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The gold wedding band – a circle with no beginning or end – fashioned from one of the earth’s ‘noble’ metals for its ability to withstand corrosion – has long stood as a symbol of eternal love between husband and wife. In 1970, Francesca Curtis and Phyllis Papps exchanged such rings, declaring their faithful commitment to each other at a time when homosexuality was still a criminal act for men. It would be the beginning of a lifelong love affair that would see the two women spend 48 years together as devoted partners.

Kitchen design with 'wow'

If you’re looking for a highly skilled and experienced kitchen design consultant in Melbourne, Rachel Collard of Co.Kitchens is one of the savviest kitchen creators on The Block. Yes, pun intended. Rachel was one of the kitchen design consultants on Channel 9’s smash hit renovation show, The Block. You won’t forget her work. Rachel worked with viewer favourites Norm Hogan and Jess Eva as their kitchen design consultant for their 2018 renovation project at the Gatwick Hotel.

Rain Room Needs No Umbrella

It doesn’t get more romantic than moving through the rain – listening to that hypnotic cascade of water, reaching your hands out to catch the spill of that sky born liquid, twirling in the arms of the one you love, as droplets sprinkle down upon you from the clouds above. Now you can have that experience, but without getting wet. All the beauty of a rain shower with no soaking clothes and washed out blow waves to ruin the magic.

The genetic lottery

When it comes to winning and losing in life — having good luck or bad luck — most of us think about the lottery: about what winning a few cool millions could do to change our life. Tropical holidays, a pool, a tummy tuck, a never-ending supply of French champagne? Not many of us think about the genetic lottery we are born with — whether or not that exclusive DNA code will keep us alive and kicking long enough to enjoy a retirement in the sun, and see our grandchildren grow up.

Pet-friendly spots in Victoria

Katie Cincotta takes a trip along the Great Ocean Road to some of the beautiful pet-friendly spots in Victoria. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to head to one of Victoria’s most spectacular coastlines, packed to the rafters with winter woollies (it’s cold down here!), canine tech toys, and of course your panting fur kids in the back seat. It’s everything you’ll need for the doggy holiday of your dreams, in one of Australia’s most picturesque pockets – the Otway Ranges. The lush r
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