Why not work on your friends to come visit us?
I HAVE to say that the last few days have just vanished without a trace. Where have they gone?
Last week flew by with a hectic week at work followed by a couple of lemonades at our local watering hole.
Saturday was busy entertaining 200 ladies at the Koolyangarra Kindy Ladies Day - and let me tell you it was a hard day at work.
It didn't matter where I looked, I got into trouble.
Saturday night was a blast going over to the PCYC for the Victim of Crime fundraiser with Paula Matthews and her family.
Then came Sunday with a spot of dolphin and turtle spotting, all while entertaining visitors at the Gladstone Marina Tourist Info Centre with my mates Glenn Churchill and Daryl Branthwaite.
These guys know our area and it was a privilege to share that with the flow of visitors coming in for what-to-do information.
In the middle of all of this I was a little broken after getting the news that my beloved Roosters had been beaten by a group of Panthers down in Sydney, and then the knock-out blow of the Broncos getting rolled by the Cowboys.
The people that I spoke to on Sunday were amazed as to what we had in our own "backyard".
Beautiful beaches, great marina, perfect gardens, fantastic seafood, cool eateries, and the best of all ... the people.
The crowd who live and work here are just the best.
Just think, lots of others have to travel hours and hours in a car or plane to see what we've got on our doorstep every day.
Do yourself and everyone here a favour and get a friend to come and say hi.
Relatives, friends, workmates, business colleagues, and whoever, get them all to come up and say hi.
You'll love it. Guaranteed.