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The Official Dry July Journal

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As you may be aware Beach & Bay Realty are participating in Dry July. The funds raised directly benefit the lives of adults living with cancer right across Australia.

How on earth is the Beach & Bay Team going to get through a booze free month? That is a very good question! This daily journal will give you all a little insight into our Dry July journey.

If you would like to make a donation go to www.dryjuly.com. You can find the Beach & Bay team at www.dryjuly.com/groups/boozefreebeachbayrealty

Wish us luck. We are going to need it!

Thursday 1 July - I started early as I have my school reunion on 31st July which I need to drink at! So I had to get through end of financial year with no alcohol. It was tough let me tell you!

Friday 2 July – 2 staff now on leave and Rachael and I are into day 2 officially of no drinking. Help! Friday night was camomile tea (I was cold alright! and no red wine to warm me up), felt strange drinking camomile tea with Thai take away.  Mel C said she was suffering as she had a terrible day and the kids were out of control and all she wanted was a calming drink!

Saturday 3 July – Rachael had a 21st to go to last night and she didn’t end up going, hopefully this is not a sign of things to come. Wonder how the others are coping, Anne has her daughters birthday dinner tonight and is designated driver. Have to check how much we have raised to remind me that this is for a good cause.

Sunday 4 July – Walked past the Opera Bar today on the perfect winter’s afternoon, didn’t stop. Rachael went to a party on Sat night where the alcohol was free, now that would have been tough. Mel A. stayed home the whole weekend.

Monday 5 July – Mood – grumpy

Tuesday 6 July-  (Post by Rachael). I’m turning 21 in 6 weeks and while not a seasoned wino I have drunk almost every weekend (usually 2 times) since I was 18. (And If I’m honest, sneaky drinks underage). Binge drinking is huge in my age group – it was not uncommon for me to drink more than 10 drinks playing drinking games – and my group of friends often have “pre drinks” where we drink at least 6 standard drinks (and then go out for many more). Over the last year I have cut my drinking down to no more than 5 (95% of the time) but it’s still a big part of my social life.

When I told my friends I was participating in Dry July not one person congratulated me or thought it was a good idea. “But why?” or “Don’t be boring”. Even after my first weekend booze free I’ve began to notice how people react when someone is sober. Firstly, I don’t drive – so I didn’t have the legitimate excuse of driving home. Because of this, on Saturday night I was continually hassled – offered to be bought drinks by no less than 5 people and told I was a “bad friend” if I didn’t have a drink. It appeared that people were really offended by my choice not to drink, and my age group didn’t really appreciate that it was for a good cause. I woke up fresh on Sunday at 8am so walked the dogs, went for a run, cleaned the house and went and got coffee (by myself, everyone else was too hungover) – all before midday.

Today is my sisters birthday – she’s pregnant so at least I won’t feel bad not celebrating with a wine!!

Wednesday 7 July (Post by Rachael) -A little disappointed that we are no longer beating Neil Perry from Rockpool in donations. James Packer sponsored the celeb chef $10,000 ! Hey James, what about us? Going to dinner tonight with a friend. He said he would bring the wine. My heart sunk a little and I texted back that he can’t. Kylie went to a friends house last night where both women were drinking red. She promptly left and went home and had tea.  She’s off to the Dendy tonight at Newtown to see a movie and get dinner. Sparkling mineral water is her new best friend.

Thursday 8 July (Post by Kylie) – Last night I went to a pub and drank mineral water, my friend asked if the barman could dress my mineral water up a bit, maybe a piece of lemon and a nice straw. Then the barman asked if I wanted my friend’s wine in a frosted glass in a straw so it looked like he was drinking lemonade or sth. Oh dear, next we headed to the Dendy Newtown where my 2 friends proceeded to sit next to me sipping red wine and even went out midway through the movie to get a top up. Normally I like the fact that you can sip a wine during a movie but not when I am on Dry July. Day 8 finished!

