Good Gabble Free To All subscribers via email.

Article submissions are now being taken for our January 2015 issue. Business advertising spots are still available. Click on Advertise with us on the left hand side for costs. Email Jennifer at

Good Gabble - Real people, real experiences, pure inspiration

Good Gabble - Real people, real experiences, pure inspiration
Help us keep the dream alive!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gentle Jessica Hippo

article published in Good Gabble Newzine Issue 11 December 2010
changes have been made to typsetting to accomodate the blog along with omission of photo's

A story of love, friendship and human compassion

  On 11th March 2000 devastating floods hit Mozambique and South Africa. On this day Tonie and Shirley Joubert went for a walk. As they walked along the river they heard a crunching sound and Shirley's eyes caught a glimpse of movement. As they stood on the river bank and gazed in the direction of the sound they saw a baby hippo calf.

   Tonie and Shirley approached the calf to assess the situation. Tired and weak the calf had no energy. Picking her up Tonie observed that she was only a few hours old, with the umbilical cord still attached. Knowing that the calf needed milk urgently, and with Tonie's experience as a game ranger, a formula similar to colestrum was created. This consisted of egg yolk, cream and full cream cow's milk.

   At 16 kg's and 30 cm tall at the shoulder, it certainly was the smallest hippo Tonie and Shirley had seen. It was decided that they would call her Jessica. Jessica soon discovered what the milk formula was all about and took to it greedily, consuming 10% of her body mass (1.6 litres) over a 24 hour period. She was soon following Tonie and Shirley around the house, waking them when she was hungry, and had no problems making friends with the dogs.

 Hippo's are social animals that like to stay close to their animals for four years.

 “Jessica's chances of survival in the wild were very slim, and we realized that we were now her parents. It was, therefore far more merciful to finish the affair that we started, than to just let it be, much to our pleasure and relief.” writes Shirley on Jessica's internet site

  As Jessica grew she became very much part of the family, bonding terrifically with the dogs, creating an abundance of happiness and receiving warmth and affection from all.

 “Jessica is so gentle; she is a tremendous boost for our physical and mental wellbeing. She is genuinely kind. Although she has phenomenal strength in her jaw, she has never shown any signs of aggression. Jessica is the most wonderful precious thing, she is so unique and special, and needs to be appreciated.” writes Shirley.

   As Jessica has grown and matured she has ventured out into the wild to live with the other hippo's but comes homes daily for her meal treats. Should Tonie and Shirley go away for the weekend Jessica shows signs of hating being left alone. Upon returning Tonie and Shirley observe that Jessica is terribly hungry and has obviously not eaten since the last time they saw her. After they give her a meal, and lots of love, she would fall sound asleep. She is always overjoyed to see them.

    Today Jessica is 10 years old. She still loves to interact with humans. She is a unique hippo as it is well known that hippo's are one of the most dangerous creatures in Africa, this is not the case with Jessica. She is the gentle giant of the hippo's, displaying charateristics that make all who interact with her wonder about the approach humans have toward wild animals.

  Over the years Jessica has become somewhat of a phenomenon. In 2005 Animal Planet filmed a documentary on Jessica and she has also appeared on Sky News and BBC News. She has appeared in documentaries made by National Geographic and Discovery Channel, appeared five times on South Korea TV and twice on Japanese TV. There has been live radio interviews in both Sydney and Melbourne.

  I first encountered the story of Jessica when a video clip was sent to me via email. I could not believe what I saw – An animal the size of Jessica being so gentle and loving, helping herself through the front door of the house into the kitchen for a meal and then sleeping comfortably with her canine companions. It was this clip that had me making contact with Tonie and Shirley who have been more than welcoming, giving further insight into the life of their amazing friend.

The video clip has been posted on our website It is sure to lift your day.

You can learn more about Jessica at
 Join Jessica on

article: Jennifer Deaves

Puzzle Solutions December 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Issue 11 - December 2010

Merry Christmas!

   As I write this there are only 24 sleeps till Santa arrives. May we never loose the excitement and joy of Christmas and may we bottle it and carry it in our pocket to be used throughout the year.

  For some Christmas can be a lonely and sad time of the year as they cope with loss, hardship and the expectations that society places on them. It is important for those of us who embrace Christmas to remember that this is not the case with all. We need to appreciate and understand that this time of the  year can be hard and to wrap our love, thankfulness and appreciation around others and show we care. Share a joke, tell a story, visit someone who you know will be alone or best of all just be there to listen. Take a moment to make a difference to at least one person this Christmas.

