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Want to grow your own vegetables?

24 February 2017 | by Halcyon

If you know Halcyon, you know that we’re known for our fabulous veggies! For many years we have been feeding the bellies of many of our home owners and locals! So we think we know a thing or two about growing veggies.

Some people may not be lucky enough to have a backyard that gets full sunlight… Which is generally what most veggies patches thrive off. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with how you can maximise on this shady situation…

Firstly, if your garden gets absolutely no sun unfortunately no vegetable will grow, if you’re lucky enough to get at least ...

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Hope turns to reality

24 February 2017 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Gold Coast Bulletin, 24 Feb 2017.

The concept of a Hope Island town centre precinct, all but laid to rest by the global financial crisis appears set to become a reality.

The concept – retail and office facilities bordered by medium density housing – was proposed by John Fish who, ahead of the crisis, controlled a significant swath of Hope Island waterfront land that included the Hope Island tavern, since sold.

Mr Fish’s $1 billion town centre plan included upmarket retail outlets, restaurants, private school, medical precinct and commercial space.

However, the land parcels came into the hands of financiers ...

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Aussies love Facebook!

17 February 2017 | by Halcyon

A recent study discovered that Australian’s are leading the Facebook way…

And it’s adults, not kids, who are the ‘users’.

How often do you use Facebook? Apparently three out of four of us are using Facebook daily, that’s according to the latest ‘Digital in 2017’ report. It seems that we are logging on more frequently than any other country in the world, with the worldwide average being just 55%.

Australia now has 16 million active users, that is about two-thirds of the population. Usage has gone up by 14% in the last 12 months.

The report, which looked at data from 238 countries, found ...

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Valentine’s Day: 8 of the most romantic world records

10 February 2017 | by Halcyon

For some of us it’s hard not to get a little carried away with all the Valentine’s Day hype. For others they take their “love” to the next level, the record books in fact… Check out some of the most romantic world records:

Oldest love poem:
Archaeologists have dated a love poem written on a clay tablet to the time of the Sumerians, who invented writing ca. 3500 bc. The poem was unromantically named "Istanbul #2461" and is thought to have been recited by a bride of the Sumerian king Shu-Sin, who ruled between 2037 and 2029 BC. It begins: Bridegroom, ...

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