Friday 9 July (Post by Rachael) – I’m training for Sutho 2 Surf (July), City 2 Surf (Aug)  & a 1/2 Marathon (Sep) so Dry July comes at a good time! I’m eating the healthiest I ever have and not drinking and guess what….I’ve just gotten sick! See – red wine IS good for you! I’m wondering what to do tonight now that the idea of Fusion sober is unbearable. Might go to the movies but seeing it’s school holidays my only real options are Toy Story & Shrek. (Party on!) Saturday night I have another 21st with unlimited free alcohol. GREAT!

Anne has just realised she is going to the snow for 3 days in July.  Could someone be so kind and buy her a golden ticket so she can enjoy some red at least one of the nights? Anne also went to bed at half time during State of Origin on Wednesday. Just wasn’t the same without being able to drink!

Saturday 10 July (Post by Rachael) Went to a 21st and realised that everyone’s stories weren’t as funny as they usually would be. Ended up mulling around the food table and eating to compensate lack of drinking. Felt a bit blurgh, non social and while I still had a dance I was itching to get home by 11:30pm. (Outside party, freezing cold and no wine to warm me up!)

Anne was ‘designated dryver’ and went to a restaurant with friends. The group had pre drinks, wine during dinner, then more drinks after! Anne had soda, water and tea but found it pretty hard.

Sunday 11 July (Post by Rachael) Still feeling a bit sick and rundown I stayed home today. Also didn’t go to Northies which is a Sunday regular. Instead I ordered pizza and watched movies. Woke up on Monday morning with a massive food hangover! (Post by Kylie) On Sunday I went to a restaurant in a vineyard and spent almost 4 hrs there, watching everyone around me drink wines that complemented the food, I sat on one very large mineral water and made many trips to the bathroom. I had dessert instead of wine and I am feeling the kilos piling on. It was quite excruciating but when I think of people with cancer going through chemo I think I should get a grip. Of course I drove everyone home too.

Monday 12 July – Easy, too tired after watching the soccer to do anything else but go to bed so now worries today!

Tuesday 13 July - Almost half way, cutting back on the sugar addiction/replacement food this week

Wednesday 14 July – Anne W. came in to see us, she spent Sat night as designated driver, friends went bar hopping, restaurant then back to bar hopping, friends wanted to buy her a golden ticket, no support from friends just bad influences.

Thursday 15 July - Half way! Half way! Half way! Giving ourselves a pat on the back, feeling very clear headed and focused. Kylie is looking down the barrel of a Nun’s Pool dinner tomorrow night though with some bad influence friends!

Friday 16 July – Cupcakes & coffee at Bass & Flinders Cafe in Cronulla Mall to celebrate the half way mark of Dry July.

Saturday 17 July – (Post by Kylie) I was quite thankful a b’day dinner was cancelled at Nun’s Pool last night, don’t know how I could have got through dinner there without a nice Italian red wine…

Sunday 18 July – (Post by Kylie) Toy Story 3 at Cronulla Cinemas. 3rd weekend finished.

Monday 19 July – (Post by Rachael) Went to a ‘Christmas in July Party’ Saturday. Lots of punch & beers were drunk by everyone else. Sipped water and ate loads of rocky road. On the home stretch now!

Tuesday 20 July - Looking forward to saying we have been sober for 3 weeks tomorrow, wondering why July had to be such a loooong month with so many weekends

Wednesday 21 July - 3 weeks! 21 days!

Thursday 22 July – (Post by Kylie) Thinking I might have the sugar fix under control now?!!! Maybe the exercise regime will kick in soon but maybe not as it has been a very cold winter without my red wine.

Friday 23 July – (Post by Rachael) Going to a pub in Surry Hills tonight for dinner with a friend from Sweden who I haven’t seen for over a year! Tonight is going to be tough. Then we plan to go clubbing (tougher). I am beginning to think that after Dry July there will be a tsunami in August…..