   This months issue of Good Gabble see's our usual positivity mixed with a little Christmas spirit. Kathleene Baker sends us a story of a secret Santa all the way from Texas and Carlos Devillalvilla sends a Christmas prayer from Florida. We travel all the way to South Africa to meet Jessica the Hippo, a story that I am sure will touch your heart with it's amazing compassion and understanding between humans and animals.

  Back in Australia we congratulate Deborah De Williams on becoming Tasmania's Australian of the year 2011. Deborah is still running pink but stops to share her acceptance speech with Good Gabble readers. This month also sees part two of Donald Marmara's Success, Failure and Motivation and Peter Nicholl's reminds us we are never too old to be a role model.

  So sit back with a slice of Christmas cake, turn on the fan, put your feet up and slip into a world were positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten.

 Have a great one!  Jennifer.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Brainteaser Solution - December 2010

A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and got these alibis:
The Wife said she was sleeping.
The Cook was cooking breakfast.
The Gardener was picking vegetables.
The Maid was getting the mail.
The Butler was cleaning the closet.

The police instantly arrested the murdered. Who did it and how did they know? 

Answer: It was the Maid. She said she was getting the mail. There is no mail on Sunday

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Issue 10 - November 2010

November issue 2010

Feature Issue " Beat The Christmas Budget"

    November issue has come with it's challenges as we have had a virus chew away at our computer. We are pleased to say that, although we thought we would be at least a week late, it is only two days late.

   This issue has seen Samanth Lo, who is usually behind our camera, meet the challenge of putting together her first issue of Good Gabble. When I set her the task of being in charge of our Beat The Budget Christmas Feature she was a little bit hesitant but faced up to the challenge and has produced a 22 page issue that I am sure all will enjoy. Congratulations Samantha!

 Inside our feature issue you will find handy hints that are sure to make your festive season brighter and leave a few extra dollars in your pocket. The girls from 4 Ingredients share their secrets to a successful Christmas, providing us with some yummy recipes. We have not forgotten our vegan readers with a double page spread of recipes suitable for the Christmas feast. There are heaps of ideas for homemade Christmas presents, ways to recycle your Christmas cards and turn them into worthwhile items and of course a page to get the kids celebrating.

   We have not forgotten all our regular features and contributors as this month, once again, we provide two newzines for the price of one. In our regular issue Donald Marmara speaks of Success, Failure and Motivation, we meet photographer Ralph Meznar, we visit Indonesia in our Feel Good Photo's and children's author Joel Hart introduces us to life as a writer and his new book Zoe's Puppy. For the chocolate lover we look at the benefits of chocolate, but who really needs an excuse to eat it, and we introduce our new regular page, Comfort Corner.

    November see's another jam packed issue full of love, positivity and a whole lot of fun.

Live well......Love much......Laugh often......

                                                                  Jennifer Deaves
                                                                 Managing Editor

Brainteaser Solution - November 2010

If it were two hours later, it would be half as long until midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it now?

Solution: 9pm.

Lovatts Puzzles Solutions Issue 10 November 2010


1. Dance 2. Genie 3. Erode 4. Rupee 5. Emcee 6. Reese 7. Irate 8. Chase 9. Halve 10. Apple 11. Rhyme

Richard Gere is the actor.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Issue 9 October 2010

October issue

Feature issue "May The Show Go On!"

     Our October issue saw us with a challenge as we took on the task of publishing our first feature issue "May The Show Go On!". So this month we are pleased to say that we have been able to provide two newzines for the price of one.

   This feature issue came about through contact with the circus industry and an insight into the treatment they were being given by the mainstream media. Here at Good Gabble we believe it is important that all are given a chance to have a voice and be heard. It was with this in mind that we offered to give the circus community a special place to speak from their heart. We hope all readers enjoy this feature, taking the time to listen to what they have to say.

   Within our regular issue we have also focus on celebrating the wonderful relationship that humans have with their animals. Lisa Louden from Adore Animals shares her organisation, Ron Prasad introduces us to Edgar's Mission Animal Sanctuary and tells us of the great work of the volunteers. We laugh with Kathleen Baker as her husband is "Abducted By A Red Hatter" and Peter Nicholls talks of the new life phase for baby boomers.

