Dr Norm Vradenburg – Chiropractor, Inverloch – as told by J.M.Anderson
Local author J. M. Anderson has written a novel inspired by her husband Dr Norm Vradenburg's early Australian Adventures.
When Jay Wilson, a new graduate as a Doctor of Chiropractic, flew into Melbourne in February 1974, things were not as he expected.
From ham sandwiches to hoop snakes, South Australian pigs and foul-mouthed cockatoos, it was non-stop adventure.
When severe illness forces him to return to America he finds himself pining for the country that has stolen his heart.
A novel based on a true story, hilariously funny and deeply moving, this is a story about joy and sadness, brokenness and ultimate human victory, and about finding true love.
It is about a gentle, talented man finding his destiny in this Great Southern Land.
The novel has received high reviews and an Amazon 5 Star rating:
'There's a lot to like and admire in this work. It truly has a broad sweep and plenty of colourful characters, big themes, and slices of genuine historical interest. Descriptive passages are always compelling ... the dialogue snaps along ... excellent character portrayals ... touching, unique, delightful. I was impressed.' Nick Stevens, television and radio writer.
"I read A LOT, from Astrophysics to Zen. As with recipes, it takes sorting to find books that suit my tastes. I allow 20 pages: enough to know if the style and substance deserves a place on my list. This book did not go on my list ...... because I couldn’t put it down! Anderson’s production rates with the best authors ever. The reader becomes part of the adventure, not just an observer. Character development is stunning; very “dystinktive”. Locations are visable, crossing physical and cultural latitudes. Situations are personal, tangible. The work is a contemporary, happier Steinbeck. Although the book ends, clearly the story is just at a fork. I eagerly anticipate the sequel. It will not be on my list either!"- Kenneth K Ritchie, MD Arizona USA
On a personal note, Norm and Judy have helped me enormously with my neck issues from an earlier car accident, and the book is testimony to their unique, caring, quirky personalities – I am thoroughly enjoying the read!
Details of stockists are on the website jmandersonpublications.com
Herbert Hill Berry Farm
The Herbert Hill Berry Farm has frozen and fresh berries for sale.
Fresh berries are usually available for about three weeks in December and you can pick your own for $8 a kilo.
There are a variety of berries to pick - Young, Logan, Boysen and Silvan – just bring your own bucket.
Located at 5 Sawyer St, Leongatha, 3953, we are open weekends and by appointment on weekdays .
Please call us on 5662 4801 or contact Dane on his mobile - 0417 058 858.
Join us on our Facebook page - Herbert Hill Berry Farm - to keep up to date with the berries available.
Gippsland Drone Services
Gippsland Drone Services provides aerial photography across the Bass Coast and the wider Gippsland area.
Prints are available through our website at www.gippslanddroneservices.com.au
Treat Time Lolly Shop
Treat Time Lolly Shop is located in Inverloch opposite the library. But to call treat time just a lolly shop is not correct, for it is a walk down memory lane, a chance to see international treats and expose your taste buds to a whole new world, or a place to find a little something for someone.
With Dutch treats, UK treats, North American treats and even some Swedish treats, treat time can offer something new to try or if your origins are from abroad, maybe a taste of home to bring that feel of nostalgia.
The great range of American treats are very popular with the younger market, so if your looking for something unusual to tempt you, treat time can help.....and don't forget the unusual range of sodas from overseas too!!
Then there are the family favourites, humbugs, Castlemaine Rock or one of the other 25 flavours. Or some chocolate coated delights such as chocolate coated ginger, choc almonds or a very popular treat choc coated raspberries....ummmmm
But lets not forget the little kids, some truly awesome sour treats like tnt warheads, raspberry twists, from 10cents up we cater for all budgets and all ages!!
Or having a special event? Treat time can organise you colour coordinated lollies for any occassion, just ask to speak to janine and your next event can include an amazing lolly buffet.
So come visit treat time and see what a great selection is right here in Inverloch.
Salt Gallery is a new and innovative business, promoting local artists and locally made goods.
Salt Gallery is also a stockist for a diverse range of Australian made products and gifts, appealing to all ages and budgets.
From Sterling Silver to fun and funky costume jewellery, all natural soaps, customizable gifts, men’s and ladies leather goods, every day home ideas, Australiana and so much more.
You’ll always find something different at Salt Gallery.
For enquiries please contact Sue:
10a A’Beckett St, Inverloch Vic 3996
Mob: 0422 134 801