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    Redcliffe,Qld

    IN the days of old, when Brisbanites flocked to the seaside, it was Redcliffe that was top of mind, becoming renowned for having the best beach in the Queensland capital. Long before parts of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts became more accessible recreational destinations, Redcliffe was the place to go for sun, sand and surf. Kids play on the beach by the Redcliffe Pier. Picture: Sarah Marshall Located a mere half-hour to 40 minutes drive from the Brisbane CBD means Redcliffe has seen that same sort of interest rise again, partly stirred by investors and families looking for beachside suburb gems as record low interest rates ease the way. According to realestate.com.au, the area was enjoying a renaissance, with new buyers and tenants attracted to the same things that have drawn people to the area for decades - the seaside. Settlement Cove Lagoon, Redcliffe. Picture: Sarah Marshall “Redcliffe residents live a holiday lifestyle all year round,” according to REA. “Redcliffe has always had something that other Brisbane bayside suburbs lacked – sandy beaches. Now this town’s picturesque shoreline is its defining feature.” Analyst Terry Ryder’s latest Hotspotting Price Predictor Index picked Redcliffe as the suburb most likely to see price rises in Brisbane, part of a strong surge out of the whole Moreton Bay area. Redcliffe Markets are on every Sunday from 8am to noon. Picture: Sarah Marshall A big part of the rise in interest was expected to come from young families and investors looking to capitalise on Baby Boomers downsizing into retirement homes and apartments. Elderly singles make up the biggest segment of the Redcliffe population according to realestate.com.au (at 16.8 per cent), followed by older couples and families (13.5 per cent) and the older independence category made up of singles and homesharers aged 55 to 64 (13.1 per cent). The CoreLogic median house price, according to data calculated to October 24, was $408,000, with median rent at $360 a week. The two bedroom house median was $348,000, three bedroom at $403,000, and four bedroom at $495,000. Apartments, which have seen a recent growth spurt along the waterfront especially, had a median price of $360,000 with median rent at $345 a week. Among the attractions for visitors and locals alike are Bee Gees Lane memorial, celebrating the lives of the Gibb brothers who grew up in the area, the popular Redcliffe Jetty, Sunday markets, the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens, Redcliffe Museum, and Settlement Cove Lagoon. Bee Gees memorial walk, commemorating the lives and careers of the Gibb brothers who grew up in the area. Historic building Comino’s Arcade was one of the only ones that traded through the second world war, entertaining and feeding the troops. Located across from the rest of Brisbane’s northside by what’s believed to be the country’s longest bridge, Redcliffe has had a somewhat sheltered position in terms of real estate growth - a situation that’s now turned as more investors, young families and analysts increasingly rate the seaside suburb highly. The historical building that holds Comino's Arcade is the backdrop for the Redcliffe markets. Picture: Sarah Marshall .................. AREA FACTS: History Redcliffe was briefly home to Queensland’s first white settlement – before the settlers and 30 convicts packed up and relocated to the Brisbane River, leaving several abandoned buildings. The bemused traditional owners named this ghost town, Humpybong – which was how this suburb was known until land developers wisely renamed it Redcliffe, 60 years later. Lifestyle Food is a key feature of the Redcliffe lifestyle. There is a strong cafe culture, with some of the best coffee you’ll find outside Brisbane. Local bistros, ice creameries and fish and chipperies are also popular – but by far the biggest treat is fresh seafood from the docks at Scarborough. Homes Modest seaside cottages, elevated post-war wooden homes, small six-packs of holiday apartments and even caravan parks that tend to take prime position here. (Source: REA) POPULATION Elderly Singles 16.8% Older Couples & Families 13.5% Older Independence 13.1% SERVICES AND SCHOOLS Redcliffe Special School Scarborough State School Redcliffe State High School Australian Trade College Southern Cross Catholic College (Source: REA) DEMOGRAPHICS Total population 46,705 Median age 43 Median weekly household income $944 Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,750 (Source: 2011 Census)
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    .......The Christmas Present....

    .........what was yours...? ........chocolates,wine and jewellery from my boys and mother .......a big box of sweet FA from the OH .......bought him a beer kit...
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    I know no one will care but...........

    ..........IKNWC ........but this is my last post.... ..........as some know I've been married to a narcisstic abuser for over 30 years.... ..........I've coped and found the joy in life between the misery.... ..........I've lost a tooth.....got nerve damage in my arm.....battered and bruised....physically ,mentally and emotionally..... ..........things I have treasured smashed.......one of the reasons I wanted no more possessions.... ...........I've stayed to try and get my boys on the ladder of life.....a career to see them through...... ...........the youngest is near enough ........ ...........so I am going to do the most selfish thing I have ever done in my life..... ............leave forever now........time to look out just for me..... ............I don't have the best of health.......but I've enough....... ...........so a huge thankyou to PIO..........the many friends I've met on here..... .............its been my salvation many times.......a virtual world I've escaped to..... .............thankyou for the opertunity Kate and cerebus...... .............please delete ........for the last time my account.......tink Xxx
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    what are you doing right now?

