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that's life!

05 Nov 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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in this issue

2 min.

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets? The topic came up in the tl! office when we were discussing our lovely story this week about the 30,000 sunrises (page 10). We all get 365 sunrises every year plus an extra one in leap years. Of course, none of us can know precisely how many we will have over our lifetime. But I can say with confidence that I have slept peacefully through the vast majority of mine. This is something I would like to fix. Because while sunsets can be truly amazing, there is something a bit more special about sunrises. Put simply, they have the promise of a new day heaped on top of all that gorgeousness. Not long after NSW…

1 min.
your life!

I was lucky to meet TV presenter and actress Sofie Formica. She is a lovely, friendly person. Karen White, Kawungan, Qld DON’T I KNOW YOU? Rodney enjoyed reading our copy of that’s life! while holidaying on relaxing Moreton Island, Qld. Jillian Jones, Coombabah, Qld WINNERS are grinners Thank you for the lovely make-up collection prize. I’m looking forward to using it. It was a very exciting parcel to receive during isolation times! Catherine Van Amstel, Morphett Vale, SA Harrison loves to help his nan in the garden, bringing a smile to both our faces! Christina Paxton, Burpengary, Qld Enjoying the artwork at the immersive gallery Artvo, in Robina on the Gold Coast. Julie Jansen, Murrumba Downs, Qld Tracy-Lee, six months, loves to sit on this comfy chair. Alison Buys, Butler, WA Our Labradoodle, Izzy, is helping my son, Charlie, 14, choose which card to…

4 min.
we tried for one more and got four!

Natalie Maree, 30, Perth, WA Watching my 18-month-old daughter, Kiki, chattering away to her doll, I felt a familiar pang. I was seriously clucky! Also, I didn’t want Kiki to play alone anymore. ‘I think we should try for another baby,’ I said to my husband, Kahn, 33. We both knew it might not be easy… We’d started trying for Kiki in 2014, about a year after we got married. But two years later, I still hadn’t fallen pregnant so my doctor prescribed Clomid, a fertility drug that stimulates ovulation. I was on that for six months and… nothing. ‘Why isn’t this working?’ I fretted to Kahn. We went to a fertility clinic and it turned out I wasn’t ovulating at all. And the drug I’d been prescribed wasn’t strong enough to stimulate it, either. Instead, I started ovulation induction, injecting…

4 min.
40-year fight for justice how a beer caught a killer

Helene Pruszynski had always dreamed of being a journalist. The 21-year-old was so passionate, that when she heard there was an internship at a radio station more than 3000 kilometres away, she left home to take up the position. She stayed with her aunt and uncle and excitedly caught the bus to work each morning. With her infectious smile and enthusiasm, she was a hit with her co-workers. Helene hoped it would lead to bigger and better things – a permanent job, an apartment of her own, a great start in life. Her older sister Janet – who was also Helene’s best friend – constantly told her she had a bright future ahead of her. Then, just two weeks later, on the evening of January 16, 1980, Helene caught the bus home from the radio station. She…

4 min.
30,000 sunrises for mum

Veronica McDermott, 37, Brisbane, Qld As my friend Stella set her alarm clock for 5am, I stared at her with disbelief. Aged 29, and on a girls’ trip to Fiji, we’d just got in after a big night out drinking and dancing. Holidays are about sleeping in, right?! I thought. ‘I get up to see the sunrise in every country I visit,’ Stella said. Crazy! I scoffed. But when her alarm went off a couple of hours later, instead of rolling over, I yawned and dragged myself out of bed. Staying on the beachfront, we walked straight out onto the sand. And as the sky erupted with streaks of orange and pink, I was mesmerised. My tiredness evaporated, and I felt an overwhelming sense of calm. As the sky erupted in orange and pink, I was mesmerised Addicted, from…

3 min.
what’s cooking?

I got married very young and soon found out my man wanted someone exactly like his mother. There was one area where I failed dismally – the kitchen. I couldn’t cook basic roasts and casseroles very well and I couldn’t bake at all. If it involved an oven or stove, I was doomed to failure. My husband, Matt, was merely disappointed at first, but as the years went by, he began to get critical and verbally insulting. ‘My parents come over to dinner and you serve up a shrivelled, overdone roast and burnt potatoes?’ he cried after one occasion. ‘It’s so humiliating!’ ‘I’m sorry Matt,’ I said, tearfully. ‘I tried my best.’ It was hard enough working part-time and looking after our two small children with almost no help from their dad – the fact…