How long have you lived in or around Forbes and what do you like about living here? I have lived here since May 2018 and I love the muted colours of our landscape, grey misty winter mornings and the beautiful community of Forbes.
Where do you work and what do you enjoy most about your work? I work as Editor for the Forbes Phoenix. I love that it puts me in touch with so many interesting people and events happening here.
What do you do to unwind after work on weekends? I walk around the lake, take instaworthy photos of our landscape and hang out with my family.
What are you really good at? I love cooking and if I wasn’t writing I’d probably open a butter chicken bar in town.
What is your pet hate? Being stuck behind vehicles driving 30km below the speed limit and seeing dangerous take-overs on our little two-laned highways.
If you could have a superpower what would it be and why? To control time, pause everything around me or speed it up depending on where I am and what I need to get done.
Tell us about your best holiday ever? Ein El Sokhna on the Red Sea in Egypt. Very relaxing with breathtaking scenery, especially the contrast between the desert and sea.
What makes your day? When all three of my children eat their dinner without complaining.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I lived in Egypt for a year in 2017 and speak two dialects of Arabic, poorly.
How long have you lived in or around Forbes and what do you like about living here? I’ve been here for 39 years and enjoy the country lifestyle. The clear atmosphere and sheer beauty of the deep blue sky.
Where do you work and what do you enjoy most about your work? A farmer originally, then had 20 plus enjoyable years in the tourist industry, mixing with people from different walks of life and backgrounds who were retired or semi-retired and a delight to deal with. I am now retired.
What do you do to unwind after work on weekends? Play a musical instrument and enjoy a single malt whisky.
What are you really good at? Too numerous to mention.
What is your pet hate? Unpunctuality.
If you could have a superpower what would it be and why? To make it rain. Allowing this very productive land to produce again, giving farming families hope for their futures and enjoy again the great pleasure of planning ahead.
Tell us about your best holiday ever? A tour of the northern capitals of Europe. Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw and Edinburgh. Travelling through countries with centuries of history and conflict, now living in peace.
What makes your day? Having achieved some of the things I set out to do.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I have the ability to see in the dark, relative to others.
How long have you lived in or around Forbes and what do you like about living here? I have lived around here for 23 years, 22 of them at Bedgerabong and I love the community and the people.
Where do you work and what do you enjoy most about your work? I do a lot of volunteer work with Mainly Music and I am involved in the Grease and Oil Change, a mental health workshop that runs in February. I also work on the farm and just love being outside.
What do you do to unwind after work on weekends? I socialise and spend time with my family.
What are you really good at? I am not really good at anything, but I am average at most things. I’m pretty good at maths though.
What is your pet hate? I couldn’t say I hate anything.
If you could have a superpower what would it be and why? I’d love to fly and get from one spot to the next very quickly.
Tell us about your best holiday ever? In January my family and I go to Merimbula on the South Coast, and I don’t know if it is the best holiday ever, but I love going there every year.
What makes your day? I get joy from my relationships with other people, spending time with others. I especially get joy from my work with Mainly Music and spending time with the families and friends there.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I grew up in Dubbo where my mother and father had a butcher shop and I can still tie sausages today.
Pat Caines: Joy to the World.
Kimberly Chadleigh: Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Steve Hooper: Probably Jingle Bells.
How long have you lived in or around Forbes and what do you like about living here? I have been living and working in Forbes for three years now. I love Forbes for how friendly and welcoming everyone has been.
Where do you work and what do you enjoy most about your work? I am currently the Pharmacist in charge at Life Pharmacy next to Bernardi’s. I have been here for five months and previous to that I was working at Flannery’s Pharmacy. I enjoy the positive and professional culture the two pharmacies exhibit and the focus on improving the Forbes community’s health outcomes.
What do you do to unwind after work on weekends? I enjoy a few beers with my twin brother Tom from Orange, he’s always a laugh! And I also enjoy spending time with my family from Batemans Bay and Nyngan.
If you could have a superpower what would it be and why? To cure cancer, it has such a devastating effect on our community, working in health I see the burden and impact this causes our patients, families and friends.
Tell us about your best holiday ever? In January this year I went to Whistler with my girlfriend Britt and her family. The snow was fantastic, and it was enjoyable to see some of Canada – and to get away from Forbes’ heat.
What makes your day? When patients come in and give feedback on the treatment we have recommended to them. Most of the time it’s positive so we have helped their health outcomes. Other times it wasn’t so successful so we try another treatment option. Also, I love a joke of the day so if anyone is willing to share, come on in!
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I have my pilot’s license and love to go flying. I’ve been flying since I was 15, before I could legally drive.
Steven Jarick: I reckon they’re great. What Council has done around the lake is brilliant, the cricket fence and the lights.
Andrew Barrass: It’s fantastic, we were at the opening of the pontoon and it’s just fantastic, the changes being made.
Jill Rubie: It’s all very beautiful, I just wonder if we needed that many lights and if the money could have been spent elsewhere.
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