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Energy Saving - Lighting

Lighting The average household spends upto 9% of their annual energy bills on lighting. See below for some tips on energy efficient lighting. Make the most out of natural light Use energy efficient lights: CFLs use 80% less energy and last around 10 times longer. Each CFL can save up to $20 per year and standard halogen globes use 30% less energy and last twice as long. Each globe can save up to $7 per year Select the right light for the space Turn off lights: 26% of people leave lights on all evening in unoccupied rooms Standby power and lifestyle appliances Standby power and lifestyle appliances make up to 10% of household energy use, or over $100 per year on energy bills. See below for some tips on reducing your energy use.

Parliament House Of Victoria (Melbourne)

Parliament House is open to the public throughout the year. Location Parliament House Spring Street East Melbourne Victoria 3002 Phone: (+61 3) 9651 8911 Fax: (+61 3) 9654 5284 Email: See Parliament in action When Parliament is sitting, visitors are welcome to come in and see Parliament in action. The Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly (the Houses) both have public galleries, which are open whenever the House is sitting. Check the  Calendar  for the dates when Parliament is sitting. To see what happens on a sitting day see the sitting day schedule for the  Legislative Council  and the  Legislative Assembly . Public tours Public tours of Parliament are conducted on days when Parliament is not sitting. There is no need to book for groups of less than 6 people. Public tours take place at 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.45 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) from the Vestibule. More information a

What is this? Feijoa!

The  Feijoa,  also known as  Pineapple Guava  or  Guavasteen , is an  evergreen   small  tree .  It can grow in Melbourne.  I know it because I got three of them in my yard. The  fruit  matures in  autumn  and is green, and about the size and shape of an  egg . It has a sweet, aromatic flavour. The flesh is juicy and  have a distinctive smell. The fruit is usually eaten by cutting it in half, then scooping out the  pulp  with a spoon. Extracted from  wikipedia .

Top Sites For Property Investment

Here is the compiled list of web sites that can assist us investing in properties. Looking For Properties REFinder (can see the number of days on the market) Comparing Suburbs Explore Australian Suburbs ( ABS - Community Profiles Property Search (InvestSMART) Suburb Profile  (Including sold/rent price history) Home Price Guide ( OZ House Price (Sales History) School Zone/Location My School VIC - Better Education (VCE Results)

New Costco Coupon - 26 April - 11 May, 2014

New Costco coupon is here again. Good deals on Dunlopillo Therapillo Memory Foam Pillow  ($69.99 - $14 = $55.99) 2pc Bath Mat ($9.99 - $2 = $7.99) Carmen's Variety Nut Bars - 20x35g ($13.99 - $3 = $10.99)

3 Stunning Private Country Gardens in Victoria

Neerim Experience a different way of life in one of the most picturesque towns in the Gippsland region. On the doorstep to the Baw Baw National Park, this tourist town is the perfect stopover for holiday makers on their way to the ski fields or for travellers in search of galleries and boutique B&Bs amidst breathtaking scenery. 3 private gardens will be opened to public on the weekend of 26th and 27th April, 2014.  It is time to take our family to enjoy a country scenery with gardens. Janalli , an exceptionally well-designed garden landscaped and planted on a grand scale. A 60-metre rose arbour leads to terraces of massed roses and perennials, and a parkland of exotic species borders landscaped lakes. Glorious autumn foliage. Large formal Japanese garden; Australian plant area; potager, citrus grove, small vineyard and nut walk. Entry to the garden is $8 per adult, children are free.  Janalli will be open between 10am - 4:30 pm. Dogs are allowed on leash (Janalli garden only)

Top 40 best ever cleaning tips

Learn how to clean like a champion with this list of the best-ever household cleaning hints and tips.  From cleaning up broken glass to deterring pests or tackling stains on clothes and furniture, we have 40 simple, natural solutions that work. 1. Eucalyptus oil removes the gummy residue left by shop stickers. 2. Buffing a marble tabletop with car polish leaves a thin, invisible film that helps reduce the risk of stains. 3. To remove furniture indentations from pure wool carpet place a tea towel over the area and then press with a warm iron. The heat will lift the fibres. Do not attempt this with synthetic or a wool/synthetic mix carpet. 4. Light a match and let it burn a few seconds to remove toilet smells. 5. To stop bathroom mirrors steaming up, regularly rub a dry bar of soap over the surface and rub in with a clean cloth.

Costco TV Price Update (April 12, 2014)

Sony      W800B  50"   $1399.99 Sony      W80    55"   $1399.99 Sony      R52    60"   $1489.99 Sony      R55    60"   $1649.97 LG        LA6620 50"   $1299.97 LG        LA7400 55"   $1899.99 Panasonic S60    60"   $1299.99 Samsung   F6400  55"   $1249.97 Samsung   F6400  75"   $4079.99 Samsung   F7100  55"  

Secret Pice Codes in Costco

This guy has THE PAGE explain everything we need to know. The rule number one, price ending with 97c is usually a bargain. Remember to check it out next time you visit Costco.  Enjoy the savings.

How to use Netflix in Australia

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EASTER FAMILY FUN at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie An hour from Melbourne  FREE ENTRY - OPEN EVERY DAY 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day) It would be one of the most delicious destination this Easter! Come and see the amazing display of over 25 000 handcrafted Easter chocolates – from tiny to large decorative eggs, fun freckled eggs, filled and flavoured eggs, whimsical chocolate bunnies, chicks, hens and even frogs using the finest couverture, nearly one metre tall bunnies, decadent truffles and more! Easter creations are in the showroom now – better hop to it so you don’t miss out on the delightful range to share with your family and friends. Plus there are a weekend of free family fun activities. From Good Friday to Easter Monday, be greeted by the Chocolaterie’s Easter Bunnies, enjoy loads of free chocolate tastings, delight in the giant chocolate sculptures and the kids can find a special treat with free Easter egg hunts each day.

25 Websites that will make you a Genius

1. Khan Academy Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? Khan Academy aims to provide education at the collegiate level for anyone who wants it. They provide resources for learning pretty much every subject out there, including math, science, history and more. As you learn, the platform will even assess your progress and help you gauge what you’ve learned. 2. Duolingo This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. Duolingo is a free version of Rosetta-Stone that delivers the same results: teaching you another language. Regular use of the site can have you speaking and writing Spanish, English, German, French, Portuguese and Italian in a matter of months depending on the