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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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Thursday, 18 September 2014

No Gong for me this year.....

Last night was the "Oscars" of the educational world - the Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAS14) - and my history title was shortlisted, which is quite an achievement.  Unfortunately, though,  I did not win.  C'est la vie.

It was a fun night, nevertheless, and one of our Primary school titles did win, which is really great, so all was not doom and gloom.

The awards ceremony was held in The Queen's room of the State Library of Victoria - a gorgeous Victorian (as in the Queen) building.  I had never been in this part of the library before, so it was a treat to be there.








Beautiful building, isn't it?
Now, a couple of reminders.....
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and on this one if you want to join in the fun of the Swapaway which Kim and I are hosting.



hugs,

15 comments:

shez said...

wow Kaye it is a stunning building,thankyou for sharing.xx

Melody said...

What a wonderful venue and congratulations on being short listed.

Frances N said...

Wow--that is a gorgeous building and I'm sure you enjoyed being there and exploring! I'm sorry your book didn't win, but you still had a lovely honor! It must have been a fun evening! Congrats!

Margaret said...

Sorry your title didn't win, but at least one of the books did. Beautiful building! Looks like a fun night.

Barb said...

What a beautiful building! You should be proud for the nomination.

Pull the other thread said...

Sorry to hear your book didn't win but what an achievement to be nominated. Such a stunning building. Love how Liberty turned out.

Justine said...

Congratulations on your nomination! Looks like you had a lovely evening in beautiful surroundings.

cucki said...

Congrats in your nomination dear...it's such a lovely place..
Hugs xx

Thoeria said...

What an amazing accomplishment Kaye!! Well done !! xx

KimM said...

An amazing accomplishment. Congrats - and the building is so beautiful! Take care -
xxx

Carol said...

How wonderful to even be nominated, Kaye!! Congratulations! The venue is so beautiful--love those piles of ribbon-tied books on the tables.

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

Sorry that you didn't win this year but the beautiful building is a good consolation prize!

Linda said...

Toes crossed so you win next year Kaye.

Linda

Mouse said...

sorry you didn't get a gong ... love the architecture of the building you were in.. and love the ribbon round those books too :) love mouse xxxx

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching and that building looks stunning

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