Saturday 24 July (Post by Kylie) Definitely a tsunami Rachael, 1 week to go and it can’t come soon enough, I am stressed, grumpy and driving everyone nuts! At least this is the last full weekend left of Dry July.

Sunday 25 July (Post by Kylie) I rise and shine early Sunday morning, no hangover to speak of, this is becoming easier and harder at the same time, I am keeping very busy so I don’t think about Dry July! Later Sunday afternoon the text messages start, 3 Dry Julyers are feeling rather guilty it seems, there might be some back dating of Golden tickets, oh dear.

Monday 26 July – (Post by Kylie) I am trying to stand tall, while everyone else is falling down, down, down beside me. Not a drop for me though, I am 2 days ahead too as I started early so today I am celebrating 26 days official and 28 days unofficial (a short month!). Why did July have to be such a long month.

Tuesday 27 July - (Post by Rachael) Friday night re-cap. My friend arrived in Aus from Sweden last week. My friend from Sweden likes a  beer or 2. The conversation was stalled because English isn’t his first language. Wine made it easier! We went out for dinner and I had 3 glasses and got roped into having a shot of Jagermeister (filth!!) when we went out dancing. I woke up with a slight hangover, full of remorse! Didn’t tell Kylie for 2 days and didn’t write back to her text saying “Only 7 days left”….oh dear I thought, I’ve broken the pact!

Sunday night – Murray from work bought me a Golden Ticket to drink on Sunday night too (terrible Rachael!)  I helped organise a team of runners for the Sutherland to Surf for Australian Youth Against Cancer (a charity we blog about often). We raised $4000 and I wanted to celebrate! Another 3 glasses of wine…..

Wednesday 28 July(Posted by Kylie) Over dinner tonight heard about my family drinking a bottle of 1985 red earlier in the week. Wanted to cry.

Thursday 29 July - (Posted by Kylie) – Out to dinner last night for my mum’s birthday, busted a Dry Julyer at the same restaurant enjoying a glass of wine and hit her husband (bad influence that he is) up for a backdated Golden Ticket. 2 sleeps for me left and I am done! Just in time for my school reunion!

Friday 30 July –

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Looking back one year….

With the dreaded end of financial year now behind us, I thought it would be appropriate to take a trip down memory lane and look at what has happened at Beach & Bay Realty in the last year. June 2010 marked our 10th birthday, and we don’t often toot our own horn, but when an important milestone like that comes around, it’s a cause for celebration.

Kylie Emans started Beach & Bay Realty with many great ideas. She wanted the agency to be independent of franchises, technologically advanced and with agents committed to ethical practice – honest, hardworking and fair. From the get go Beach & Bay has been at the forefront of adapting to changing technologies, embracing the internet as an advertising medium from the very beginning. Over the last year we have been working tirelessly to improve our website – collecting auction results for the public as usual but also adding more and more features.

In the last year….

Looking at Beach & Bay Realty Offline

  • Beach & Bay had a record month in February 2010, selling over $15 million dollars worth of property. Considering only 2 agents were responsible for these sales this is an enormous achievement, if we do say so ourselves!
  • Beach & Bay was appointed the exclusive selling agents for Drift Cronulla, a  luxury lifestyle apartment block with state of the art inclusions. Everyone here was absolutely blown away by these enormous prestige properties which set a benchmark not only for Cronulla, but Sydney-wide in regards to apartment living. Starting from $2.25million, built by Sammut Developments, and located in the heart of Cronulla, Drift attracted a lot of attention.
  • Kylie Emans was nominated for a Telstra Businesswoman of the Year award
  • Yet again we have had another full year of secret sales at record prices, proving that our database is not just a gimmick but an excellent selling tool and one we actually use. Instead of 1000’s of names on a list we work with a handful of value clients.

