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Mix FM's Todd Widdicombe shares his life lessons


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Todd Widdicombe samples a new brew that pays homage to our life savers.

After 40, you become quite nostalgic. These days, things are just too hectic. I mean, when we were kids, you’d go down to your local deli with one dollar and come home with three packets of Samboys, two Mars Bars, a Bubble O’ Bill, some Hubba Bubba, a half dozen Redskins and a can of Passiona. Nowadays, they’ve got cameras everywhere.

With the end of the year approaching, I thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and share some things I’ve learnt in 2018.

If someone says, “Yeah, that’s hilarious” after something you said, they weren’t really listening in the first place.

When you’re watching Netflix, ‘just one more episode’ actually means six more.

The hair growing out of my ears and my nostrils is just like Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars. The more I strike it down the more powerful it becomes.

It doesn’t really matter if your glass is half-empty or half-full, so long as you drink it through a crazy straw.

Vodka mixes well with everything. Except good decisions.

You should never trust a man wearing more than zero necklaces.

Relationships are hard. Kebabs are soft and tasty. Choose kebabs.

If you vague out in a conversation and have no idea what’s going on, simply smile and say “Yeah, that’s hilarious”.

This week’s beer comes from the champions down the road, Brisbane’s Newstead Brewing Co. These guys have had a cracking year. Just in time for summer comes the Newstead Nineteen 09 Coastal Ale, a nod to our life savers.

It’s as refreshing as you can get, with mandarin aromas, subtle citrusy hops flavours and a light-bodied crisp and slightly bitter finish. It’s the perfect thirst quencher after a day at the beach. The other outstanding thing, as usual with Newstead, they’re giving back to our community and all proceeds from sales go towards supporting our volunteer Surf Life Savers.

In other words, it’s beer for charity. So drink up, drink wisely, swim between the flags and know you’re making a difference.

Newstead Nineteen 09 Coastal Ale 375ml can 4.2% Alc/Vol

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