So I caught up with Heather Clement (formerly Heather Carter) last Wednesday. Driving around Sydney, collecting these stories is so much fun. It’s always fascinating, listening to what’s happened for someone else over the past 27 years and Heather was no exception!
We actually got captured on Camera at the reunion in 2010 in Surry Hills, so I’ve included that photo here too.
I particularly like that Heather has studied and worked as an engineer, (like we were all advised to!) and amongst other things, designed the Chicago Art Institute’s ‘Flying Carpet’ raised canopy roof! I also figured out whilst recording in the pouring rain with Heather that engineering was the ONLY job reccommended by our careers advisor.
I love that Heather has interwoven her love of making things into her life both at work and at home. She is almost finished restoring a 1976 Porsche which is housed in her garage. What a great project to have had going whilst we’ve all been experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic. Definitely more enjoyable than the Netflix binges I’ve been on over the past couple of years!
Heather helped me to feel positive about the future and life after 50! She has so many exciting plans for how she hopes to spend the years after raising children. I left feeling hopeful. Her statement that she just wants a ‘simple life doing fun things’ really sums it up. It made me feel like maybe that’s all anyone really wants.
You can follow Heather and her numerous projects on Instagram @fixyladysydney and her Porsche restoration project specifically @porsche912erestoration
I actually got to see the kitchen renovation. Spectacular. I was amazed I didn’t even notice the wine rack around the fridge until it was pointed out to me though – times change lol
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Extra: We had sooo much fun talking but sooo much trouble being photogenic lol
Here’s the pics for laughs 😉