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Weekly Rap – August 9th, 2019

Hi! I hope you’ve had a great week. In Mebourne we’re having a particularly stormy, cold weekend with snow predicted!… but a great time to catch up on Viva70 articles……… now 140 of them Wherever you are in the world, we hope you enjoy the new series of articles about…

9 August 2019 | Life-Style

Brisbane – Three things I Especially Love About This City

In retreat from single digit temperatures, a leaking toilet and an ever-increasing to-do list, I decided to head to Brisbane for a few days to catch up with friends and a city of sunshine. With no big expectations in my luggage I just want times shared, good walking weather and…

2 August 2019 | Life-Style

China For Two…well maybe….. One and a Half!

This week it’s great to introduce another new writer to the Viva 70 team. I’ve been nagging Lesley McGillvray to write for us for some time now. She has recreated her life significantly in the past few years. As owner of the very successful Mt Franklin Estate winery for twenty…

28 July 2019 | Life-Style

The Convent Gallery: Inspiration, Light and other Stories

Sometimes there are things to see in your own back – yard. In the spirit of “ explore something new every day,” I cheated a bit when I revisited the Convent Gallery, a 10 minute walk from my home. In all fairness I hadn’t been there for many years so…

26 July 2019 | Life-Style

Weekly Rap – August 2nd, 2019

She pours with rain as I sit in my cosy cottage, cat purring and darkness starting to fall at 5pm. But…it’s the last month of winter here in central Vic. and I’m done with Christmas in July and thick woolly clothes. This week’s rap looks at books and podcasts. Next…

24 July 2019 | Life-Style

Trending Now in Home Styling

Spend an afternoon hunting for a new sofa at any major homewares centre and you’ll soon discover the three key trends in interior design and decoration.  Open Elle Decor or check on – line sites such as theinspiredroom.net  and you’ll see imaginative and vivacious styling. The right mix of colour,…

11 July 2019 | Life-Style

Snippets in July

Heat waves in Europe and black frost and floods here in Melbourne. Another month has flown and it’s time to gather some snippets…if you’d like to contribute a paragraph and/or photo please email them through..nora@viva70.com One In the UK recently it struck me how companies spent significant time and resources…

4 July 2019 | Life-Style

Tips for Staging a Home for Sale

Some weeks ago a local gallery was closing its doors and I decided to visit its final sale of artworks. A very stylish woman, probably in her mid 50’s  was loading her car with  paintings and sculptures, lots of them.  As she headed into the gallery to pay for her…

26 June 2019 | Life-Style

A Glimpse of Glasgow

As a tourist, how long does it take you to “know” a city? Seeing the main tourist attractions is one thing but getting a “vibe” of the unique character of the city may take much longer. Is it possible to get to know a city in a week or a…

24 June 2019 | Life-Style