    .........another Christmas over...! .........I’ve cleared up while they are all in the pool .........had to take my bottle of wine out without a glass .........all in the dishwasher! ......,..nice comment from the boys.... .......all class mother...! .......no one else is drinking it so can’t see the problem tbh lol ........I’ve been up since 5:00 am to do all my chores .....,got the seafood last night .......so think I deserve a sit in the pool with my bottle
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    .......The Christmas Present....

    .........could of been something to eat or drink ........I’m getting him this next year...
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    Have a good one guys

    ........hope everyone has a wonderful day..X
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    what are you doing right now?

    .........l will join you...!!!!
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    what are you doing right now?

    ..........whoops...! .........pointed out the hot sausage roll .........instead of the ones that had been cooling... .........well if someone will pop the whole thing in their mouth......
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    what are you doing right now?

    .........cooking.... .......pork ,turkey breast,beef and a chicken drumsticks .......all in one side of the oven .......will be served cold tomorrow ........sausage rolls ,mince pies and an apple pie in the other side for tea tomorrow ...........and if OH comes in the kitchen to see if anything’s ready to taste again .........I’ll cut his fingers off with the meat cleaver..!
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    A bright clear blue sky

    ........I’ve only experienced a few cold Christmas ‘s .........when I was younger ........hot Christmas has been the norm tbh ........I love the idea of a white Christmas .... ........but not sure I’d like it for too long ....
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    I know no one will care but...........

    .......iknwc but.......had already done a Christmas lunch .........presents exchanged..... .........drink drunk,food eaten .........but now mother and her OH’s Christmas party is canceled ..... .........the other oldies have gastro .........the OH now leaving on boxing day .........two of the sons and their plus ones not working now ..........the creature has two guests plus the grandsons and as she’s let her pool unbalance ...........their all coming here..... ...........so instead of my quiet Christmas Day with the animals ..........tomorrow I’m cooking the meats ready ........,will get to the markets early for salad and fruits ..........got all the bits and pieces .........pick up seafood to start Christmas morning ..........and I’m drinking the bottle of Baileys tonight...!!!!!
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    Frozen Potato Croquettes

    ......... never tried them tbh .........I make my own .........and agree with snifter .........we find a hot English Christmas dinner a little too heavy in the heat .........sea food is a popular choice ........lots of fresh salads .... .........and an ice cream Christmas pud is a refreshing alternative ime .........to a hot one with custard .........merry Christmas..!
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    Frozen Potato Croquettes

    ........Woolworths sell these..
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    extreme poverty in Glasgow

    ..........nobody has said people have been refused anything ..........tbh PB it is a shame you only met ..........obese ,racist,bogans in a heatwave during a flood during your stay in Australia .........it has coloured your view,and not for the good ...........perhaps another trip.... ..........get out of the small area you were in .........see some of the vast diversity Australia does have to offer ...........I certainly wouldn’t base my views of the UK .........on one visit to Stratford upon heaven..
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    Merry Christmas

    ........and Merry Christmas to you and yours.. ..........May the new year bring all your hopes and dreams
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    what are you doing right now?

    ........it’s lovely when that happens .......I do wish my two youngest would settle down .... ........though tbh some of the youngest s girlfriends ..........best he doesn’t .... ..........make the creature look like Snow White lol ..........congratulations to him and his partner .........wishing them a long and happy life together
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    Do you care if your partner watches porn ?

    ........if you were in a loving relationship .......I think most would be upset and p***d off ! ..........if your not......each to their own...
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    what are you doing right now?

    .......how lovely bottler ...
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    what are you doing right now?

    ........the youngest finished work early ........so came here and cut the grass in the back gardens .........will miss his help next year when he leaves
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    extreme poverty in Glasgow

    ........well that’s sad that you think that .......it has happened... ........but perhaps your experience with the homeless ........the soup kitchens ........the hostels and cardboard city’s .........differs from mine ........:you may of seen and heard different life stories .........I hope indeed you have
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    what are you doing right now?

    .........decided to clean the huge sofas in the family room .........with grandkids,dogs and the youngest and his mates ........there due a good clean ........but there aniline leather and I didn’t have the bought cleaner recommended ..... ........so good old household tips of my grandmothers ........I’ve used flour..! ........rub it in until you feel your fingers warm .......brush off with a soft brush ......buff with a Terry towelling clean cloth .......brilliant and a site cheaper than the commercial stuff
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    what are you doing right now?

    .........I shall open all the windows and doors..! .........no more cooking big meals .........less washing .... ........the radio on all day .........it will be a holiday lol...
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    what are you doing right now?

    .........celebrating..... .........after months of being out of work ........the OH leaves on Sunday....
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