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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4 2015 LIFESTYLE 37 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Theres Thai basil, lemon basil, cinnamon basil, the compact bush basil and, of course, the decorative purple basil. Each has a slightly different flavour, all adding interest to salads and other summer dishes. Thai basil can even be grown as a water plant in a pond. Dill is another summer herb and in the Middle Ages was used in magic spells and was thought to ward off witches. People wore little bags of dill around their necks to protect them from witchcraft. Its not likely many people grow dill to ward off witches today, however it is still a popular summer kitchen herb. A thriving bed of thyme. Travellers dream bucket list THERE are holidays, and then there are trips of a lifetime. Whether its an incredible sunset, an ancient hike or seeing nature at its wildest, these are some best dream trips as voted by TripAdvisor users. 1. See the Northern Lights INCREDIBLE show of aurora borealis can be seen across Scandinavia on the dark nights between September to March. Bright colours of pink, yellow and green streak across the sky caused by streams of charged particles from the sun that are directed by Earths magnetic fields towards the polar regions. 2. Sleep in an overwater bungalow THE meaning of paradise is often imagined as places such as Bora Bora, Tahiti, or the Maldives, where you stay in luxurious island huts perched over crystal clear water. 3. Admire the sunset over Santorini ITS thought to be one of the best sunsets in the world. The cliffs of Santorini in the Greek islands are the perfect spot to watch the sun set over the Mediterranean. 4. Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu ITS one of the worlds most famous hikes, winding up the Inca Trail in Peru through the Sacred Valley to the mystical ancient city of Machu Picchu. 5. Explore the Galpagos KNOWN for its incredible biodiversity, many animals here are found nowhere else in the world. Its moon-like landscapes and volcanic islands are examples of nature at its finest. 6. Visit Italys Amalfi Coast DEEMED by UNESCO as an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, the Amalfi Coast is as dramatic as it is beautiful. 7. Set foot on Antarctica LIKE no place on Earth, a trip to Antarctica will take you through huge ice shelves, incredible mountain ranges and the chance to spot wildlife such as penguins and seals. 8. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway TRAVELLING through China, Mongolia and Russia, the Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the worlds longest train rides, stretching more than 9000km past incredible landscapes and cities. Rowena Ryan NEWS.COM.AU You wont get a better sunset than this while sipping some champagne on a sailing boat celebrating your anniversary at Oia in Santorini in the Greek islands. Picture: RICHARD PINKER Nicholas Simmons - Lawyer Property is a term that is used commonly in everyday life, and most of us would assume that we know what it means. But, when pressed, it is not easy to define precisely what property actually is. Even the Australian High Court has acknowledged that the term is rather broad and malleable. So on the one hand you could adopt the attitude of a former US Supreme Court Justice when called upon to define hard-core pornography: I cant define it but I know it when I see it. Or, on the other hand, if a definition is sought, at its most basic level property is a valuable right or interest in a thing (not a particularly technical term). A good way to understand property is the general common law classification framework that has developed over the years. At its most basic level, property is often divided into two main groups: real property and personal property. Real property is essentially land, and includes both the actual tangible land (the land itself along with the buildings and fixtures attached to it) and also intangible rights in land (such as a right of way easement). Personal property, helpfully, is all property that isnt real property. It often goes by the term chattels and can be divided into two main groups: chattels real and chattels personal. Chattels real are personal rights in land less than full ownership (such as a residential or commercial lease). Chattels personal, again helpfully, is everything not covered above. Like real property, chattels personal include both tangible objects (movable objects capable of actual possession, such as furniture, clothes, jewellery and motor vehicles) and intangible rights (things incapable of physical possession, such as the credit balance of your bank account, shares in companies, interests in partnerships and intellectual property rights). THE LAW & YOUTriple treat of tasty herbs WITH the warm weather having arrived, its an ideal time to consider establishing a summer herb garden with basil, dill and thyme three herbs of many that may be planted now. While we may be preparing beds and planting our summer vegetables and flowering annuals this month, consider making some space for a small summer herb garden. These plants will thrive in the warm conditions and the warm soils. Beware, however, as there are many herbs that are best considered winter herbs in this climate as they do resent the hot summer days. Basil, dill and thyme are three of many summer herbs that will thrive if planted now. Basil is really the king of the summer herbs, an appropriate name actually as the word basil is said to be derived from the Greek word meaning king. Basil loves the hot weather and equally hates the real cold. Sow basil either directly into the bed where you want it to grow or sow into seed-raising trays with a view to transplanting out after a couple of weeks. Alternatively, visit your local nursery and purchase an established plant in a 100mm pot for a few dollars and plant it out in the garden or into a pot. Basil, and herbs generally, actually make for great container-grown plants and can be grown on a balcony, in a courtyard, under the protective canopy of a tree the alternatives are endless. Basil is both a thirsty and hungry plant, unlike many other herbs that do not like the soil too rich. Water lots and feed regularly to promote good, healthy growth. Basil makes for a great companion plant, especially with tomatoes, and is a good border plant as it sends out a strong aroma when brushed against. Basil comes in so many forms these days. Dill can grow to almost a metre so when choosing a site select a location not exposed to strong winds. For best results, sow dill where you want it to grow. If purchasing a containergrown dill plant, take care in transplanting it. Ensure you do not disturb its roots and only plant into soil that is moist. Once growing or established, feed the plants regularly with a liquid fertiliser. This can be done as regularly as every two weeks to promote good, healthy growth. Dill can be grown in the garden proper or it also grows well in pots and containers. Dill leaves do well with fish and a range of other seafood dishes. Smoked salmon hors doeuvres would seem incomplete if theyre not topped with sprigs of dill. Chopped dill added to potato dishes will provide both colour and flavour. As the dill plant matures, it will flower and seed. The plant can be harvested when the flowers brown. Pick the whole plant and hang upside down to dry. Dill seeds are traditionally used in pickles but they can be chewed to sweeten breath and sprinkled to replace salt in saltfree diets. Thyme is a small, prostrate, perennial herb growing up to 30cm high. It is best planted in spring and is a useful ground-cover plant for rockeries and garden borders, along with being a good container plant. Thyme prefers full sunlight, however it will tolerate light shade or part-sun and part-shade. There are many different types of thyme, the most popular being the traditional green thyme and the lemon thyme. Thyme can be used fresh in cooking or can be dried and kept in a sealed container and use as required. You can use thyme in soups and stews or in seasoning for poultry, meat and fish dishes.