Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A working Class Girl

Hey Ya'll
Long time no post!!
I have been a little slack in the blogging arena over the past week or so, very little computer time at all really.
There are so many things going on in my life at the moment & its all rather positive stuff.

First up
I have literally fallen back into the work force. After almost 3 years as a stay at home domestic goddess/family slave, LOL, I have stumbled into the most perfect hairdressing job on the planet. In case you didn't know I have been a hairdresser for the past 24 years with a few brief breaks in between babies.
I am working one day a week at the moment & only doing school hours which means I don't need any after school care or long day care for my kids. In the new year once my little one goes to "big school" I will take on an extra couple of days, but still only school hours. I can't believe my luck.
 This story gets better though, the shopping centre that the salon is in, is located right next door to the school I will be sending my 2 little kids to next convenience!!!!

Dream child no2 has been successful in securing herself a hairdressing apprenticeship. She finishes her final exam on Friday for her school certificate & starts her hairdressing career on Saturday.
 No time like the present hey!!
 Once again there is a fantastic convenience factor to this story, its at the same salon I work at. We obtained the jobs independently of one another, I hadn't even started working there when she was selected for the position.
I have to say I am very very proud of her as she was the youngest applicant for the job & over 100 people applied for the position.
 She will be able to do my hair soon...YAY!!!!

My little one goes to big school next year & had her first kindergarten orientation this week. She went off without even an inkling of hesitation & was so happy when I picked her.I am wrapped to know she is going to settle in so easily.

I am transferring my son to the same school next year to start Yr 4 & he also had an orientation day this week.He had such a fantastic time & has already planned to join the drum classes, gymnastics squad & the gardening group. He made new friends in the first hour & we came home with phone numbers to organise play dates.

Its great to see your kids with big smiles even though you are changing their world in such a major way.I have to say, this new school really is lovely, with so many extra curricular activities to choose from, how could they not be happy.

I'm in the middle of baking a mud cake for my fabulous dads birthday, chocolate mud cake, wheat & dairy free of course, but delicious beyond belief.
 Now as a good daughter I could never reveal his age, but like every girl I have to say he is definitely the "bestest" dad a girl could ever have. We do like to keep him on a pedestal and in my 40 years of life he has never fallen off it...not even once.

Happy birthday Dad xxx

Now enough raving about my currently happy world, what have you all been up to lately?

Has anyone started preparing for Xmas yet, its definitely creeping up fast!!

Trish xxx


Beautiful House said...

I was wondering where you were Trish, what fabulous news, and both at the same salon. Good news about the new school too, its such a relief when they settle well and make new friends.x

Brooke said...

Hi Trish! Wonderful to hear that things are going so well. Enjoy your return to the world of 9 to 5!

Jamie said...

Sounds like alot of exciting stuff is happening in your world Trishy! well done on the job and well done to your daughter as well! must be a very proud mum. :)


Melinda said...

What a week - great news on the family front and exciting going back to work. I can't wait for our reno to finish so I can get into something I love doing. How's the house plans and DA coming along? When do you start?

The Decorating Emporium said...

I just sent our middle child off to Prep Orientation this week. He didn't even say goodbye to me! Whilst some would find this terribly sad, I am so grateful that he is so independent, confident and resilient, that I couldn't help but be proud.

Great news at your place, Trish. Now we just need to get that house moving!


Kym said...

Wow congrats Trish. It's amazing when such wonderful things come around. You must be so proud of dream child no 2. Well done to her!
Enjoy your weekend X

Mimi said...

Congratulations Trish and to your daughter. I have been looking out for your posts I can see why you have not posted, you have had a really busy time and all of it is fantastic news, well done, have a lovely weekend. Mimi xx

Ez said...

Oh dear...I dont know if its because ive had a lack of sleep this weekend or because I'm such a proud aunty/sister/daughter but this post gave me a little tear! lol

Congrats to both you and Kiddie no. 2 and so glad the littlies are loving their new school!

Dad's b-day was such a great night! that was a fan-freaking-tastic cake! I took a piece home to Marty and dropped one into Wyl on the way home! lol


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