Looking at www.beachandbay.com.au

  • 25,000 people have visited our humble independent website
  • You have looked at over 78,000 pages
  • 11,165 of you are new visitors – (thanks for stopping by, we love you and hope you come back!)

Auction results

  • 12,768 is the number of times our auction results have been viewed. We provide this service for free because we want to be the local experts and we want to share our love of realestate with you. (We were also a bit tired with the lack of coverage of our area.)
  • 1344 is the number of times our blog has been read – Don’t be frightened guys, we encourage you to stop by and read more. It’s not all real estate talk we promise. We cover local events, charities, property news, current affairs. And if there is a specific topic you would like addressed, just let us know!

Drift, Cronulla by  Sammut Developments

  • Drift listings, blogs and posts on Sammut Developments were viewed over 5600 times on our website alone. Many of you wondered what living in the Drift Penthouse would be like and this listing was viewed over 1200 times.

Fundraising for Teneile

  • Natalie Vials put the call out to help a friend and past client whose daughter had suffered from brain damage. We developed a website for Teneile Pawley, hoping to raise money to go towards medical costs and buying her a much needed wheelchair. Online donations came pouring in, Nat’s husband, Steven Vials, ran 250km through the Kimberleys to raise support and we topped it all off with a HUGE party at the Brass Monkey Cronulla. To date we have raised $25,000 in 6 months and will continue to support this great cause.

Fundraising for The Leukaemia Foundation

  • I asked Kylie if it would be ok if her front of desk –marketing & social media manager was bald. She asked if it was just a new hairstyle I wanted to try (I’ve been known to do drastic things to my hair) and I told her no, it was for the World’s Greatest Shave. With Beach & Bay’s full support I raised money for the Leukaemia Foundation online and also held a fundraising night at Northies, Cronulla where staff and clients attended. $7500 in total was raised and I was in the top 30 fundraisers for NSW. Kylie did draw the line at the eyebrows (I said I would shave them too if I raised $8000…so close!).

Cronulla Buzz

  • We created a new feature on our website that lists upcoming events in and around Cronulla. This is more work for us, trawling websites, actually reading flyers in our letterbox, and always keeping an eye out, but it means you can plan your weekends in advance, and that we know exactly what is going on in Cronulla. It’s just another way we hope to show you that our staff members live, work and play in Cronulla – and that it’s a great place to buy realestate!

E-Newsletter

  • We recently overhauled our e-newsletter to make it packed to the brim with juicy real estate news, auction results, local events, new listings and blog rants. Released fortnightly this is something you don’t want to miss out on! Email info@beachandbay.com.au and tell us you NEED to be put on our mailing list immediately.

REUNCUT Interview with Kevin Turner

Property Ad Guru

Ok, so enough bragging. What about next year you ask?

Well, we aren’t stopping here. We are a force to be reckoned with and we are only going to get better.

  • Our website will keep developing (we have an in-house (overworked) web designer).
  • Our auction results are going to be more comprehensive
  • Our support of charities will continue. July 2010 marks Beach & Bay Realty’s first attempt at “Dry July” where staff members are giving up grog for a month to raise money for adults living with cancer.
  • We will continue selling luxury real estate and expanding our marketing (we currently offer individual property websites, the only agents doing so)
  • We will be doing more project marketing since our success with Drift. Stand by for news on this.

Watch this space.

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Beach & Bay Team Goes Dry in July for Charity

Beach & Bay has decided to give up alcohol for the month of July to raise money for cancer research. Some of our clients and friends have joined us in this quest. Please forgive us if we are a bit short tempered in July, and if you see us around please give us some encouraging words. We will be updating our progress throughout the month with how we are dealing with social situations and how much clearer our skin is getting!

If you would like to donate, here is the link: https://www.dryjuly.com/groups/boozefreebeachbayrealty

Participants Kylie, Rachael, Mel M, Mel C, Nat G, Anne W. (No NOT Nat Vials – she said she can’t do it!)

