‘Advice’ – our topic for July – was presented at both our café catchup and regular sessions. Advice such as ‘Courtesy costs you nothing’; ‘Don’t learn to milk the cow or it will be your task for life. Leave that task for the boys’; ‘Coves what’s had the experience, they knows yer see’; ‘Our children survive in spite of us, not because of us’ and ‘Don’t mix your drinks’, provided fertile ground for reminiscing and story telling.
The topic for our next session 'What happened in (eg) Vegas' (working title) has been set by ABC Open’s Shepparton producer, Will Kendrew, who is hoping to take part. The brief – Spill the beans on something from one of your holidays, something that just doesn’t happen in every day life. Look at photo albums, emails, letters, even Facebook, for reminders of holidays and the events that happened on them, then describe one of those holiday moments in detail.
The ABC Open topic for August 'Experiences of the Unexplained' will be our alternative topic, or topic to share at the café catch up. The brief - Have you ever had a brush with the spiritual world, a stay in a haunted house, a moment of psychic synergy? Make us shiver in our boots with your story of an otherworldly encounter. Tell us the story as it happened and how you see it now.
Our next Café Catchup is Monday 1st August 2.30 to 3.30 pm or so by the fire at the Northo; regular session Monday 15th August from 1.30 to 3.30 in W4.