I had such a lovely Australia day ………..one of those days when everything just flowed I was running late and then David rang to say so was he perfect We went to see Evelyn Millers art exhibit down at Nanas Secret Tearoom Evelyn paints fairly classical scenes in oils with her own flair and a broad and very eclectic range of subjects.She sold several and it was a great day
We met lots of nice people Cass and Malcom have booked me for their next community connect event and I am having a book launch at Nanas on the 27th Feb
There’s a beautiful resurgence happening in Nambour For a while there the town centre seemed to be in sad decline ,Even before Covid businesses were closing left right and centre .More and more shop fronts were empty as the town centre seemed to be dying and then now lots of lovely little shoots of regrowth in the form of start ups and businesses focused in providing holistic and sustainable products and services which have sprung up
Queen street seems to be at the epicentre with businesses such as Peace Run Records and Agency the Husk and Honey gluten free cafe and Nanas Secret Tearoom flourishing and thriving over in Mill Street near the station Our Space Health and Well being Healing and Activity Centre and shop is doing really well and the holistic cafe right next door also
Andrea Kirwin at Peace Run records sees Nambour as becoming the Melbourne of Qld ,I agree with her I see Nambour as restored perhaps to its former prominance but in a different chilled ,gentle creatve edgy and innovative way .
They are reinstalling the tramway through the town
I reckon Nanas with its irresistable blend of oldeworlde charm and new age magic as Cass and Malcom have endowed it and really good coffee at only 2.50 a cup ?? will become a well known hub for artists and writers and community events .
We stopped in to say Hi to Andrea at Peace Run Records greeted enthusiastically by Teddy her gorgeous little border collie who goes to work with Andrea and sits in on her music lessons with the kids …. Andrea was that very day getting ready to host and perform at her Australia day BlakStory live stream event .I bought a ticket and so glad I did It was a fantastic concert with an amazing lineup of Indigenous talent
Andrea herself of Fijian heritage has the most beautiful rich smooth voice and stage presence she says developed through years of singing 3 part harmonies in church in Fiji .She has a very cool sound .I look forwards to listening to more of her new album called ‘Bloom’
David was great fun … a very interesting guy .I asked him if he had any budgie snugglers with the Australian flag decore such as I have seen blokes wearing on the beach on Australia Day .he laughed and said no but he did have other budgie snugglers if I wanted to know more .
I told him no that was more info than I needed and not something I wanted to get into .and it cracked us both up. He is a very nice guy..