Rolls And Bird Droppings
a very special guest at The Sisters of St.Josephs Convent. He'd
been there for a 3 day working spree some time before to do some
maintenance for them through LETS. So our overnight stay went some
way towards having his favours paid back.
me on a tour of the convent's gardens and building, and also introduced
me to some of the staff. We were treated like very special guests,
with tea and cakes, and even given access to their office computer
to check our emails. But we were due in New Plymouth in the afternoon,
so we had to make our departure soon after 12 noon.
packed a lunch for us, so after driving for a couple of hours, we
stopped at a picnic area by the side of the road to stretch our
legs and grab a bite to eat. John had already sat down at the picnic
table by the time I got there, and we enjoyed our homemade Subway
when John got up, he realised he'd sat on some bird droppings.
anything on my shorts?" he asked as he spun around to give me a
good look at his behind. Well, I immediately burst out laughing
because poor John had sat on a pretty fresh deposit, and it was
now featuring prominently on the right side of his khaki shorts.
wasn't much he could do about it now, so he grabbed the plastic
bag he'd packed our lunch in, and spread it carefully on the driver's
seat. Another hour's drive and we were in Bell Block, New Plymouth.
It was like
a reunion for John. He hadn't seen Bryan and Jean Duxfield for a
very long time. They were ex-Wellington LETS members but had chosen
to move to New Plymouth for their retirement. John jumped out of
the car quickly to give them both a hug. But as John was hugging
Jean, Bryan looked around and said, "What's that?"
he was referring to the plastic which had stuck firmly to the back
of John's pants!
Where's Tom Cruise?
New Zealand is Tom Cruise?" I asked later on over a cuppa.
in town!" Jean said. "They're making this movie about Japanese samurais,
and they've even got James Packer (heir to Australia's richest billionaire)
appearing in the movie too! Some women in town found out where he
was and were waving their bras at him."
one of them?" I asked.
she replied. And we all had a laugh about it.
LETS was meeting tonight, and they were expecting me to give my
presentation after their meeting. Fortunately the meeting was well
attended with 25 people present on the night. The meeting was very
well chaired by Ray Michel (Co-ordinator), with keen input from
the membership especially when discussing an upcoming LETS Market
the meeting was closed and I was introduced to speak. At the end
of my presentation I was approached by several members who thanked
me for sharing my ideas and confirmed that they could relate very
well with the situations I related to them. Londa, a very active
member of Taranaki LETS, went one step further. She'd brought a
collection of items to trade on that night, and selected a little
stuffed dragon to give to me in appreciation for my talk.
article is taken from the ebook,
Land of the LETS Green
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