2021 in review: Mute button got a fair old workout this year

Before lockdown, I had probably used the mute button on my phone about three times.

These days, it gets a fair old workout while juggling interview people and going on meetings and looking after my son Hudson (who hit the terrible twos six months early) and my five-year-old daughter Gemma who wants to make every waking minute a game or dance contest.

So the backyard became my workplace while slipping in and out of hide and seek games and taking time to glance at Gladys' 11am presser. Then, of course, the doorbell ring for our online shopping order was the highlight of the week as video calling grandparents, relatives and friends became a daily source of comfort.

My favourite stories this year

Niki Markou and her daughter Angelina.

Niki Markou and her daughter Angelina.

Recording the song is the latest step for Niki in helping her daughter who is the only one living with this disease in Australia. It serves as a reminder on the lengths parents will go to for their children.

Big attraction: A giant 25-metre fish-shaped playspace is part of a $2 million upgrade of the eight-hectare Carrawood Park.

Big attraction: A giant 25-metre fish-shaped playspace is part of a $2 million upgrade of the eight-hectare Carrawood Park.

Who doesn't love a big attraction? Goulburn has the big merino, Ballina has the big prawn - and now Carramar is soon to be home to the big bass!

The announcement was welcomed by the community and adds to the growing list of outdoor attractions in Fairfield.

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