One of the joys of working at Nabo is seeing all the ways our members interact with one another. Whether sharing crime and safety alerts, providing vital pieces of local knowledge, or simply enjoying a laugh together, it's great to see Nabo members across Australia using the site to connect with their local communities. Each month, we endeavour to bring you the best posts we've seen on Nabo. Here are our favourite five posts from February.
1. NEIGHBOURS HELP KINGSWOOD RESIDENT FIND NEW FITNESS SOLUTIONS
Evelyn from Kingswood needed some advice about how to put her health first again. Not letting age become a barrier, she was overwhelmed with walking groups and resistance classes that were outdoors, local and FREE! If you know of a fitness group in your area, suggest they create a group on Nabo. It's the easiest way to find engaged, local participants.
2. ALICE IN...KILBURN?
Linda from Kilburn in SA was concerned about a rascally, white rabbit digging up her yard and asked if the owner could come by to collect him or her. Her neighbour, Gary, thought the holes were the least of her problems and advised her to keep away from little girls called Alice and decline any invitations from Mad Hatters having tea! Even if you don't have a solution to offer, interacting with your neighbours on Nabo costs you nothing and might brighten their whole day. It certainly brightened ours! Reply to someone's post now.
3. NABO MEMBERS GET TOGETHER FOR LOCAL PICNIC
Noelene from the Central Coast of NSW invited her neighbours to join her for a picnic by the water last Saturday. The best part? Sharing different ideas and experiences with each other; “that’s how it is when we meet different people!” The second best part? Peggy’s slice! Why not invite your own neighbours to join you for a picnic? If organised a few weeks in advance, more people are able to attend. BYO plate!
4. THE PETTIEST OF THEFTS
Liz in Berwick, VIC is fed up with one particular local crime in her area. ”Whoever keeps taking my clothes from the clothes line, be you feline or human, please stop!” We can only hope the culprit, be they feline or human, can find a better source for fashion – that isn’t Liz’s clothes line! You can share your own Crime & Safety issues on Nabo; you never know who may have seen or heard something and might be able to help.
5. RISE OF THE ARACHNIDS
Bing from Forest Lodge in NSW recently had a terrifying encounter of the spidery-kind. Living in an apartment block, Bing felt it was crucial that her neighbours know to be on the look out. Mark, a nearby neighbour, was equally concerned. According to Mark, your only course of action post-spider killing is to "sell everything and get out. Use a false name. Leave no forwarding address. The spiders are everywhere...". Though we're not sure if arachnids are sophisticated enough to avenge the deaths of their fellow creepy crawlies, we sure did love reading Mark's tips! If you plan on taking up his advice, you may find some use for Nabo's buy and sell section...
Seen a post you think belongs in next month's collection? We want to see it! Send a screenshot or hyperlink to the post to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to include it in the Top Five posts for March. The best posts showcase neighbours helping each other out, interacting offline, or something to put a smile on our dial.
Or tell us about it below!