Trampolines are the go to toy at any age

If you are looking for longevity in your play equipment for your kids then you can’t go past trampolines. The trampolines from Lifespan Kids are made for kids at any age to enjoy.

When they are younger they will need adult supervision at all times but when they are older they will still enjoy jumping just as much.

I have found that the trampolines from Lifespan Kids also get their longevity from the quality of the product, meaning that you don’t have to replace your trampoline for a new one every few years. They have solid structures and are made from materials with a ten year warranty, which really is a fantastic deal.

To see the Lifespan Kids’ range and to get your kids a toy that they will enjoy for years to come, click here

The Party Venue Matters

So you’re searching for the perfect location to host your 21st birthday. You want to give your occasion a unique feel without needing to spend thousands on venue hire, decorations an external caterer and all the other hassles that come with organising a birthday party.

Image this. It is the early hours of your party. You are hoping that each detail falls into place perfectly and everything you organised just works. It is your birthday and it has taken a few weeks of preparation. And no matter how many cents you chucked in that wishing well, you won’t grow six extra hands to be able to implement all the components involved. That is where the value of the location chosen comes in handy.

For your 21st birthday venue in Melbourne, you want a venue that comes with an event planner at no extra cost. It is the sort of thing you don’t really think about, why would someone else help us make sure our event runs smoothly and why wouldn’t they charge for it? I have seen it again and again, an event planer should really be in one of these MasterCard commercials…they are invaluable. Let us be honest, at some point, you need to begin assigning the responsibilities being thrown in-your-face and you if you are worrying about when the food is being served you are not going to enjoy your own party.

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How to Deal with a Plumbing Emergency

A pipes crisis can happen at any moment of the day or night and threaten to cause water damage and mould that is immediate and create electrical risks within your household. These circumstances are usually brought on by drains which have sprung a leak and burst or a blocked drain.

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How to Protect Against Termites

Termites are the most destructive insects that can travel underground into your home. To make it worse, they can get through crevices and cracks in your concrete slab. In case termites are the source of all your nightmares, then do not worry as herein is the lasting solution for you. One of the most used termite protection method is the use of unobtrusive termite baits which can easily detect any termite activity around your property. Other proven methods that we use for termite treatment include the use of chemical termite barrier, Physical Termite Barriers and reticulation system among others. Continue reading

You need blinds and awnings to escape from the heat!

Not all of us have our very own pool, are a step away from the beach, or have air conditioning in every room. Given this circumstance
having quality blinds and awnings can often be the only respite from the heat.

Sweltering hot days can lead to exhaustion and dehydration and if the only way that you can keep cool is inside your home, than you best make sure that your windows are protected from the harsh sun. Blinds and awnings block the heat from penetrating through your windows, and stop the cool from escaping from your house.

Blinds and awnings are an affordable and stylish way to get through the summer months, especially when you consult with the experts at inDesign blinds click here to view their website.

Thicker Than Blood by PAUL D. BRAZILL


‘The thing is, Bren,’ says Craig Hornby, kissing his bloody knuckles, ‘you’ve just got to face facts sometime. You might be a nicer bloke than your Tony. Well, in fact, you are nicer. Much nicer. But your kid is more likeable. It’s just one of those things. And that’s why he always ends up getting what he wants. Getting his own way. If he fell in the sea, he’d come out with a pocket full of fish. That’s him, eh? Teflon Tony.’Craig walks over to the window and closes the blinds. The room turns black. Specks of dust float in a shard of sunlight that slices through a broken slat and spotlights a pool of blood at Bren Murdoch’s feet. Bren’s head pounds. Blood trickles down his nose and is soaked up by the socks stuffed in his mouth .He twists but the fishing wire cuts further into his wrists and ankles. Continue reading

Not For Nothing–Excerpt by STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES

The following piece is an excerpt from Jones’ novel Not For Nothing, which is set to be published in 2014 by Dzanc Books.

The following piece is an excerpt from Jones’ novel Not For Nothing, which is set to be published in 2014 by Dzanc Books.* * *

She’ll be waiting for you when you walk back from the water station next door. Because she’s so—because she doesn’t fit, not anywhere in your life, of course you’ll have your thumb in your mouth, will only realize it after you’ve stopped walking, when you’re standing there like some animated character trying to blow his flattened hand back up. All that’s left to do then is smile around your thumb, waggle your fingers before your face in hello, your eyes kind of squinted. Not so much against the glare coming off the storage units both of you are standing in here, but in apology. For being who you are. Continue reading

The Hand of God by edward j rathke

He tasted like ash, called himself Frank, hired me to look for his wife but a man was dead. A curiosity, how a man smiles so with the back of his head gone. Frank, all sweat and shake, vomit stinging his eyes, seized movements making me nervous. I lit a cigarette and gave it to him, but he dropped it, the blood hissed.

Digging through the dead man’s pockets: came empty.

‘I can’t believe you shot him,’ Frank’s voice creaking, worn and dry.

‘It wasn’t an accident.’

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The sun beats down on the innocent and guilty alike. It isn’t my job to sort them out, or judge them, just to track them down and do what is expected. My three weeks down here in Saint Louis have been spent on the wrong side of the tracks. East side. You don’t stop your car over here at the stoplights, the stop signs, unless you want an earful of lead or a gut relived of its organs. The air is so thick I can chew it and the AC in the foreign bitch I’m driving is turning the driver’s seat into the Mohave with every hot breath she pushes on me. I want a beer and someone to share it with but there’s work to be done today. Rollie. That’s all I know. And an address that leads me across the Mississippi and under the concrete overpasses that deposit me at a gingerbread crack house. Instead of a crackhead Rollie, I get a tall brunette. Out the front door, her legs glistening, her brown hair pulled up tight, micro-shorts and a t-shirt knotted in the front. Exactly my type. I can stay and take care of Rollie, or I can follow her. Continue reading