Verily merrily!

I admit it. I’m a Christmas tragic. I LOVE this season! Indooroopilly Shopping Centre carpark notwithstanding, there is an unmistakeable sense of merriness in the air – a feeling of work winding down, schools breaking up and kids growing very excited. Even for those of us still working (and yes, our office will be open for most of the Christmas/New Year break), this is a good time to take the foot of full-speed and ease up a little in order to enjoy the many blessings we may at times overlook throughout the year: family, friends, community spirit and the many lifestyle benefits of residing in Brisbane’s leafy western suburbs. Putting me right in the festive swing last weekend was the second annual Kenmore Rotary Community Christmas Carols, an event launched last year by Cr Margaret de Wit to once again put a song in the heart of Kenmore at Christmas time. I was very privileged to compere Saturday night’s wonderful union of local talent, ably led by the Major Laurie Young Concert Band and given voice by the brilliance of opera talent Karen Gaydon and the “back-up” of several hundred merry revelers. A fantastic night! Please excuse a short blog break ... am taking some long overdue time off with Allison and the kids. Can't wait! I hope you and yours have a wonderful, safe festive season and I look forward to "seeing" you again in the new year. Cheers!