Every so often I come across someone who really inspires me. This could be through work, socially, someone from my past or someone I find out about through reading about or listening to.
I have been very lucky throughout every part of my life that there has been someone there behind me, pushing me, challenging me, making me laugh and giving me something to aspire to. These people come to me in many different ways and most are ordinary, every day people just living their lives.
I always come away from these moments feeling lighter, calmer, happier and like a little bit of sparkle has been dropped into my being.
Frocktober Canberra needs your help – please share this with all your networks.October is nearly over and time is running out for us to make a difference in the lives of women in Australia who are suffering from Ovarian Cancer.This has been an amazing month and Canberra has been so creative and so generous.Before it’s Frocks Off time – join in the celebration at the Frocktober Finale party this Sunday.
When: 30 October 2010
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: CWA Hall & Gardens
7 Myack Street, Berridale, NSW
Contact: Ann Simpson
Cost: Tickets are $30 and includes all food, tea, coffee and a glass of bubbly on arrival. (Fundraiser)
Audience: Over 18
As part of the ongoing fundraising efforts to assist women on the Monaro battling cancer, Berridale is holding a traditional and stylish Afternoon Tea on behalf of the Cancer Council and in particular their very successful Girls Nite In fundraising arm.
The day will be held at the Berridale CWA Hall and gardens on 30 October 2010 commencing at 2pm and finishing at 5pm.
Throughout the day we will serve all of the traditional delicacies of afternoon tea as well as hold
RAFFLES & LUCKY DOOR PRIZE
AVON PAMPER BAR
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY
planting commemorative Jane McGrath rose bushes in the CWA garden in tribute to the brave ladies on the Monaro and in particular Berridale who have battled or passed away from cancer.
Tickets are $30 and includes all food, tea, coffee and a glass of bubbly on arrival.
Tickets can be purcahsed NOW from Berridale Post Office, Berridale Trading Co, Trading In Design, Snowy River Real Estate and Snowy River Winery
Register4 is Australia's first online community for volunteer breast cancer research participants. Its helps researchers spend less time and money recruiting volunteers, so they can spend more time finding better preventative measures and a cure.
They are looking for all kinds of individuals (you don't have to be affected by breast cancer) from all different walks of life. Once you sign up if you are suitable for a research project they will get in touch with you. Easy.
Not so very long ago the very talented and gorgeous Sharni from Sharnanigans had an idea to put together a 'Sex and the Country' photoshoot in Hay, NSW, or the One Horse Town as Sharni refers to it. The photoshoot would celebrate meeting online friends and to show you can have an amazing time no matter where you live. Using professional photographers and stylists Sharni was able to realise her dream.
Sharni is also taking the Couch to 5k running program in an effort to raise money for The Afgans Womens Writing Project which is an issue close to her heart. The AWWP helps women in Afghanistan have a voice, to be heard , to make sense of their world through the powerful tool of writing.
Saturday and Sunday 23-24 October 2010 10am - 4.30pm Australia's Open Garden Scheme - Mullamuddy Park and Riverlea (near Mudgee)
Guided walk with Micael Bligh at 2pm each day
Parkland setting for contemporary house with flowing borders of hardy cottage favourites
Grassed terrace, raised vegetable and herb gardens.
Funds raised for Kananda, Mudgee
I have been to a workshop conducted by Michael Bligh and it was the best garden experience I have had. It is well worth a visit to any garden that he has designed.
Directions: From Mudgee travel south on Castlereagh Hwy for 9.5km and turn right into Horse Flat Lane. Go further 1.5km. Access suitable for small buses.
Mediterranean style garden designed to provide spaces for relaxation and home grown produce on 3acres.
Collection of drought hardy salvias, rugosa roses, olives, grasses and clumping bamboos
Garden and jewellery stalls. Tea and lunches available.
Entry : $6
Funds raised for Mudgee Branch of CanAssist
Directions: From Mudgee travel south on Castlereagh Hwy for 17km to Riverlea Road on left. Garden is second house on the left, approximately 600m from highway.
Visiting beautiful gardens is a lovely way to spend the weekend if you get the chance. Visit the Australian Open Garden Scheme website to find out what gardens are open in your area - or make a weekend of it and pack your bags for a drive.
NSW Students are being asked to take the bull by the horns and turn their
rural tales into cash cows.
What is it and how it works
The Cream of the Crop Competition provides an innovative and fun tool for students to document and share with others their studies and story. The competition is open to students in NSW secondary and tertiary education institutions involved in agriculture, primary industries and natural resource management studies.
Check out last years Cream of the Crop finalists here
Just six weeks ago a local Canberra girl heard about this great cause and saw an opportunity to bring the awareness-raising celebration to the Nation’s Capital. With a small committee of eight volunteers, the Frocktober Canberra team have fresh and innovative ideas to boost knowledge and awareness of this cause throughout the Canberra community. Frocktober is all about: Increasing the public’s awareness of ovarian cancer, promoting women’s health and wellbeing andd celebrating the great diversity of shapes, sizes and colours women come in. Liebe Bluhm vintage is launching a gorgeous collection of vintage frocks, perfect for the dress-up season ahead. Enjoy a fashion parade, good music and have fun with friends. $10 at the door with all proceeds going to Frocktober, helping to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Best dressed frock and lucky door prizes. So come, frock up and support this great cause! For inquiries contact Megan 0401 482 789 or liebebluhm@livecom. Begins at 7.00pm – 9.00pm (parade starts at 7.30pm).