Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Congratulations and Celebrations

Congratulations to winner, Gill who will soon receive her own traditional bilum and wooden wall hanging from Papua New Guinea.. The selection of a winner was a serious process, with all entries' names placed in the bilum and one chosen.

Thanks to the eight followers who entered – perhaps the prize wasn’t to everyone’s liking, but these items were made with love, pride and generosity in far more difficult conditions than we can imagine. Please remember that this week is International Anti-Poverty Week.

Congratulations too to all who participated in the Hunter Homeless Connect Day Sleepout and event this week. I survived only because I had a really great swag to sleep in – it was a very cold night. Thanks to fellow Rotarians who joined the District 9670 team in the sleepout and to my wonderful club, Rotary Club of Wallsend-Maryland who fed all the homeless pretenders on the night. Special thanks to all my family, friends and the Lemon Grove Hotel, Wallsend who sponsored me - the total raised on the night was in excess of $23,000 in sponsorship, with more pledges to come in . It looks as though we all had fun, but that was because we knew it was only for one night!

Celebrations for Jim’s birthday were enjoyed by the family this week – a simple dinner with chocolate birthday cake, the favourite of the younger family members!

Celebrations, too this week for my first Etsy sale in a while. I made these green fairy and leprechaun shoes for a special order.

 Congratulations too to those who have worked towards the canonisation of Sister Mary McKillop, now Saint Mary of the Cross - first Australian Catholic saint.

I wish everyone a week of congratulations and celebrations. 


  1. Congratulations to Jill and happy birthday to Jim! Congratulations on your Etsy sale!

  2. Congratulations to the winner. And also to you for this Etsy sale, and of course I keep following your blog.

  3. Wilma,
    It was great to see your photo's of your sleep over...!

    We are very close in age..I will be hitting the big birthday in January.

    Nice to your part of the world.
    My son was in Auzzie land when he left college. He was in Sydney at the beach for 6 months. He taught children to swim. He loved it. And he loved the people so much..and their love for their children!


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