Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wow! Where did September go????????????

I can't believe it has been a month since I last posted on my blog! So much has been going on, where do I start?

My wonderful husband celebrated his 40th birthday, with a lovely party at home and the remainder of the night (and in to the wee hours of the morning!!!) at the Burswood Casino. It was alot of fun but I was disappointed in to the state our casino has fallen in to. Certainly not the opulence of the early days.

My children have all been busy with sporting activities. Courtneys team took out the netball premiership for the second year running, what a nail biting game that one was!! The girls are all playing so well together.

I was lucky enough to spend the two days of their sporting carnival with them, Courtney took out the Gold medal for her year and Madison took out the silver in her year! One very proud Mum.

At present the kids are all on school holidays, apart from Jess who has left school and is now in full time employment. A much better situation for her and she is a much happier person. Things are so much calmer at home now, school just does not agree with some kids and I think it is time the Government realised that! Kids who are not happy at school are disruptive for teachers and other students, alternatives need to be found.

I have been painting up a storm and loving every moment of it!!! I have also been getting stuck in to making some jewellery using the bezels we got in to the shop. Sooooo much fun!

We are working feverishly getting ready for a couple of Perth events, Subiaco Craft Fair and Perth Upmarket. Check them out if you are in Perth, or visiting.

Still having head aches with our blasted website, but it is out of my hands. We are changing providers to have more reliability but the changeover has proven rather problematic. At the moment the shop can still be accessed, and our new providers are working on getting everything else up.

While on the subject of the shop, we have a pretty awesome sale on at the moment! Go on over and check it out! Sale ends Saturday, so be quick!!!

Retreat bookings are coming along well, with several classes close to full. Unfortunately with the website down, bookings have slowed, but we know we are going to get a flood once it opens up again.

Plans for 2010 are coming along nicely, we have been in discussion with quite a few US Artists and the line up is going to amaze you. More tutors than ever before, with some fantastically talented artists.

Finally, big congratulations to two lovely ladies, Jhodi and Lisa, who have both recently had little bundles of joy! Jhodi had a beautiful baby girl and Lisa had a bouncing baby boy. And I know that Karen is due any day now (or already had her baby!!!), so Karen, congratulations on your new baby boy! Don't you just love new babies????
Will post some more tomorrow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo
First of all thanks for your good wishes and secondly congrats on the nearly full classes. I am sure your internet problems will sort themselves out soon. And finally thank you to you and Jacky and everyone in the tuesday night class and the wed morning class for my exquisite Baby Art journal. It takes my breath away and makes me feel very special. Lisa Crofts xxx