Guest Blogger: Rusty…. the dog that brought our community together!
I am sure most of you have been following the story of Rusty’s disappearance on The Buzz over the last two weeks. I asked Renee, Rusty’s owner to write us the story of what happened, not just to share with you all, but also as a thank you to the community that chipped in! Rusty is quite the local celebrity!! Here is the story in Renee’s words…… The adventures of Rusty….. Rusty is our beloved family dog and has been since we got him as a puppy in 2010. We have no idea what breed he is – he was purchased as a beagle x king Charles cavalier but when he grew we quickly realised he was not. We were taking a family trip to Queensland and my grandparents who reside in Flagstaff Hill agreed to dog sit Rusty for us. Rusty is very familiar with them and their home as when we were between homes he lived there for 12 months. Rusty was dropped off to my grandparents Mary and Alan on Tuesday 26th April ready for his stay at the doggy Hilton as we call it. On Thursday 28th we flew out to Queensland. That afternoon my grandmother […]
Are you a sucker for a good cause like me?
I am a sucker for a good cause; As well as selling my items here on The Buzz, I have always tried my best to share my donations around to various charities and groups in need. There is one thing however that makes my blood boil! It is when the items collected don’t get to where they are most needed/ or promised, or are sold in overpriced charity shops ( I am not suggesting all charity shops are overpriced, but sadly many are) I used to volunteer a full day every week for around 18 months in a local charity store, as much as I enjoyed it and met some amazing people, It used to anger me at the waste, over inflated prices and staff helping themselves! (yes this actually happens) I have since made it my mission to seek out what I feel are more worthy causes run by teams of passionate volunteers that are so appreciative of receiving your donations; it makes you feel good about handing it over. Causes that make sure that what you have donated, gets to where it is actually needed. Some of these dedicated people, stock up items in their garages, let you […]
Guest Blogger: Are Coffee and Cars your thing?
I’ve driven past the Montagna Cafe car park nearly every Sunday for the whole of summer, taking my lad to cricket, every once in a while we would notice that even at 8.30am the car park was full! It wasn’t full of your everyday Camrys and Commodores though, there was much more to it than that, a mix of cars and people standing around chatting, drinking coffee, it looked social and I wanted to go! Cricket season finally ended a few weeks ago and although it was the Easter long weekend, it was the last Sunday of the month, the Sunday I had been waiting for, this time I was free and able to get to this Coffee and Cars thing. I knew it started early, 8am to be precise, early for a Sunday but I figured there would be coffee so I would survive, I washed the Mazda the day before and arranged for my lad to come along and keep me company, just in case. I’m generally an early riser and I was a little excited to get the car out and see some other amazing cars but I have to admit, being the long weekend I didn’t […]
Get your PURPLE on this March 26th for EPILEPSY awareness!
I have been talking and doing all things purple this week! It is something I am insanely passionate about! My 9 year old son Archer has uncontrolled epilepsy. It is a journey we have now been on for almost 6 years. Without giving you the full story, it is a tough journey, more so because our South Australian Government does not recognise Epilepsy as a disability. Anyone that thinks this, only needs to spend a few hours with us as a family or any of the almost 70,000 South Aussies with the condition to see that is not the case. So we fight, we fundraise, we are purple, we spread awareness, and we talk about epilepsy to anyone that will listen with the hope that one day, our son will live with support, adequate funding and without the stigma that is this awful indiscriminate condition. We live with the hope that with awareness comes knowledge, knowledge of what to do if someone has a seizure, and this knowledge could one day save my son’s life. We fundraise for The Epilepsy Centre SA; this is our local organisation that does amazing things to support epilepsy battlers and their families with ZERO […]
What did you get up to this long weekend?
Ok, so I was invited to an Adelaide Cup charity event for The Epilepsy Centre over the weekend. I must admit as excited as I was at receiving the invite, I think the panic of what to wear was slightly more intense! My “going out” wardrobe is a little bit meagre; I am jeans girl most of the time. The brief was “wear something red”…. I just don’t wear red as a general rule, so my panic levels were through the roof! Added to that, was the stress of making sure I could squeeze the extra hair colour appointment in before the day. (First world problems, I know…) After mulling over everything for a while, I in my usual panicked style left everything to the week before. I arrived at the decision to wear a dress I already had stashed away, not red, but black and neutral that would work perfectly with red accessories. This was the perfect compromise for me, except I didn’t have any red accessories! (My friend Kate to the rescue, who has more accessories than any shop I have ever walked into and in every colour imaginable!) Thanks Kate! The issue of the hair colour was […]
Have you discovered Watchman House?
Since I was a little girl I remember driving past the old place we have always known as Watchman House and I still recall seeing members of the Watchman family out on the front porch. Sadly, over the years I also remember seeing the place fall into disrepair. As you can imagine, seeing it being restored to its former glory over the last few years is something I have been very excited about. Today, my son Jett and I decided it was long overdue that we stop in for a poke around and we were lucky enough to chat to a group of very passionate volunteers that have some amazing knowledge of the history of Coromandel Valley. It turns out one of the lovely people we chatted to this morning lives a few doors up from us, and had loads of stories to tell. As I have lived the area my whole life, we had loads to chat about, including discovering I grew up across the road from his brother and his family, and as kids we played together. In fact I discovered I knew most of the volunteers and we had a good old catch up. When you first […]