There is a lot of competition for jobs within the not-for-profit sector, so I was really pleased when my first temporary work assignment in Sydney placed me at the charity Relationships Australia New South Wales.
RA supports various communities in Australia, offering counselling and mediation services and education programs. More information on the excellent work that the charity does can be found here.
I was delighted when, at the end of my week’s assignment, I was offered a 6 month contract within the finance team at RANSW. The office I am working in sits in the suburb of Lane Cove, a leafy green area with a small collection of unique shops, some delicious eateries, and a small plaza where I like to sit and enjoy the sunshine on my lunch break.
Aside from my good fortune work-wise, that same week I was also lucky enough to win $500 worth of wine. I hadn’t even remembered putting my name in the draw for a chance to win, so when I received the e-mail to tell me I was the lucky winner, it was completely unexpected. Given the choice of two cases of average wine, or one case of smashing wine, I opted for the smashing wine, which Tom and I agree was an excellent choice. Meerea Park Hell Hole is a Shiraz from the Hunter Valley, priced at around $42 (£28) a bottle. It has featured in our celebrations for my new job, and also for Tom’s birthday, and there are still a few bottles left!