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Brass Monkey Gig For Teneile

On Saturday the 5th of June Beach & Bay Realty hosted a fundraising event for Teneile Pawley (see previous blogs here or here) at The Brass Monkey Cronulla. The night was a huge success with beautiful finger food, fantastic live music, plenty of wine and lots of dancing.

The night was a party to celebrate the fundraising efforts done by Beach & Bay agent Natalie Vials (who helped organise everything), Steven Vials (who ran 250km through The Kimberleys), Beach & Bay (who created a website and raised awareness) and The Pawley’s wonderful friends and family who also drummed up attention and lots and lots of money. $4000 was raised from the event, bringing the total raised so far to $20,000. This money will go towards Teneile’s medical costs and the love and support shown for the Pawley’s has been overwhelming.

The night started with acoustic gigs from a wide variety of musicians. Everyone chatted away and got to know each other, enjoyed the never ending supply of food and stocked up on drinks. Yvette Vials sang her beautiful version of “Fix You” by Coldplay which has been the song on our website. Special mention also goes to Teneile’s boyfriend Hayden who flew down from Queensland to sing a song for Teneile (it melted our hearts!).

Before the headlining act Chunk came on tables and chairs were stacked away and a dancefloor was created (it was needed!). Chunk plugged in and played a high energy, crazy-fun set with everyone hitting the dancefloor at some stage and singing along.

THANK YOU

  • On behalf of Beach & Bay I would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been involved. It has been a very humbling experience to help the Pawley’s in this small way – and the generosity from everyone has just been amazing. Thank you to all the clients of Beach & Bay that came along and let down their hair. We know you all enjoyed it!
  • Thank you to The Brass Monkey for being so accommodating and letting us host the event. The staff were wonderful and looked after us all night.
  • Thank you to all the musicians who performed so well and did it all for free.
  • Thank you to Misa & Nadine who have worked behind the scenes on the website and design side of the fundraising.
  • And finally a BIG thanks to Kylie Emans & Beach & Bay for getting on board.

Fundraising hasn’t stopped here – if you would still like to support this fantastic cause please visit www.beachandbay.com.au/teneile

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Racing The Planet For Teneile – Steve’s Final Word

Beach & Bay Realty agent Natalie Vials told the office the story  of Teneile Pawley, a 17 year old Sutherland Shire girl who suffered two cardiac arrests last year resulting in brain damage. Wanting to do something for Teneile’s family, we decided to set up a website and do some fundraising. Nat’s husband Steven Vials recently completed a 250km foot race through the Kimberley Region Western Australia in honour of Teneile, raising money and support along the way. Over $17,000 has been raised so far. Here is his final word. For previous blog entries please see here.

“Sorry I stopped blogging after day 3, but the physical effort of walking over rocks and uneven ground in thongs after I had taken my shoes of each day, just got too much..

So here’s what happened after Day 3.

Day 4….Into the Maze..
Up until today we had been on difficult or moderate terrain, today was listed as extremely difficult, so you understand what that means; it took us 6 hours to cover 17 kms. We spent the first 12km climbing in dry river beds and up and down hills covered with high spinifex and loose rocks underfoot. At the 12 km mark we reached the bottom of the valley and the start of a river, which of course we jumped straight into. The last 5 km was either walking or falling in the river, or walking on rocks at the side of the river, every step was interesting… we had a few falls, the current state of our feet meant that every step was a new experience in pain management, overtime your feet do go numb, so that’s a positive. Generally we were all in great spirits, it was a bit cooler at the base of the valley, and there was lots of water to cool us down. Mickey sang a few songs that echoed through the valley, I tried to play a trivia game, but was told to play it by myself, that way I would win….

The campsite that night was in the heart of the Maze, which is only accessible by wealthy people in a helicopter, and idiots like us on foot. No tents tonight just find yourself a place on the rocks and roll out your sleeping bag. There was a river to swim in and that was also our only water source..

