Author Archive: Jeanne Austin

About Jeanne Austin

Jeanne Austin is a consultant by trade and writer for leisure. Constantly pursuing various new and interesting things in life, there is nothing boring for this fellow. Follow her on Twitter at @JeanneAustin63.

Traveling overseas for affordable dental implants in Sydney

The ridiculously priced implants in so many dental practices in Sydney means there’s no prizes for guessing why so many Australians go overseas for cheap dental implants.
Dental specialists in Sydney don’t recommend this – but are they just serving self interest or are there really risks involved in going overseas? It’s certain that money can be saved if you head offshore, but, unfortunately, only in the short term. (more…)

Recommending Counselling to Loved Ones

When a loved is in pain, you always want to help. Unfortunately when that pain is mental or emotional it can feel like there is nothing you can do. Perhaps they are going through a divorce, a death or some other kind of loss. A good way to provide support to your loved one is to suggest and help them to find (if they ask) a counsellor. This gives them the opportunity to talk with someone separate from the event. In the case of a devastating event such as a death or loss, often all the support network are affected and therefore less able to help. A counsellor is experienced in providing a safe place to talk as well as strategies for coping.

How can you bring up counselling? (more…)

Keeping Your Trust in ‘Expert’ Locksmiths

locksmiths prahranNeed help with your nasty lock problems? Call the trusted expert locksmiths. Precision Lock Smiths are Melbourne’s most trusted service provider since 1994 brings to you quality services for all kinds of residential, commercial, and vehicle lock problems.

Residential Services

There is no need to compromise the safety and security of your family because of a simple door lock. Call the expert lock smiths right away, delaying can jeopardize everything. Whether the lock of your back door, front door, or main door is giving you trouble we will provide services on the same day making sure that your family is not exposed to the slightest risk.

We even provide top notch quality services for garage doors as well. Whether the operator needs a fix, or the door’s lock stuck, we will make it work like new within no time at all.

Commercial Services

If you compromise your business’s safety, who knows how many company secrets and finances will be lost? This is why it is very important to ensure all broken or defective locks are replaced or repaired even if you have a small business in Prahran.

Our commercial services include locksmith services for commercial buildings as well as all commercial vehicles. Your safety matters to us.

Vehicle Services

Love your car? We bet you do so keep it safe by making sure that the locks are working properly, and yes, do not worry about forgetting the keys. Of course, even if you don’t forget them in the car you can easily lose them in the house or drop them unknowingly. Not to worry though, Precision Locksmiths has the experts you need to help you get back in your car. All you will need to do is give us a ring and we will make sure you face no trouble with our fast services and get to that meeting on time!

We deal with all kinds of vehicle locks, whether they may be for a simple Sedan, SUV, caravan, or even a truck. We have the right tools for all of your lock problems. With our experts, no problem is too big for us to handle, nor too small either.


Need the best safe to keep your precious items away from those who can steal them from under your nose? Not to worry, Precision Locksmiths deals in the best fortified class safes which are easy to install, and are fire proof, bullet proof, multipurpose and have many unbelievable safety features. In other words, you can ensure your valuables will remain ‘safe’ no matter how long you are away from home or the office. Whether you may need a high tech safe for your jewels, important documents, or any valuables, you can trust our safes to keep them secure.

Emergency Situations

Available to you 24 hours, all 7 days, we will make sure to be at your service no matter how big or small the issue may be.

Need expert locksmiths fast? Contact Precision Locksmiths

Revolutionary New Counselling Network for Adelaide Locals

By Jeanne Austin

Mental health is no longer a taboo topic of conversation. Most people suffer or have suffered from anxiety, depression or anger problems. If not, then they may have experienced trouble in their relationships or parenting issues. Whatever the problem, it’s not unusual to know someone who had sought out professional help.

Even though a lot of people have a psychologist or counselor just as they have a dentist and doctor, it doesn’t mean that finding the right mental health professional is an easy task. Googling for a therapist in Adelaide will come up with an array of personal websites that market that individual person as the best at what they do, but how can you tell the smoke screens from the real deal? (more…)

How to Fertilise Your Garden in Spring – Part 1

By Jeanne Austin



Spring is the ideal time to give your garden its annual feed. But with so many different products and formulas around, how do you know which one to use? Jennifer Stackhouse shares her tips on fertilisers and when to use them in your garden.

This is the first part of the “Gardening Tips” series, brace for more tips in the future.

Soil and sunshine work together to make plants grow. In nature, leaf litter, animal manure, and other goodies that fall on the soil continually break down to replenish soil nutrients and keep plants growing. In a garden, it’s a whole different ball game, where plants are often competing for nutrients and replenishments, gardeners needs to add fertiliser to the garden soil or potting mix to keep their plants growing.

Whether its organic or fertiliser to your soil, you provide them with three basic building blocks, which are nitrogen (N), phisphorus (P), and potassium (K). Packaged fertilisers list the amount of these building blocks, often showing it in a ratio format.

It’s quite complex and varied on the way plants use the nutrients provided. Some neeeds more of one nutrient, but little of another, while others needs a three way split. Understanding which nutrient does what gives you a rough guide to selecting the right fertiliser for your plants.

Determining the growth patterns

As a general rule of thumb, nitrogen encourages leafy growth, phosphorus stimulates overall growth and plant development, while potassium assists with flowering. Lawn food, which are designed to stimulate leafy growth, have much higher levels of nitrogen compared to the levels of phosphorus and potassium they contain.

A plant food for general garden plants may have the equal ratio of N,P, and K, to encourage growth and flowering.

Citrus food on the other hand, has smaller amounts of nitrogen and higher amounts of phosphorus and potassium. Most native plants can’t tolerage high levels of phosphorus, so the NPK ratio for a native plant food will show little or no phosphorus.

Fertiliser products that are derived directly from seaweed have little or no nitrogen but are rich in phosphorus and potassium.

Other nutrients

As well as the top three nutrients, plants require smaller amounts of other elements including sulfure, calcium, and magnesium, which all play an essential part in plant growth.

Some additional elements are also needed in very small quantities and are referred to as trace element. They work to correct the occasional deficiencies in particular plants or soils. Trace elements, which include, zinc iron, boron, copper, manganese, and molybdenum are usually packaged and sold together.

But not all nutrients stimulate plant growth alone. Products such as humic acid, compost and organic matter encourage the growth of microbes in the soil, which in turn aid root growth. These products can alter soil pH, improve drainage and create a better texture.

Article source: Garden guide: how to fertilise your garden in spring [Adelaide Now]

4 Easy Tricks To Transform Your Kitchen For Under US$500

The average minor kitchen renovation will set you back over US$18,000, according to the website Remodeling.

But over at Apartment Therapy, readers are renovating their kitchens for as little as US$500 – and some for even less than that.

It’s obvious that they might not include brand new appliances and imported marble counter tops, but a quick look at the pictures below shows how far a little cash and imagination can go. Check out four of their new revamped kitchens for tips on how to give your own a budget-friendly upgrade. (more…)

Housing Minister Presses New Affordable Housing Category

Queensland’s Housing Minister Tim Mander will next week push for a new affordable housing category in the wake of Federal Government’s decision to axe the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

Announcing ConstructionQ on Monday – a new blueprint for Queensland’s $6 billion housing and construction industry – Mr Mander said changes had to be made to encourage construction of low cost affordable housing in Queensland. (more…)