Another week in lockdown and it seems some are feeling the conditions more unfavourably the longer it goes on.
I called a mate this week to check on him, and he was so happy to receive the call that he thanked me more than a dozen times during the call.
That got me thinking, how many people would benefit from a simple phone call during these times?
I can't call all of you so I'll ask: How are you all, are you ok? I certainly hope you are.
If you are, perhaps you could call a mate and check on them. If you aren't, please reach out to someone and ask for some help, or contact a mate and chat with them about it.
I know we've talked about it before, I know I can do my part by balancing the positive yarns from the COVID and negative yarns. The team do try hard, and we hope we get the balance correct.
This week, Jim Gainsford told us one of those positive yarns, especially for the dog lovers amongst us.
Jim also gave us a yarn this week from the noggin scratching department. It seems debate on banning property developers from holding office at local council has been deferred while the definition of a developer is clarified.
The Oxford Dictionary says a property developer is: a person or company that makes money by building houses/properties or renovating existing properties for sale.
There you go, I just saved the Bayside Council some time!
From the political world, Kayla Osborne reported on Dr Mike Freelander's widely applauded speech in parliament this week. The Labor MP and former doctor blasted members of parliament who 'are undermining [the government's] response to the pandemic'.
Murray Trembath tells us Sutherland Liberal councillors have retreated from a move to surrender the lease of a commuter car park at Sutherland. We will keep you posted on the developments with this one; it is one of those yarns most readers seem to have an opinion about.
From the good news department, Murray tells us about the exciting plans for Marang Parklands on the Kurnell Peninsula. If it comes off, the parklands will become a highly popular destination for many people.
Thank you to those readers who contacted me this week to congratulate us on reaching 4000 weekly wrap subscribers. I appreciate the good wishes and your ongoing support.
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Have a great day; I hope it is full of love, laughter, music and news.
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