All posts tagged: Flourish

Attention Women!

This is a quick little post to let you know about something truly AWESOME that my church does.  Every year there’s this women’s day called Flourish which, incidentally, has grown to become the BIGGEST WOMEN’S EVENT IN THE STATE!  Around 450-500 women are attending each year. It’s a day designed purely for women to enjoy, to feel important and loved, to get inspired and to take time out from the hustle and bustle of life.  And it’s definitely not religious and churchy like some might assume.  It’s for EVERY woman. You will be spoilt, entertained (last year Reuben Koops made a guest appearance!), fed (scrummy lunch and snacks included) – you will even have the chance to shop at the Flourish handmade market!  There’s always an excellent keynote speaker flown in from interstate, speaking on relevant topics with the potential to really encourage you and change your life.  This year Karen Wilson will speak on what it means to be genuine – she’s titled it ‘Inside Out’. I’m on the Flourish organising committee and it’s …

First World Problems

What dress should I wear? I was standing in front of my wardrobe deliberating over my outfit for a special occasion. Do I go the navy blue slip dress with the white polka-dots?  Or the floral cotton dress in watermelon and peach?  Perhaps something more classic, like that black dress that buttons up the back and falls below the knee, with a tan leather belt at the waist? When I added the decision of what shoes, what cardi, what jewellery and whether to bare-leg it or go for some stockings (patterned or plain?), I was breaking a sweat and snapping at the hubby, whose monosyllabic grunts were not helping, I might add. Then, a distinct moment of clarity. My eyes scanned left to right, taking in the volumes of fabric.  I counted them: 26 dresses.  And I couldn’t find ONE to wear that day. First World Problem. Like when you forget to put your electric blanket on before bed. When the closest parking spot is a whole two blocks from your destination (and then there’s …