Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Hunt for Pink October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And October every year, we get involved in a round of fund raising activities to help this important cause. Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce host a Breast Cancer Breakfast every year as do the Lido Restaurant in Ascot run a lunch and a lot of other organisations. The idea behind all of these is fundraising and a lot of fun along the way.

Here at the Boutique, we always make it a point of attending at least one every week during the month when we can .. and always take a gift voucher to the various raffles.

And as usual.. Mark is there with me.. and with his camera. A great month all around!

With Councillor Norm Wyndham at BNCC breakfast.
With Dr Jane Propsting at the Lido lunch.
Dressed in Pink for a fund raiser dinner at Coorparoo College
The lovely Sandy from Cancer Council Qld and her husband Scott at Coorparoo.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sometimes you need to take 5 minutes out of your day.

Hurrying around getting ready for work this morning when I hear Mark calling from the studio. Seems he is trying to set it up for a shoot today and Chloe our dog is in his way. Can I come and remove the pooch?

Well.. yes I can.. but then.. how about a quick photo first.  This is the stuff memories are made of.. and it only took 5 minutes from what will be a busy day...

Chloe after a haircut with me.

Friday, October 10, 2014

It's October again, breast cancer awareness month.

As every October comes around, I always pause to reflect on the women who soldier on with their breast cancer journey. At a breakfast this morning hosted by the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce (of which I am a member) a speaker from Cancer Council QLD was saying that the 5 year survival rate for breast cancer is now 97%.

An amazing figure. But it still means that 3% will not be here.. and my heart goes out to them and the ones they leave behind! Never mind, I want to be positive.. it is October and we will be attending several fund raisers this month, including one run by Bev from The Lido Restaurant in racecourse Road at Ascot. Check out Lido on Face Book and get yourself along there. It will be lots of fun and is f course, all for a good cause.

Councillor Norm Wyndham at our display this morning.

And my good mate Bev from the Lido in Ascot.

Whichever fundraiser you attend the month (and there are many) dig deep as 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer. We need to nail this disease once and for all! Surely it can be done!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wow! 10 years ago today.....

With September being such a busy month at the Boutique, we nearly forgot today, October 1. You see it was 10 years ago today that Mark and I purchased the shop from its previous owners. Before that I had been managing the boutique and when the opportunity arose.. well Mark said "Go for it girl!"

And as today has rolled along we have had a few special guest drop in to say hello, including our bank manager (the cheque is in the mail Aaron) and councillor David McLachlan, our local government representative in the area. Here's looking forward to another 10 years.. then perhaps retirement. Or perhaps.. not!

Me with Aaron Sayers our Bendigo Bank Manager.

David McLachlan (who opened the Clayfield shop in 2012)