What are you reading?
'Tasmania's West Coast Wilderness Railway' by Lou Rae. We rode the train back in February.
What are you watching?
Classic Movies on 9GEM. Man from Snowy River on Saturday... and the James Bond Series.
What music are you listening to?
I have been trying my hand at writing and recording a brass band arrangement.
What are you cooking?
Anne is the chef in our family, although I do enjoy making roast beef toasted sandwiches.
How are you staying fit, both physically and mentally?
Ollie, our Border collie is getting extra attention. Playing the tennis ball game in the paddock is fun and we also go for the bike ride. For mental health, planting trees around our property is very relaxing.
What's the one thing keeping you sane?
Sharing with Anne and the family. Chris and Jess, Will and Jess are all making their way in the world. Viewing the Salvation Army Service in Wollongong on Sunday morning....on You Tube.
Are you working from home? If so how's that going, if not what's work like for you now?
The mayoral gig is different now. Plenty of meetings using technology and I try to regularly get out to visit Horsham's local businesses that are still able to trade. My business is still happening and we always have some work to do.
What's something positive you've witnessed or experienced since the coronavirus hit?
I have witnessed support agencies working very well together and also groups and individuals doing some 'nice things' to support each other. The impact on some of our established, long-serving local businesses has been profound. On the other hand, the way that some businesses have innovated and persevered is inspiring.
What have you learned about yourself amid the crisis?
Using time wisely is important. I have learned that humans are innately 'social' creatures. We need each other.
What's your advice for others to cope with the crisis?
Be confident that all things are passing. Deal with one day at a time. Reflect on the comparison impact in other countries and be thankful that we live where we do.
- Mark Radford is mayor of Horsham Rural City Council