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that's life!

that's life! Issue 22, 2021

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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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Are Media Pty Limited
Frequency:
Weekly
£1.08
£27.17
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
your life!

This is the second time that I’ve bought that’s life! and I love it. The puzzles are interesting and quite different from other magazines. Well done! Bianka Wohlers, Port Elliot, SA DON’T I KNOW YOU? I met the lovely chef Manu Feildel at a cafe in Terara, near Nowra. He was more than happy to have his picture taken with me. Lana Gryparis, Nowra, NSW WINNERS are grinners How exciting to win a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone prize as a puzzler! Jullie Teuben, Oxenford, Qld email: thatslife@aremedia.com.au write: AUS: GPO Box 5245 Sydney NSW 2001 NZ: PO Box 90064, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142…

4 min
forget knitting, i’m doing burnouts!

Lorraine Tuckett, 80, Leeton, NSW Sitting by myself at home, I felt another pang of sadness. Life’s never going to be the same without him, I thought. I’d just lost my beloved husband, Jim, 79, after 60 years of blissful marriage. For the first time in six decades, I was alone. Then, my phone rang. It was my sweet grandson, Guy, 35, calling to check on me. ‘How are you feeling Nan?’ he asked. It was hard to answer – Jim had been my world. But I knew I had our amazing 34 grandkids and great-grandkids to keep me going. ‘I’m doing alright,’ I managed to say. ‘Listen Nan, I’m going to a burnout rally,’ Guy said. ‘Why don’t you come along with me?’ Jim and I had always adored adventures, spending the years going skiing and motorcycle riding,…

4 min
trapped in a cult for 27 years ‘i’m finally free’

A woman’s wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of her life. For Briell Decker, it was a day filled with sheer terror. The 18-year-old was dressed in a virginal white wedding dress and looked every bit the blushing bride on the day of her nuptials, but her ‘husband’, Warren Jeffs, was 50 years old. And not only did Briell not love him, she was to be his 65th wife. That’s because Jeffs was the leader of a polygamous cult. ‘I was terrified,’ Briell told The Guardian in 2018. ‘We had our ceremony and he asked me to come and sit on his lap. I just went foggy and didn’t respond.’ Jeffs ran the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), a cult based on Mormonism, but is not…

4 min
home horror sliced by a ceiling fan

Jess Pierce, 44, Ipswich, Qld Watching my daughter, Savana, six, twirl around, her smile lit up the room. My girl had always loved performing, and my partner, Stephen, 33, and Savana’s siblings – Chloe, 24, Jordan, 21, Andrew, 18, Rylee, 10, Maison, nine, and Cruz, eight – were often treated to a runway show in our lounge room. A confident kid, when she wasn’t playing with her brothers, she was dressing up and having a ball. In fact, she’d enjoyed taking part in pageants since she was four, dancing on stage and giving speeches in beautiful gowns. She’d even been invited to take part in a contest in Las Vegas, representing Australia, in 2019. When COVID-19 hit last year, though, all her competitions went on hold. Even though she’d missed the buzz and excitement of pageant days…

3 min
best friends forever

Jodie, 25, Brisbane, Qld* Luke smiled and passed me a drink. He got better looking each time we met. ‘So, when do you go back to the mine?’ I sighed. ‘Tomorrow, so let’s make a night of it,’ he grinned. Luke had been my best friend since primary school. And I’d secretly loved him forever, but he just didn’t see me that way. We shared our thoughts and confided in each other about everything. He’d been working in the mines for years. Since I split up with my boyfriend, I’d lived for the times when Luke came back. ‘I’ve started looking for love online,’ Luke told me. ‘Met anyone yet?’ I asked. ‘A couple of girls,’ he said. ‘But no-one special.’ Back at home, I looked at the dating website and found Luke’s profile. A mischievous thought lodged in my mind.…

1 min
the buzz

60 Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend, is celebrating this many years of being on toy shelves Wear your uggs day Sport a cosy pair of ugg boots to work or school on June 1 for a good cause. The mental health organisation Black Dog Institute has partnered with Ugg Express to help raise funds for research. To show your support, you can make a purchase from Ugg Express and 10 per cent will be donated to Black Dog. Or, if you already have a favourite pair, you can donate directly. Hedgehog superstar Antonia Milson photographs the daily life of her unusual pet Charlie, an African pygmy hedgehog. And the spiky mammal loves to be pampered. Residing in a heated bee-themed tank in his home in the UK, he’s even treated to a daily foot bath to…