My Big Promotion

May Day Queen Being Crowned - 1937.  Image from University of Kentucky
May Day Queen Being Crowned – 1937. Image from University of Kentucky

“Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.”
~ William Shakespeare

“A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.”

~ Frederick The Great


Yes, it’s true. I have been promoted!

A position of great tradition and, dare I say it, possibility. The sort of opportunity that truly excites me…

I am the newly elected Branch Cookery Officer for the Bangalow CWA. (Country Women’s Association)

Image from zazzle
Image from zazzle

It’s a dream job. I get to host cooking days, organise our local part of the Land Cookery Competition, and showcase the fabulous recipes for which the CWA are famous.

I promise to blog some of these recipes for you in upcoming posts, as well as hints and tips to help you have success whether you are cooking at home, or for a competition. There’s a wealth of talent, wisdom and kitchen magic here in this organisation, and I’m keen to share it with you!

Well, back to the kitchen for me. We have a fundraising cake stall this Saturday, outside our rooms in the main street of Bangalow. Perhaps we’ll see you there! 🙂

Unpacking cakes for judging - Image from John Oxley Library
Unpacking cakes for judging – Image from John Oxley Library


Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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19 thoughts on “My Big Promotion

  1. Congrats Spirit Sister! The CWA cookbook was my first culinary purchase for Home Ec many many moons ago! I have a sticky date pud recipe from there which definitely has it over any restaurant one I have tried. Here’s to blissful baking Sweet Nic with lashings of love throughout! XXX

  2. Congrats! How great to have a job to do that you actually love doing. I’m trying to find one of those for myself. I can’t wait to see some new recipes from you.

  3. Congratulations …sounds great fun . Look forward to the recipes . I have a wonderful recipe for no fuss beef madras , works every time . Anyone interested ?
    Cherry x

  4. How fantastic is that!?! I hope you are whipping up a batch of coconut ice. I was in Bangalow last weekend but Perth this weekend so damn I’ll miss is. Shame, shame, shame! xxoo

  5. Congratulations Nicole! A wonderful tradition (& Aussie foundation) continues. Looking forward to reading about the events & more recipes, in addition to all the great life/philosophies/metaphysics adventures of course too!! xo

  6. Congratulations from me too …. glad to read that the CWA is alive and well with a new generation of gracious, resilient, ingenious, practical and welcoming ladies ever ready to share philosophies and fare with their city cousins xox

  7. hip hip hooray…as a member of the Bangalow Branch I especially looking forward to partaking in your involvement…not to mention buying some of your yummy treats enroute to work this saturday…X

  8. Hey Congratulations sweet girl!! Couldn’t think of a better person for the job! Well done you. Loved yesterday’s post too precious. xoxoxo

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