  And of course their are all our regular features from our monthly contributors, our kids only page and Lovatt's puzzles for the adults.

  Grab a copy today!

Crossword Solution October 2010

Cartwheel Solution October 2010


1. Rival 2. Yodel 3. Label 4. Spell 5. Tidal 6. Rebel 7. Easel 8. Expel 9. Pearl 10. Model 11. Equal

Meryl Streep is the actress.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Issue 8 September 2010

       As the months pass Good Gabble only continues to grow with this issue containing 50 pages. Thank you to our supporters, old and new, from around the globe. It would not be possible without you.

    We are pleased to announce that from this month on Good Gabble will be printed on recycled paper, taking us one step closer to achieve our goal of a better world. This would not have been possible without the kind sponsorship of who have donated funds to cover 12 months of paper. Thank you Sporty Dogs for your support it is greatly appreciated.

  September also sees the start of a new regular feature where we will be sharing thoughts, feelings and messages from the Good Gabble Community. Here we will be able to share messages from our readers and keep all updated on what is happening on Facebook. Send your messages and comments to

  4 Ingredients is back with us this month sharing news of their fourth cookbook which sees them combine their culinary skills with the nutritional principles of Deepak Chopra. They also share their recipe for Indian Chickpea and Potato Patties, sure to please the whole family.

   This issue we meet Elizabeth Mellor on our Oozing Art page and Sandra Kay of Matters of the Heart Vol 1 shares a note. We celebrate Sustainable House Day with Roger Leang who takes us on a journey through his carbon neutral home. Blake Beattie helps us bounce back through hard times and we continue following the journey of running pink.

   All this plus much much more as we embrace another month with good thoughts and positivity.

  Live well........Love much................Laugh often..................

Lovatts Puzzles Solutions Issue 8 September 2010

Cartwheel Solution:

1. Apron  2. Nylon  3. Dozen  4. Lemon  5. Elton  6. Reign  7. Alien  8. Damon  9. Adorn  10. Mourn  11. Siren

Adam Sandler is the Actor.



September Brain Buster

There were 4 people sitting in a row, trying to win $50 from a riddle.

The one in front was wearing a red hat.
The second from the front was wearing a blue hat.
The third from the front was wearing a red hat.
The last was wearing a blue hat and is blind-folded.

Each of them were informed that they are all wearing a hat, the last person is blind-folded and that there are 2 red and 2 blue hats. if they can guess the color of their hat, then they win the prize.

There was a long silence, then one of them guessed the color of his hat correctly. Who was it?

(note that they can only see the person in front of them and are not allowed to turn around and see behind them.)

It was the second person. The first and last person cannot see other people at all, therefore it is either the third or second. The second person realised that if he and the person in front were wearing the same colored hat, the third person would be able to answer the color of his hat right away. However, since there was a long silence, then the color of the his hat and the person in front must be different.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Brainteaser - Issue 7 August 2010

 Can you take three letters away from the word 'five' and still leave it meaning the same thing?

Answer: Removing the f, i and e leaves you with 'v' which is five in Roman numerals.

August issue

       August sees the winter weather chill our bones and the sun sleep in each day. There is no better time than the current to grab a copy of August Good Gabble, light the fire, grab a cuppa and curl up on the lounge, brightening a dull day with rays of positivity.

   The cover photo of this months issue celebrates the colours of our world. Taken by Thom Stovern, husband of Caravan Chef Eva Stovern, it shows the streets that line the roads in Grafton NSW.  Keep your eye on future issues of Good Gabble for further photo's taken by Thom and articles by Eva, as they support us in our endeavour to fill the world with positivity.

  Inside our August issue Ron Prasad talks of Life Coaching and its role within our lives. We meet Tanya Pearson and Bears of Comfort. We meet those who have been touched by the work she is doing providing cuddles from our angels. We learn of Heels With Wheels and meet founder Angela Irick. We learn of how her life was changed at the age of 14 when she was involved in a car accident which led to her being left a quadriplegic. She shares her journey through therapy and her hopes and dreams. She introduces us to her clothing range which is providing comfort and style to those with disabilities.

   This month we welcome aboard Lovatt's Puzzles and thank them for their support. Each month they will provide us with puzzles to stimulate our minds and keep our brains healthy. We also welcome Wicked Campers who we are sure will line the pages of many future issues of Good Gabble, sharing laughter, joy and a great time.

