FROM THE EDITOR
@VISCOUNTBROOKY HAVE you noticed, or perhaps even participated in, the exercise selfie craze? This is where you shed layers of clothing to display your “gains” and post a picture online, often accompanied by a motivational slogan such as #killingit or #exerciseeveryday. Modesty forbids me from detailing my own exploits in this area, but Natasha (P16), one of our occasional Weekend Word columnists, is decidedly not a fan.
She points out that factors beyond huff and puff are the key to our longevity. I will tell my pair of dear friends who have embraced this #fitfam philosophy, finding it chimes neatly with their desire to promote their Lqd male skincare range, usually in their underwear. Sod’s law dictates that this material inevitably finds its way on to my Facebook feed just as my boss materialises at my shoulder.
We are becoming a nation of apartment owners. As Emily (P10) points out, the trend is particularly pronounced in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, driven by affordability and a desire for proximity. Having decided to buy a terrace house last year and ended up with an apartment this year, I can put my hand on my heart and declare I don’t feel that I am missing out.
Lastly, happy birthday to Wolf Blass (opposite). His type are a vanishing breed, our wine industry the poorer for it.