The girls and I packed up and headed into town on Friday. Ok – it wasn’t really town, but for this girl who hasn’t actually been to town since January it was as close as I was going to get. We were off to Barkly Women’s Day, which is an luncheon event I organise twice a year down at the Barkly Homestead – a roadhouse in the middle of nowhere, halfway between Camooweal and Tennant Creek on the Barkly Highway NT.
We had around 60 women attend the day. Most of them travel for at least 3 hours one way to attend or if you are a hard core attendee like my good friend Mrs Rumbo then you drive for about 7 hours across shitty roads to catch up with friends. And then there is our good old ex-cook, Aileen, who travelled for about 14 hours (one way) again this week to attend the day with all of her jewellery and shirts. Aileen brought her lovely friend and also collected Kristy on her way through Mt Isa. Thanks so much for coming Aileen.
Our guest speaker for the day was Kristy Withers from Incy Interiors. Kristy is an old friend of mine who I haven’t seen for many years, we figured out it must be over 7 years since we saw each other. I can’t even begin to tell you how great it was to catch up with this champion. Kristy is one of a kind, a hard worker who could turn her hand to anything. I sat listening to her talk with my mouth open, gobsmacked. I was learning so much about this girl who I considered to be a friend. She is just so modest and never really tells you what she is up to because she doesn’t want to bore you with details. So listening to her story opened my eyes to a whole new Kirsty. She has worked tirelessly to build Incy Interiors. She doesn’t just snap her fingers and things happen, she works hard, bloody hard, to make it all happen. Kristy has always been an inspiration to me, so stylish and beautiful – I may or may not have a girl crush on her – and she is just an all round top chick. Please head over to Incy Interiors and have a little read about her business. I can’t stop thinking about the fabulous weekend we just had and how great it was to catch up with her – and everyone else.
We ran the day a bit differently this time. We only had the one guest speaker which gave everyone loads of time to catch up, relax over a glass of bubbly and check out all of the beautiful wares that many of the women had on display. It was like a mini market. So many wonderful things to look at, from clothing, jewellery, skin care and home wares. My friend Mrs Gumnut was there with her Gumnut Designz which of course had everyone tripping over themselves to try on and take home. Do yourself a favour and head over to Gumnut Designz and check out her gorgeous range of 100% cotton clothing, for adults and children. You won’t be sorry. Guests were offered a drink on arrival and the opportunity to network with new and old friends.
The girls from KICS Katherine (Katherine Isolated Children’s Service) came all the way down to hold a playgroup for the children so the Mum’s could enjoy some time to themselves. We are so lucky to have these services available to help out at these functions. It is an opportunity for the children to mix with other kids and have a play, something they don’t get to do very often.
So here we go my friends, a new week. I really hope I can find some motivation this week. After all that has happened lately I seem to be lacking it. So lets start a fresh today. The boys go back to school and hopefully I can get my life back on track. Sort out my house and also the station kitchen. It is all systems go here now, the year is about to disappear before our very eyes.
A huge welcome to all of my new readers and thank you to everyone for your kind messages over the past couple of weeks. You have all been so lovely, I can’t believe how many wonderful people there are out there, people who I don’t even know. We really have built a little community here, at Miss Chardy, and I can’t thank you all enough for reading and supporting me. Thanks a million, you guys really do rock my world.
How was your weekend? Did you go anywhere exciting?
Did you catch up with old friends?
Can you please send me a good old fashioned dose of motivation?