Friday, October 23, 2009

I enjoyed meeting some more nice people.

Hello there.. this morning I again joined with the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce as they held a Pink Ribbon fund raiser for Breast Cancer. We listened as two cancer survivors told their stories. One lady had fought the battle and won against breast cancer while another is bravely fighting lymphoma.. and doing a great job along the way. The committee very kindly asked me to say a few words about the Boutique and i was happy to tell the ladies (and a few men) about how we help our ladies to get back to normality after their surgery. So it's a big thank you to Hillary from Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to speak this morning.

Talk soon.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Think Pink in Racecourse Road

Hello there ladies. Well I am back from Melbourne from my Grand Mother's funeral.. and life goes on. This morning Mark and i attended a fundraiser for Chicks in Pink at the Lido in Racecourse Road at Ascot. Lido owner Bev has been an enthusiastic supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness and again came to the party this morning with a special brunch with funds going to the Mater Hospital's Chicks in Pink. If you're looking for a place to dine in Brisbane's north, I can heartily recommend the Lido. Here is a picture of me with Bev (in the middle) and Helen from Chicks in Pink.
Talk soon


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A sad ending to a day that started out so well!

Wow! Can't life turn around so fast. Yesterday morning I was enjoying breakfast with the Lord Mayor in Brisbane. The day looked full of promise and opportunities. And then just after lunch I received a call from Melbourne. Grace Fisher was very ill. Come now! My husband Mark jumped into gear and booked me onto a flight to Melbourne later in the afternoon. Just enough time for him to race me home, pack a small bag and get me to the airport. As I sat waiting for my flight to be called, I thought about my long relationship with Grace. You see, she was my Grandmother and someone whom I loved very much. I thought of my teenage years when I lived with her in Melbourne and all of the things we used to do. As I grew to become an adult and then a mother myself I still took time out to travel to Melbourne to see her. Ours was a mother-daughter relationship. So very special.

My plane lands after an eternity in the sky; John waits in his car and we race to the hospital.... unfortunately we get there 5 minutes too late. My loving Grandmother Grace was gone. Now 24 hours and countless tears later, I realise yet again what a gift life is. Yes my Nanna is gone, but she will live forever in my heart and in my memories. She was blessed with 95 years to live out her life and like us all, she faced her joys and challenges with a strong heart.

Vale Grace Fisher.. gone but not forgotten.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sad news at Mike Ahern's Passing

If you grew up in Brisbane in the late 60s/early 70s then you would remember Mike Ahern from radio 4BC. Mike was a hero DJ to a generation of Brisbane Baby Boomers. My husband Mark has fond memories of doing his home work listening to Mike on the radio spinning Beatles records. It is hard to imagine now that Mike and his fellow DJ's had a cult like following from the teenagers of the day. Mike passed away early in the morning of October 5 in England after a battle with cancer. He was in Australia earlier in the year and I had the pleasure to join with him and Mark for lunch. He started his career on Radio Caroline in the UK and was able to broadcast again from a Pirate Radio reunion just recently.


What an interesting breakfast!

Hello friends. I have just come from a breakfast meeting of the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce. There I met some interesting people and had a chance to chat to our Lord Mayor, Campbell Newman before he spoke on his vision for Brisbane for the next 20 years. Of course October is Breast Cancer Month and I would ask that you get behind your local fund raising event to help raise funds to fight this insidious disease. At the boutique we have some decorated bras on display in the window, so if you're passing by, please stop and have a look. Talk again soon.