Today is Valentine's Day ... or as some men like to call it, Extortion Day!
Rain rain rain ... and don't we love it!
Happy Birthday this week to hunky David Drady from the Bay.
The local Batemans Bay CWA are holding a seniors afternoon tea FREE at 1.30pm on the 20th (that's next Thursday). They will have social workers attending with information and counselling for anyone traumatically affected by the recent bushfires. Call Maureen Kinross on 4472 1282 if you would like to attend.
A lot of fun this week with Sunrise broadcasting from Batemans Bay, well at least Sam the weather man was here. Jacki Harding managed to get a nice photo of her with Sam. He homes in on the good looking gals Jacki!
"Thank you" seems so inadequate but at last the Currowan Fire is OUT! So, thank you once again RFS volunteers, you have all well and truly earned a darn good rest!
The people of Cobar recently held a fund-raiser for Cobargo due to the name similarity and wanting to do something to help towns affected by the bushfires. How wonderful. They raised over $12,000.
Marg Copley from Canberra has enjoyed a few days at Broulee. Marg is a regular visitor to the shire and a bit of rain was not going to stop her!
We all need a happy-ending story, especially after the catastrophic New Year's Eve. Well, Judith Ann Ray certainly has one. "Skip" the family pussy cat, is now home after spending 15 days in the drain, after Judith's husband finally rescued her. On New Year's Eve bushfires swept through Gannet Place taking six houses in their street. Nothing could stop this fire. They returned to their home which was just rubble but the cat next door was sitting on top of the drain crying. Judith's husband removed the top of the stormwater drain and he could see Skip. Their neighbour went to get a cat box and placed food in it so they could get her to eat. It was useless. Judith's husband sat talking to her till almost dark then he was able to get her out even though she bit him and scratched him. Skip still goes down the drain but she prefers to spend her days sleeping on the bed. She's still traumatised but getting better each day.
Judith is also involved with Globalcare and said that Globalcare has been amazing! Trucks coming from Queensland with food and water to help and Globalcare teams working in the community to help clean up. Amazing pastors from Billy Graham's ministries came to talk and help. Globalcare is open Tuesday and Friday 10.15am to 11.45am. Baylife Church, Bavarde Avenue. Globalcare is all about are Mates helping Mates.