How Ben dedicates his new adventures to his beloved late wife

A MAN has posted a heartfelt declaration of love to his late wife, Leah, who passed away from cancer earlier this year.

How I ended up flying first class for the price of economy

So this is how the other half lives...

“QUICK! Check this out, can this be right?"

Sleep and sex will make you happier than a payrise, study shows

Abril Benedit and Facundo Arguello gave up their careers in psychology and marketing in Argentina to travel the world and spend more time with one another. Picture: Richard Dobson

“Better sleep is the biggest single contributor to living ­better."

What's better than eating at Guzman y Gomez?

JOBS OPEN: The Guzman y Gomez Coffs Harbour store is hiring

The opening of the Coffs GYG is getting closer

Mum upset after sister steals both her baby names

She has two boys and her sister has used both her children's names for her own kids

"AIBU [Am I Being Unreasonable] to think this is a bit unfair?”

What you need to know before you ditch carbs

Instead of ditching carbs, switch to wholegrain (brown rice, barley, buckwheat, quinoa, spelt or polenta), along with fruits, beans and vegetables.

Not all carbs are the same and understanding the difference is vital

Mum doesn't know she has given birth

Sarah has been in an induced coma since she gave birth on August 28. Source: Gofundme

Her son won't be named until she wakes from her coma

Dogs on beach - on leash - anywhere?

DOGGED ISSUE: Troy Dare and Sunny are happy with the dog beach access rules the way they are.

Teenager calling for 'ruff' justice

'I regret sending my daughter to school too early'

"She had started formal education too early."

Identical twins give birth on same day

Identical twins Becky Pistone (left) with baby Andi and Rachael McGeoch with William gave birth to their newborns hours apart using ‘twin power’.

The sisters went into labour after synching births with ‘twin power’

Mum plans to invoice ‘no-shows’ at daughter’s birthday party

Would you send out an invoice?

"Am I being unreasonable to send a terse note to these families?"

Mum loses custody of kids because of how she handled tantrum

Check out the activities to help get kids away from the TV these school holidays.

Mum reveals how police took away her two young children

Drs told to offer mums screen for intellectual disabilities

The genetic test for fragile X syndrome costs as little as $100

Hate camping? This idea might change your mind

Imagine arriving at a camp site and all the hard work is done.

Camp Hire Australia hires the gear and will even pitch and pack away

Will there be one last hot bite before the season ends?

AIR SHOW: A blue marlin in full flight behind a game boat.

Game anglers question season ending conditions

From hospital bed to six-day, 250km desert run

IN TRAINING: Neil Collie runs trails around the scenic Glass House Mountains area in preparation for the 250km Big Red Run.

How a stroke survivor will tackle a gruelling desert ultra marathon

Most venomous fish in world found near shore

A stonefish was recently caught by a fisherman at Caloundra.



Photo Contributed

Sting can cause muscular paralysis and even heart failure.

Meet the Feather Riot, the girls of Cluckingham Palace

Gidget, Layne and Phyllis oversee proceedings. PHOTO: ALISON PATERSON

Alison Paterson shares the wonders of the backyard chook

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

Watch as beach drivers find getting a tow can make things worse

After dark at the Dark Arts Cafe'

This grey building in Cox Lane is quite a meeting place, for the business and social crowd and now Glenn is throwing the doors open for the evening crowd.

Meet the Pizza Nazi: No ham or pineapple. No nonsense

ROCCO DeAngelis, the man famed as Australia's ‘Pizza Nazi’

No ham and pineapple, no half and half pizzas, no changes.

Miranda Kerr's personal chef spills on how celebrities eat

Miranda Kerr pictured on the set of the TV series Australia's Next Top Model. Supplied by Foxtel.

“There are lots of do’s, don’ts and maybes with celebrities,” she said.

Loni Jane: Why I gave up meat five years ago

Vegan influencer Loni Jane with vegetables in her backyard veggie patch. Picture Glenn Hampson

Loni Jane made a decision that changed her life.

Mum pioneers 'gut friendly' bread - and it tastes real

Natasha Hovarth and son Aden with loaves of Aden's Choice.

Not many eight-year-olds can say they have a bread named after them

Get the kids in the kitchen

Get your kids cooking these holidays with these tasty mini pizzas.

When the offspring are bored try some kids-in-the-kitchen action

The beer that's poles apart from our own

Polish beer is great, even if you can't pronounce it

11 items you’re probably not cleaning but should

CLEANING is a chore. It’s time-consuming but necessary, and both annoying and satisfying at the same time.

