Whilst January is often the time of year when everyone takes some time out to relax, enjoy the sun and rev themselves up for the start of another year, it is one of the busiest and best times in our local community. With the official openings of both the Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club Tower and Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition, and being able to witness the record breaking ‘Marilyn’s’ as part of the Brighton Jetty Classic, I have been spending some wonderful times down by the beach.
I was also honoured to be a part of the City of Holdfast Bay Australia Day Celebrations and get to meet some of our newest Australian Citizens. I had the chance to visit one of the loveliest ladies I have met, Dorothy, who turned 100 in January and got to chat with some friendly locals at one of my Westfield Marion listening posts.
Being a Minister has also meant I have travelled far and wide over the past month, taking in the sights and sounds of the Strathalbyn Cup, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula and the Riverland.
So that is January done and dusted! Next week we are back in Parliament, but if you see me around at one of my upcoming listening posts or Saturday morning catch ups, please feel free to come up and say hi.
Until next time!