Bundaberg Athletic Club & West Bundaberg Athletics

The Bundaberg Athletic Club is a fine example of what Bundaberg has to offer in Queensland. We are located in the South-East. Part of the charm of this city is to offer families the opportunity to raise their family in a laid back climate were the beach is only 15 minutes away.

As one knows through this blog, I am passionate in living a balanced lifestyle. This club gives the opportunity for “our little ones” and those older to find out what their passion may be in athletics.
I love the fact that there is no pressure to execute a driven passion as such. Instead it gives the opportunity to move and grow outside. As children growing up we always after school would make our own fun, outdoors. Unfortunately this has changed. Many kids today are spending too much time indoors. That’s why this club is exciting!
They do have two annual sign-up’s each year. Their first sign-up was last night.

I contacted the Vice President of the Club, Mr James Bulbert and asked how the night went, his quote was:

“I can’t tell you the exact numbers that signed up last night, but what I can say is that the projection of numbers was double of previous years”

This provides the opportunity, for myself to follow this club and am excited to say that I have been kindly invited to attend Next Friday night’s sign-up on August 24. I will get to see with my own eyes what this club is all about. What I already know excites me enough to follow the season through.

I encourage anyone to visit their website:

http://bundabergathlecticclub.org.au/ or
email on: bundabergathleticclub@gmail.com

On their website you will see a “Contact” tab which will give you the phone numbers if you would like to directly contact a member of the committee.

Personally, I am excited and honoured that I have been given the chance to report, publish photos, videos and interview parents, children and the Committee members.
A fine season for 2018 begins, and this year I will follow the journey of this club!!!
(by Lina-Raudino-Grosso)

Italia Tragedy.. The Human Face

The Bridge Collapse …. “Why”

The collapse of the Bridge in Genoa, is still hurting

News can deliver in one minute and then another headline will come through and another tragedy hits.

It is too early to say “How” this happened, it may be too early to even ask “Why” but families are hurting…..

We mourn as a mother, father, brother, sister and family in general. We do have news which is local and that needs attention. I believe we do have the responsibility to find out though in time “why another tragedy that looks like could have been avoided?” I certainly am not claiming to know, as the Italian government is looking at it.

The picture below though, show’s the human face of this tragedy and sometimes pictures say more than words.

Face of Italia Bridge Collapse

Be Kind

Lina Grosso

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Italia – Genoa Bridge Collapse

As a media writer, in training, my heart is heavy this morning. My heritage is Italian. Both my parents immigrated to this beautiful country years ago. I have family and friends in Italy, even though my family is not in this zone, Italy mourns.

We are one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world and I know may Italian’s this morning are waking up with a heavy heart.

Hug each other today, love with all your heart. This is a reminder that anything can happen. Never forget to tell your loved one’s, my loved ones’ “I love You”

Italian bridge collapses in Genoa, killing at least 20, officials say

By Katherine Lam

Published August 14, 2018

Nearly two dozen people — including a child — were killed when a raised highway in Genoa crumbled during a sudden and violent storm, sending several vehicles plunging to the ground where rescuers desperately searched for survivors.

Italy’s civil protection agency Angelo Borrelli said in a news conference that 20 people were killed and 13 others were injured when a 650-foot section of the Morandi bridge collapsed over an industrial zone just after 12 p.m. local time. The bridge is part of the A10 highway that connects Italy to France.

Italian transport official Edoardo Rixi initially said 22 people were killed and eight were injured. Local reports, however, indicated the death toll could rise a rescue efforts continue.

The victims appear to all have been in vehicles when the structure crumbled beneath them, causing them to plunge nearly 300 feet to the ground, according to Borrelli. The concrete pieces also crushed two warehouses below, but officials believe no one was inside because the buildings were closed for summer holiday.

A view of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A large section of the bridge collapsed over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova during a sudden and violent storm, leaving vehicles crushed in rubble below. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Several vehicles were involved in the bridge collapse.  (AP)

About 20 vehicles were involved, firefighter Amalia Tedeschi told RAI state TV.

The transport minister, Danilo Toninelli, earlier said the collapse was likely “an enormous tragedy.”

“We are following minute by minute the situation of the bridge collapse in Genoa,” Interior Minister Matteo Salvini wrote on Twitter.

Tedeschi said two people were pulled from the rubble alive as rescuers searched the scene for survivors.

Rescues work among the debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when the raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa, while private broadcaster Sky TG24 said the collapsed section was about 200-meter long (650 feet). (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Rescues work among the debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa.  (AP)

The exact cause of the collapse was unclear, though a witness said he saw lightning strike the structure, which fell apart soon after.

“It was just after 11:30 a.m. when we saw the lighting bolt hit the bridge and we saw the bridge go down,” witness Pietro M. told ANSA.

genoa bridge

Vehicles were crushed under the rubble after the bridge in Genoa collapsed.  (Italian state police)

Authorities earlier said they suspected there was a structural weakness.

