.

That is why they were so helpful with flexible time periods, allowing us access to our moving boxes in Melbourne, and keeping their prices low. Guardian Storage know moving and they know of all the additional costs involved, so they will help you along the way

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