I have been lucky enough to have lived at Valentine on beautiful Lake Macquarie for the last 46 years. Valentine is a lake side suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie and offers a wide variety of scenic wonders to both residents and visitors. The lake itself offers the fisherman and boating fraternity a huge area to enjoy their sports with magnificent surfing beaches extending along the ocean front from Dudley in the north to Norah Head in the south. To the west of the lake there is the Watagan Mountains that cater for the camper and hiker. Sprinkled in the middle of this are the major shopping centres of Charlestown and Glendale … so a little bit of something for everyone. But meanwhile back in Valentine, on it’s secluded point on the lake, it is not uncommon for us residents to forget the rest of the world exists … as we have it all right within our finger tips.