How to hack Kmart and Officeworks for home styling

Customers say having the checkout in the middle of the store is “disorienting”. Picture: Lindsay Moller

Professional property styling is a booming business

Law and order in the laundry

The most utilitarian room in the home, the laundry.

For full loads in the machine conserve water by waiting

Hallelujah, Mr Jinx has gone to his grave

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why I'm rejoicing about the death of my unreliable mower

Gardening with kids, one of life's simple pleasures

Get outside and you could have a green thumb on your hands

Native garden is competition's City Grand Champion

BUZZING BEAUTY: Gordon and Maria Reynolds, 40 Smythe Dr, in their winning garden.

To be crowned this year's winner was a dream come true

Gardens get the green thumbs up in local competition

Horticulturist and landscape designer Diana Harden from the Northern Rivers is guest judge at our local Spring Garden Competition.

There is a lot of quirky - and I say that with love.

Gardening: Geraniums cope with almost anything

Geraniums, like Oh So Orange, provide colour for much of the year.

Spring is here and garden centres everywhere are a riot of colour

Burger bar serves up floral flavoured ice cream

Betty's Burgers is offering a special lavender and blackberry waffle concrete, a bespoke dessert made available during September.

A burger bar has unveiled a floral ice-cream

Father's Day gift ideas for the gardener

Great gift ideas for the gardener father, or even someone who needs a little bit of green in their life.

Dad's not a green thumb? Sow the seeds of a lifelong interest

Take these steps to conserve water in your garden

These tips ensure not a single drop of water will go to waste in your garden.

Give plants a chance this summer

Live high life on Low Isles

Experience the Great Barrier Reef from one of its most historic offshore destinations

I nearly became a Cuban's sugar-mumma

Lou Blair, right, with a friend. Picture: Lou BlairSource:Supplied

I almost became a ‘sugar mamma’ while travelling through Cuba

Volterra forever

PICTURE PERFECT: The charming narrow streets of Volterra in Tuscany, Italy, and below, the medieval palace Palazzo Dei Priori.

Of all the captivating towns in Tuscany this is my favourite

Australians embrace the high seas

One in every 19 Australians took a cruise last year, and Queenslanders now account for a quarter of all luxury cruise liner Azamara's Aussie bookings.

You just unpack and relax

How to entertain the kids these holidays

Thrillseekers on one of the rides at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast

School's out and now you have to find ways to entertain them

Did you play these road trip games?

Pull out a few old-fashioned road trip games for the school holidays and watch the kids squirm without their devices.

Try these old-fashioned road trip games on the kids these holidays

Famous vets to star at dog lovers show

Vet Chris Brown will attend the Brisbane Dog Lovers Show in November.

More than 500 dogs will be on hand at the annual Brisbane show

Work it girl, work it.

Miss Cara Van Park will be joining Glorious Mountains on stage at the Coffs Hotel as co-host of this popular annual event that is always a crowd pleaser.

Lights, camera, romance: falling in love on reality TV

The Bachelorette Sophie Monk.

Sophie Monk says she really has found ‘the one’.

Revealed: The dark secrets behind The Sound of Music

This iconic scene was not easy to film.

"I lost all four of my teeth across the bottom."

Three things to do this week

The Coffs Harbour Buskers and International Comedy Festival.

Three things to do this week

Kylie Minogue’s back on the scene for Kingsman sequel

Australian singer and actress Kylie Minogue poses during the world premiere of the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle in Leicester square in London.

AUSSIE pop princess makes a triumphant return to the red carpet.

Phillippe ‘bashed lover in drug bender’

Actor Ryan Phillippe is being sued by his ex-girlfriend.

Ryan Phillippe is being sued after an alleged drug-fuelled rampage.

First Dates cringefest: 'Some girls can't handle it, y'know?'

Abbie suffers through an excruciating date with James on First Dates.

ONE woman has been set up with a guy who has never been on a date.

Model says she couldn't find work here due to skin colour

SOUTH Sudan-born Aussie model Duckie Thot says she had to leave Australia to work as a professional model.

Buyer allegedly pulls a knife on guy over $1100 'Yeezy' shoes

The Kanye West-designed shoes were for sale for $1100.

'Naked jumper' proves a hit as it sells out online

Calvin Klein’s see-through jumper.

Emperor's new clothes or fashion revolution?

Tattooed Coffs model challenges fashion industry norms

"You hardly ever see people who look like me on the runway,” Coffs Coast model Rhianon Lee said.

