Sometimes we take the modern luxuries of life for granted, and forget what life was like not that long ago.
This week my David Martin Ipswich Facebook was shut down, and I was lost. My wife didn’t know where I was, as I usually post my whereabouts of what I’m up to.
I hadn’t realised how reliant I was on promotion through social media. It was certainly a sobering reminder of the world in which we live where it’s sadly becoming increasingly difficult to speak to someone when we are needing assistance. Technology, while a blessing, can also be a nightmare when it goes awry.
Update: Luckily, the glitch was fixed and the page is back.
NICHOLAS ST SHINES
This week Nicholas St was adorned with an impressive and spectacular display of Christmas lights. The lights are on from 6.30-9.30 until Sunday 17 December. The display is very impressive, and should be on your list of to-visits this festive season.
SINGING FOR THE SEASON
Some of our city’s biggest Christmas Carols were hosted on the weekend, with Robelle Domain bursting at the seams on Saturday night with well over 7,000 onlookers. Tivoli Drive Inn had over 3,000 on Saturday night. Both events didn’t fail to disappoint with very satisfied audiences.
Sunday night also saw big crowds turn up at the Redbank Plains Carols and Ripley Valley Carols with both sites having over 5,000 in attendance. Whitehill Church of Christ also had over 1,000 at their event.
Well done to the combined churches, performers, sponsors and organisers that had a hand in these events.
MAKE A RUN FOR IT
The Ipswich Toy Run is always a great event and Sunday saw 688 bikes leave Brassall Shopping Centre laden with toys for the Salvation Army to give to families doing it tough.
It was a pleasure to be a passenger on the back of Mark’s Harley this year. Thousands of people lined the route to see some amazing sights and show their appreciation for a worthy cause. It is the season for giving, and once again our community delivered.
Finally, well done to our latest Australian representative, Shalom Sauaso, who played in the Global Youth Sevens on the weekend for our country. Lomy showed why she is one of the hottest properties in rugby scoring a cracking try in the opening game.