The last 18-months have been... interesting.
There's been floods and then there's been lockdowns.
However, it appears our freedoms are slowly being brought back with the roadmap revealed.
It's now more important than ever to support the local businesses that support us.
The #Kempseycares campaign run by Kempsey Shire Council is an excellent initiative ensuring our local legends can continue to run their businesses and maintain quality service.
The roadmap has certainly left many questions for our businesses with vaccination laws keeping certain patrons away.
With that, it's important to provide revenue for them but respect the rules and regulations that have been forced upon them.
Our pubs in the Upper Macleay are the lifeblood of their community and visitors to these establishments provide incredible support.
The Bemurrah Homestead looks magical, Nulla Nulla Blacksmiths Retreat sounds delightful and The Regent Cottage at the Gallery Farm's sweeping views can't be missed.
While on the topic of supporting others, Wednesday marked headspace day.
Headspace provide mental health services to young people and their work couldn't be more important during times of lockdown.
The Argus would love to know what techniques you've put in place to keep yourself mentally fit throughout lockdown or if the down time has inspired any new hobbies or side hustles.
With the State opening up fully, in the future, we'd also love to get in touch if this means you're able to meet a newborn grandchild or grandparent interstate or overseas. The excitement around this must be indescribable if it applies to you.
If there's any other stories you think need to be told as a new normality draws near, please get in touch.
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