   Over the last month I was lucky enough to have a conversation with singer/song writer Sandi Thom who kindly answered my questions giving us an insight to her life and the person she is. On our oozing arts page we celebrate the art and illustrations of Teresa Culkin Lawrence and learn of her new shop situated in Victoria.  Carlos Devillalvilla, our American Correspondent, reviews the movie Toy Story 3 and Debbie Higgs from Palmer Higgs Publishing gives us an insight into the new book 'An Eventful Life - Stories of Eventing Champions' by Alison Duthie.

  Of course there are still all of our regular articles and heaps of competitions to keep you busy.

  Grab your copy and join us on 'the road to positivity'.

Friday, July 2, 2010

July - A celebration of half a year of Good Gabble Newzine

  July sees us celebrating 6 months of Good Gabble. What a journey! The support has been amazing and without this support I would not be writing this. A huge thank you to all our contributors, those who have donated some wonderful prizes and subscribers. We hope you have enjoyed the journey as much as we have and look forward to having you on board for a lot longer.

  This month we have a fantastic subscription offer - the chance to get two months for the price of one.Buy 1 get 2, buy 2 get 4 etc. This is for the month of July only.

  July sees us talking composting and worm farming. Both these go hand in hand so we felt it only sensible to give our readers an insight into both and consider working them alongside each other helping save landfill and enrich our soil.

 4 Ingredients joins us again sharing their fantastic new cook range that is sure to have you cooking a meal that leaves them drooling.

  You may have heard of Sam Moran, the yellow wiggle, but have you heard his debut solo album. When I heard it in the shop I just couldn't leave without purchasing a copy. This lead me to making contact with Sam and I am pleased to announce that he has kindly donated a copy of his album for one lucky reader to win.

  During the last month I had the pleasure of attending the show of Circus Olympia and writing a review which can be read at In our July issue of Good Gabble we look at life within the circus and what it means to live in a circus community.

  This months issue has grown to a huge 42 pages with next months being a whopping 46 pages. Each month we grow and grow with the demand being way beyond our expectations.

  Grab your copy of Good Gabble Newzine, grab a cuppa, put your feet up and treat yourself to a dose of positivity. We guarantee it will leave you smiling!

Maths Brainteaser - 'How many campers?" July Issue

Camp Pineveiw's cook, Margaret Johnson, was just about to begin preparing the picnic lunch for all the campers. She already knew she needed to fill 55 bowls of the same size and capacity with the same amount of food. When she was done, she decided to read the guidelines for the picnic, just out of curiosity. The guidelines said:

1. Every camper gets their own bowl of soup.
2. Every two campers will get one bowl of spaghetti to share.
3. Every three campers will get one bowl of salad to share.
4. All campers are required to have their own helping of salad, spaghetti, and soup.

After some rapid calculations, Margaret was able to figure out how many campers were going to the picnic. Can you?


If there were only six campers, there would be six bowls of soup, three bowls of spaghetti, and two bowls of salad.


30 campers

Monday, June 21, 2010

My response to Kelly Azuma's Clairvoyance reading as published in June Good Gabble Newzine

   In the current issue of Good Gabble ( June ) we published a clairvoyance reading done for us by Kelly Azuma. Below is my response to what Kelly told us.

 When Kelly first emailed me stating that Good Gabble had come to her when meditating I was at a loss as to where this place with a cliff was. Her mention of Greece, to me, seemed way off as I have had no association with Greece at any stage of my life and, as far as I am concerned, am not going to Greece. Upon saying that the message Kelly sent me played on my mind.

  A short time after recieving the full reading I was going through photo's on my computer and I came across a photo of Robe S.A, the birthplace of Good Gabble.  Sure enough there was a cliff, with a lighthouse which was our favourite spot that we often went to for photo's and a quiet moment. This lighthouse lead to the ocean and around it was a rocky island with an arc that they called the doorway. The houses dotted here and there that Kelly saw would have been those that were built along the waters edge.

Kelly's response when I sent her the photo:

OMG!!! Major shivers...that is the place!! Even the lighthouse is the same! OMG...
You know that is the first time this has happened to me, seeing a place so clearly like that.
Maybe it is because as you say it was the birthplace of Good Gabble, so that is why it seemed so important to come through.

