Farewells and Introductions

Last week, Cat bid us farewell in her last blog post as Vice President of Friends Corner.

It is with a heavy heart that we all say goodbye to our dear friend, along with her partner George and darling children Maisie and Marlon.

Cat brought the same vitality, positivity, and generosity of spirit to the blog as she did to our playgroup. We’re all going to miss her booming voice, kinetic energy, and homemade bread and sweets.

On a personal note, Cat brought much to my life through our time together at Friends Corner. She helped me feel a sense of peace and hope in moments when I struggled with self-doubt as a mother. Her kind words and assuring smiles gave me confidence. Cat continues to teach me that love is the opposite of fear. That has been a great gift to me, as well as to my daughter.

She also happened to cut me the hugest piece of pavlova dessert at my first Friends Corner bazaar! That alone won Cat a huge place in my heart.

We wish her family much joy in this new exciting chapter in their lives.


For those who don’t know me, my name is Evie. I am the new Vice President of Friends Corner, and I will write the weekly blog for our community.


I first brought my daughter Fay to FC when she was 6 months old. My only expectation was to offer Fay a few fun sensory experiences with other children.

Each Tuesday I cradled Fay in my arms as we listened to Ms. Lily sing and play the guitar. Sensing my shyness, a few Moms offered warm, encouraging smiles as my eyes trailed the room. I didn’t know the songs, but Fay and I moved to the rhythm. We eventually learned the melodies together, week after week.

My tepid expectations were exceeded by leaps and bounds.

I was welcomed into a community of families who take the time to listen because they care, families who understand both the bliss and anxiety of raising children, and families who can have a laugh and help you unwind.

I’m simply grateful.

I look forward to sharing the unique personalities of our group, along with all the moments of wonder, enthusiasm, laughter, and cheerful chaos during our time at Friends Corner.

Thanks for humoring the sentimentality in this first post of mine! It couldn’t be helped.

We have lots of changes coming up with older members leaving and a general changing of the guard. Our new president Vicky has some fantastic plans up her sleeve for the next year. I promise to get into all of that soon.

Now I’m off to help set up for today’s Tea Party Boot Sale! I hope to see you and your kiddos there.




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