Sunday, 10 July 2016


At the end of June over 2000 catholic educators travelled to Perth to attend the National Catholic Education Commission Conference.
This conference is held every four years.

This year our diocese put in a proposal to present at the conference. We were successful. I assisted the team in putting together a paper for the conference which is why I was asked to attend.

The conference was amazing 3 1/2 days of amazing speakers and networking.

It was special for me as I reconnected with three principals whom I went to uni with back in the day.

My dads family is all in WA so I was able to meet up with a couple of my family which was terrific as well.

I must let you all know that my final assignment received a credit mark. This has lifted a huge weight off my shoulders and life can resume again. After 7 years of studying I come away with a
Graduate Diploma in Religious Education
Masters of Educational Leadership.

I have been absent from swaps so in 2017 I will be signing up again.

This Friday my middle daughter turns 18 and this mother in her madness is allowing her to have a party! So the beef, gravy and rolls have been ordered so too has the cake. My neighbours are all invited and are supplying some wood and fire buckets to keep us all warm.

Hopefully we will survive.

This weekend I have also had some sewing progress. Playing with fabric and rulers and my sewing machine has been so good. (The app on my phone is not allowing me to post photos so I have to post one later).

Thanks for dropping by..... Simone

Saturday, 2 July 2016


Last night I joined the girls for an evening of sewing. 
I didn't pick up a sewing Berle but I did pick up a set of circular needles and some yarn. 

A new pair of socks are in the pipeline 

I have been travelling again and headed to Perth for a conference I will come back later and fill you all in. 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Just checking in

This weekend is my last weekend as an official Uni student. After spending the past seven years, A Graduate Diploma of Religious Education and nearly A Masters
Of Educational Leadership my studying will be done. 

I am so looking forward to getting back in to my sewing and all things I love that are handmade. 

This is a photo of my daughter Talia front row hands in blazer pocket. 
The heading was OHL 2K16. For the life of me I did not know what OHL was. Well when I was told it ending up being Olympic Handball League!!! These year 12 friends spend recess and lunch playing handball. Gosh I used ton play handball when I was in primary too. 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

It has been a while since I have posted. Not much has been happening. 

My eldest daughter turned 21 on Mothers Day. She came home to celebrate with us. 

I have not done any sewing as there is an essay looming and with only 500 words remaining this has been my focus. 

I have been travelling ( that's not new). I visited my four schools in the one week. 
Travelling 1400 km over five days. 
Home-Trundle - home 
Home-Nyngan - Trangie- home (overnight trip)
Home-hay-home (overnight trip)

Our street has a new baby so I knitted my first pair of booties. 

I am in Orange today and tomorrow's focus is finalising this essay. Then the return to all things with needle and thread can return. 

Thanks for dropping by..... Simone

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Tripping Overseas

Yesterday a friend and I took our daughters over to Sydney. We went via Bathurst and had lunch at Sweet Caramel. It is owned by the people who used to own the restaurant at the Forbes Inn. It certainly was delicious.

We travelled into Sydney where we booked in.

Tracy and I stayed the night at the Stamford right near the airport.

The girls had dinner with us and when it was time to go we took them to the budget Ibis and have them to their teachers.

20 children and 3 adults were heading off to Cambodia and Vietnam for a school trip
Was a teary goodbye ( I was the only one crying)!

The girls sent messages during the night. I got the wake up call at 5:30. The girls were on the move.

Thankfully they were super excited to be heading off wearing their green shirts on this their first flight, six to go!

I updated and ended up buying the flight tracker app so Tracy and I could watch the girls. Fly out.

This is their flight path.

They should arrive is Saigon at 7pm est.

Can't wait to hear from her, when she gets wifi