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Emerald RSL

I have the honour of being President of the Emerald RSL  – Emerald’s best kept secret. I have a great team with great plans for the future. We see ourselves as a Community Club for the people of Emerald under … Continue reading

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The Kitchen

People used to rubbish Ikea. My experience was far from that. We enjoyed the challenge of designing our kitchen online on the Ikea website. We assembled everything and it worked out a treat. Probably saved ourselves $20,000. Ikea continue to … Continue reading

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Emerald Village Newsagency

This is where I work. A great place that we call the Heart of Emerald. I manage the shop from 4am in the morning. I get to meet a great range of early morning people. I work for Carl and … Continue reading

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Shrine of Remembrance

Yesterday we were in Melbourne for the NYE celebrations and stayed in a hotel in St Kilda Road. I have never been to the Shrine in all my years. So it was time for a visit. Well I was mightily … Continue reading

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Avenue of Honour

My dream is to re-build the avenue of honour in Emerald together with a grand cenotaph listing all our forebears who lost their lives in the great wars of the world.

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Well here we are.  No, here I am. A time to reflect about the immediate past and contemplate whether I want to improve my actions, behaviour and how the world perceives me. My resolution is to start writing down (here) … Continue reading

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