September’s here, enjoy your time ‘out’

September’s here, enjoy your time ‘out’

September—and with it comes the beginning of Spring

The weather is changing (for the better, in my humble opinion) and our thoughts turn to what we can do “outside”. For us Melburnians, the Royal Melbourne Show—17 to 27 September—immediately jumps into mind. In a bygone era, show day as a public holiday was a hot favorite, with every kid.

In this month’s edition, I am going to take you on a journey, back to the roots of the Royal Melbourne Show, a journey that will highlight how the show thrilled past generations, and how it has changed over the years and grown into the event it is today. For me as a child, and for my children, the show represented “show bags”, rides, excitement and fun in a time when we hadn’t yet graduated to the “internet” and mobile phones hadn’t been invented.

However, even today the Royal Melbourne Show still offers thrills and excitement. Nothing beats the atmosphere the show has to offer.

Last edition, I introduced you to Williamstown and its “spooky residents”. This month I spoke with super featherweight world champion Australian boxer Barry Michael, who grew up in Williamstown, moved away and is now back again living in Williamstown. He is retired from boxing, but still heavily engaged in promoting the sport. He shares his love of Williamstown with me. I asked Barry if he believes in ghosts and if he has any ghosts in his closet? Read his story and find out.

So what does it mean to be a vegan? Does it take discipline? What’s the difference between being a vegan and a vegetarian? Hmm, let’s talk nutrition—and find out why so many follow this lifestyle of eating.

Daylesford/Hepburn and Beyond—In this month’s issue we announce the winner of the Daylesford Central Springs Inn Competition. Find out the lucky winners and later we’ll follow up on what they thought of Daylesford! In the meantime, there’s still so much happening in Daylesford/Hepburn and beyond—and with Spring in the air, now is the time to find out for yourselves.

With Spring comes the warmer weather, so this will be the last month for the snow season. Hotham and Falls will treat us to a spectacular end to the season by hosting two Indian families who are new to skiing and snow. Let’s see how easy these guys take to the snow. Fortunately, Hotham and Falls will provide free ski lessons and all the right gear to make sure they get a good start. The weather should be great and I will be there to record every moment so I can report back on whether our Indian first-time skiers pass with flying colours or not.


For the Green & Gold segment of The Indian Sun’s September 2016 edition turn to page 49.

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