I received a voucher of $1200 from BMW as a Christmas gift. A lovely present to be used at Verve Portraits.
Unfortunately I won’t use the voucher. My daughter is a professional photographer doing this type of business and has just done a portrait of her brother.
I didn’t want it to go to waste so I decided to offer it as a gift to my clients.
Thanks to Deb Diamantis at BMW Wangara who provided me with excellent service and made it possible to transfer the gift to whoever I want to.
I sent 375 emails/texts and said that the first one to call would receive the gift.
I had a few calls but the first one was Kyro Saweres, pictured with me.
Thank you all and sorry I could not please everyone.
Wait for my second Anniversary until BMW sends me another gift….maybe.
And you also could consider going to BMW Wangara to purchase a car for yourself.
They offer excellent service and it comes with tea, coffee and lots of smiles. Worth the experience!… Plus the gift which is a bonus, right?
To all of my newsletter readers:
Enjoy your Christmas, family, friends and working mates.
Make a resolution for 2018. And stick to it!
Make a plan for the future.
Make an achievable goal!
Make it happen whatever you wished for!
Make Love not war!
Have a great Christmas!
The Sunset International Neighbours (S.I.N.ers) is a Group of ladies that was founded in 1990. We formed this group to solidify and help foster friendships among our members, some of whom have been coming now for 27 years.
We meet once a month at someone’s house for lunch, and every month it rotates to a new home. We all bring a plate of food to share, and sometimes a friend to add to the group. Over the years we have also watched children and grandchildren grow through their various visits, such a joy.
We don’t sell Avon, Tupperware, or any other product, except sometimes Real Estate (hehehe). We sit, eat, talk, exchange views, and make friends.
We had our Christmas party this last Monday. (Out meetings are always in a Monday, it had become tradition).
Some of us are very talented in the kitchen. I’ll let you decide if I am included in that group (hint hint I don’t cook).
Last Monday we had the pleasure of welcoming one of the S.I.N.ers’ youngest visitors, only a few weeks old, granddaughter to this month’s host. And of meeting two boys, now 17 and 15 year olds, that we have been in contact with since they were born.
We also had another member bring her tweenage granddaughter, who usually joins us around Christmas time and of course my daughter with her son, my adorable grandson.
These meetings are always a pleasure to attend, we catch up with one another, share good news and bad, and strengthen our friendships again, one bite at a time.
I hope you all find time this December to meet with your friends and loved ones, to talk over delicious food, and maintain those connections which are important to you.
My daughter Nikky is all heart and soul dedicated to her photography skills.
If you need a photographer who can do the perfect job on special events, first child, family photo black and white , Christmas , etc call Nikky .
Nikky has a website that you can browse at
Gifts at my door step and don’t know where they came from.
I love Christmas and I love to give presents at Christmas. I never expect anything back and when I receive a gift I feel overwhelmed and embarrassed .
Someone has been dropping gifts at my door step and I don’t know who they are.
I received a lovely bottle of champagne and chocolate . No card. Who are you?
I also received a lovely basket of Christmas goodies. Was it you?
And a bag of baby items from Hunter & Jade, this one is a real doozie.
One Mystery gift solved: I found one of the culprits
Thank you Stella! Mystery solved.
We found the basket of goodies without a name at all. I asked some of the neighbours and could not find out who left the gift! This morning we found a card with a bit on scotch tape on it. Eureka! The wind had made the card fly away from the gift. Interesting story, eh?
My daughter was able to solve another of the mysteries. She entered a competition online for some baby products, and won a Hunter & Jade pack, which she has now passed on to a friend who is expecting. A baby teething ring with matching bib, and some natural nappy balm and vapour rub. How sweet.
Now we have to find out who left the other one.
We, the S.I.N.ers ( Sunset International Neighbours) are a group of friends founded in 1990 when I first arrived in Australia and meet every Month on a Monday in each other’S home for lunch each one bringing a plate of food to share.
I always bring a cake that I pick up somewhere as I don’t cook, except a turkey for Christmas. I am a master chef when comes to cook a turkey if I say so myself.
On this last Monday we had our S.I.N.ers Christmas Party at Jean’s as we do every year at her house.
Jean is a marvellous hostess. Her house totally decorated for Xmas, the table set up for Xmas, the air, the whole atmosphere Christmassy .
What a party! We were 24 people plus my grandson and a couple of grandkids too.
I taken pictures but forgot to do a selfie so I was there behind the camera sort of speak .
We also exchange gifts and had a game of the white elephant, where you either open a present or pick someone’s else present if you prefer. We all had a ball!
Merry Christmas to you all!
Alycee Barrett sold our house in 3 weeks after we had our home on the market with another agent for 3 months. Your dedication, proffessional attitude and efficiency during the sale process was second to none. We are very satisfied with the result.