Congratulations to our Australia Day Award winners... IN a ceremony attended by more than 300 people last Saturday, Mayor Mathew Dickerson praised the many that help make Dubbo such a great community with great community spirit.
HANDS up if you’ve taken a walk around your house lately and mentally ticked off a list of things you’d pack into the back seat of your car if you had an hour to get out.Me too.And I’ll wager we’re not alone.
eBay seller laid bare... Seriously, who wears no underwear, stands next to a mirror and takes a photo of themselves...? Oh, hang on I think I’ve probably described what you, or at least far too many young texters have done in recent years... But cheer up, at least it wasn’t worldwide news like it was for one eBay seller.
Well, there we go – that’s the silly season, done and dusted for another twelve months. It’s an amazing thing, this Christmas phenomenon. There’s all the massive build-up, the frenzy of purchasing gifts, wrapping paper and a mountain of food that would feel a small country. Then we have several days of enforced bonhomie and jollification and all of a sudden – whoosh! Gonski! Until next year.
We’re a month into the new year, and I can’t quite get my head around the crazy weather we’ve been having. My mind keeps wandering to that Crowded House song, Four Seasons in One Day – although I keep singing Four Seasons in One Week.
There are many things I begrudge the first world, but none more than the fact that even a simple thing like celebrating the New Year happens first in countries like Australia while here in Africa, we’re still stuck in the darkness of yesteryear.
Today I moved into a new, albeit shared, office space. I bring with me a few books, a monitor and my filing cabinet. There’s a certain energy that comes with new beginnings; with clear spaces and a few essential books.