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Halloween is a celebration for kids who dress up in wild costumes and go lolly-hunting around the neighbourhood. It’s a great event that helps both adults and kids meet other people in their neighbourhood. But do you know where the tradition came from and why we celebrate it here in Australia? Nicole Buckler fills us in. The original Halloween has fascinating origins. Most people in Australia think that Halloween is an American tradition. But they are wrong! It is actually a Celtic, Irish tradition. [caption id="attachment_6264" align="aligncenter" width="4770"] The Fascinating Origins of

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A buffet is one of life’s great pleasures. If you haven’t been to the Marriott’s famous seafood buffet, then you cannot even begin to call yourself a foodie. It is hands-down the most delicious buffet on the Coast. Gold Coast Lyfe went to check it out. We all love a buffet. But there is one that does stand head and shoulders above the rest – the seafood buffet in Citrique Restaurant in the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. Every bite is pure quality. Seafood lover? On offer are locally-caught ocean fresh

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Skellig Islands. This nothing less than one of the most special places on the entire earth, says Nicole Buckler. The Star Wars Connection With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, every man and his parrot heard about the island called Skellig Michael. It lies off the coast of Kerry, in Ireland. The haunting and beautiful rock was in the final dramatic scene of the movie, where Rey hands Luke Skywalker his lightsabre after his long rejection of Jedi life. While this is one of the most emotional scenes in

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Small business start ups are exciting! But before you start your own business, you need to get expert direction from the very beginning. Kristie Wells of Pitt & Wells Accountants in Southport gives us some good advice. Are you thinking about striking out on your own and setting up your own business? Well, you aren’t alone. The Gold Coast is a city of entrepreneurs – the region is home to around 60,000 small businesses, with 64.5% being sole operators. Small businesses are the backbone of this region’s economy, and keep the

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Separation. Is this you? Clare Quinn is a family lawyer based in Bundall. She explains the right way to proceed if you and your partner separate. First, take a deep breath. Then another. Because the plan here is to stay calm and collected. And, act with dignity throughout this process without exception. You need to do separation the right way, from the very beginning of the process, through to divorce and beyond. The reason this is imperative is that if you get it right, the rest of your life is happier

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