Spring is finally here and at the moment our days are getting warmer here.
It’s that time of year when we start to see the whales again. I like to use the “whales NSW” app on my iPhone to keep track of the sightings around our area.
Spring also brings the wind and for many of us that will bring a lot of anxiety after our previous bushfire season. As I write this blog this morning at 5.45am I am enjoying coffee on my front verandah and my rooster is crowing in the morning. There is a breeze this morning that isn’t cold and I have found myself checking the fire app.
We lost many beautiful animals to the bushfires on New Years Eve and it is a timely reminder that what we have left here we must love and protect from threat of fire this year. Smokers please don’t flick those cigarette butts out of your car windows! Campers and visitors please check before you light camp fires. If council signs advise an area of national park is closed don’t venture past their signs these areas may not have had debris removed and fire damaged trees might just drop on to your head. The damage here to our area is far from repaired so stick to the roads that are safe.
Many people who have lost their homes are still doing it tough here. Many are already rebuilding and awaiting the new normal to return to their lives. I know it is human nature to be inquisitive but please remember that these people have been through a major trauma please don’t drive into their blocks of land, it is private property their homes may be gone but by no means does it give anyone permission to invite themselves in for photos of the damage that has happened here. Putting it simply would you like someone to walk through your side gate uninvited and walk around your back yard? That is the true reality.
COVID-19 has slowed down many processes for rebuilding. Even operating The Mogo Lolly Shop during this time has been met with many challenges on how to get the doors open safely. Where to purchase our Australian Made Sweets without venturing into hot spots to keep you and ourselves safe from bringing this virus to our beautiful area. Freight has become a more expensive cost and products are taking longer to arrive than ever before. BUT we still 100% support our Australian Confectionery Makers and the store is loaded to the brim. Online trading has kept us afloat and for that I am eternally grateful.
So as we head into Spring I would like to believe that these warmer days will encourage flowers to bloom. Spring brings hope of a beautiful summer season filled with happy faces, Colourful flags in our garden will remind you to smile and my happy minions will be released from their COVID-19 safety jackets.
Come and join us on the 18th September as we reopen our doors and welcome you back inside. We are excited to see you at The Mogo Lolly Shop “Where Memories Are Made” 💖