Breeze in for gorgeous bayside lifestyle

first_imgThe backyard and gardens are low maintenance.The downstairs living area opens through sliding doors to the back deck, which looks out over the fully-fenced, low-maintenance back yard and gardens. The double lockup garage has a built-in workshop area and the property comes with a water tank and solar panels, which provide a rebate each quarter. Mr Davidson said: “All the neighbours get on. They all talk to each other and look out for each other.”The property is being marketed by Margaret Vote and Chris Vote of Raine & Horne Wynnum Manly for offers over $799,000. The home at 18 Cobar St, Lota.ENJOY sea breezes and ocean glimpses from this two-storey bayside home. The property at 18 Cobar St, Lota, has four bedrooms and multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces. Owner Michael Davidson bought the home eight years ago when it was just 12 months old. “I liked the layout of the home and how big the master bedroom was with a full walk-through wardrobe,” he said. “Though I’d have to say my favourite part of the home is the north-facing front deck.“We always eat out on the front deck and we’ve got lovely breezes and slight water views.” The home is set up with the master bedroom and main living areas on the top floor. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The dining and living area at 18 Cobar St, Lota.Internal stairs lead to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, which flows out through bi-fold doors to the front deck. The modern kitchen has stainless steel appliances, slide-out pantry, a breakfast bar and white cabinetry, while timber floors feature throughout the upstairs living space. The master bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe with his and hers doors, and an ensuite with bath, shower, dual basins and a separate toilet. Downstairs there are three more bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a laundry with extra storage, a toilet and a second bathroom with separate bath and shower. last_img read more


Pardew goes for flat pack four

first_imgDIY expert Alan Pardew is taking the IKEA approach to dragging Newcastle out of the doldrums. The Magpies host Liverpool on Saturday having put together a run of three successive – and increasingly unlikely – victories to ease themselves out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and into the Capital One Cup quarter-finals. Each win has relieved some of the pressure on Pardew and while some supporters may not be fully behind him, the pressure has eased with the players clearly firmly behind the 53-year-old. The celebrations at the final whistle said much about the changing atmosphere at the club, although Pardew, who has had to contend with concerted calls for his head in recent months, made a swift and low-key exit. He said: “As an experienced manager, I’ve experienced times like that before – not perhaps with the scale of the media criticism that I was receiving, but certainly in terms of results. “I’ve had results like that at Charlton and West Ham, and you have to try to find a solution. If you don’t believe you’re strong enough as a character to find a solution, then don’t do the job. “I’m confident I can do this job and I was always confident I could turn it around.” A fourth win on the trot against Liverpool would help to cement that recovery, although Pardew is wary of the Reds’ enigmatic summer signing Mario Balotelli and his struggle to impose himself following his return to English football. He said: “I think he’s a great player, I really do. When I’ve seen the really, really big games come along, he has delivered for Italy and in the big games for Manchester City. “I think big games turn him on a little bit. It’s probably the other games that you really need to focus on him, and I think that’s probably an area he needs to improve on. “I think we’re a big game – we’re on the telly, he’s under a lot of pressure, so I’m very wary of him because he can deliver on those days.” Press Association However, Pardew insists his methods, which he likens to assembling a piece of flat-pack furniture, would not have worked if he had ignored the instructions and found himself with a wobbly structure and a handful of nuts and bolts left over. He said: “You’ve kind of got to box it down. It’s a bit like one of those IKEA furniture packs you buy – you can’t try and get to the end, you’ve got to do all the little bits to get there, and it takes time. “I’ve done a few of them because my wife’s Swedish. It’s about doing that little bit first, and if you get that wrong, the second bit doesn’t work. If you get the second bit wrong, the third bit definitely ain’t working and the tabletop is all… “I think it’s very important, if you’re in the coaching or managerial world, that you actually segment it down and just say, ‘Right, what’s our problem, what do we need to do, what needs to happen at this football club to turn us from what we are to a better team?’. “I also think the last international break was important for us so we could do a review of how we were getting at teams and how they were getting at us. I think that helped us. “I think we’ve put some blocks in place that now gives us some sort of thing to hinge on to.” Newcastle ended their wait for a first league win of the season with a scratchy 1-0 victory over Leicester on October 18, and followed it up with a more impressive performance to edge out Tottenham 2-1 at White Hart Lane after falling behind last weekend. But perhaps the best of the lot was Wednesday night’s 2-0 Capital One Cup victory at Manchester City in which Ryan Taylor, playing his first senior game for 26 months, and youngsters Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong made light of the high-quality opposition they faced. last_img read more


Doeren lists QB Mitchell as questionable

first_imgPete Thomas is North Carolina State’s unquestioned quarterback for now, but Brandon Mitchell still provides a dimension to the Wolfpack’s offense off the bench — when he’s healthy.Head coach Dave Doeren is still unsure about the quarterback’s status for Saturday’s game against Syracuse. Mitchell practiced in pads on Tuesday, Doeren said, and “there’s a chance” that he could play on Saturday.“He’s throwing the ball well every day,” Doeren said. “He feels really good in the pocket. He’s just getting more and more comfortable with the side-to-side and straight-ahead movements that you have to do.”Now he’s wearing cleats.Mitchell has played in just one game this year for NCSU — a 3-for-3, 93-yard performance in a season-opening win over Louisiana Tech — but he gives North Carolina State a different dimension.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Once Brandon’s in there,” Doeren said, “you have both where he can stretch the field. There is just one extra runner in the backfield all the time that the defense has to be concerned about.”A graduate transfer from Arkansas, Mitchell began the season as the Wolfpack’s starter before breaking his foot. He listed himself as “50-50” to return against the Orange.Doeren is taking things “day-to-day” with the quarterback and said he wouldn’t put him out on the field until Mitchell feels protected. But it’s looking more and more like that could be against SU.“It’s just how long will it take him to feel like he can be full speed,” Doeren said. “I think every day is a new day for him.” Comments Published on October 10, 2013 at 12:38 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more