Thursday, July 4, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

When Was The Last Time You Had A Sleep-In?

If you’re anything like me, it’s been a long while.

After today, I’m hoping to get a few lazy sleep-ins as I’ll be on holiday from the 4MK breakfast show for a couple of weeks. The boss said to me a few weeks ago to get some holidays in, so July it is.

For some people who have asked, including my dad who I spoke to on the phone yesterday, I won’t be travelling anywhere though. No road trips. No plane trips. No extended camping swag trips. None of that. Just my bed, the alarm clock set to off, and just relax.

A few people have said holidays are for getting away and exploring the country or another place overseas. I get that, but right now, I’m just keen to potter around Mackay and the Whitsundays for a fortnight.

Sure, I’ll probably take a drive up to Airlie for a look, and go for a swim in the chilly waters at Finch Hatton, plus have a few sneaky pies and steaks at a few restaurants around town too.

It all starts tonight with another basketball game at the Crater. The NBL1 season is nearly done, and we are looking pretty for the finals, so tonight we’ve got Cairns from 6:30. I’ll jump on the mic and volunteer my time to help this great sport. It’s a fun night.

I had a look through the diary to see if there are many things I need to get done over the next two weeks, and there are a few. Plasma donation this Monday, volunteer with Meals on Wheels Thursday, there’s a few board meetings to get to, and then the big event next weekend with the wedding of my hockey family mates Andrew and Emma. I was asked a couple of years ago to be the emcee at their wedding reception and of course, I said yes. I can’t wait for this day. In all seriousness, these guys are just beautiful together. Two people who go above and beyond for anyone, anywhere, and anytime. They make a great couple.

So, whatever you have planned for this weekend, enjoy it and stay safe. Oh finally, turn the alarms back on Monday too if you’re taking kids to school. Term 3 starts up, and you don’t want your kids to be late. They’ll be busting to get back to it. Honest!

Have fun.

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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