A note from Emma’s desk



EmmaAm I the only one who complains that they are on holiday?
It is so frustrating being in another country when there is so much happening in the Franklin district, as I desperately want to be amongst it.
I thoroughly enjoy writing and being able to share some-one’s story or news. So sitting behind my phone and temperamental tablet, scrolling through feeds and seeing possible links and not being able to act on them is torture.
I am certain that Bossman Steve and Calendar Girl Lynn are sick of my messages and are not replying to me on purpose!
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when Mayor Len Brown, rolled into town to discuss transport for Waiuku.
I wonder what form of transport he used? Oh that’s right, Waiuku doesn’t have its own reliable public transport system, so he couldn’t have used that. I hope you were able to make it to the meeting to voice your concerns and to show the mayoral candidates who are running for the position what they are potentially taking on.
Miraculously I survived the Perth heatwave and now, I am suffering through the humidity.
How anyone could venture outside, let alone work in these conditions, is beyond me. And now I see as I arrive back into New Zealand, I’m just in time for a cyclone. My cousin said I have jinxed the weather.
I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day. Hunter-gatherer isn’t a big fan of it, I on the other hand, am a hopeless romantic.
We try to acknowledge how much we mean to each other every day, so for Valentine’s, I send flowers to my best friend, Kaitlin, instead. I can’t remember when I first began doing it, but she loves it and I always forget her birthday, so I hope that the lovely bouquet of gerberas makes up for it!
Looking forward to being back at my desk on Thursday and catching up with all the people of the vibrant community we live in. It feels as though I have been away for decades and have missed out on reporting everyone’s news.

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