Hi everyone, I’m getting back into things. Graham has returned to work this morning (although he was reluctant :-D) and I’m spending the rest of this month just sorting through emails, accounts, updating myself on everything and then back with clients from 1st July.
Thank you to those team members who supported my clients in my absence – very much appreciated.
I’ve uploaded the FoVA photos I took to my Facebook profile and I invite you to go and have a look. I’ll gradually add all the names to everyone that I can.
The event went very well although numbers weren’t as high as Barb Lang had hoped for. Last year I believe she had around 75 but with the current economic situation and possibly the location, it meant that numbers were lower. Niagara Falls was a lovely location but not direct to get to and Graham and I had to fly Melbourne-Sydney-Vancouver-Toronto and then Barb picked us up at Toronto airport to drive us to Niagara Falls which was well over an hour away. Altogether we were in transit for 28 hours from our home to the accommodation at Niagara. We slept well that night!
I was delighted to meet well known industry names such as Sharon Williams, Stacey Brice, Tawnya Sutherland (and her crazy other half Arnie), Patty Dost, and heaps of others whose names many of you will recognise.
The sessions were great and I did pick up a lot of information but at the moment all the papers are in transit as Graham and I had to ship books and papers and some other things – our luggage was way overweight by the time we were drawing close to the end of our 4 week trip.
My workshop was well attended and I thoroughly enjoyed the two sessions as we opened up for discussions and shared information.
The venue was lovely, meals were great, company was fantastic and there were displays of books, brochures, gifts, etc from various VA groups.
Barb did an excellent job organising the event and is now in the middle of packing as she’s shifting house in the next week or so – I think she likes to keep busy!
For those I met at FoVA I will be in touch – as soon as I can get around to it. There is much I have to catch up with here in my office.