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What is it about the Granite Belt that has the whole country talking?

I remember my Nana telling me that everything we go through in life has a silver lining.  Whilst I did not always appreciate her optimism, it has taken me nearly 50 years to realise….she was right.  And all it took was a global pandemic and a few border closures. When booking.com revealed which Aussie

By |2020-10-14T07:27:44+10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Business, Lifestyle, Tourism|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Celebrating fathers for a job well done

Why is it that Father's Day never seems to get the same respect as Mother's Day? Every Mother's Day, newspapers are brimming with stories about that special mother who did something wonderful, the television screens are full of ads with soothing music and perfect jewellery, flowers and breakfast in bed ideas. MOST FATHERS

By |2020-09-06T07:01:00+10:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A company that ignores history has no past – and no future

Today is an incredibly sad day for Stanthorpe and many communities around Queensland and New South Wales.  For the past 148 years the Stanthorpe Border Post, (Stannum Miner, Egg Timer, The Boundary Peg, The Stannum Roarer, The Border Ghost and the names go on) has steadfastly served this community.  No matter who the owned

We will remember them – in our own way.

This year there was no cannon sounding, no lone bugler playing the Last Post; this year there was no local dawn service. But not for one second did that diminish the chance for hundreds of thousands of Australians to pay their respect in honour of our veterans. Whether it was quietly in their homes

By |2020-04-25T17:58:23+10:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Lifestyle, Remembrance|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It really does spring eternal!

What a difference a day (or a fortnight) makes! I have no job, a house that I have completely pulled apart (what better way to spend isolation than cleaning), no motivation and dogs that spend the day barking and driving me crazy, BUT we have a new council. The sweetest icing on the worst

By |2020-04-18T18:16:09+10:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Local Politics|Tags: , , |8 Comments