Talk about a catchy name: this is the kind of word that involves all five senses to make sense of! First, roll it around on your tongue, say it out loud and listen to it. Then see how it’s spelt and by the time you’ve done all this, your brain will have conjured up the feel and smell of fresh garden vegetables. Continue reading
The Gumeracha Community Shed (affectionately named “The Green Shed”) participants have just finished their first project assisting the local school children from Gumeracha Primary School. The shed has been busy making outdoor draughts for the children to paint and use in their games. The materials for the draughts have been kindly donated off-cuts from various sources. What a wonderful community partnership – business, community and schools working together. Continue reading
The weekend of May the 1st & 2nd, saw yet another splendid “Medieval Fair” in Gumeracha. This community gathering goes from strength to strength every year with 7,500 visitors this year. The clear autumn weather certainly helps, but it’s the lengths to which most people go to, stepping back in time, that makes this fair so successful.
Everywhere you look is a person in medieval garb; knights, peasants, a monk, maidens, musicians, aristocracy, bishops and merchants. In fact, those in modern clothing seemed to be in the minority. There is definitely something appealing about this era; perhaps it’s the mythology surrounding knights and dragon slaying; or the romance of stories like King Arthur; or the beautiful costumes of the aristocrats; or the pagan rituals; or the wizardry and sorcery; or the exotic Middle Eastern influences; or the skill required to survive in such a brutal world? Continue reading
Peter and Julianne McClelland (pictured) have lived in Kersbrook for 22 years and during that time they’ve been a part of the ‘commute to work brigade’, driving down the hill to jobs in Adelaide. For most people, a 13 acre property to live on with their two children, and a life in a rural country town would actually be a good enough change. But Peter and Julianne wanted a one hundred percent ‘tree change’, which meant moving their livelihood closer to home too. Continue reading