So under clear skies in this incredible setting we went to sleep with a 100k day tomorrow…. My feet were bruised, blistered and pussy

Day 5 -100km..
I woke to clear skies…( clear skies suck) we started the 100km leg at 6:30 am with a 400 m swim in the river, fully clothed with our packs on our back, the first 10km was spent in and out of the river, and walking on the river bed, it was a great experience but very energy sapping, and the sun was already heating up big time.  When we finally climbed out of the maze and reached the 10km Checkpoint at 10am, it had taken us 3.5 hours for the first leg. At this time I kind of lost it mentally, the thought of 90 more kms, with no cloud cover really played with my mind. Just after the checkpoint, I found the one bit of shade on the course and sat under a tree.  I begged Mickey and Hully to go on without me, I told them I was done, they just laughed and told me to get up and walk. I tried again , I said I could not go on, they just laughed and told me to get up and walk.  At that point I knew there was no other option, so I got up and we started the long walk.

It was fairly uneventful until the 30km checkpoint, when I lost it physically, I was severely dehydrated, we spent 1.5 hours at checkpoint three, while I received an IV, the boys just sat with me and waited patiently, they really were incredible, although Hully did make another one of our tentmates cry when they came through the checkpoint, but that’s another story.

From there on it really was just putting one bruised, blistered, infected foot in front of the other through the night. Checkpoints would come and go every 10 km, at which point we would lay down and elevate our feet for a bit, then go through the process, of getting starting again, the first steps were always hell, but after 15 mins, our feet would go numb and we could pick up the pace a bit.

We reached the 80km check point at 4:30am, and rewarded ourselves with a 30 minute sleep. At 5 am we headed out onto the Gibb River rd for the last 20 km, and of course the sun came up….and it was hot again, but we just kept plugging away, and arrived into camp at around 10am. We just hit our tent, after popping a few blisters, and doing some basic first aid to our feet, we just slept all day and night.

Day 6- 5 km
Even though we had finished the 100 the race wasn’t over until we finished a final 5 km leg. The hardest part was getting my feet back into my shoes, but after that it was OK.

We started of at 9:30, and just walked with our tent mates, Suze, Stu and Kelly, we told a few stories, and few lame jokes, and the time past fairly quickly.

We took turns crossing the finish line, Hully, Mickey and I crossed together, it was fairly emotional I couldn’t believe it was over.

Racing the Planet Australia was an incredible experience, at times I hated it , at times I loved it, it was way tougher than I ever imagined. The heat , the humidity, the terrain all combined to make every leg tough, and when you finally get back to camp each day, it is still 45 degrees, the water you drink is still hot, and you can still only eat what you have carried .so it never really stops.

I’ve met some incredible people.
My team mates Hully and Mickey were just phenomenal, without there support and patience, I definitely would not have finished,  we had a lot of  laughs along the way as well.

My other tent mates Dougie, Stu, Suze, Kelly, Dicky were a great group to come home to every night, and live in very close quarters with. We all supported each other, and once again had plenty of laughs despite the pain.

Thanks to everyone who donated to help Teneile, looks like we will hit $20,000 and I know that will make a difference. Many times over the week I thought of Teneile and her family , I am still very disappointed at myself for contemplating giving up , because I know they don’t have that option….Thanks again to Hully and Mickey, for pushing me to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Thanks to Beach and Bay Realty , for all their help with  the fundraising,  I know the hours that you have all put in, and we have an incredible result because of your efforts.

Finally thanks to Natalie, Yvette and Remony,  for there support in the lead up to, and during this adventure. You will always be the centre of my universe.

Thanks……………until next time I decide to do something really stupid”

Steve

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The Kimberley Region, Western Australia

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SOLD Tradewinds Apartment

Congratulations to the lucky buyer who just snapped up 301/4-6 Boorima Place Cronulla. We hope you enjoy your new life in Tradewinds on The Esplanade with long summer nights and cool winter mornings at the beach.

