On being local

Yesterday I headed up to the local fete. While I was there also to babysit my niece while her mum volunteered for a stall, I was mostly there because it’s something I love to do. I enjoy walking to the school on a weekend, watching the children eat too much fairy floss, seeing the volunteers try to maintain calm in the face of excited children.

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Everton Park Business Breakfast 2015

Many in my inner circle say that I’m stretched too thin. Some days I’m inclined to believe them. But I’m drawn to new things and new opportunities. As a result of this crazy crazy approach to life, I found myself Chair of the Everton Park State High School P&C – Family and Community Engagement sub-committee. I seriously have no time to do this, but I’m doing it anyway.

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Altering landscapes in the suburbs

Late last week, we woke to the felling of trees less than 100 metres away. I’m not sure the image really shows how much has been lost. I suppose it’s not on an Amazon scale, but in our little suburb, in North-West Brisbane, not far from the CBD, it feels enormous.  Continue reading “Altering landscapes in the suburbs”