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How does one handle change?

Change might be disruptive and jolting, a shock to the system but it also heralds new possibilities and opportunities.

I will soon be moving to a new location. A new house, new area, new neighbours. It is exciting but a little daunting.

Some of you know that we have been prepping for this move for over a year and soon it will become reality. Add to that, I will be semi-retired- whatever that means?

Have you some moving tips for me? Last year when I moved to my current townhouse, I become stressed out and exhausted. I used to be an ace at moving house, when I was in my twenties and moving flats every year or so.

Thirty years on, I am older and need some tips on making it less stressful.

I would love to hear your suggestions.

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Travel

A Famous Evening Walk – Coolangatta

On the border of the Australian East Coast states of New South Wales and Queensland, at the end of the tourist drenched Gold Coast, there’s a small version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, only with famous Australians.

You can find this unique attraction if you are walking, as I did, along thethe beautiful beaches of Coolangatta, following the path up around the hill of Duranbah, the Mecca for Surfers, worldwide, ending the evening at the Twin Towns Services Club, where the Walk of Fame is located.

All kinds of famous Australians were represented. Pianists, Musicians, Sports Stars, Entrepeneurs, and even a Horse – see the hoof prints? I guess they have to make room for ‘Winx’ now. Has anyone outside of Australia, heard of Winx? Let me know if you have. It is an incredible story.

As a child I remembered seeing Ken Rosewall play in a tennis match. What a legend! Not even Roger Federer has matched his record. Eight Grand slam titles!

Not only musicians were included but sports stars too.
Entering New South Wales

Background

Twin Towns refers to the two towns of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta on Queensland glitzy Gold Coast, one hour’s drive from Brisbane. Tweed Heads is on the southern or New South Wales state side and Coolangatta is on the Northern state side, governed by Queensland.

It is often a source of contention for residents, because Tweed Heads follows Daylight Saving Time in Summer and Queensland doesn’t. Oops if you live there. You have to shuffle back and forward across the border changing your watch and phones back and forward in time if you cross the road. At least you can be a time traveller if you want!

One Queensland foot and a New South Welsh foot.

The location of these towns side by side also means that they actually straddle the border marker. You an literally have one foot in one state and one foot in the other!

The Walk ends opposite the entrance to the Services club, where you can enjoy a delicious meal.

In its heyday, the Twin Towns Services club used to be one of the few casinos outside of America. Now there are many. Many concert acts and events are held here. Meals, dancing and entertainment as well as the poker machines that made this place famous, are always available.

I remember seeing the Monkees perform here. I suppose that ages me, doesn’t it?

Linking to Jo’s Monday Walks

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