Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Imagine How Much Chocolate Is Going To Be Eaten This Weekend!

Easter time is a great time to get out and have some fun around Mackay and the Whitsundays.

Sure, Good Friday is the day to think about what the season means to you, then on Sunday everyone gets together and counts the number of calories that the Easter bunny has left behind. If your place is anything like mine, there will be quite a few calories consumed, and you know what, that’s ok. It’s one weekend, that’s it.

I remember back in the 80’s and living in Gregory St, we’d all have family over to our place next to the old Mitre Ten building, and we’d have family hide-and-seek games with all the eggs throughout the two-story Queenslander. It went on for hours, and at the end of it, eating the treats was the best thing ever.

I know it’s about the kids, but getting adults into it is even better.

A few years ago, when I was living in Gladstone, friends of mine came over to my place late on Easter Sunday evening. They thought they’d play a prank on me with talcum powder and chocolate eggs.

They painstakingly hand-placed white paw prints on my entire driveway, and at the end of the trail, there was a basket filled with chocolate treats just for me. It was the most gorgeous sight to see first thing at Easter before heading off to church. I was very blessed to see it.

Here’s a tip, if you have kids, grab a basket, and go out egg hunting in your backyard. It could take hours, so keep well hydrated.

There are also other things on this weekend. There is a massive Pickleball competition at the Mackay Basketball stadium. People coming from all over for this one. Heaps of campers will be at Eungella and Nebo for some fun with the family.

There will be some bike riders out and about on Good Friday too, and one of them will be me. I got a call last week from my mate Paul, who said we’re riding the two-wheelers from 6am Friday all around Ooralea, and then heading back to his place for scrambled eggs and a bloody big coffee. Sounds like a great plan, although the things are, it might go well, but if it doesn’t, I’ll be the bloke standing on the footpath outside Racecourse Mill, trying to flag down a lift.

Please be kind if you see me.

Happy Easter, take time out for yourself if you can, be nice to your family, and please pace yourself when it comes to the chocolate. Just saying.

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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