Why I live in … At home with HIT105 breakfast radio announcer Lise Carlaw

first_imgI wouldn’t mind a pied-à-terre in Manhattan and a beach ‘shack’ in Kingscliff, please and thank you. Plenty.And we have!We’ve just wrapped up nine months of renovation work – building in downstairs, repainting the old girl inside and out, full kitchen re-do, and the addition of a fireplace.Our home is a constant work-in-progress and that’s what we love.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoNext up? Front gates, lights along the driveway and maybe a shed upgrade for the spouse. What do you love about your home? We live in a 103-year old Queenslander surrounded by purple Jacaranda trees — what’s not to love?She’s a grand old dame, full of character, with gorgeous high ceilings, original timber flooring and french doors a-plenty.And the space!We’re on just shy of two acres, so with two boys, a husband and a Great Dane, having room to run about, a pool to expend energy in and neighbours further afield is just great. What would you change about your home? Don’t buy and sell within a year while you’re a pregnant, hormonal, emotional mess. Where do you live and why? What was the best piece of property advice you were give? We live on acreage in Eatons Hill, on Brisbane’s northside.A few years back, we were inner-city dwellers in Norman Park, but after the birth of our second son we needed a tree-change. And no neighbours. Because, boys. Eatons Hill is lovely for families.We’re very well serviced out here when it comes to sporting facilities, venues and the like.It’s a little further out which means it’s quiet and relaxed.We like popping into Samford for a coffee, which is less than ten minutes from our place and my husband is mad for a motorbike ride out to Dayboro.We also love the easy access to the Sunshine Coast. What is the best thing about your suburb? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? HIT105 breakfast announcer and one half of Those Two Girls, Lise Carlaw is warming the HIT105 breakfast chair for Abby Coleman who has just had a baby boy.BREAKFAST radio announcer and one half of Those Two Girls, Lise Carlaw, is warming the HIT105 breakfast chair for Abby Coleman who has just had a baby boy.The wife of former footy star, Dane Carlaw, also hosts the 5am to 6am spot.last_img read more

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Clippers face challenges after All-Star break

first_imgMoves could be madeEven before Griffin went down, the Clippers were rumored to have interest in Kevin Garnett of Brooklyn and Amar’e Stoudemire of New York. Now that Griffin will be out for an extended period, don’t be surprised if one or both end up with the Clippers if their respective contracts are bought out. The question is, how much help would they bring? Garnett is 38. He’s a certain Hall of Fame selection, but he’s averaging just 6.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, well below his respective career averages of 18.3 and 10.2. Stoudemire, still just 32, is averaging 12.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. His career averages are 20.1 and 8.2. Garnett is a power forward like Griffin, Stoudemire is a center. One thing’s for sure: Coach Doc Rivers — also president of basketball operations — will make a move if he can.Defense, defenseThe Clippers entered play Wednesday allowing 100.8 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Expect Rivers to continue to pound into the heads of his players the importance of playing defense throughout a game — not just for half of it. The Clippers have shown over and over again that when they slack off on defense, their offense also suffers. Suddenly they go from looking terrific to very beatable. Rivers shouldn’t let up and should consider benching players for periods of time if they’re taking it easy on the defensive end.Jordan will rise up Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error DeAndre Jordan has become quite a leader on this team. Expect the 6-foot-11 defensive beast to cement that role and rise to the challenge of helping off-set the absence of Griffin. He had a career-high 27 rebounds in Monday’s victory at Dallas. That’s not to mention that — though he hasn’t complained much — must feel slighted and in turn motivated by again being left off the Western Conference All-Star team, especially after Rivers and the rest of the Clippers lobbied on his behalf.Keep an eye on standingsThe just-concluded eight-game Grammy road trip, during which the Clippers went 3-5, was a vital stretch. Not as vital as the upcoming 14 games. Three of them will be against Houston, two against Memphis. They are currently third and second, respectively, in the Western Conference standings. There will also be games against San Antonio (7th, West), Portland (4th, West), Golden State (1st, West), Oklahoma City (9th, West) and Dallas (5th, West). That’s 10 games against conference opponents, each of whom is either in the playoff mix or, in the case of OKC, just on the outside looking in. Without Griffin, it’s going to be difficult to move into the top four even though the Clippers were just 1 1/2 games out of the fourth spot before Wednesday. The Clippers don’t seem to be in any real danger of falling out of the top eight — which would mean no playoffs — but it could happen. If they finish seventh or eighth, that would mean a likely first-round playoff match against either Golden State or Memphis.Better off the benchStabilizing the bench won’t be easy. Spencer Hawes figures to start several of the games Griffin will miss. When he does, that means Glen “Big Baby” Davis will be the first big off the bench, and though he provides an emotional spark, Davis is averaging only 10 minutes per game. He now might have to play twice that much. Hedo Turkoglu, who is 6-foot-10 but more of a small forward, is averaging 9.5 minutes and figures to be called on more. Turkoglu can provide instant offense with his 3-point shot — he’s shooting 48.1 percent (12 of 25) from long distance. As for Doc’s son Austin Rivers, the young guard is averaging 6.6 points and 1.8 assists in 14 games with the team. He’s playing better than when he first arrived, but he’ll need to play even better if the bench is going to be trusted to hold leads. As for sixth-man Jamal Crawford, his work speaks for itself. The Clippers are no doubt hopeful starting shooting guard J.J. Redick, who recently missed four games with back spasms, can stay healthy so Crawford can provide his magic off the bench instead of having to start for Redick.center_img The NBA All-Star break, which begins Thursday, would seem to indicate the halfway point in the regular season. That’s a misnomer because all the teams have played at least 50 of their 82 regular-season games.The Clippers (34-19) had played 53 before their game Wednesday against the visiting Houston Rockets at Staples Center, which means the Clippers will have only 28 games left after the break.For teams that are high-flying and itching for the playoffs, that’s good. For the Clippers, perhaps not so much because they just lost Blake Griffin for at least a month, and perhaps more, after he had elbow surgery Monday.Here are five things to watch for in the supposed second half:last_img read more

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