Happy Valentines Day!
During this month of love may all find peace and happiness in relationships with family and friends. Here at Good Gabble we do not see Valentines Day as being a day for those to express love to partners and those they admire, but a time to show all we care. Use this month to share an extra smile, a helping hand or a cheerful email. Contact someone you have not heard from in a long time and let them know you are thinking of them. Love comes to us in all different ways and should be celebrated for the enrichment and fulfillment that it offers.
This month we bring Good Gabble to you from Taree NSW. On our travels to our current base we spent time on the Great Ocean Road Victoria and stopped a week in Dubbo NSW. It is on this trip we visited Otway Tree Top Adventure and Dubbo Western Plains Zoo. A review on Otway can be seen on page 5 with a visit to The Black Rhino Breeding Program at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on page 9.
Whilst in Dubbo we were also privaleged to meet the great Australian artist William 'Bill' O'Shea. Full of positivity and smiles 'Bill' entertained us with his humour and wit as he gave us an insight into the man behind his paintings. Read more on page 14.
Whilst in Torquay Victoria we visited the amazing, colourful and welcoming markets and was blessed to meet Melody Moon and listen to her soothing music and wonderful talent. This month you can meet Melody on page 27 and learn more of the women behind the voice of an angel.
Did you enjoy part one of Brenton Manser's article In Order To Know Where You Are Going, You Need To Know From Where You've Been? Part two can be found on page 8 and will continue in upcoming issues.
This month Susan Segal, our grey nomad, takes us away from Australia and overseas to an Akha tribe village in Northern Laos. This is surely an article that will open your eyes, taking you on a journey that surely is 'a step back in time.'
Blake Beattie's mum joins us this month in her article 'Into The Light - The Secrets To Beating Illness and Disease'. Bronwyn Beattie opens her soul and heart sharing her journey and experience as she helped her son battle a brain tumour. Thank you Blake and Bronwyn for allow us to share this journey, one that will touch the hearts of many and give hope and comfort.
This is only a touch of the amazing articles we bring to you this month. As this issue sees the start of our second year of Good Gabble I would like to thank all who have joined us during year one, the contributors, subscribers and supporters. Without you, all would not be possible. We look forward to the next twelve months of fun, positivity and journeys that touch the hearts and souls of others.
May all have a month full of positivity and journeys that enlighten and fulfill.
Live well......Love much.........Laugh often................