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Just married: The happy couple, Amy Scott and Murray Anderson, with Amy's parents, Charlie and Mel Scott.
Short walk a long journey
It is official. I am a married
woman with a gorgeous
husband, two beautiful
children and a cute grandson
on the way. Thanks to the readers
for your messages of support! We
had the most amazing day full of
tears, moving moments, laughter
and unconditional love.
Dad (Charlie Scott) didn't waste
time in escorting me up the aisle.
Luckily my stunning Mum (Mel
Scott) was able to support him and
slow him down a little!
Murray pointed out that it was
not unusual for Charlie to always
be trying to give stuff away, but
even he was struck by how keen
Dad was to quickly give me away!
Dad even managed to entertain
the crowd with a cheeky speech.
This was one of many treasured
moments given that we nearly lost
him 61G2 years ago as the result of a
It has been a long journey.
Surviving was just the first minor
battle. Every day my Dad has to
get out of bed somehow having to
''live with'' what he has lost - his
memories, driver's licence,
successful business, friends and
even some family members.
It really is true what they say --
tragedies bring out the best and
worst in people. Often the people
you expect to step up and support
simply aren't equipped to. They
But the beauty of that is that when
others do step up, they are easier
to recognise and are appreciated
all the more for it.
Yes, it has been a powerful lesson
about unconditional love,
dropping expectations and
accepting people as they are.
And this means that we are
genuinely more grateful for all of
those special people currently in
our lives. Particularly those that
made the effort to celebrate with
us. Thanks for stepping up!
Amy Scott is a former lawyer
turned professional speaker who
is passionate about effective
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Loving the blooms
As Alexandra residents we
would like to record how much
we have appreciated the superb
show of petunias that have
enhanced the area around the
Alexandra War Memorial for the
last few weeks. It brings great
credit to the people responsible
for choosing, displaying and
maintaining such an attractive
display. Not only have we had a
beautiful warm summer but also
a fantastic flower show.
Chris and Arielle Bazley
No to irrigation
So this is the same Malcom
Macpherson (Mirror, Marach 6)
that thinks sealing the rail trail
would be a good thing and now
he thinks irrigators would be a
good thing. Well neither Dr
Macpherson nor the Central
Otago District Council must
travel very far or they would
see what it would do to our
rivers and lakes. We do not want
to be like Canterbury or
Southland, where you cannot
swim in them. Our water is bad
now. And why should
ratepayers be funding farmers
so they can bring in more diary
cows? To the ratepayers: the
CODC is making us pay for
water by giving Tarras money
to use. Hmmm.
Noel Lake, Alexandra
Editor's note: Actually the
CODC are proposing to
guarantee part of the Tarras
irrigation scheme loan, not give
them any money.
Festivals and donations
It s great to see the Alexandra
Blossom Festival committee
giving donations to community
groups for their services.
Promote Dunstan, organisers of
the Clyde Wine and Food
Harvest Festival, has found it to
be a winning formula for getting
the community involved and
raising funds at the same time.
Since 2004 we ve donated just
over $20,000 to community
groups working at Wine and
Food festivals. We could not run
the festival without them and
they are receiving much-needed
funding for their projects. It s a
win-win situation.Louise Joyce,
Convener, Clyde Wine and
Food Harvest Festival
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