Hello from Barbara
Hello everyone. I am pleased there isn't anyone hear right now to hear me!!! I have just written a nice long introduction, and managed to lose the lot - went to preview it, then hit the wrong button, and it was gone. Seem to be doing a bit of that today. Oh well.
Anyway - a bit about myself. I am the Learning & Development Advisor - Technologies at Manukau City Council, and have been there for four years.
This is my second paper, and although I enjoy the learning, have to be very disciplined to spend the time required, but the knowledge gained is worth it.
I live with my husband Jeff in Mahia Park - in Manurewa Auckland - along with our two dogs Flossy and Hippo two Shar Pei - mother and daughter. We moved here nearly a year ago from a lifestyle block and are enjoying not have a large garden to look after, and being able to look at our sea view instead.  Between use we have several children and step-children, and five grandchildren. I have a son and daughter - the rest he is responsible for - haha.
It is interesting that we have a member who is living in Bristol. My daughter and her partner are leaving NZ in April to live in Bristol - doing their OE a bit later than normal. She is finally graduating her Bachelor of Business and Graduate Diploma of Business at AUT this month. Took her a long while to do that final paper - but I will be very proud indeed.
I look forward to "meeting" you all as we move through this course, and learn from each other.
My email is ylm30AThotmailDOTcoDOTuk if your daughter and partner need any info about Bristol - before or after they arrive!
Hi Barbara, I know how you feel - kept losing my messages every time I checked the link through to my blog (which I also kept losing). One other issue is remembering all the passwords I seem to need to navigate between the different pages. Nice to talk with you last week in the conference call - that was a walk in the park in comparison.