Getting Behind Relay for Life

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Each year my family gather together to participate in Relay for Life.  This will be our 10th consecutive year with the local Relay for Life being held at the end of this month.  Over that time we have raised in excess of $60,000.  As I look over the past ten years I smile at some of the fundraising events we have hosted.  Two memorable ones were family concerts in a local town hall. It seemed as though the whole district turned out to see us on the stage performing numerous skits and generally having a ball. It was as much fun back stage as...

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Swimsuits and what they're made from

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A question I am often asked when people are enquiring about swimsuits is, “Is it chlorine resistant”. So what should we expect from our swimsuits? More and more people are swimming and exercising, often in hydrotherapy pools. Hydrotherapy pools have a higher operating temperature and an increased disinfectant level. This asks even more from our swimsuits. The first thing is to understand what material swimsuits are made from and what to expect from them. Some materials used are: PolyesterNew technologies in polyester have improved the feel of the material. Polyester holds its colour and is resistant to chlorine. It is...

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Lay Buy is here

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A couple of months ago a woman rang asking if she could purchase some lingerie and leisurewear through a lay buy system. It was a way in which she could purchase what she needed without upsetting the household budget. I agreed as I saw it as another way of assisting women who have experienced breast cancer. I realised that this would most probably suit a lot of women for various reasons: Women who actually do not want to take delivery of their purchases immediately due to them buying for Christmas or holidays Women who wish to take advantage of specials...

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Swimwear Fashion Tips

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Summer is quickly approaching and our thoughts turn to the beach, pool and summer holidays. We delve into our summer wardrobe, sort, cull and decide what we need for the coming months. The big ‘must have’ item is the new swimsuit! One-piece, bikini, tankini? To help you make a decision here are some tips from designers in the fashion industry. Swimwear knows no boundaries when it comes to cut and colour these days with beautiful one-piece swimsuits making their way back into swimwear collections. High necklines are the latest trend.  Monochrome featured heavily in fashion and this trend has carried over into swimwear, usually...

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Inspiring Paralympians

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I was so inspired lately by catching snippets of the Paralympics. I was just amazed by the way in which the athletes have adapted to their abilities while at the same time challenging the way things are done. You might have seen the table tennis player who threw the ball with his toes and held the bat in his mouth or the double arm amputee swimmers. The advertising campaign run by UK broadcaster Channel 4 (also seen on Australia's Channel 7) featured a series of amazing Paralympic athletes repeating the mantra "Yes I can". I just loved the title of...

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