Where has this year gone already??!!! I cant believe I have been so slack on the blogging side of things :( So, to bring you all up to date, things I have done since the last decent blog.....made a quilt for a friend....
Applied for a new job....and got it! (Well... I didn't really apply for it...my name got put forward...had the interview....and got accepted!!) So it was off to do a Senior First Aid course for two days - very tiring having to concentrate for that length of time at my age! Passed that :) Had a Police Check done...passed that :)) And then it was off to Sydney for 5 days training...and of course...passed that. Was totally exhausted at the end of the 5 days. I had a wonderful time though, meeting up with the other women from all over Australia, we laughed, some cried (she admits to be a sooky la la) and worked hard for a good end result. So you ladies know who you are out there in cyber land - THANK YOU!
So now you're all wondering what my job is....YWCA Encore Facilitator , so if you click the highlighted link you can have a read on what we are about!
Plenty of excitement was had on out 3rd night in the hotel - just about to turn the light out to get some shut-eye and the fire alarm went off. So off we trot from our 6th floor room down the stairs to the street at 10.30ish pm in our nighties and pj's. Gladly it was a false alarm. But we did get some eye candy to make it worthwhile when the firemen arrived :)))))))And of course a visit to Sydney is not complete without going to see the icons of the area. One of our colleagues was from Western Australia and had not been to the big city before. So two of us decided we would take her around a bit and show her the sites. So off we trotted (or walked I should say and stumbled back!) to the Opera House....
...the Harbour Bridge....
.... The Rocks, shopping, dinner and then a trot up Oxford Street. For those that don't know, this is the street where the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is held. We missed it by a week I believe. Our friend was in awe of the whole city and we loved showing her around as best we could.
So then back to a reality check....quilting....always good for the heart and soul I think. Brings you back to grass roots level :)) (Said with a grin) (Cos if you ever get the chance to be in a group, especially ours....you get to discuss ALL sorts of things that go on in this world - and most of them are things most people only think and do not say)
This week I was fortunate though to have two quilting days consecutively --- one with the Snobs & Slobs - of which I took no pics this week. It was a quietish???? meeting as one was on an appointment, one was sick.
Then we had a bit of a blogger get together with Lorraine, Shay, Claire and last but not least Kris. I did take some pics today, as you can see they are not all serious ones! However we did sort the world out - which is something us quilters seem able to do quite easily.
So, now its off to sort some bits and pieces out ready for my day tomorrow - a 2 year old birthday!!!!
Thanks for hosting us today Val....had the best time! Sydney is such a great city isn't it.....you have certainly had a busy time...and congrats on getting the job! I am sure you will enrich many women's lives. I am guessing that the guests at the 2 year old's party will probably be better behaved than your guests today... :)
Congrats to you. The older we get the harder it is to concentrate on new things. (not saying you are old, lol). I have some new things coming up at my work hopefully and the only thing that worries me is the concentration/memory when I read something. No retention. Can't remember it five minutes later but if I learn how to do it I can do it no problem.
The quilting group looks like a great way to de-stress and laugh it up.
nice you girls got to spend some time together.........
What a beautiful quilt you made for your friend. Congratulations on your new position, I'm sure you will find it rewarding.
It was such a lovely afternoon -sitting with you gals and coming up with solutions to all the world's problems. I dont know why we aren't collectively running the country.
Thankyou for hosting the perfect Saturday get together. Can't wait to do it again. It must be my turn to host next time!
Was a lovely day Val thanks a lot for hosting ....
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