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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Friday, 4 July 2014

Wow! What a week!

Hello lovely bloggy friends,

So sorry I have been MIA this past ten days but oh, what a time it has been!

First, I must tell you my first big news - DS1 is engaged!  Yay!  A bit of a wonderful surprise to us but a very welcome one.


So, they made the announcement Sunday night at dinner and then we took her to the airport to go home to visit her parents in Taiwan for a few months!

DS1 will follow her in a couple of months to meet her parents who do not speak English and, of course, DS1 does not speak either Mandarin or Taiwanese!  We do not know when the wedding will take place yet but it will be in Taiwan, so looks like that is where our next big trip is going to be.  TraderVic and I and the whole family are delighted as she is a gorgeous girl.  My dear Dad was especially pleased - how lovely at 94 to have a grandson getting engaged.

Then yesterday morning, DS2 left on an overseas trip for FOUR MONTHS!  He is starting in Kuala Lumpur and then finishes in Copenhagen - visiting every place in between, I think.

I took him out for a mother/son lunch the day before he left.  He had the Big Breakfast and I had some yummy salads.  We had a really good chat, which was lovely.  I am going to miss him, as he is my "baby" (even though he is 21! lol!).



Then, on the work side of things - oh, so uberbusy, I am up to my ears in 1st page proofs of history books to correct plus this week has been our Winter Sales Meeting, so we had team bonding evenings, plus I had a big presentation to do to the Sales Team about a project I am working on.  So, I am a busy bee.

The WSM was held at the Intercontinental at the Rialto in Melbourne - it is in a gorgeous historic building on Collins Street.






On the team building night, we played tenpin bowling (and I wasn't too shabby, I got a strike and a couple of spares), laser skirmish and pool.  My friend and colleague, Marita (in the front holding the pool cue) won our game - yay!


Tomorrow is another work function, a fundraiser for The Smith Family - a Yarra Valley Winery Tour - gee, life is hard! lol!  I will take lots of pics and post on Sunday.

I have been stitching but I have not had time to take photos - that will have to be another post, too.

Now, those people who are awaiting on parcels and letters from me, I have been slow to get myself organised, I am sorry, but I promise I will get there.

Must dash, a train trip, work and those Year 8 chapters await me....

hugs,


20 comments:

shez said...

congrats on your awesome news Kaye.xx

Cath said...

Congrats to the happy couple and no wonder you have been MIA. Such a busy time for you. I understand what you mean about your youngest being your "baby" at 21. Mine is 23!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

valerie said...

How exciting Kaye! Congratulations to your son on his engagement and I am sure DS2 will have a lovely travel experience. Sounds like work is keeping you very busy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

gracie said...

So many exciting happenings! Take a deep breath....

Noela said...

Very exciting news with your son's engagement. No matter how old our children are, they are always our babies and we worry about their safety when they travel. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs....

Barb said...

Congratulations to your son, how exciting! How nice that you and your youngest son had some time together before he leaves.

Margaret said...

Congratulations to your DS1 and his fiancee! So exciting! And your youngest is only a year older than my youngest. Cool beans about his trip -- again, so exciting! Both are handsome guys too, and your future DIL is pretty!

Melody said...

Such lovely news. Your food looks delicious. Where did you eat?

cucki said...

Yayy great news :)
Me so happy for you
Big hugs x

Vickie said...

Wow! Congratulations! Such adventures for both sons. ;)

P.J. said...

Congratulations on your son's engagement! Wonderful news. Safe and fun travels to DS2. :) Looks like work fun to me.

AnaCristina said...

Congratulations!!

Linda said...

Great update Kaye. Congratulations to both boys. All your busyness makes me tired. LOL Looks like a fun time.

Linda

Sarah in Stitches said...

Congrats on your son's engagement! That's such exciting news. And your other son's trip sounds fantastic too. :D

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
COngratulations on your sons engament!!!! Also thank you for wishing me a happy birthday and good wishes on my blog!!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations to your son on his engagement. Your future daughter-in-law looks lovely, I guess you will all be learning a few words of Taiwanese now!

Hope your other son has a great time on his travels too.

Christine M said...

Congratulations to the happy couple. You must all be so excited!

Brigitte said...

Such great news about your sons. Congratulations on your son's engagement, they are a wonderful couple. And good luck to your other son on his trip. I was the same when I was at his age, I would have travelled the world if that had been possible for me at those times.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations to DS1 and his bride to be and safe travels to DS2, what an adventure! Don't work too hard Kaye :O)

Faith... said...

Congratulations on your family's wonderful news!

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