Wow, you just made my day! :)
    To me seeing the photo and reading what Kelly had said sent a shiver up my spine and she had no idea that Good Gabble was born in Robe or I had even been to an area as she described.
    Kelly is correct in saying that Good Gabble is very close to my heart. The idea of Good Gabble was born within me as a need to rid myself of the negativity with society and the media, that I felt, was weighing me and my children down. When I mentioned it to my kids they became very excited and supportive and from their we grew. Today we are excited about every page we write looking for new innovative positive ideas to share with our readers and seeking those who really make a difference. 
   Kelly stated she felt I liked to lead a simple life and with this she is spot on.She was also correct in saying I believe in treating others as I would like to be treated as I try to live under the this motto. I believe that respect, honesty, compassion and understanding are important in all dealings with each other.
  Her mention of Tai Chi was unusual to me as I have never practiced Tai Chi nor is it an interest of mine, although it has been part of my life as Samantha has taken lessons at times and my ex husband was heavily into Tai Chi and martial arts.

  The word Tiger coming through in Chinese did not surprise me as my ex husband is Australian born Chinese and our son was born in the year of the Tiger.

  I was lost for words when I read Kelly's words " manifesting endless possibilities". These three words are ones that have been used often by Samantha and myself as Good Gabble has grown in strength. Reading these words written by someone who could have never know we use them astounded me and left me speechless.

   When I read of the lady with the floral perfume my immediate reaction was my grandmother as reading it triggered off my senses and Nanna's perfume, although I cannot recall her having an injury to her lower left leg. 

   The mention of athletic trophies was also an interesting one as although I have none myself my mother, who plays a special part in my life and is my advisor when I need it for Good Gabble, has a cabinet of trophies. Although these are mainly those received by her dogs who do flyball there are some of my fathers from ten pin bowling and cricket many years ago. 

  Over all Kelly's reading amazed me as there is no possible way she could have known any of the information she gave. Previous to this reading I have had very little contact with Kelly. Kelly came to Good Gabble via my finding her on the internet and asking if she would be interested in writing an article or two for me. Previous to this I have had no contact with her and during this time our emails where those of a professional nature. 

  Thank you Kelly for your outstanding reading and a look into the future of Good Gabble. With your reading in mind Good Gabble will continue to stay close to my heart as I endeavour to grow a community within that provides warmth, love, acceptance and understanding to all who contribute and subscribe.

  I have only covered a basic rundown of the reading here. If anyone has any questions on parts I may have missed please leave me a comment and I will answer with honesty.
                                                Jennifer Deaves


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Issue Out Now!

   Our June issue brings us to the beginning of winter, a time when we often feel down and depressed with the dreariness of the cold and damp. Time to grab a copy of Good Gabble, a warm drink, the cosy dooner and cheer yourself up reading a dose of positivity.

  This month brings SIDS and Kids Red Nose Day on Friday 25th June. For this reason we have chosen SIDS and Kids as our feature organisation, showing our support and encouraging our readers to put their hand in their pocket and show their support.

  Donald Maramara kindly shares with us his story of a personal struggle with anxiety and depression whilst Eva Stovern, Caravan Chef, shares a recipe from her book Caravan Chef 2. She has kindly donated a copy of the book for one lucky reader to win.

  We catch up with Deborah De Williams as she continues her trip on foot around Australia raising money for breast cancer. Each month we will continue to support Deborah and keep our readers up to date on how much she has raised and where she will be for the month.

  In oozing art we meet Streamlyne ( Joshua Lynagh ) who is taking the hip hop scene by surprise with his awesome vocals and strong message.

   Last month Kelly Azuma spoke to us about Reiki and its power of healing. This month we catch up with Kelly as she discusses the three Clairs of Clairvoyance. During the month she kindly did a reading on Good Gabble and gave us permission to share it with all. Find out what Kelly sees in our future and how to win a personal Clairvoyance reading.

  Do you own a pet? We look at the positive influence that pets have on their owners. Tell us how your pet influences your life and you could win a doggie gift pack kindly donated by

  Where is our Grey Nomad Susan Segal? What has she been up to? Susan shares her latest adventure with us and we learn a little about her life before she became a grey nomad.

  Of course there is our usual Kids Corner and puzzles to keep the brains of the 'bigger kids' functioning at their best. Along with lots of great positive articles to warm your soul, this months issue is once again jam packed with competitions, quotes and affirmations to keep you reading through to the next month.

  Grab your copy today!