Images posted by state police and witnesses showed a huge section of the bridge missing and crushed trucks and cars. Parts of the structure also landed on the rooftops of nearby buildings. Video captured the sound of a man screaming: “Oh, God, oh, God!”

Firefighters said they are concerned about gas lines in the area.

The bridge was inaugurated in 1967 and is about 0.6 miles long. It’s an interchange between the northern regions of Lombardy and Piedmont and the beaches of Liguria.

The collapse also occurred on the eve of Ferragosto, a major Italian holiday. Authorities said traffic on the bridge was expected to be higher than usual because many people travel to beaches or mountains during the holiday.

Two years before the deadly collapse, an engineer said the bridge was bound for disaster. Antonio Brencich, who is also a professor at the University of Genoa, said in July 2016 that there were problems with the structure, Ingegneri.info reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam


Learning on how to tweet – MEDIA

I have come across a wonderful website that helps people such as myself on how to use twitter. This is a tool that I have sourced, simply because I have never used twitter since I commenced Media Studies at UNI!

portrait of beautiful young woman over white background

“Well this is definitely going to help”


Please note below the website page that has helped me get a better grasp on this as I endeavour to keep heading into Media Studies!


(It may seem simple for others, but in the world of blogging, Facebook, Instagram; it really can get confusing…… 🙂

PAIN… What is it?


The one thing that I have not shared is the fact that I live and suffer with chronic pain. It is not something that I announce in general. To stay true to this site, I would like to be honest as anyone that has touched base has.

This is a condition that I have had since I was 15. It is called RSD CRPS. I am following this via my Facebook account and also twitter. The more information we have on this the less people need to suffer. I recently had ketamine treatment for this which gave myself a reprieve from pain. If I can do this 2-3 times a year for 2-3 weeks, it can only enrich my life and those also of others. Looking after ones’ self is so important. BALANCE is the key. When you need to rest, rest. We all need in life to take time out, and I do this as best as I can. BUT that is when you know if you have friends. You see, people such as myself generally don’t make plans, because if the pain is bad, I have to cancel. Some “friends” have gone, but are they friends? I would say not. It is a day to day struggle but with grit, determination and self-care I will fight hard to get the most of what we call today “Life”

It really is a condition that I would not like anyone to have. You can dwell on it and do nothing, or move up and beyond!

The following quote was sourced from pinterest. It simply states:

Tonight, I Give Up

The Medicine isn’t working…….

(sleep is on the agenda, but it’s just not going to happen. Tonight, I’m done worrying about tomorrow, I give up all the plans that I had to try to make it great. I’m giving up on stressing when I know I can’t change it.


I’m scarred, and I’m different from everyone else, but my chronic illness it not a dead end, it’s just speed bumps that I have to work through.


July 31 – The Concert

July 31 – The Concert As you know I have been waiting to see the musician which is Miss Celine Dion. I have been following this lady since I was 15. Myself and a friend travelled from Bundaberg, QLD to Brisbane. We decided to do this in two days… sure we are young enough!!


Hell no!!!! Never again…..


The concert itself was incredible, it was something that is a once in a lifetime experience. I would not change this at all. 

Now the truth….. 🙂

We travelled to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, thinking “plenty of time”, what we think and what we end up doing are so different. TRAFFIC!!! OMG… that’s when you appreciate and think well living in a smaller city, which has the beach, parks and family is great. But there I go again… So we got there, it was cold, like, really cold. Wanted to look great so who needs a jacket?? Yep, me. But that is only the beginning. As we were late along with half of Brisbane, we decided to grab a wine before going in. Now here is were it gets ridiculously stupid!!! As the supporting act had already started we decided to grab 1 drink of wine and carefully with the navigation of the usher and make our way down the stairs.. no drama, walk down. Well, let’s say, it did not go according to plan.

As we were carefully trying to get down the stairs, little clutch in hand, with a wine in the other. We took one step at a time. My friend, she was all over it. Me? Well after I nearly tumbled down the first time, regained my composure I did it again! It was not my fault!! The stairs were uneven, I did not hear my friend say that, so that’s it. Except imagine if you are seeing two ladies walking down, one stumbling down with wine, they would of that ‘she may have had one too many’. So, when I did manage my way down and finally sit down, that’s when the drink went down a BIG treat!!!

In saying all of that, she was wonderful. Funny, entertaining, a voice that really is a once in a lifetime voice. She did a rendition of “The Voice” by our Johnny… A beautiful bunch of people, piano, violins, etc. The backdrop was amazing. I question though “Would I do it again?” and the answer is simple, NO. Sometimes I believe memories are beautiful, lets move onto another one and see what that comes up with. I love my music, as my blog states, it empowers you through the good and bad times. This was my time, and I enjoyed it was a beautiful friend…. 


2018 - Celine Dion
“Old time photo, ready for the show!”