Christmas Vibes with John & Michelle Roderick

John Roderick fills us in on his Summer and Christmas Plans

Favourite Summer Activity?  Always start the day with a long walk then a swim in the ocean, which is the lifestyle Coolum has to offer

Favourite Summer restaurant to visit on the Coast? My Place as it is local and has a great vibe.

What do you to to beat the Summer Heat? Relax on the balcony with cool seabreezes whilst reading

Lastest Read? Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Vacation or Staycation this Summer? Office roster will keep me in Coolum with a couple of days in Brisbane catching up with our daughters and for Michelle to shop!

Any Goals for 2020?   Good health and more family time

Favourite thing to eat on Christmas Day? Prawns and Michelle’s Christmas Pudding

Any Christmas Traditions? Volunteering to patrol our beach at Coolum Surf LIfe Saving club 

Favourite Christmas Movie? The Griswald family in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

New Years Eve NIght Owl or Early Bird? Early bird as my patrol team is rostered to patrol for 6.30am start!

Tip for the silly season? Drink water

Michelle Said:

Favourite Summer Activity? When the ocean is calm, I like to have a swim after a good walk before work. After Dinner go for a walk up to Point Perry.

Favourite Summer restaurant to visit on the Coast? My Place or Surf Club to catch up with friends locally

What do you do to beat the Summer Heat? Sit on our balcony as we always get an ocean breeze or a dip in the pool or ocean.

Last Book you read or are planning to read? Dear Dad edited by Samuel Johnson ( Love Your Sister) – A collection of letters from notable Australians to their Dads..very honest, moving and funny….

Vacation or Staycation this Summer? We will be working this year but we are having a couple nights in Bris Vegas city over the public holidays to catch up with family. (and Boxing Day Sales…)

Any Goals for 2020? Please share The usual – health, family time

Favourite thing to eat on Christmas Day? My Christmas pudding and shortbread

Any Christmas Traditions? I always place on top of our Christmas tree, 2 really old Angels to represent our 2 daughters just as my Mum did to represent my sister and I. They haven’t been separated in 53 years!!!  For the last 3 years Elfy has been part of our family too.

Favourite Christmas Movie or Carol? Movie – A Mom for Christmas with Olivia Newton John and I love all the Christmas Carols.

New Years Eve Night Owl or Early Bird? It will be an early bird as we have rostered surf lifesaving patrol on New Years Day morning. Hopefully not too many people still awake when we get down on the beach.

Tip for the silly season? Enjoy and make the most of it.. And maybe a few extra dresses to keep it fresh…