Life took another step towards "normalcy" at the weekend with the return of the Haven market.
The fine weather was just the incentive people needed to get out and in the process support local producers who have been hard hit by the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Our reporter, Richard Crabtree, was there snapping some very happy grazers who were tucking into snacks and checking out the buys.
Something for Christmas, perhaps? Or Halloween? And what would a market be without a sausage sizzle. Go the Lions Club.
It was great to see that people were sticking to social distance rules and were masked up.
It was a lesson to some of those further south, who crowded beaches at the weekend and didn't stick to the rules.
It's not that hard to do the right thing, as the Haven market crowd demonstrated.
The numbers are falling and there is the suggestion borders could start to re-open soon. It was announced this morning if the hard-won gains in Victorian regional areas remain then we'll be able to travel to the Northern Territory from early November. Hopefully other states will soon follow suit.
The Wimmera is starting to come back from the second lockdown, but it will be a slow recovery.
Parents who have been struggling with working from home and keeping easily-distracted students on track will find themselves with a little more "me" time as the week wears on. It's well earned.
And, despite all the advance stories, we'll be looking with interest to see what economic boosts we'll be getting in tomorrow night's Federal budget. After such a tough year we'll be hoping for some good news.
Have a great week.
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