This week’s #spreadingthegoodstuff is all about our fabulous township of Echuca Moama (EM).

We feel very blessed to live here and during the time of all things ‘festive’ understand the importance of counting our blessings.

In a town described as ‘physically gorgeous’ by legendary Australian rocker Tim Rogers just this week, many of us can get too caught up in the busyness of life here to stop and look around – it is bloody beautiful!

And whether you’re playing in the mighty Murray, chilling out under some towering gums, or sitting at one of our outstanding cafes, you are truly lucky to live in such eye-catching surrounds.

With Christmas nipping at our heels there’s an abundance of activities and festive gatherings to attend: dance concerts, work break-ups, hospital openings, markets, and the ‘last’ of everything for the year!

Summer is finally here and there is much to look forward to – even after the man in the big red suit has come and gone.

Come Boxing Day EM bursts into a hive of activity. Attracting so many tourists here is something our economy depends on and probably calls for a little more gratitude from us local folk – even when we’re stuck in traffic on the bridge!
And there is much to anticipate in the new year: triathlon and swim events, the world’s largest ski race – no less, and one of regional Australia’s fastest growing and increasingly popular music festivals.

This week we’ve been lucky enough to chat to just a few of the stellar artists coming for Riverboats in February and they helped turned a light on how others perceive EM. Their generous descriptions of our town made me realise how lucky we are to live in such a stunning and ‘chilled out’ part of the world.

And we all need a little reminder every now and then to stop, take a breath, lift your head from your work (or your mobile phone) and enjoy the vista.

Our side project loveEM – which uses stunning images and splendid words to spruik about all things Echuca Moama – allows us to pay homage to our vibrant twin-towns.

Feel free to pop past and like our Facebook page, share the love and sprinkle a little #loveEM around the place this summer

And remember to enjoy and be thankful for all our town has to offer – now and throughout 2016.


Christy xo