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As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease so does the re-emergence of many who have been so well disciplined in isolation and face to face discussion with family, friends and clients is welcomed with open arms. I’m sure the volume of zoom meetings will decline but equally will be a major part of the communication process for modern businesses moving forward. … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

We maintain a very strong belief that the moment ‘stay at home’ constraints are eased domestic tourism numbers are likely to go through the roof. Last weekend here in Lorne reinforced our forecasts as huge numbers hit town, when technically many should still have been adhering to the stay at home disciplines. The very limited number of coffee shops, takeaways … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Isolation in Lorne has been pretty damn special with the opportunity to enjoy a lot of the little things that have always contributed to our special beauty. To see the large numbers that have been out walking the beaches and exploring many of the magnificent bush walks that are all on our door step. One of the must do is … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

As the first real “blast” of cold weather that reminds me of the cooler months ahead, isolation in Lorne continues to be as good as it could be anywhere. As much as our office front doors have been closed for five weeks, today our operation has been a bit like a duck on water. All looks calm above the surface … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

My oh my, Anzac Day has crept up on us so quickly given what else has been going on around the world. With Easter 2020 being non-existent, school holidays that just didn’t happen and parents teaching their children from home, the coastal landscape has never looked so barren – bad and yet good! Because of the social distancing disciplines, … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Needless to say another weird week in Lorne and an Easter period like no other I have experienced. Never would I have thought that we would experience an Easter Saturday where at any given hour there were less than a handful of cars parked in Mountjoy Parade – an amazing sight! And as you can imagine the following days have … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERELast week the Coronavirus was at front and centre of this blog and unfortunately it looks like being so for some time yet. I also spoke about interpretations and how various people put different meaning to different phrases and wanted to clarify MY interpretation of local. We have just over 1,100 permanent resident locals occupying approximately 24% of our residential dwellings and a … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Last week we touched on the initial impact of COVID-19,
and today we reflect on how quickly everything has moved over the past week.
From messages on hand washing and reinforcement of personal hygiene a week ago
to individual country borders closing down around the entire world seven days
later. These are times and experiences we haven’t had to deal with before … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A huge week of change in the Australian and International
landscape over the past week with the Coronavirus “ripple effect” moving down
the coast. Following on from the Daniel Andrews Government announcing today
that the Australian Grand Prix would not include public participation followed
by the Grand Prix organisers formally advising that the event be cancelled.

Ironically, only an … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A big weekend coming up in Lorne with multiple venues hosting live music, fishing competitions and food and wine from some of the best venues out of metropolitan Melbourne. Visitor numbers to town have remained constant in Lorne with our local and interstate holiday makers taking advantage of “holidaying at home”. Coronavirus scares has certainly halted the procession … Continue Reading »