Today was one of those special days. I am privileged to have them more than most people, and I live in the joy and beauty of them. It all started a couple of months ago when I met a woman and her teenaged girls at the refuge. There had been terrible things happen, and they … Continue reading Community shopping #empowershop
An update, and an apology from Auntie Michele. Part of my job as Aunties Chair is to keep you all updated with what has been achieved each month but I’ve been swanning about on the other side of the world for a bit and have missed officially reporting back for a few weeks. Auntie Jackie, … Continue reading What the Aunties did. May Edition
School bags, blue hair, swimming lessons, food, phones and new collaborations – so much has happened in the last couple of months in the life of the Aunties we haven’t even officially reported in. Aunty Jackie has done a fine job of staying in touch with everyone, but here’s the official summary of what … Continue reading What the Aunties Did: Jan, Feb 2017
This year has been a seminal one, both for me personally, and for the Aunties. There are a lot of people to thank - people who were uber aunties, and people who made my job coordinating donations for first 2, and now 5, womens refuges, much easier. Thanks first and foremost to the people who … Continue reading Gratitude 2016.
Many of you know that at the end of September, I quit my teaching job in order to Aunty more fulltime. I thought that may be a couple of days a week. But at the moment, it really is fulltime. I've done this post more as a sort of accounting to myself, and been surprised … Continue reading A day in the (new) life of the Head Aunty
November has been a pretty special month for us – Auntie Jackie (our Auntie-In-Charge) retired from her teaching position and became a fulltime, hands-on, roll-your-sleeves-up auntie. This is, right now, unpaid work but one day we hope to find ways to fund the leadership she gives us. So because we have a fulltime Auntie, … Continue reading What The Aunties Did, November 2016