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that's life!

that's life!

27 Feb 2020

Many media outlets try to connect with readers and engage them. But for genuine engagement and a vibrant sense of community, there is nothing else on the Australian media landscape that so clearly connects with its audience like that's life! magazine. That's because our million-plus readers also provide our content - it is their voice that makes that's life! the magazine with heart.

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52 Issues

In this issue

2 min.

If you are feeling a bit down and looking for a pick me up, may I gently suggest you head to Page 58 and read our story about the amazing group of eight centenarians who live in the same nursing home. The eldest, Beatrice ‘Biddy’ Abrahams, was born in 1917 (yes, 1917!) and will actually turn 103 during the week this issue is on sale. Biddy did not have an easy start in life, and is still a big fan of the cricket and footy which, she says, keeps her heart pumping! As you read through each of these wonderful old Aussies’ stories, what is striking is how it’s the simple things in life which have, and still do, bring them joy. Family, friends, music, the outdoors and travel figure often.…

1 min.
your life!

What’s in a NAME? Emelia Vera Emelia was named after her great-great-grandmother, Amelia. The name means ‘industrious’ and ‘striving’. Her middle name is from her beautiful great-grandmother, Vera. It means ‘faith’ in Russian. Sandra Stevens, Bateau Bay, NSW While in Phuket, Thailand, I had a beautiful time meeting the elephants. Lisa Cusmano, Hawthorn, Vic Bailey, 10, got friendly with this dinosaur. Debbie Delaforce, Chirnside Park, Vic I visited the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece, and had to make Australia proud by standing as a winner! I didn’t have an Aussie flag but I did have a copy of that’s life! magazine. Tierney Evans, Trafalgar, Vic WINNERS are grinners Thank you that’s life! for my Danielle Steel books. I can’t wait to start reading them! Cassandra Rixon, Cooloola Cove, Qld The whole family celebrated my husband Phil’s 70th birthday! Jan Gallacher, Mernda, Vic ME and my…

4 min.
australia’s most tattooed dad

Brett Cross, 43, Charleys Forest, NSW Taking a deep breath, I winced in pain as I felt the needle prick my skin. ‘All done,’ the tattooist said eventually. Standing up, I looked in the mirror at the small of my back. ‘Looks great,’ I grinned. Then I walked out to the waiting room where my partner, Dorothy, was sitting. ‘Babe, it’s awesome,’ she beamed when I showed her. I was 24 and had just gone for my first ever tattoo – Dorothy’s name. We’d been together for eight months and I wanted to show how much I loved her. I’d only planned to get one, but a few weeks later, I decided to have a tribal design tattooed onto my left shoulder. ‘Then I’ll be done,’ I said to Dorothy. Chuffed with the results, I was gutted when we caught up…

1 min.
dorothy says

When Brett got his first tattoo, I never imagined he would end up with so many. It was quite gradual and it didn’t bother me. But I was a bit sceptical when he wanted to ink his head and face – it took me almost a year to agree. I love him, so I didn’t care how he looked. We get lots of stares in the shopping centre, but I’m oblivious to it now. And if Anamae sees photos of Brett before the tattoos, she says he looks strange without them! Friends who meet him for the first time always say after, ‘Brett’s so lovely.’ He’s just a friendly giant and proof that you should never judge a book by its cover!…

4 min.
my pokies addiction put me in jail

Carolyn Crawford, 68, Vic As I brushed my hair and picked out an outfit, I felt a shiver of excitement and nerves. I was starting a new job for a small electrical company as an account manager and personal assistant. The last few years had been tough. My two sons had grown up and moved out, and as I was single, I felt incredibly lonely. Work proved a great distraction. Apart from my boss, I was the only other person in the office so we became good friends. One night, we went out to dinner, then afterwards we decided to play the pokies. ‘You never win on these machines,’ I said, but I thought it would be fun. ‘I’ll pay it back when I win,’ I told myself Seeing the bright lights and spinning images, I felt a buzz.…

4 min.
every parent’s worst nightmare

Jane Moana, 40, Gold Coast, Qld Standing next to my 18-month-old boy Zac, as he floated in the pool, I didn’t take my gaze off him. For a moment, he seemed to be getting comfortable with lying on his back. But within seconds he was thrashing about, trying to get the water out of his ears. ‘It’s okay, I’m here,’ I reminded him. Growing up on the sunny Gold Coast, I’d always been a real water baby. But I also knew how quickly things could go wrong when someone didn’t know how to swim. So I decided to become a lifesaver to help others if they got in to trouble. When I welcomed my older kids, Blaze, 13, Caiden, 11, Lily, nine, and Macy, five, I insisted they have swimming lessons as early as possible. And when Zac was…