  Back orders of previous copies are available, just send us an email request.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Brainteaser - Issue 4

Answer to Brainteaser in issue 4 May 2010

How many F's did you count? Three? Wrong, there are six! It's no joke! Read again:


Almost everyone guesses three. Why? It seems that the brain cannot correctly process the word "OF". The letter F usually makes the "f" sound, like in "fox". However, in the word "of", it makes a "v" sound. Somehow, your brain overlooks the word "of" as it scans for the sound of "f".

Saturday, May 1, 2010

What's in our May issue?

     Our May issue has turned out to be our biggest and best yet. With the support and interest in Good Gabble only growing this issue is a whopping 40 pages.

  Late in April we had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Deborah De Williams who is not only an inspiration to many but a person with determination and a wonderful disposition. Deborah is running around Australia raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Having survived breast cancer herself, along with two broken feet on her first attempt, she hopes to finish her run in March 2011 having covered 17,621 kilometres. You can read more about Deborah, her journey and our interview this month in Good Gabble. We will continue to follow Deborah each month keeping our readers up to date on her journey and the money she raises. We wish Deborah all the best and look forward to supporting her great cause.

  Each month Good Gabble is presented to our readers in the form of a newzine. This month we look at what a zine is and how it differs from a magazine. We introduce our readers to the underworld of zines and zinesters. This article can also be found in the discussion section of our facebook group where we are currently running a poll on the presentation of Good Gabble. We ask all to read this article and consider our message and the environment before completing the poll.

Also in Good Gabble this month:

The road to positivity - Good Gabble hits the road

Feature organisation - Save the Children

Knit one, save one

Organic bedding - The secret to a good nights sleep

Smartbox - the smart way to gift giving

Reiki - The power of healing

ThinkUKnow - Australian families get an online security boost

Grey Nomads - 'Dunnera Boys' Hay NSW

Sugar fatigue - Fact or Fiction?

Innovative Industries Conference 2010

Enrich your lifestyle, Memoirs of a homestay host by Clay Henri Tenni

World Kids Colouring Day !

International Composting Awareness Week

Plus heaps, heaps more........

Subscribe today!

Back orders available - email us at

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Look Blog Spot

  Not only are we working hard on our newzine but we have also managed to fit in a little time to update our blogspot. We hope you enjoy the new look and find it easy to browse. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think. There is always room for improvement so don't be shy at letting us know what you would like to see when you next visit.

Relax, enjoy your stay and may your day be full of positivity and enlightenment.

Jennifer Deaves
Managing Editor.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Answer to April Brainteaser. Did you get it right?

The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What's in our April issue

Happy Easter to all our readers!

  April sees us celebrating not only easter but also Anzac Day - a month to remember and celebrate life as we live it today. This month in Good Gabble you will find:

- Anzac Day - A day to remember......A day to rejoice.......

- Loud Shirt Day - helping deaf and hearing impaired children around Australia

- Pay It Forward Day - The gift that keeps on giving.

- Grey Nomads - Where is Susan?

- Carers Corner - Crystal Wade shares her carer story and her love for her son Seth.

- The positive side of the affirmation.

- Beat the Budget - A tribute to the pancake.

- Oozing Art - Close and personal with Giselle Luske.

- The power of the Nanna Nap

- Life is meant to be lived by Steve Goodier

- 10 interesting facts you where perfectly happy not knowing about.

- Innovative Industries - Spreading the knowledge of sustainable living.

- The Tyranny of the Scale by Carlos Devillalvilla

- Climate Change, more than the environment by Donald Marmara

- Dancing with friends by Keith Ready.

- Life is like a day at the amusement park by Blake Beattie.

- Creativity - It's in our nature by Giselle Luske.

Plus all our regular features and heaps of prizes.

Back orders available. Email us to request your copy.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What's in our March issue

Win a framed copy of our cover photo 'Tannum Sands' taken by grey nomad Susan Segal.

Our feature organisation is Heartkids Australia - this organisation receives $1 from the sale of each newzine.

We celebrate the excellent job of Clean Up Australia Day.

Kim and Rachel from 4 ingredients share a recipe plus we have a signed copy of their recipe book to give away to one lucky reader.

Meet the characters of the new ABC kids show The Waybuloo's.

What is the power of a simple smile?

Meet Blake Beattie - the performance engineer. We also review his book Bullseye which is launched this month.

Easter in the new world - An American Perspective by Carlos Devillalvilla

Carer's Corner

Oozing Art - meet JoJo Spook an artist from Robe SA.

