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The Melbourne Cup long weekend is almost upon us and to me it always signals that summer is almost here. The road is getting busier, the days are getting warmer and there are more people on the beach both in the morning and afternoons.
Enquiries for bookings and holiday rentals also are increasing and in fact there is not much left for January already! We still have a number of … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Now that we are well into Spring and with the silly season approaching, it is an opportune time to sell coastal property or at least to start the selling process.
Following are my ten tips to do before selling your property.
1. Clear the clutter: Decluttering doesn’t need to be a chore. Use it as an opportunity to rid yourself of the unnecessary stuff that tends to follow you around from house … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

So the Tigers are premiers again after also taking the silverware in 2017. With a relatively young list it may not be the last premiership for this group and many are talking of a ‘Tigers dynasty’. Unfortunately the game was a flop as a spectacle with little resistance being provided by GWS who looked totally overawed by the occasion.
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Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

As many of you will know, I have been a mad and passionate St Kilda supporter since birth. Therefore it was with much sadness that I heard the news of the death of Saints great, Danny Frawley. His tragic death came only days after Are U Ok? day. He himself had been an advocate for men’s mental health in recent times.

Statistics show that Australian men are in crisis. 75% of … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The ocean roared back to life this week with a solid swell hitting the coast on Thursday and Friday, providing surfers with the first decent swell for quite some time. A nice farewell to winter as we head into the spring/summer surf doldrums.

In the Colac and District Football League, Lorne seniors defeated South Colac in the … Continue Reading »

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I love a good sporting analogy and that I often compare sporting situations to real life situations.

As I watched the cricket into the early hours this morning, I was reflecting on the fortunes of the former Australian captain and vice-captain, Steve Smith and David Warner.

Both returning to the test team after lengthy … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Whilst this weekend signals the last round of the AFL home and away season, it also signals the start of the local football finals.

In the Bellarine Football League, Barwon Heads takes on Torquay on Saturday in the Qualifying final and on Sunday, Modewarre take on Anglesea in the Elimination final.

In the Colac and District Football and Netball league, the strong … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The Love Winter in Aireys program continues this weekend with the International Lighthouse Weekend running over both Saturday and Sunday. Join a 45 minute guided tour including spectacular birds-eye views from the lighthouse balcony. Visit

Also on Saturday is ‘The Artists Metal Garden’. A breathtaking collection of metal works by renowned local artists Cinnamon and Rowan Stephens at Eagles Nest Gallery between 10am … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Spring may be only a couple of weeks away but it sure doesn’t feel like it today.  After a wet and windy night, Melbourne is heading for a top temperature of only 11 degrees and much the same for the weekend with hail and rain in the outlook.

Snow was recorded down to 700m in Victoria, including on Mount Macedon, just an hour … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The Love Winter in Aireys festival continues this weekend with only one more month to go before we welcome in spring. Now in its eight year, the Love Winter in Aireys festival is a highlight on the Surf Coast calendar.

Tomorrow is ‘Aireysistible’, an evening in support of refugees bringing together music, dance, stories and food. Bookings essential. Aireys Inlet Community … Continue Reading »