Simeoni Quarterly Newsletter
2012 Summer Edition

Inside this issue:

- Paul's Introduction
- Paul's Fearless Predictions
- The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

- Cooking Classes with Candice

- Christmas Family Exciting Events 


 Paul's Introduction 

It was once said “The only thing certain in life is change”. Well, we have experienced our fair share of change in the past month. 

Firstly, great news for the Simeoni team when Rebecca gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Lucy. We congratulate Rebecca and her partner Gee on the arrival of Lucy, weighing in at 4.1 kg and 56 cm. They are both over the moon and getting used to the lack of sleep. Rebecca will be taking a well earned break (well, that's what they say...) and, is expected to return to the office end of February 2013. 

Secondly, after 5 years at Simeoni, our well loved secretary Lisa has decided to move to Newcastle with her family. We will miss her very much, but wish her all the success and happiness she deserves. Our other well loved secretary, Candice will now be working Tuesday to Friday with Rosemary manning the front desk on a Monday.  

Thirdly Grace’s husband has been offered a great work opportunity in Singapore, an offer too good to be refused. Grace and her family are uprooting and moving to Singapore for at least three years, we again wish Grace and her family all the success and happiness in their new venture. 

We welcome Ui Kiang to the Simeoni team. Ui has already shown to be an eager learner and we look forward to a long and productive relationship. 

If that wasn’t enough we now have Christmas approaching very quickly and we would like to wish everyone a great Christmas and a prosperous new year. We also would like to thank our clients for helping this year to be our best ever! We are all aware on the current pressures on businesses and families and we hope that Christmas will be the time to relax and be spent with family and friends. Let’s hope the New Year brings better and more prosperous times. Enjoy our newsletter and we look forward to seeing you in 2013. 

We are officially closing the office from 5:00pm Friday 21st December 2012 and re-opening 9:00am Monday the 7th January 2013. If you require any urgent attention during this period, please email us on:

Merry Christmas!

Paul Simeoni

Paul's Fearless Predictions

2012 was not a great year in predictions, with a result of 4 out of 10. A far cry from my 8 out of 10 in 2010. My results are listed below. For my 2013 predictions I have polished the "crystal ball". Which will hopefully earn me a distinction and not a fail like this year.

The results for the 2012 predictions are as follows


Australia will finish no further than 6th in the 2012 London Olympic medal tally


 Finished 10th


NSW Blues to finally win the 2012 state of Origin


 Lost 2-1


2012 Federal Budget will not achieve the   Government prediction to be in surplus


 Estimates are 2013 small
 (unlikely surplus)


At least 2 European banks will go broke


 Spanish & EU Governments bailed  out at least 2 Spanish banks


The Australian Economy to grow by at least 2%.



 Estimated to be 3%


Unemployment to grow to at least 5.8% in Australia


 5.4% at time of newsletter


An Australian will win one of the majors in either tennis or golf


 Adam Scott lost


Julia Gillard's Government will not last the year


 She is still there


Jennifer Aniston to adopt a child


 No but rumored to be pregnant 


Newcastle Knights will not finish in the top 4 of the regular season for 2012


 Did not make top 8

Paul's predictions for 2013 are... 


 The Australian unemployment rate will hit 6% 

2)  GDP in Australia will not reach 3%
3)  Liberal / National Party will win at least 90 seats in 2013 elections
4)  William and Kate will announce they will be expecting their first child 
5)  UNSW Blues to finally win 2013 State of Origin series


 Socceroos will qualify for the 2014 Brazil World Cup


 Australian Share Market Index to pass the 5800 during the year
8)  Cuban President Fidel Castro will pass away during the year 
9)  Manchester United to win the English Premier League 2013
10)  A large motor vehicle manufacturer will announce a closure of one of its  manufacturing plants in Australia 


The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Article from: Fobers on 17/07/2012

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.

The instigator

Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up and go, and try, and make things happen. You want to keep this person energized, and enthusiastic. This is the voice of inspiration.

The Cheerleader

This person is a huge fan, a strong supporter, and a rabid evangelist for you and your work. Work to make this person rewarded, to keep them engaged. This is the voice of motivation.

The Doubter

This is the devil’s advocate, who asks the hard questions and sees problems before they arise. You need this person’s perspective. They are looking out for you, and want you to be as safe as you are successful. This is the voice of reason.

The Taskmaster

This is the loud and belligerent voice that demands you gets things done. This person is the steward of momentum, making sure deadlines are met and goals are reached. This is the voice of progress.

The Connector

This person can help you find new avenues and new allies. This person breaks through roadblocks into finds ways to make magic happen. You need this person to reach people and places you can’t. This is the voice of cooperation and community.

The Example

This is your mentor, you hero, your North Star. This is the person who you seek to emulate. This is your guiding entity, someone whose presence acts as a constant reminder that you, too, can do amazing things. You want to make this person proud. This is the voice of true authority.

Cooking classes with Candice - Enjoy!

SWEET POTATO BAKE...Perfect for Christmas Day side dish!


  • 1.3 kg of sweet potato (about 4 large)
  • 1.5 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans (toasted)
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


1. Boil potatoes in water to cover for 25mins or until tender. Cool slightly and peel. 
2. Combine potatoes, sugar, cinnamon and butter in a large bowl. Mash well with a     potato masher.
3. Stir in the next 4 ingredients.
4. Spoon into a buttered 11 X 7 inch dish. Sprinkle evenly with marshmallows. 
5. Bake at 175 C for 20 mins or until marshmallows are lightly browned.

Christmas Family Exciting Events

Christmas Projections - Sydney Town Hall
29 November – 25 December 8.30PM -1AM

Watch spectacular projections light up the facade of this iconic Sydney building. The city will sparkle this Christmas as its streets and spaces are adorned with beautiful banners, lights and decorations. The villages will feature decorations on Erskineville Road, Crown Street, Redfern Street, Darlinghurst Road and Glebe Point Road and pretty lights at Shannon Reserve – Surry Hills, Turruwul Park – Rosebery and Redfern Park, enjoy this spectacular event with your family and friends. Click Here to check the City of Sydney more Christmas events.

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