Plus heaps of competitions and all our regular features.

Grab your copy today!

Take out a 6 or 12 month subscription before 31st April to go into the draw to double your subscription.

Backorders of Good Gabble available. Please email us with the issue required.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Behead M Puzzle and Solution as in March issue 2010 - No cheating

When you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: Begin - Sour, acidic
Answer: The words are Start and Tart.

1. Female parent - Not one already mentioned; alternate
2. Several; large indefinite number - One; some indefinite number
3. A story's lesson - Relating to the mouth; using speech
4. Face disguise - To request
5. Trough for animal food - Wrath; strong displeasure
6. Sparse, poor quality - Showing keen interest
7. Symbolic team figure - Necktie or scarf with broad ends
8. Anything that belongs to a group - Glowing wood fragment

The shorter words start with these letters:
1. O
2. A
3. O
4. A
5. A
6. E
7. A
8. E

1. Mother - Other
2. Many - Any
3. Moral - Oral
4. Mask - Ask
5. Manger - Anger
6. Meager -Eager
7. Mascot - Ascot
8. Member - Ember

March issue out now!

 March issue of Good Gabble is now available. Thank you to all who have contacted us with feedback on our first issue. The response has been overwhelming.

This month is packed with lots of great competitions for both our young and older readers. In the lead up to Easter next month we have some great Easter goodies to give away. Along with our usual Beat The Budget recipes we have been given a recipe from Rachel and Kim of 4 ingredients cook books. They have also kindly donated a signed copy of the book for one of our lucky readers to win. Up for grabs is a framed copy of our cover picture Tannum Sands taken by our grey nomad photographer and writer Susan Segal.

For our young readers we are delighted to introduce the Piplings from the ABC kids show The Waybuloos with fun pictures to colour in. Kids corner brings more jokes and tongue twisters to get you laughing.

This month sees the start of our feature organisation where $1 from the sale of each newzine is donated to a not for profit organisation. This month we support Heartkids Australia.

We kick of our new feature titled Oozing Art, where we recognise, introduce and pay credit to an artist each month. This month meet JoJo Spook from Robe SA.

All this plus much, much more..................

Subscibe to grab your copy today!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Good Gabble now available as e-newzine

  Good Gabble is now available as an e-newzine as well as in hard copy. This allows us to not only meet the needs and preferences of all our readers but help save the environment and keep our costs at prices suitable to all.

Subscribe to receive Good Gabble in your inbox as a pdf file the first week of each month. E-newzine only $3.00 per issue.

The choice is now yours! Hardcopy or E-newzine. Subscribe today!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Join others and discuss the puzzles in issue 1 on Facebook

Did you enjoy the puzzles and articles in issue one?

Share in the fun, meet new friends and spread the positivity with other Good Gabble readers.

Maze solution issue 1 - Have you done the maze ? No cheating!

Logic Puzzle issue one - solution ( if you haven't done the puzzle don't peek )

Charlie committed the terrible crime. The way to solve this puzzle is to look at each clue. We know that exactly one of each person's statements is true. Looking at Arnold's statements, let's check to see 'it was Brian' is true? If 'it was Brian' is true, then we know the other statement is false, therefore it was Edward. This is a contradiction. Hence we now know it wasn't Brian, nor Edward (as 'it wasn't Edward' must be the true statement). Looking at Charlie's statement, we can similarly determine that it wasn't Arnold either. Edward's statement gives us that it wasn't Derek, which leaves only Charlie as the culprit. It is always wise to check this against the other clues.

Issue one - what a response!

Issue one has started distribution around Australia. Thank you to all who have supported us. The response was far beyond one of what we expected. If you are waiting on your copy please be patient as due to the high volume of orders than anticipated they are a little slow getting out there. We apologise for this inconvenience but guarantee that we are prepared for future issues.

We look forward to your feedback and comments. Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have a story to share or an article of interest. Join us on Facebook and send us a pic of you with your newzine, you may even see it published and find a great prize heading your way.

Thanks all for your support. We look forward to sharing a positive year with you.

Jennifer and Sam

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Can you help us?

  We are seeking a printing firm who are willing to donate their time and supplies to print off extra copies of Good Gabble as promotional copies at venues around Australia. We are seeking approximately 1000 newzines a month.Do you know of a business who may be willing to help.

All business's who donate will be rewarded in the form of advertising and recognition.

Contact Jennifer on 0448327402  or email