Enjoy the surf, enjoy the sand, enjoy the sun.

Henk Emans of Beach & Bay sold this property in just 2 weeks. With lots of buyer interest we are looking for other Esplanade apartments. Please feel free to call or email the office for a confidential appraisal.

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The Sealife

Images from The Sealife by local photographer Matt Johnson. If you would like to sign up for a free daily surf and beach photography email please visit www.thesealife.com.au

All images can be purchased directly from Matt.

HENK EMANS 0408 406 227

BEACH & BAY REALTY 9527 0008

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669 Port Hacking Road, Caringbah South

Kylie Emans is proud to present this original 2 bedroom house in Caringbah South. With a generous landsize of 695m2 approx and a 15.54m approx frontage, this property has enormous potential. For more information please see here.

669 Port Hacking Road, Caringbah South

BEACH & BAY REALTY 9527 0008

Auction Date: 15th May 2010 @ 10am. (On-site)

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What do you want more of?

Staff at Beach & Bay have been blogging for over 2 years now. We publish content on a variety of topics from real estate news in general, Sutherland Shire real estate happenings, our new listings, auction information & regulations, real estate humour, local businesses and charity events and anything else that we think you might find interesting.

We hope you have enjoyed our blog so far and are looking towards the future – always trying to think of new and exciting topics to cover. I just thought I would take a moment to ask our readers if we are missing anything you desparately want to know?

What would you like us to cover more on? What do you love? What do you hate? Do you have a real estate question that has been bugging you for ages? Please feel free to email us on info@beachandbay.com.au or comment directly on this blog with questions or feedback.

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Sutherland Shire Leader Article – ‘For Teneile’

Steven Vials & Beach & Bay were recently featured in the Sutherland Shire & St George Leader in an effort to raise more money for local girl Teneile Pawley.  You can find the article below.

TENEILE Pawley, 17, was a healthy and happy teenager last year.

But disaster struck when the former Port Hacking High School student woke with an extreme fever.

She was rushed to hospital where she suffered two cardiac arrests, resulting in brain damage.

When Steven Vials of Caringbah, a long-time friend of the Pawley family, heard about what happened, he wanted to help.

Next month he will take part in a 250 kilometre marathon, “Racing The Planet”, which organises a series of races in The Sahara, Chile, China and Antarctica every year.

He will be one of 200 competitors from more than 30 countries who will run through the Kimberley in Western Australia, where temperatures can soar to 40 degrees. Mr Vials will dedicate his run to Teneile.

He has previously competed in ironman and other marathon events, but he said this six-day race would be his most difficult yet also his most rewarding.

“It will be a challenge, especially because it is self-supported, so I have to carry about 14 kilograms of food and water for the journey in my backpack,” he said.

“It is the first time I have done anything this long and extreme …but the family really needs the money.

“My daughter is of a similar age to Teneile, so I can imagine the impact of how their lives are changed forever.”

The Pawley family moved from Caringbah to Queensland about two months before Teneile became ill, on Father’s Day in September.

There she attends a brain injury rehabilitation facility where she receives daily therapy for her mystery condition.

She is only able to communicate using very limited speech and movement.

Some of Teneile’s former school colleagues established a Facebook support page for her treatment, and it has about 550 members.

Sutherland Shire real estate agency Beach and Bay Realty with Mr Vials hope to raise $20,000 for the Pawley family to support Teneile’s further operation costs and medical equipment, including a wheelchair.

They have raised about $10,000 so far. Donations can be made here.

Steven Vials is running For Teneile

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Humpday Humour – Real Estate Jokes

Funny real estate

I have found some funny real estate youtube videos that I thought were worth sharing! Great for a laugh on Wednesday to get you through the day.

Pushy Real Estate

Man Stroke Woman – Real Estate Agent

The Realtor – Parody of A Real Estate Agent

Closing Escrow – The Movie Trailer

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