I had – as my gorgeous workmate Rebel would describe it – a luffly time last night
I went for my first beach swim of the season. Well, I can’t actually swim, so it was more of a flail. But it was so peaceful and pretty in the surf.
(When I sent my eldest daughter a message on Instagram telling her about my plans she cautioned me to “be safe” … she’s such a first born.)
Afterwards, I sipped rose and shared a burger with DD at a bar overlooking the beautiful waves.
On our way home, we dropped by Clareville Beach to check out the moon. It looked fab, but was very hard to capture through a lens.
I took lots of happy snaps anyway, then gave DD a kiss goodnight and drove back to my place feeling very zen.
That was the “beauty” part of the blog. And now to the “beast” bit.
My dear blogger mate Pinky Poinker has started a petition to get softfall installed outside nightclubs and pubs.
Pinky is mum to five children between the ages of 19 and 26 and worries about their safety every Friday and Saturday night after all the recent coward’s punch tragedies. According to Pinky “It seems that it’s not usually the punch that kills the victim but the impact on the footpath resulting from the coward punch.”
She has written a powerful post explaining her stance, which notes:
“Can you imagine if every night club in your area was mandated to put up a mere ten metre square of Soft Fall, how much it would actually cover? Gosh, they have it in aged care facilities, childcare centres and golf clubs for the patron’s protection; surely swaying, drunken idiots warrant some protection? It may even reduce their insurance premiums.
“It just seems like a sensible all round safeguard to me to have Soft Fall in places where crowds of people are drunk, off their faces, unco-ordinated and severely lacking in balancing skills and often very unreasonable and fudging ANGRY.”
I really admire her drive to make a difference. Go Pinky!
Sign her petition by clicking here.
Song of the day: Rod Stewart “Georgie”