It’s not funny… but when I recently went to look for a medical centre in Port Macquarie, I couldn’t find one on Google.
Well, that’s not quite true…
I couldn’t find any links to any actual medical centre websites!
Sure – I found literally HUNDREDS of those “listings” you’d expect in the local phone books… but they really don’t help much when you are trying to choose which health provider/doctor you should go to do they?
Thankfully a recent local newspaper report led me to find the great people at Westside Medical Centre.
Just around the corner from the Port Macquarie Base Hospital in 11 Highfields Circuit, it’s been set up by an enterprising local GP, Dr Debbie Kors (who also has a surgery in nearby Laurieton).
And unlike a lot of other local doctors, Westside Medical Centre doesn’t have “closed books” so is always accepting new patients
If you’re looking for a medical centre in Port Macquarie… give Westside a call on 02 6581 3007 to arrange an appointment!
A few months ago I moved house, only this time it was not just around the corner, but actually interstate! So… apart from all the “normal” hassles when moving, the additional travelling time was a bit of a strain.
And typically, I do such things on the “cheap”, and do my own packing (after many trips to the DUMP to rid myself of a lot of old useless stuff) and then loaded it all into a furniture trailer for the 8 hour haul (twice – each way – up and back) to my new digs.
Only problem with that?
No new digs yet
So all my “stuff” had to go into storage for a few weeks until I found somewhere to actually live.
Thankfully I found some handy storage units at Murwillumbah – close enough to the Tweed/Gold Coast where I wanted to live, and at a really good price for short term furniture storage!
Somehow I managed to cram all my furniture and other junk into the secure unit provided – literally packed to the rafters! LOL Even needed to repack some of it into some new boxes they had readily available.
Within a couple of weeks I had found my current “beach house” and had quickly moved my stuff in. I did however leave one thing behind that I don’t have room for here… and that was my trusty trailer.
Considering the guys at Pack And Stack Storage at Murwillumbah have got the space for car/boat/trailer etc storage (and I didn’t) then that’s a great result for me!
So if you live on the Tweed Coast or Gold Coast and need something stored locally…
Give Pack and Stack a call on 1800 454 131
Channel Nine’s new factual lifestyle TV show “Money For Jam” premiered last night, and featured an Aussie invention that was just so much fun, it deserved a mention here.
One of the segments featured a guy who turned his love of beer (a great Aussie pasttime) into a fully fledged business!
Tanked Drinkwear is a new clothing product range designed for the drinking enthusiast
The clothing incorporates a built-in twist top bottle opener into the mens and womens tops and shorts.
The hats also have a twist top/ pop top bottle opener built into them.
And the shorts even include a tear-off stubbie cooler cleverly disguised as a pocket!
Really… What more could a man want? and almost in time for Father’s day this weekend…
Money For Jam also features some “easy” ways to make and/or save money… Last night, the amount of money they showed that can be saved on lunches was astronomical, and great food for thought!
Watch it, Wednesday nights at 8.00pm
A couple of years ago the Australian Government announced it was offering Advertising agencies a “prize” of twenty million dollars to come up with a new “brand” to sell Australia overseas… and not just for tourism!
The new “Brand Australia” advertising campaign is designed to ensure continued interest in Australia not only as a tourist destination, but as a place to live, a place to invest in, etc… pretty “big picture” stuff.
Some of the interesting campaigns we’ve had:
- football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars. Remember THAT campaign? If you do, then you must be starting to show your age
- Paul Hogan and his “put another shrimp on the barbie”,
- Kylie Minogue – our Queen of music and still a great ambassador O/S,
- and more recently Lara Bingle… the “Where the bloody hell are ya?” campaign was apparently a huge flop and even banned in a few overseas countries
So waddyareckon is gonna help sell Australia overseas?
Coincidence or not??? One thing I’ve noticed a lot more in the last few days has been this new Qantas “I still call Australia home” commercial!
Remember… it’s NOT just about people and places… you’ve got to include education, investment and trade to keep the Government happy and secure your $20million.
Let us know below…