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WHEN DID WE DUMP BEING IN THE MOMENT?

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, communication, community, social media, Uncategorized by freoview on December 26, 2018

 

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When did we humans decide that we are so incredible important that we need to be in contact with the rest of the world every second of every day?

When did we decide that being in the moment is no longer relevant, and that we can take the people we are with for granted by constantly monitoring our smart phones for Facebook, Twitter and text messages and emails?

When did we decide that the world might desperately need our comments when we go for a long walk on the beach, or while we are having lunch, or dinner, or breakfast with friends?

When did we decide that it is polite to talk at length on the phone, or respond obsessively to text messages while in the company of others?

When did we decide it is an acceptable risk to kill or maim others because we just have to answer the phone, or text messages while driving a car?

When did the idiocy start that we need to have the smart phone next to our bed, just in case someone sends a ‘really important’ Facebook message?

When did it become more important to communicate with people far away than with the ones we are with?

The silly advertisement above says it all. Yep, we desperately need to check our emails while doing laps in the pool, or going for a jog, or while having sex, or whatever we are doing.

Enjoy your Boxing Day and switch your phone off for a while now and then and appreciate the moment you are in and the people you are with!

Roel Loopers

 

COFFEE ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Posted in cafe, christmas, city of fremantle, coffee, Uncategorized by freoview on December 25, 2018

 

For those who long for a good coffee Callogero’s and the Roasting Warehouse on South Terrace, near the corner of Lefroy Road are open in South Fremantle, and I heard that the Mod cafe in Wray Avenue was also going to open.

No reason to sulk at home. It is pretty pleasant out there with a cooling breeze and the beaches are filling up.

Roel Loopers

CHRISTMAS EVE FUN AT THE SOUTH FREO LOCAL

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, entertainment, fremantle network, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on December 24, 2018

 

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The LOCAL Hotel in South Fremantle always generously hosts South Fremantle Precinct meetings and lately also the Politics in the Pub by the Fremantle Network, so they deserve our support.

If you haven’t got any family Christmas Eve commitment head out to The Local for some tunes by DJ Peggy Sue SMO and Santa’s Little Helper from 8pm.

Roel Loopers

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

 

I don’t like Christmas very much because I dislike the hype of frantic shopping, buying too much food, giving often useless presents, and drinking far too much alcohol, as if there is no tomorrow, or a New Year’s party coming up.

What I want from Christmas is for it to be a time of reflection, to see what we can learn from the past year, and how we as individuals can help improve the community we live in.

All I want for Christmas is real leadership from our politicians, and not the childish point- scoring bulling and hypocrisy we are getting from Canberra.

I want for Christmas respectful dialogue about the differences we have in Fremantle, and in WA and Australia, and stop the name-calling, innuendo and conspiracy.

I hope that one day soon people will return to being in the moment with the people they are with, instead of engaging on the internet with those far away, who are probably also in the company of others, who, like me, would enjoy the face to face communication and connection.

For Fremantle I want substantial State and Federal Government investment and the stop to the attitude that Freo is a safe Labor seat, and hence does not require support from Labor and does not warrant support from the Liberals.

What I want for Christmas is much harsher punishment for child abuse and domestic violence because the victims deserve much better protection.

I have given up on wanting peace on earth, because that is not going to happen until the human species is wiped out. We are too stupid to learn from the past and there are still those in power who believe that violence is a solution to the problems in the world.

What I want for Christmas is more communities like Fremantle, where we don’t take ourselves too serious, and where we care and share, and where we habitually blame everything that goes wrong on our local council.

What I want for Christmas is more temporary public artworks, like the yellow Felice Varini one, in Freo, but less problems when removing them.

And what Loopy wants for Christmas is just good health, and that the new interpretive historic displays at the Roundhouse will become a reality next year.

Have a very Happy Christmas everyone and look after those who are vulnerable at this time of the year!

.. and PLEASE, Santa, make Donald Trump disappear!

Roel Loopers

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CHRISTMAS EVE CAROLS AND MASS AT NOTRE DAME

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, notre dame university, religion, Uncategorized by freoview on December 24, 2018

 

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CHRISTMAS EVE MASS AND CAROLS at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University at 6pm today.

Everyone is welcome in the Malloy Courtyard at 32 Mouat Street.

Roel Loopers

ST JOHN’S CAROLS AT KINGS SQUARE TODAY!

Posted in children, christmas, city of fremantle, community, reigion, Uncategorized by freoview on December 23, 2018

 

St John's

 

The Anglican St John’s church on Fremantle’s Kings Square is holding a Carols by Candlelight from 7pm today Sunday December 23.

Before that at 5pm there will be a Nativity and Children’s Mass.

It should be a lot cooler by that time as it is pretty humid early this morning.

Roel Loopers

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SHOP IN FREMANTLE WITH FREE PARKING

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, hospitality, parking, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on December 19, 2018

 

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It was good to see many more people on the streets of Fremantle yesterday, so I hope this will result in more sales for our local traders.

Santa and his helper are still paying for your parking if you happen to spot them, so let the kids look out for them.

Free Parking Santa will be joined today by Hit92.9 Hit the Streets activation team! Head down to Kings Square and High Street Mall from 12-1pm for a chance to score free parking and giveaways from local stores!

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE CHRISTMAS!

Posted in aged, christmas, city of fremantle, local government, seniors, Uncategorized by freoview on December 19, 2018

 

Christmas tree

 

There are many issues Fremantle Council will have to consider before finalising its planned Age Friendly City policy. This might just be one of them. ; >)

My sister Marja, in the Netherlands, posted the image on Facebook.

Have a very Happy Christmas everyone!

Roel Loopers

ENJOY THE MARKETS, MUSIC AND CAROLS IN FREMANTLE TODAY

 

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It does not look like rain at all this beautiful Sunday morning in Fremantle so get out and enjoy it!

The Growers Green Farmers Market is on at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road till 12 midday for great fresh produce and yummy breakfasts and coffee.

Make sure to have a look at the Glen Cowans photography stall where my friend Louise sells amazing jewelry at very affordable prices!

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At the Fremantle Arts Centre free courtyard music session today Thando will perform her soulful R&B from 2-4pm.

From 5-8.30 on the Carols by Candlelight are on at Fremantle Oval with Libby Hammer and the Arcadian Voices, and food stalls for the hungry.

Roel Loopers

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BIG ST PATRICK’S CHRISTMAS LUNCH

 

 

More than 200 people enjoyed a three-course Christmas lunch in Princess May Park, organised by Fremantle’s St Patrick’s community care.

Fremantle Labor member Minister Simone McGurk was there, as were Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett and Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and his young daughter Aoife, who was a bit worried about Santa, played by former Freo Councillor Rob Fittock.

St Pat’s Michael Piu and Victor Crevatin were supported by many volunteers when they were serving  the Christmas roast.

It was a heart-warming event and nice to see so many smiling faces from those who are doing it tough.

Roel Loopers

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