Celebrity & Gossip
that's life!

that's life! 11 Jun 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.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd
Read More
$2.19(Incl. tax)
$54.99(Incl. tax)
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

Like many others, I’m sure, I used the lockdown period for a clean-out. And like all clean-outs I’ve ever done, it was a frustrating experience. Let’s talk jars, for starters. I can’t bear to throw them out. Mustard jars are perfect for making salad dressing. Old peanut butter and jam jars are great for leftover canned beetroot. And, and... well after that, I run out of ideas. I’ve never made jam or pickles and I’m sadly not one of those fabulously crafty women who can turn a jar into a quirky gift with the addition of some home-made bath salts or coloured sand. And so, my empty jars accumulate in the corner cupboard until they no longer fit and I have to put them in the recycling bin. And then…

1 min.
your life!

ME and my PET Bailey and pup, Archy, are best friends. Bailey calls Archy ‘georgeus’ as he can’t pronounce gorgeous properly. Leonie King, South Gladstone, Qld My trip to Fiji was amazing. Lisa Hodgetts, West Kempsey, NSW Abigail and Allistair enjoying their PE class while at home. Siaw Mei Kong, Karabar, NSW While in Seoul, Korea, I visited the statue of King Sejong in Gwanghwamun. Sarah Lee, Lidcombe, NSW The sunset was amazing while I was out exercising on the beach. Paula Simpson, Ocean Grove, Vic WINNERS are grinners I never miss buying a copy of that’s life! – even when flying. The great stories and puzzles make the flight hours disappear. My husband took our favourite magazine on our recent trip to Uluru.Jill Hodge, Chermside West, Qld Thank you that’s life! for my new heater to keep me warm this winter. Margaret Wooden,…

4 min.
a bestseller at four!

Chandra Clements, 41, Helensvale, Qld Making a coffee, I felt a tickle in my throat, and coughed. My four-year-old, Tara, looked at me in horror. ‘Mummy are you going to die? Do you have the ’ronavirus?’ she asked. COVID-19 meant Mummy and Daddy were working from home, kindy was closed, swimming lessons were off, and playtime with her pals was off the table. How confronting for a four-year-old, I thought. She’d heard us speaking about it, but I wondered how I was going to explain it to her so she understood. Tucking Tara and her sister, Allegra, two, in that night, we snuggled up in bed. ‘Make up a story, Mummy!’ they begged. This is it! I thought. I could frame the pandemic in a way that’d make sense for little ears. It’d been so difficult to explain to them why…

1 min.
the virus won’t beat us

Snuggle time Paige, 10, from California, was so desperate to hug her grandparents that she created a ‘hug curtain’ using a shower curtain, disposable plates, glue, and some ziplock bags. ‘She put together a list and she designed it so she could hug Nana and Papa,’ her mum Lindsay said. ‘This is so cool,’ Paige’s grandma gushed, close to tears, when she opened the door and saw her granddaughter’s invention. And, of course, wrapped her up in a safe snuggle! Bubble baby One clever dad in China made a mini astronaut suit so that his two-year-old son can still play outside despite Covid-19. The creation even has an air purification system and an electric fan to keep it cool!…

4 min.
lured to lunch, then i was stabbed 20 times

Crystal Tupou, 19, Auckland, NZ Sitting down to have dinner with my boyfriend, Micah, I wondered how I’d gotten so lucky. We’d met at college six months earlier and been inseparable ever since. Micah, 18, would treat me to dinner and the movies. He even took me shopping. ‘I don’t want you to pay for a thing,’ he’d say. When I introduced him to my family, my sister Maleta joked that he was out of my league. ‘How did you manage to get someone like him?’ she laughed at the time. By now, Micah and I were so close we’d begun finishing each other’s sentences. But around seven months into our relationship, cracks started to show. Micah became convinced that I was cheating and would bombard me with dozens of hurtful messages each day. Terrified,I turned to run away, but…

3 min.
a wrong text found me a hubby!

Renee Roberts, 33, Melbourne, Vic Counting down the days until my 18th birthday, I couldn’t wait to celebrate. ‘Let’s go out for your birthday,’ my older cousin, Matthew, said. ‘I have a friend I want to set you up with.’ I wasn’t sure about that, so I texted one of my girlfriends explaining the situation and invited her along too. But when my phone buzzed telling me a new message had landed, my hand flew to my mouth. I don’t know about your cousin’s friend, but I’m a nice guy, the message read. I don’t know how I’d got my friend’s number wrong and as I stared at my screen, I debated whether I should reply. Eventually, I wrote, Sorry, wrong person! I thought that’d be the end of it, but the stranger on the other end of the…