Saturday, February 27, 2010

a little bit of perspective..

mother & daughter
their home
a very sweet friendship
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one of my ladies that i buy fabric from at the market..

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bits and pieces..

im happy to say that things are really coming together as we enter our last two weeks of production before the launches.

once march is over the initial contract i had with the sewing ladies is i sat down with them last week and asked them how they are feeling about it all and if they are happy here and all that. i explained to them that if the things sell...then i will come back from australia with lots more ideas of what to make.

they all made it very clear that they want to stay on and work with me long term. they are really happy with the set up and hope that we can continue with the sewing. not that i was concerned...but it was good to get some feedback and really hear that they are happy here. (i find it hard to read cambodian facial words are helpful in that regards).

since our trip to rabbit island the ladies seem to feel more relaxed with us and im hoping they have really understood that we have their best interest at heart... they are also giving me some hints that they would like another trip to rabbit island... just another romantic getaway for the 17 of us!! :)

Friday, February 12, 2010


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rabbit island..

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rabbit island adventure...

so we had friends come and visit us on their way back to oz. a friend offered to look after the kids so we could have a nice little getaway as two couples...i was thinking a much needed romantic visit to rabbit island...just the four of us...

well...plans changed..and our friend couldnt i figured the kids might as well come along as well... then Any wanted to join us...and then - lo and behold...the sewing ladies wanted to come as well....and bring one of their sons.....AND...then we figured we might as well invite srei-net and her mum who is the iron lady...and then...Any's sister wanted to join in the within a few hours of us thinking that we were four people heading off...we had a grand total of SEVENTEEN!!!

so we quickly booked an extra tuktuk..and added a moto into the mix and off we went.

im really glad it was a last minute thing so i didnt need to spend any time figuring out how we were going to make it happen.

we had such a great really was magic. everyone got along so well...the sewing ladies had an absolute blast...they played games for hours on the beach with the kids...laughing until they fell over.

meals were somewhat interesting to order with three coeliac...two muslims and one person not eating rice.

all in all it was such a success...and we will definately have to do it again.