Ready for another great day on the job

2.00PM:

 

The rain has arrived at Maclean and it's a chilly 15.7 degrees.

I am just getting ready to brave the cold and leave my comfy chair at King Studio.

It's been another great day meeting and hearing all about Malcolm and Julie, here at the studio.

They have made me feel so welcome, I definitely recommend you head along and check out the beautiful building and art.

From here I am going to head up the street and find some cold weather lunch - preferably soup!

I'll drop by the musical on my way back to the office at Grafton.

Tomorrow I am going to try to get to the Australia's Biggest Morning Tea being hosted at the Lawrence Public Hall before cruising into Maclean again where I'll be at hanging around Maclean Variety Meats and Ace Variety Discounts.

A butcher shop might like seem like a funny choice but being a butcher's daughter, I'll feel quite at home.

But I won't be washing up any meat trays or making hamburgers - I have done more than enough of that in my life.

I'll be around again until about 2pm, but as always if you can't come to me, give me a yell and I'll try to come to you, 0466 377 783.

11.00AM:

I'VE spent the morning with Julie McKenzie and Malcolm King, the owners of the King Studio.

They have been in Maclean for about 6 months, moving from the NSW south coast.

The building which houses their new gallery has fascinated me whenever I have driven past it - there's a tall skinny house (the gallery) which is a couple of stories high, in front of another house which is only one storey high.

Julie McKenzie and Malcolm King, the owners of the King Studio.
Julie McKenzie and Malcolm King, the owners of the King Studio.

Julie and Malcolm have caught me up a little on the history of the house which was apparently moved to Grafton about 20 years - but I would love to know more. Phone me on 0466 377 783 if you can enlighten me.

They have also told me all about the gallery which has been open for six months and how they came to be in the Valley.

This afternoon I'll be talking to Karen at Angourie Road Vet Surgery about ticks - they got a call in the early hours of the morning with a case to treat.

Shannon Newley headshot Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Shannon Newley headshot Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

9.00AM:

I'M BACK in Maclean today and can't wait to meet some more locals.

Yesterday one of my favourite days on the job.

It was a real pleasure and honour meeting some people who have been reading the paper since well before I was born and hearing their thoughts about it.

This is a great community and despite the challenges, there are some real visionaries here.

If you would like to have a chat come on down to King Studio at 155 River St, between 10am and 2pm. If you can't get here at those times, give me a call on 0466377783 and I'll try to come to you.

You don't need to have a story to tell or have suggestions on what you would like to see in the paper - although it's great if you do. One of the reasons The Daily Examiner decided to get out roving was to get in touch with our community, so even if you just want to swing by and say hello, please do.

This morning I'll be finding out a little more about King Studio, hopefully meeting plenty of you and also chasing up some stories I stumbled upon yesterday.

This afternoon I'll be heading back past the Maclean High School musical rehearsals to chat with a couple more of the stars - check out today's edition to find out all about the show.



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Minnie Waters-Wooli SLSC to hold final 'come and try' day

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