No rubbish! We love a lot of things

RUBBISH truck drivers and Aussies in Scotland are just some of the things that are delighting Gladstone residents.

A Facebook thumbs up/thumbs down straw poll of The Observer readers this week delivered a lot of praise across a range of areas.

Kylie Hall led the charge with her shout-out to a group of people who do a dirty job.

"Once again thumbs up for the JJ Richards rubbish truck drivers," Ms Hall said on the social media site.

"This week, the driver was kind enough to empty twice for us, as we just had furniture delivered and needed to dispose of more packing material."

Barbara Reid was also impressed with the rubbish service.

"Yes, credit to the garbos, they do a great job" she said.

Wayne D Wells couldn't agree more.

"I agree - the guys who pick up the residential wheelie bins are legends," he said. "Nothing is ever too much trouble for them."

And Linda Hayward was full of praise for one of the city's newest restaurants.

"Thumbs up to Hogs Breath in Gladstone - great service," she said.

Wendy Roscoe continued the good vibes trend with: "Thumbs up to Adam at the Night Owl Centre, Good Price Pharmacy. He is always so friendly and helpful and never too busy to stop and have a chat, or answer questions."

Helena Kurtin enjoyed her local dining experience.

"Thumbs up to the cafe at Spinnaker Park. Very busy little cafe in a beautiful park," she said. "Great service and awesome coffee and scones."

And Erin Perry had a nice time at Gecko Valley Winery Cafe.

"Went there on Saturday for brunch and the staff were very friendly and the food was fresh and delicious," she said.

Australia's winning streak at the Commonwealth Games gave Squire Trevor Hilcher something to smile about.

"Thumbs up to the Aussie's in Scotland. Great efforts thus far," he wrote.

"Lovely to see the past is the past and that our athletes are performing."

Not feeling the positive vibe was Bret M White who wrote: "Thumbs down to 4/1 rosters."

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