"You hardly ever see people who look like me on the runway.”

Paris, Milan dream one step closer for 14-year-old model

Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week, at the Grand Palais, in Paris, France, 05 March 2013. The presentation of the Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013/14 collections runs from 26 February to 06 March. EPA/CHRISTOPHE KARABA

Nevaya Adkins taking strides to world runway

What it’s like to compete in Miss Nude World

It might be just us, but we don’t think Isabelle has anything to worry about.

It's Friday afternoon and Isabelle Deltore is freaking out

Myer, David Jones: why big retailers are struggling

MYER and David Jones are struggling big time, while other retailers thrive. There are two big things undermining them.

Tomorrow’s Special Buys range at Aldi has people all excited

ALDI’S Special Buys are known to cause something akin to hysteria

How to cut grocery bill from $500 to $250 a month

Forget worrying about your fancy Saturday post-pilates brunch

Saving money made simple for pensioners

SAVING MONEY: John Scarborough says people should grow as much food as they can, and that lettuce, silverbeet and herbs are good crops to start with.

Local shares how he makes pension go further

DJI Spark drone is child's play to fly

EASY: Getting great footage with the DJI Spark is very easy thanks to a good stabilised camera.

My 13-year-old son was flying it in minutes

Samsung set for bigger, beach friendly Note 8

Samsung will be going bigger than ever to launch its Note 8 after this year's launch of the S8.

Water, dust, now sand-resistant?

Woolworths, Coles, Aldi: Why it pays to check docket

Do you know about your supermarket's 'freebie policy'?

"We are not able to treat it": Antibiotics' STI superbug

OVERUSE of antibiotics is worsening the danger of a treatment-resistant STI.

Connie’s last moments: ‘She went out on top’

Samuel Johnson said Connie ‘went out on top’.

Samuel Johnson has opened up about his sister Connie’s final moments

How teen girls should be taught about sex

Teenage girls are the most over-sexualised creatures on the planet

How dry spell could be making us sick

Bacteria Generic.

Public health warnings are being circulated as a dry spell continues

High anxiety: how to deal with social phobias

The key fear in social anxiety is of receiving a negative evaluation which could lead to public humiliation.

Help your mental health in Mind You with Rowena Hardy

Biggest same-sex marriage myths dispelled

Dr Lai as she appears in the ‘vote no’ TV campaign.Source:Supplied

We explain myths about SSM you're probably still falling for

How this prisoner's tumour grew unnoticed for months

Peter is speaking publicly about the quality of care received at Wolston Correctional Centre in early 2017. He exhibited flu-like symptoms for more than four months before it was eventually diagnosed as a metastatic tumour.

The growing tumour was diagnosed as an ongoing cold

'My children are not a number': Rocky mum turns lives around

They were on track to get tangled in the justice system, but these teens have made huge changes to their futures with the help of a special CQ woman

How to deal with a teen glued to social media

CHECKING IN: Teenagers need parents to be involved in their online world.

Our daughters have a love-hate relationship with their phones

Gender bending politics needs to stay away from my daughter

Would you dress your baby or toddler girl in blue, or let your boy wear a dress?

All things parenting in Daddy-O with Owen Jacques

More tech and less talk means children are losing their speech skills

USE YOUR WORDS: Screens cannot replace person-to-person interactions for teaching language or communication.

Too much screen time raises concerns about language development

After a 17 hour labour, my midwife attacked me for being gay

'After a 17-hour labour, my midwife attacked me for being gay'

"I was so shocked I said nothing. I was silent."

Never do this on a playground slide

Riding down slides while sitting on a parent’s lap increases the risk of injury

Riding down slides on a parent’s lap increases the risk of injury

Do you know where Chinese checkers came from?

Board games can keep kids entertained for hours.

Revive these old favourites during school holidays

The secret to a long marriage? There's no such thing

60 years later, and they're still going strong

Toowoomba, Townsville, Cairns topping sex toys list

Sex toys remain popular in Townsville, Cairns and Toowoomba.

Online adult store Femplay has listed Townsville at number four

They met online over a decade ago, now they're engaged

LOVE ONLINE: Derek Zomer and Jennifer Jackson met in an online gaming forum when they were young teenagers and fell in love after a decade-long friendship. They're now engaged.

Love conquers the world for this long-distance couple

Wife ditched after stroke finds new love

Riona Kelly has found love after her husband left her five days after she had a stroke.

Doctors warned Riona Kelly that she may never walk again