Sunday, October 7, 2012

My New Adventure :)

a couple of weeks ago
I saw an ad in the ODT for the perfect job :)
Seemed like it had been written especially for me.
I decided to apply for the job,
and the tiny spark of the
possibility of a new adventure fizzed.

I got an interview :)
Kind of a daunting process
if you've not been to one for over 20 years!!!
Waiting for the decision was ridiculously hard.
I don't think I realised quite how badly I wanted this job
until I had to wait for the decision.
I got a lot of sewing done on Jane's quilt
while I waited....

And then came the call to say,
the job was mine!!!!
All of a sudden,
the possibility of a new adventure became a reality :)

Lincraft is coming to Dunedin,
I'm the new Manager :):)
I'm still pinching myself occasionally,
just to make sure it really is real,
and yeah, it is :)
I'm soooo excited.
It's all about the things I love,
and what a challenge!!

Packing my bags today as I'm off to Christchuch tomorrow
for the first of two weeks training in their store
at Bush Inn.
Can't wait :)
it's been a crazy week here...
had to make some decisions about what stays and what goes,
and as you will know my wee website was one of the things to go.
The other thing to go is the B & B -
I realised that there was no was to do both things,
so I have closed my B & B.
To be honest,
it was a little sad closing both the website and the B & B,
but there is a time and place for everything,
and a new adventure awaits :)
In amongst all that was an impromptu trip to Queenstown.
Had promised the child a day trip there during the school holidays,
for him to ride the hill.
Had an amazing day -
perfect weather,
retail therapy,
stunning scenery,
and even an idle hour of just lying in the sun,
waiting for the child to return
from his excursions.
Yesterday, another day on another hill,
this time in Dunedin.
Another race,
but a little bit of a shame about the weather!!!
I was the lucky one to be standing
right at the top of the hill,
doing the starters duty -
gale force winds,
a little bit of rain,
a little bit of snow/sleet,
and some sunshine with absolutely not a speck of warmth attached.
Sub zero temperatures for most of the day.
How much fun can a person have in one day!!!!
He had a good race though:)
that's what I've been up to,
that's what I'm going to be doing,
and did I mention I'm soooo excited :)
Off now to pack those bags,
see you later
Jenny :)


Elizabeth said...

Jane's quilt is looking stunning.

All the very best in your new adventure - how exciting, but in a way also sad to give up the B&B and the website, but, how could you pass this challenge up.

Leeanne said...

Woohoo! How cool , very exciting! But please tell what is Lincraft?

brandy1 said...

Congratulations and best wishes Jenny. I hope we will still hear from you on your blog.It must have been a very difficult thing to do dropping the Stitchery and the B&B. "Things" do change in life but gosh what a road to where you're going.Kind Regards Shirley

By Hoki Quilts said...

I still think it is brilliant and if we ever head south I will certainly call in to do some CC damage at Linkden - lots of luck Jenny.

theodora said...

Congratulations Jenny !!!!
My very best wishes go with you for you new adventure.
Thank you for so much.....
Love Barb xxxx

hylda said...

Good luck and all the best for your new venture, they are so lucky having you.
Sad to see the website go but we will still be reading your blogs.

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Congratulations on your new adventure. Bummer about the B&B we were thinking of coming for a stay in December (just being selfish) all the best.

Marls said...

Congratulations. What an exciting adventure to embark on. Enjoy the training weeks.

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh, Jenny, what a great new adventure. I can imagine that you're sad to have to have stopped your B&B and your shop. But then, something you also love in return.
Congratulations. I so admire you for all the big steps you have taken in your life so far.
Enjoy the new steps you are taking!

Hannah said...

Hi there,
Congratulations on your new job, what an exciting time for you!
I love your Jane's Quilt, the colours and stitcheries are beautiful.
Hannah :o)

Ali said...

Congratulations on the job! I'm deliriously excited about Lincraft coming to Dunedin...but hoping you can help. My less-than-beloved husband threw out the Lincraft flyer so I've got no idea where the store is located, and a googe search isn't helping. Can you tell me where the store us? Lol, I neeeeed to shop ;)