We decided to walk into town last Saturday now that the weather is finally playing ball.
I couldn’t believe the amount of broken bottles and litter on the footpaths and in the gardens.
I had to pick up several big pieces of glass and put them in the gutter out of the way of little feet, and as for the council gardens!
When we first moved to this beautiful town 12 years ago there never used to be an issue with glass or litter or graffiti or dog crap and the gardens were immaculate.
Yes I know the town has grown but alas the manpower to keep everything looking good has declined, go figure, out of the three towns, forgive me if I am wrong, Matamata is the largest but in my opinion the least well looked after, not a good look for all the visitors we get, such a shame.
Whether they were going to the races I know not, nor if they had entered the competition for the supreme winner, but I amsure both would have done well!
Imagine my surprise when I opened the Chronicle at page 3 to find a liquorice all-sort was the supreme winner.
Although getting on in years I can still appreciate a good looking lady dressed for the occasion but, sorry, I still consign lollies to the lolly jar!
-Alan Goodall day to day. Mainly trucks.
I have always lived out in the country and not as many trucks as I’ve noticed since being on Burwood.
The Supreme Winner of the Fashion in the Field event was Belinda Green, from Pokeno, at the Matamata Breeders’ Stakes, February 25.