I recently came across an article which explained the benefits of having ducks in your home.
Why on earth was I looking this up?
Well, I came across this adorable video on Instagram:
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The duck rasising blog Mother Duck Said has a bunch fo tips on how to raise ducks and benefit from these funny, egg laying birds.
Not convinced about raising a couple of these poop machines in your home?
Well according to the experts:
Duck hens bred for egg-laying ability can lay up to 350 eggs a year, each of which will weigh 20 percent to 35 percent more than a chicken egg. Furthermore, they will produce longer than a chicken, well into a fifth or even sixth season – long after chicken hens are ready for soup.
I also learned from a chef friend of mine that duck eggs are a specialty product among chefs who love them for their superior flavor.
The post “What cute ducks!” was originally posted on http://www.corelmag.com/2020/03/what-cute-ducks.html
I recently came across this very exciting news regarding a new Aussie start-up that is utilising Virtual Reality in aged-care facilities.
The company is an aged care entertainment provider SilVR Adventures has launched a new national self-service model for residential care facilities.
Some of you may know that I am passionate about healthcare and aged care design & construction, so companies that are paving the way for a new kind of aged-care experience definitely caught my eye!
Here’s what the CEO of the company had to say about the product:
The VR program aims to improve resident engagement and happiness and reduce isolation.
They do this through three types of experiences:
- reminiscence therapy to trigger memories and conversations, such as revisiting a childhood home or country they emigrated from
- world travel, such as exploring Paris, swimming with dolphins or going on an African Safari, to leave the aged care home and create social interaction with fellow residents
- family bonding to overcome allow residents to experience adventures with visiting family members, such as watching a sunrise or the Aurora Borealis together
All SilVR Adventures services help providers bring virtual reality to their residents in group format rather than one on one.
How cool is that! Imagine being able to take your grandma back to her childhood via virtual reality!
I am really interested in these new cutting edge technologies being used in the aged-care space and virtual tours of house and land packages. I’ll try to update my blog with new interesting ideas that I come across 🙂
The post “Virtual Reality Coming to Old Folks” was originally posted on http://www.corelmag.com/2020/03/virtual-reality-coming-to-old-folks.html
2020 is well and truly underway, and I’ve decided to start living healthier.
Our business has been growing, and the stress of that has had its impact on my diet…
BUT NO MORE
I loved the corporate lunch we had catered for our first 2020 meeting and it was the perfect nudge I needed to take action!
A friend of mine recommended a high-fat, low sugar diet to start with. I’m not prepared to go full ketogenic diet, but I think I can take this step.
They recommended a few high fat foods and much to my surprise, they’re some of my favourites!
- Free Range Eggs
- Full-Fat Yogurt
- Fatty Fish
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dark Chocolate
- Coconut Oil
- Chia Seeds
Here’s some more good suggestions I found in my research:
The post “Healthy Life Healthy Living” was originally posted on http://www.corelmag.com/2020/02/healthy-life-healthy-living.html
I hope your 2020 has started off fantastically!
I’ve been working hard on my new side project. I’ll have some more to share with you in the coming months. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek.
In the meantime, I wanted to commend the firefighters around Australia who are working 16-hour days to put out the bushfires which have ravaged our beautiful country.
New Years Resolution
My new years resolution for 2020 (c/o of Disher Benner
) is to be as “green
” as possible. So here’s a list of things I’m focusing on this year to make my family a little more eco-friendly.
- Bring our own shopping bags ALL THE TIME (i sometimes forget)
- Cook from scratch and meal plan. Save more money and get more nutrients
- Eat organic as much as possible. Less GMO foods and hormones
- Eat better meat, and eat a lot less of it. Better for us and less wastage
- Get the chemicals out of our beauty products and hygiene products (PS I’m loving this organic perfume I got for xmas!)
- Bring our own water bottles rather than buying disposable
- Hang your laundry to dry rather than use the clothes dryer
Today’s song of the day:
Dance Monkey by Tones and I
I love to play this while I’m doing some housework 🙂
The post “Happy New Year from Corel ” was originally posted on http://www.corelmag.com/2020/01/happy-new-year-from-corel.html
I came across this article on The Painted Drawer about outgrowing your home, which is something that has been playing around in my mind lately.
The kids are getting bigger, and we purchased a bigger a few years ago to accommodate, but now our house is starting to feel a little on the small side.
they are a growing family and need a house that will be closer to schools
YES! That’s exactly it. It would make life a lot simpler for us.
It also got me thinking about this song:
I LOVE the Clash!
Anyways the post had some interesting ideas about adding a “garden house” to get a little of that new home feeling. I think that might be American for “Granny flat”? Either way, it’s not a bad idea.
I’ll have to consider that. But the real question is…
So you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
The post “Should I stay or should I go now?” was originally posted on http://www.corelmag.com/2019/10/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-now.html
I recently read an article about heatmapping apps that could help me improve the user sexperience of my websit. It was quite informative, so I decided to give it a try!
Heatmap software is great because it can show you where users click, how far they scroll, where their mouse moves…
Basically I can see exactly how you interact with the website.
I have only used heatmap software
briefly, but I have already learned a lot in terms of usability issues on my website. I found this video particularly useful:
So be on the look out for changes to my website soon!
The post “I’m watching you alll (with heatmaps)” was originally posted on http://www.corelmag.com/2019/06/im-watching-you-alll-with-heatmaps.html
The greatest words in the English language: “your oder has shipped” 💖
Amazon are making a huge push in the Australian market and I just recently made my first order. “Amazon has been the talk of the entire Australian retail industry after it confirmed its plans to expand down under.” (source: ordermomentum.com)
I hosted my website for a while on Amazon Web Services but this is my first retail order with the e-commerce giant, from a recommendation from a friend. The process was as good as I’ve had online.
I’ll update this blog when it arrives so I can share all the awesome goodies I ordered with you all
The post “My first order on Amazon Australia” was originally posted on http://www.corelmag.com/2019/06/my-first-order-on-amazon-australia.html