Out with the girls for Karaoke. Good night had by all!
Submitted my manuscript "Finding the joy within" for the Stanner Award with AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies).
Continued working with Marra Dreaming (Board of Management meeting).
Gave a speech at SA Link-Up to commemorate the 3rd Anniversary of National Apology Checkout my blog post
Out with the Marra Dreaming girls, birthday dinner night!
|Marra Dreaming mob at Clipsal 500|
Mum and I watched my 14 yo son Jordan compete at his Eudunda Area School Sports Day!
Jai started soccer training and games for Andrews Farm Soccer Club!
I had a pampering beauty session at Elizabeth TAFE! Ahhhh!
School holidays! Fun, Fun, Fun!
My little niece was born!
Lunch with my work team mates! Even though on LS Leave I couldn't resist a catch-up!
Quiet Easter at home!
Had a devastating phone call that my brother that I was yet to meet had passed away!
Went to a "Red Faces" funny night out with the girls! Laughs all round!
Mothers Day - well that was an interesting lesson!
My 3 beautiful nieces and my great niece and nephew came down from QLD for a week to visit my Mum!
Keiths birthday - came and went.
Lovely lunch with a girlfriend at the "Watershed" in Salisbury! Lovely feed and friendship and lots of unexpected laughs!
Attended a funeral of a dear writing friend who took her own life. Inspired to keep on gardening and get my book published in her memory!
Undertook a exciting project at Marra Dreaming that is yet to be unveiled!
Massage for me! Ahhh!
Speech at Tarndarnyanga - Adelaide for National Sorry Day speech. Check out my blog post!
Had Violets 5th birthday party!
Back to work! Hi ho, hi ho it's off to work I go!
Violet started school! Oh my last little baby is growing up. ;(
Washing machine decided to take a long term break! Ouch said the bank account!
Went to Coffs Harbour for my brothers Memorial Service! Thank you SA Link-Up.
Attended the "2011 Alcohol and Tobacco and other drugs Aboriginal Workers Conference" at Barossa Novatel. Very informative conference!
Attended Lord Mayor’s Morning Tea and the 2011 NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration) Awards and Flag Raising Ceremony.
Attended Statewide women's health Aboriginal womens meeting with "Bilawara Lee". Fantastic!
Violet graduated from Kindergarten! Yehhh!
Attended the NAIDOC Ball this year with Keith (shock / horror) at Adelaide Festival Theatre. Great entertainment and night!
School holidays yet again!
Mum moved to my brothers!
“Our Metro Mob” exhibition was cancelled this year! :( My big project, still on the boil for another day!
Attended UniSA Open Day!
Started attending Aboriginal Women's Leadership workshops through Relationships Australia! Very helpful and insightful!
Been a year since started going to Marra Dreaming. Wow how time flys!
Mum came with us when we went to Jai's Andrews Farm Soccer Club and trophy presentation day!
|Keith and kids - Goolwa Holiday|
Helped mum through a rough patch and helped her move into a Nursing Home!
Jai met his big brother Gordy for the 1st time!
Attended a 1 week training workshop at the "Koolunga Aboriginal Writers Retreat". Met some fantastic people and learnt sooooo much! Thank you for this great writing opportunity Ali, you lit the fire in my belly again!
Submitted my manuscript "Finding the joy within" to the South Australian Wakefield Press Unpublished manuscript award! (Still eagerly awaiting results).
Went to Semaphore beach with the family and Gordy and Lorelle!
|Soon to be in our naughty 40's|
|Me, Jazz and Lowitja!|
Mum's in hospital again. :(
Attended Kaurna Plains 25th Anniversary celebrations!
Attended the Australian of the Year 2012 awards with Mr John Browne! Very humbling experience, I witnessed that there are some completely dedicated individuals in this world who give 100% without expectation of returns! Amazing!
Attended my neighbours daughters 18th (alcohol free) Bday party! Very different and fun experience, nice fun filled night!
Attended a family funeral. :( Sad sad day!
Was accepted and attended a 1 week "Curatorial Art Workshop". Absolutely amazing learning and networking experience! Brilliant and inspiring, kick started the desire to continue with my art work too!
Exhibited my "Inner Scents" painting again and this time it sold. :) Happy much! lol!
Attended Violet's Reading Superstar Assembly with Mum! What a proud moment for us all!
|Big Boy "Oliver"~ RIP|
Due to my above temporary illness I missed 3 of my most looked forward to festive season events, my work Christmas party, Marra Dreaming Christmas party and my ISS work team Christmas dinner.
Went to a small Christmas Carols event held at Marra Dreaming, organised by my close friend Mary Graham. Lovely night with lovely company!
Well that was the year that was, many lessons learned! Check out Joy's 2011 Lesson in a Nutshell for my shortened version of insights!
Until next time :) Joy