Showing posts from May, 2014

Successful Operation for Elizabeth Wilson

Successful Operation for Elizabeth Wilson   Gary Wilson announced an update about Elizabeth Wilson. Gary says: 10 days ago I put the word out about Elizabeth’s surgery to remove a cancer tumour from her spine. It turned out to be a very successful operation, with the surgeon using the latest scans to impress all his students. The recovery through intensive care went fine and Elizabeth is into a general ward. The full extent of the cancer and the primary cause have not yet been determined, but she starts chemotherapy on Tuesday. Again she has teaching Professors looking after her. They do not expect a full cure, but hope to control the cancers to give her a future life. It has been hard enough for the family to keep track of Elizabeth as she has been in 2 hospitals and 7 different rooms plus surgery over the last 14 days when the drama started. So I do apologise for those whose messages, cards and flowers never reached her. We expect Elizabeth will again be on t

Online Bargain Stores

There is really no need to spend more than $20 on glamorous fashion. Bargain stores abound on the internet. The best links are not only on Ebay, but linked on Facebook and Google. These styles don't have to be generic. The most glam looks are in places you would never expect.   Rose Wholesale This store is one of my favourites. Their dresses have flattering structures, and beautiful prints. This adorable A-line dress is covered in adorable teddy bears. The high neckline features, in their words, a "Peter Pan Collar."    Jolly Chic  I haven't tried this store before, but their looks are amazing.  Or you can dress up as a lady from Mad Men in these A-Line looks from Jolly Chic .  Then the flower-power dress is something Judith Durham would have worn back in the day.   Ally Fashion  I went on a shopping spree at Ally Fashion during the last trip to QLD. Lucky they also sell online. Here's a favourite picture of me in my dre

Elizabeth Wilson Battles Cancer

Beloved friend and Toastmaster, Elizabeth Wilson, is suddenly battling cancer in hospital. The diagnosis was made on Tuesday 13th May 2014. Her situation became critical later that night. I visited Elizabeth in the minutes before she went into surgery on Wednesday. She showed positive optimism we have all grown to love.   Any messages for Gary can be forwarded through me at the moment. You are welcome to email me at or phone 0458 273 326.  I am publicly sharing this news to quickly inform all her friends. The below words were written by her husband and my grandfather, Gary:  Headline Elizabeth Wilson has come through an emergency 12 hour operation yesterday at Macquarie University Hospital. The operation was to remove a life-threatening cancerous tumour from her spine. She is currently in their Intensive Care Unit on a breathing machine and will be in the ICU for some days, not being able to talk at present. The operation achiev

OAM Investiture 2014

Tweet Gary Austin Wilson OAM was invested with an Medal of the Order of Australia on Friday 2nd May 2014 at Parliament House, Sydney.    Gary is a recipient for his involvement in Toastmasters International as Past International Director and Distinguished Toastmaster.  Gary attended the event with his wife Elizabeth Wilson, his son Michael Gary Wilson, and his granddaughter Melanie Suzanne Wilson.    A flautist and clarinettist entertained guests as they were seated before the official program.   The beautiful decor in Government house formed the perfect atmosphere for guests.     Attendees arrived at 2pm, to be seated at 2:30pm and to commence the investiture at 3pm.   Sir Nicholas Shehadie entered the Ballroom first. Sir Shehadie is the husband of Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales.   The Official Party then entered the Ballroom.   All stood to see the arrival of Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashi