Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The last few months have been incredibly busy with my business stepping up a notch. It has been a challenging juggle attempting to fit around the kids, who are only in daycare two days a week. It has meant many late nights of working once the kids go to sleep and a few boring weekends, but these are the things you have to do if you want to run a business and have a good balance with kids.
While I am not actively looking for work, the work seems to be finding me at the moment. I guess a nice position to be in, but it is often hard to say no too.
But I have been lucky that I know so many wonderful professionals that I have been able to refer a lot of the work to that I can't take on.
For anyone considering marcoms or PR consulting or freelancing, there is an abundance of work out there and doesn't seem to be letting up.
It just shows how valuable your network of contacts are!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Many are excited that a woman is finally running the country. This certainly is history in the making! What remains to be seen though once all the excitement has settled, is whether she is the right person to lead this country and whether she can keep Labor in power once election time comes around ........... which could be as early as August.
Rightly so, Gillard is keen to be elected by the Australian public to make it official - and it will be interesting to see if she does. There are of course many differing opinions across the country - I think that many are still in complete shock and not sure what to make of it all yet.
KRudd gave the most emotional speech of his life in his farewell to the Australian public. Whether you like or dislike him, you would have to have a heart of steel not to feel a little sorry for him. Not the way you want to lose your job!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
There was a segment this morning on Sunrise about fate vs coincidence that got me thinking. They picked the worst example ever to demonstrate fate - even Mel and Kochie had to ask what fate was involved. Some guy met some girl ...... blah, blah, blah. After he proposed to her he got a phone call from her relatives in the US - they had never called that number before and didn't know he was proposing. Pathetic example of fate. So I wanted to share my fate story as I feel it warrants sharing ........
I never really believed in fate until something happened to me a number of years ago. I went on a trip to the US for work and spent a weekend in San Francisco. In the lead up to my trip I had been wanting to get in contact with one of my close friends who moved to New York from Australia a number of years beforehand to see if by chance he would be on the other side of the country, but I never got around to it. I hadn’t seen or spoken to him in years.
Once I arrived at San Francisco airport I was on my way to get a hire car, when there in front of me was a limo driver with a sign with someone’s name on it – and it was my friend’s name (but only with the first name as an initial). Normally there are heaps of drivers with names waiting for passengers but there was only ONE.
I went up to the driver and asked him what the passengers name was and he didn’t know but said the flight was coming from Salt Lake City. So I went on my way thinking it couldn’t be him.
When we were driving something was still eating away at me so I called my friend and got his voicemail so left a message. 15 minutes later I got a call and it was him in San Francisco airport …….. and our flights arrived at about the same time. I was excited beyond belief - what are the chances!
We spent all weekend catching up on old times. It was the first time I truly believed in fate! And in case you were thinking ........ this is no love story! ;0)
So what do you think - fate or a huge coincidence?
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
That and dreams of lying on the beach, cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I always get excited about a new Jack album, but have to admit that I'm not overly impressed with the first single 'You and Your Heart'. Certainly no 'Bubble Toes'!
But I am sure I will love the album all the same!
Hopefully an Australian tour is on the cards. I need a Jack fix!
Jackson moved from daycare to pre-school in February and of course a few weeks later I took on a contract. This now means Jackson has school holidays off. I am sure he can be kept entertained with his train set, the odd movie and drawing/painting. Let's hope!
At least Madeline is in daycare - she is the more demanding one!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Madeline is about to start in daycare two days a week .......... it's time! No fun for her crawling around and entertaining herself while I work.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
So can he ever regain his career after this? His reputation has been severely tarnished and sponsors have run 500 miles in the other direction. Can good sporting prowess alone get him back on track to become a golfing legend again?
I guess only time will tell ............ and whether he ever comes out of hiding.
Citizenship and Australia Day honour ceremonies in the Court House kicked off festivities, celebrating the new and outstanding members within our community.
The grand parade transformed the main street through Berrima into a centre stage for the local community to show off its best – marching bands, vintage car clubs, rural fire service among other groups marched proudly. Berrima’s Australia Day celebrations certainly know how to gather patriotic crowds.
Other activities kept the crowds fed and entertained all day, with many food and market stalls, music by the Correction Services band and my son’s favourite – the animal barnyard.
With temperatures rising to the mid-30s, water and shade were in demand!
A great day was had by all, with many heading to the Surveyor General to celebrate with a nice cold beer or three in true Australia Day style.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Last year was a massive year for the Keens - we relocated from Sydney to Mittagong, had Madeline (now nine months), Paul changed jobs, my dad had two heart attacks and we finally got rid of our Kennards Hire fence! Eventful to say the least!
I am hoping 2010 will be little less eventful .......... but fantastic all the same!