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Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017

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Title

Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017

Collection

Sunday Territorian; NewspaperNT

Date

2017-11-05

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/281596

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/414381

Page content

16 FRONTIER SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 learned to replicate this philosophy in all sorts of circumstances. Before you throw up over yourself at my Pollyanna tendencies, heres 10 examples of how Ive flicked the happiness switch. How annoying is it that so many restaurants have two seatings one at 6pm and one at 8pm? It used to irk me but now I book for 6pm, enjoy a couple of hours with mates, maybe have a drink afterwards then tumble into bed around 10pm. Its perfect going out but not feeling rubbish the next day. I regret that my superannuation balance is not what it should be. For years Ive been frustrated that my parents didnt give me financial advice in my 20s. But having recently committed to a salary sacrifice scheme, Im grateful that Im taking control and supercharging my finances before its too late. Whats more, Ill teach my own kids. My fellow writer Mia Freedman says you shouldnt take flowers to a woman hosting a dinner party because its a nuisance having to look for a vase. Ive been guilty of that sentiment but who bloody cares if the lamb is slightly overdone because I was shoving a bunch of peonies in the kettle. Those peonies will give me pleasure long after my mates have gone, leaving me with a pile of dishes. Indeed, flowers any time make me feel like a more cherished version of myself. Changing the sheets on the bed is such a hassle. But slipping into fresh ones is such a stupendous return on your effort. Regularly I get to 6.30pm and realise Ive not planned dinner and am too tired to go to the supermarket. But then I cobble something together and everyone declares it delicious (well, occasionally) and I end up disproportionately proud of my resourcefulness. Whenever the wheel of death spins on my computer or I drop my phone, I anticipate a crash or a smash. That rarely happens. Instead, I now focus on how fantastic it feels when the computer unfreezes or I pick up my phone and realise its intact. I cant sing. Its a lifelong regret. But I get insane amounts of pleasure driving on my own belting out The Kinks Waterloo Sunset or Amy Winehouses Valerie knowing no one can tell me how bad it is. I could never afford a waterfront property but my job regularly takes me into some stunners. Instead of succumbing to house envy, I throw myself into the ocean several times a week. Waves may be lovely to look at but theyre a blast to be in. Unexpected rain can be a nuisance. Until you remember youve got an umbrella in the boot. Parenting can so often seem like a sh*t sandwich of endless effort, constant battles and a lack of appreciation. But as certain as day becomes night, exasperation becomes joy if youre patient. Recently, in the middle of a particularly trying weekend, I sent my daughter to the supermarket. After shed left I sent her a text with some extra things I needed but the predictive function turned my request for spring onions into spring opinions. She texted back: I think spring is a really nice time of year, all the flowers are out and animals are being born. Overall I think spring is a nice season but not as good as summer. Funny girl. ALL LIZ, NO FIZZ How to enjoy life without having to yearn for a body like British actor Elizabeth Hurley THIS WEEK IN THE TERRITORY angelamollard@gmail.com Follow me at twitter.com/angelamollard IN DE X Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY 17..............Humans of the NT 17..............Ask Woody 18-19 ........News features 20 ............Fashion & beauty 21..............Food 22 .............Weddings & babies 23 .............Social scene 24.............Arts and books 25 .............TV Guide 49 ............Movies 50-53 .......Travel 54-55 .......Fishing & hunting 56.............Stars & quiz 57 .............Puzzles & comics 58.............Photo essay Editor Matt Garrick Regular contributors Emma Crilly, Georgina Murphy, David Taylor, David Wood, Matt Flynn, Hiro Nakamura, Bart Irwin, Caddie Brain Advertising Tiina Urvet Contacts Editorial inquiries: (08) 8944 9759 Advertising inquiries: (08) 8944 9900 Post: PO Box 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801 Email: frontier@news.com.au SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 SAIL THE SEVEN SEAS HMAS Darwin Open Day. The public is invited to a series of events to farewell HMAS Darwin while the Royal Australian Navy warship visits her namesake port, Darwin, for the final time. Head down to Fort Hill Wharf between 4pm and 8pm. Free. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 LOVE FOR A LADIES MAN Leonard Cohen: Im Your Man. The last of Darwin Entertainment Centres Music on the Big Screen film series features the legendary poet, singer/ songwriter. Tickets start at $10 and the film kicks off at 7pm to 8.45pm. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 FAR, FAR AWAY Science@Sunset: Our journey into Space. As the sun sets, join some local non-physicists as they share their space stories at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory. Free but bookings required, head to eventbrite.com.au/e/sciencesunset-our-journey-into-space-tickets-39434579890? aff=erellivmlt. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 SING IT, SISTER The 2017 Senior Australian of the Year Sister Anne Gardiner will deliver this years Eric Johnston Lecture at the Northern Territory Library from 5.30pm 7pm. There is no cost but book to reserve seats at eventbrite.com.au/e/the-eric-johnston-lecture-tickets-37261748894. DOWN BY THE RIVER The Daly River Girl by Tessa Rose. Head to Browns Mart Theatre to watch a play inspired by a true story. Door open at 6pm and the show will run from Wednesday until Sunday November 26. Tickets from $20 to book head to brownsmart.com.au. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 CRAFTY CUTS Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited to use the space at the brand new Durack Community Centre for Get Crafty. Bring a plate and get to know fellow creative people over a cuppa. From 6pm to 7.30pm, entry is free. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 KEEP COOL IN THE LINGA Escape The Wet Pop Up Markets at Coolalinga Central. Coolalinga has got its own markets which begin on November 10, featuring fashion, art and crafts, gift wares, homewares and live entertainment. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 CUT EM DOWN Off Cuts this annual charity fundraising art ruckus, presented by Don Whyte, is a show created from off cut canvases. Get in early to grab a bargain. Doors open at 6pm at Don Whyte Framing. I m not sure if its age or laziness but Ive finally realised Ill never have Liz Hurleys body. To look at me youd wonder why Id ever entertained such delusions but thats a failure to understand the female brain. Even in middle age we still believe that if we could just be a bit better at deprivation, yoga, skin brushing, water drinking, mindfulness and lunges then we could just about pull off a Liz bod. Well, with a boob job thrown in. So what a relief it is to reach a level of wisdom where you can see Hurleys (endless) stream of bikini pics on Instagram and think: Shes older than me, shes got a great body but Ill take the chocolate mousse thanks. Years ago Hurley revealed that she only ever has one teaspoonful of dessert. She takes a teeny weeny amount, savours it then puts her spoon down. Notwithstanding that such behaviour would seriously annoy me if Id gone to the trouble of making individual servings of tiramisu, isnt it so joyless? The rest of her regime equally punishing days of watercress soup, a single vodka and soda for dinner (wine causes bloating), a snack of six raisins, dining with a child-sized fork and plate, and the confession that she goes to bed hungry every single night. But more interesting than Hurleys demented diet is the delight that comes from knowing that a simple brain shift can bring a new perspective. Now, instead of yearning for a perfect body, I focus on the monumental amounts of deprivation and selfabsorption it would take to have one. Ive ANGELA MOLLARD OPINION A picture posted to the official Instagram page of British actor Elizabeth Hurley


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