EDITORIAL: Merry Christmas

IT’S hard to believe that Christmas has arrived – honestly, where has the year gone?

Looking back on 2016, much of it feels like a blur, such has been the rapid nature in which the months have rolled on.

I’m sure many people across the region can relate to this.

However, while we are so often swept up, and consumed, by the day-to-day grind, Christmas presents itself as a time to focus on the things that mean most.

For many people, what matters most are family and friends.

While many people are fortunate enough to have their loved ones living nearby, others have to hit the roads in order to reunite with their families for Christmas.

But, no matter how excited you are to reach your destination, just remember that arriving is the most important part of the journey.

Too often the ‘silly’ part of the phrase ‘silly season’ is employed by drivers when they get behind the wheel, some darting in and out of traffic, often on the highway, in order to get to where they’re going.

But really, is it worth it?

Because, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’re 30 minutes late to Christmas lunch, or miss the opening of the first few presents – late is better than not arriving at all.

So don’t rush on the roads this festive season – make sure you, and your fellow motorists, arrive safely.

From all the team at The Bunyip, we wish you a safe and merry Christmas and a happy new year.

See you in 2017.

Grady Hudd


Growing up in Bordertown in the South East, Grady Hudd moved to Adelaide and completed a Bachelor in Journalism before starting his first industry job at the Kaniva Times and Nhill Free Press in Western Victoria at the end of 2012. He moved to Gawler in May 2014 to start work at the Bunyip. Grady has keen interests in footy and cricket, as well as a passion for music and guitar.

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