It’s been a while since I looked at the countdown position and it seems that time has stood still, or I simply couldn’t count earlier in the year. It is now 24 weeks until the end of my contract with MSD. If I want to have the fancy tiles in the hall and a new sofa that will be extended by another 9 weeks. But, then that’s it for this executive domestic for a while as I’ll be busy welcoming our first visitors and starting my domestic executive life.
This doesn’t seem too long to wait but I can’t help feeling a little impatient for this time to come. Reading my new birthday books on vegetable growing it’s just as well I have that long to start to plan and prepare the new kitchen garden ready for full time occupation.
I’ve been enjoying my day dreaming for my domestic executive life on my special day as a good distraction from realising how old I am getting. I baked for the my birthday morning tea in the office – rhubarb & walnut muffins, chocolate gingercake and cheese and onion muffins (for those savoury types).
Good to make myself popular for a few moments when people were grateful for the sugar rush. There was much discussion about the need for baking when you’re living in a country community and the role that the WI (women’s institute) plays in the UK. This got me thinking about what exists within New Zealand for women and you won’t be surprised to know that there is a few (after all NZ was the first country in the world to give women the vote).
New Zealand federation of Women’s Institute’s – www.cwi.org.nz
Rural Women New Zealand – www.ruralwomen.org
National Council for Women of New Zealand – www.ncwnz.co.nz
May look up my local branch when we move to Kaitoke, a whole market for my cakes and coaching!