However, I am determined that this will work out. I will probably only do sewing in minimal bursts for a number of weeks- kind of tension release. I have to master simple computer things that most people have no trouble doing - like spreadsheets etc. I was a travel agent for the last 12 years of my paid working life (that ended 6 years ago) and I used travel programmes and CRS's (computer reservation systems - indeed I know 3 of these!) but this does not help in the usual computer stuff. Travel is very complex stuff and your mind doesn't seem to be able to switch it off when you leave work - not the best job for a part timer. I would not want to work full time with my son in school so the next best option was to retrain and get skills that would help to get work with school friendly hours. Anyway this is only a year long course, with a long break at Christmas/summer holidays so there is a big carrot at the end. If I am crazy enough, this will lead me into a Bachelor of Business at QUT.. but I think I'll just bumble through this one and see how I go first!
Just thought I would add some visual interest and put a photo of Alexander by the pool in a little resort in the village of Pissouri in Cyprus. We went last year for six weeks to visit family but our great friends, Rainer and Ursula from Cologne in Germany, booked this resort for a week for us all and we had a wonderful time in the sun, pool, eating, playing, drinking and catching up. We usually see each other every two years either Europe or they come to Australia (which they LOVE). Rainer and Alexander are big ice-cream fans and Cyprus has some of the best ice-cream I have every had (and I've been to many countries in the world). This was a cornetto type ice-cream that is about double the size of the ones here and the ice-cream on the top is so huge that there is a clear plastic cone on the top to protect it in the freezers!! This went down very well of course.