Thursday, May 11, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

How much pasta can you eat in 6 hours?

If your answer is your own body weight, we are now friends. In saying that, if your answer was what is pasta, then you’re dead to me.

Tomorrow is all for you if you love pasta and everything Italian because the Jayco Mackay Italian Street Party happening on Wood and Victoria Streets is on from 3, so you know it’s going to be great.

Just think all the best food, wines, sweets, dancing, music, competitions, rides, classic Italian cars and of course the people. We have got some of the world’s best Italians all living in our region, and tomorrow they are all making their way to the Mackay City Centre for a massive party.

Just think as this is happening, the following week all the action will be at Legends on the Lawn at Great Barrier Reef Arena. Over 6000 people went last year, so next week should be another bumper day of music and fun.

I’m super keen to catch up with Paul Kelly again and the legend in Bernard Fanning on this current tour, so if you haven’t already grabbed your tickets, you might just want to do it today.

Today is also a special day because my Dad is flying in at the Mackay airport and he’s excited to be here to see not only me for my 55th birthday on Wednesday, but also so he can see his grandkids around town.

I’m sure you know it, when you travel interstate for a holiday there’s part of you that wants to relax, but there’s also a part of you that wants to visit all your family and friends. But there just isn’t enough time. I’m sure he’ll be busy. I might even bring him to my hockey game at 1:45 tomorrow. I’m sure he’ll get a laugh.

Oh, and of course Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums this Sunday. We know it should be this day 365 days a year, but let’s spoil our Mum’s like there’s no tomorrow. It’s now 2 years since I lost my Mum, but I know I will be toasting her on Sunday with a tear in my eye.

You can join Rob Kidd from 5am weekday mornings on 4MK 1026 AM in Mackay and Proserpine, 91.5FM in Airlie Beach or just ask your smart speaker to play 4MK on iHeartRadio!

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