September Newsletter #1

September 2020 with a Lighthouse picture

Hi, Welcome to my September Newsletter #1 (I’m being optimistic that there will be more than one). So these couple of weeks have been exciting.

Eye and Ear candy: My Cali bass has arrived yippee!!!! It sounds beautiful and looks amazing. Everything is just wonderful. When we get to travel to Europe again I’m planning on going to Gdansk, Poland to visit the Mayones factory to see where it was made.

Sewing Moments: I’ve been selected to be a pattern tester. I’m very excited about it. It’s for an independent pattern company, Tilly and the Buttons. I’m making a Sweater dress with puffy sleeves and pockets it should be fun. I can’t currently share the outcome as I have to wait for the pattern to be released.

Nerdiness: Everyone knows my passion for shoes. I’ve been checking out Ian’s Shoelace Site – Shoe Lacing Methods. There are 62 different ways to Lace your shoes on the site.

Play: I’ve been getting into the matchbox/hot wheels car racing thanks to 3botmaker racing. So I have brought some hot wheels kits and replicated it with my class at TAFE. We’ve been having a great time.

Sport: Motorsports are making up for lost time. Loving it. So much racing. WorldRX, F3, F2, F1, Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP and Australian Supercars. My favourite is the WorldRX maybe just maybe because of all the Nordics racing. Go Kevin!!!!

Music: Loving the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra best of performances that are being released every Thursday night. Also, love the Kalediscope Orchestra from the UK who have just come out with an album that they compiled during shutdown. They do amazing versions of pop and rock songs.

Virtual tours: As part of History Week She Saw is virtually travelling to visit statues of women from around the world. Releasing a new one every day between Saturday 5 September – Sunday 13 September 2020.

Coolness: IKEA catalogues from 1950-2020. Need I say anything more.

Keeping me sane: ARASHI in concert. This one is from 2012 and it is epic. So much fun.

Inspirational female: Florence McKenzie, the first female qualified electrical engineer. She studied at Sydney Technical College. Which just happens to be where I teach. She was amazing. I’m just so disappointed that I’ve only just come across her story. She was an absolute trailblazer. It is also such a shame that 100 years on it would still be hard to achieve what she did.

Thanks for reading this far.
Stay Brave and have fun.