Samantha Allen Graphic Designer
How will you be celebrating Christmas this year? I will be heading to Melbourne to have lunch with family. The afternoon normally consists of eating, drinking, kris kringle and more eating. Kris kringle is more a fun rather than serious thing, like a couple of years ago when Pa received a pole dancing alarm clock. That was great, we all had a good laugh. What is your favourite thing to do in Bendigo over summer? I love going fishing at Lake Eppalock, spending hot summer nights having barbecues with friends and celebrating NYE by watching the fireworks in Rosalind Park. What is one thing people don’t know about you? People may not know that I spent the first 10 years of my life in a hotel in Marysville. We lived upstairs in the residence. It was a great childhood. The hotel was completely destroyed on Black Saturday. It was incredibly heartbreaking to go and see the empty block of land where the hotel stood.
publisher Bendigo Publishing editor Andrea Coates production editor Steve Kendall style editor Katarina Vishnich creative director Dustin Schilling graphic designer Samantha Allen copy editor Chris Dowler marketing and advertising Lyn Chapman on 0414 393 538 Katarina Vishnich on 0429 885 022 writers Ben Cameron, Curt Dupriez, Vicki Harrington, Sarah Harris, Geoff Hocking, John Holton, Colin King, Ash McAuliffe, Lauren Mitchell, Mary Pomfret, Raelee Tuckerman, Megan Spencer and Katarina Vishnich.
Steve Kendall Production Editor
How will you be celebrating Christmas this year? With my wife, cats and various animals around the home. I am sometimes invited to ‘orphan’ Christmas lunches as my family is in the UK, but I don’t mind staying at home.
contributors Tim Baxter, Bryan Coghlan, Kylie Freer, Ashley Raeburn, Jayden Edwards and Chris DeAraugo
What is your favourite thing to do in Bendigo over summer? No disrespect to Bendigo, but on those 40 degree days I head to the country. Mind you, I like a beer on the balcony bars around town, and music at Summer in the Parks is definitely on my list.
photography Terri Basten, David Field, Kate Monotti, Andrew Perryman, Anthony Webster, Sally Stoel, Garry Paterson, Rebecca Barnes and Lincoln Harrison
What is one thing people don’t know about you? Not much, I tell most of my secrets in newspaper columns in the Bendigo Weekly. But I can tell the readers of bendigo magazine a little-known fact. When I was 19 I lost all of my cash and was marooned on a Greek island for a month. It was great, but for some reason this is the first time I have mentioned it.
print manager Nigel Quirk distribution co-ordinator Bendigo Distribution Services
Phone (03) 5444 5868 Fax (03) 5444 4313 PO Box 324 Bendigo VIC 3552 172 McIvor Rd Bendigo VIC 3550
How will you be celebrating Christmas this year? My family and I will be spending Christmas together in Bendigo this year. My sister and her husband are travelling from Canberra and my niece, her husband and their beautiful children Elena and Liam are coming from Newcastle. My wonderful daughter Tahleah and her fiancé Joshua will be coming over from Shepparton. We will all go to my mum’s and watch the kids open their presents, sit back, relax and enjoy good food, company and lots of laughs. What is your favourite thing to do in Bendigo over summer? I love to eat out over summer and just watch what is going on. I also really enjoy going out for breakfast and after work drinks during the warmer months. Heading out for walks, gardening and just generally being outdoors. What is one thing people don’t know about you? I am shy with people I don’t know well.
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Bendigo Magazine Issue 25 - Summer 2011