August in Review

The Olympics had most of our attention for the first half of August, with many Mallee residents staying up late to watch our very own Tessa Lavey battle it out on the basketball court. Whilst the Opals didn’t make it as far as they had hoped, they still showed tremendous skill and talent.

Speaking of skill and talent, this month we chatted with local playwright Andrew Kelly about his play ‘The Whistleblower’ which was performed by The Baker’s Dozen at a number of Mallee theatres. Read about this wordsmith’s journey from paper to stage in The Whistleblower- It’s a bloody credit to ya Andrew R Kelly.

And whilst August is technically the end of winter, we were treated to many a Spring like day, which provided us with a number of fantastic photo opportunities in the region (make sure you follow us on Instagram @3585livestayplay). And some of our feathered friends were confused by this unusually timed weather, with a number of magpies already starting to hassle our running and riding friends. Many of our readers could relate to our post You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide.

September marks the start of spring, the ideal time to get back outdoors and enjoy the adventure playground that is the Mallee. If you missed our suggestions of where to play, make sure you read Six bush adventures for kids under 30 minutes from Swan Hill. September also means finals fever for our country football and netball leagues- we wish all the teams competing the best of luck (but one team in particular for one of our co-contributors; go the Dees)!

Thank you for you support over the last six months!! Yes, our creative baby has been online for six months and we think that’s a milestone worth celebrating- we are two very proud parents! Once again, we look forward to sharing with you more of our favourite things from Swan Hill and surrounds during this coming month. Make sure you have signed up for email alerts so you don’t miss any of the posts!



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