Well it's nice to be back, I must say I miss posting, but my eye has been giving me curry and finally there seems to be some settling of it in sight. Turns out I have had an allergic reaction to who knows what and it has been very painful and hanging on like you would not believe. I went back to the specialist yesterday as it flaired up again on Sunday and was as bad as it was in the beginning, aghh!! I just hate having anything wrong with me that slows down what I want to do. So the serious business, on the right are my girls on Friday afternoon on our balcony in Brisbane. We had a cheese platter and some champers before we headed of to Southbank for dinner. We found the nicest Italian Restaurant and I had the most amazing pasta with gorgonzola and white wine sauce so yum. On Saturday we went to a Fashion Museum that was being held in the King George Square. Oh my goodness did we really dress like this at one time, unfortunately yes we did.
It was interesting to see how much fashion has changed in the last decade let alone the last 150 years. The wedding dress above is only from last year and the gorgeous (tongue in cheek) blue number was actually worn by the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane Sally Anne Atkinson in the 80's, what was she thinking!!!!! Some of the really old dresses were interesting, how did women ever manage to get through a day here in the summer is beyond me. Layers and buttons and girdles oh my. Glad I'm a 1900's child is all I can say. The view from our balcony at night over the Brisbane River and the new Brisbane Eye was pretty spectacular. I even managed to scream and heavy breathe my way round several times on the Friday night. Amazing what a few champagnes do for me. I am so scared of heights and even though this thing isn't that high it was enough for me to start hyper ventilating. Girls thought it was very funny and took video which I do not want to watch, and photos of me panting and tearing up so silly. Today I am off to work, yep can you believe it. I have only worked 12months, which was last year on contract for a lady who had gone off to start a school on an island off the top of Australia, since Ashleigh & Danielle were in year 3. That's about 11 years ago, and was also for a year on contract. Before that I hadn't worked since Alicia was in Kindy, so like another 7 years. I have been really fortunate that Adrian has earnt enough money for me to be home with the children. There is good and bad in that. Good taht I got to be with the kids whenever they were sick, on holidays, on special days at school, all that kind of thing, bad, that after about 18 years of not working what skills do I have to market myself with. Yeah I know I am the doctor, accountant, time management expert, chef, taxi & bus driver all that stuff but on a resume, well home duties with the kids doesn't rate too high. I got the job I am going to today because I volunteered at the centre first. I loved the time I spent there and then went off on my trip to Europe, so was ready to leave. I'm just doing a few hours for them today as someone is needed out of the office. I will enjoy catching up with all the African ladies and the kids and the volunteers. We have the most amazing bunch of volunteers anywhere. They are so kind and generous, so I am looking forward to my big day out.