Three members presented on the alternative topic - ‘Easter’ – resulting in a change from a fairly sombre to a more festive mood! Childhood memories of holidays in the country at Easter with farmer relatives; of Easter fairs and tractor pulls and of beautifully iced Easter eggs which proved impossible to eat all stimulated sharing of memories of similar experiences at Easter. Not one of the stories presented followed a clichéd path and many kept the ‘500 word’ goal in sight.
The topic for our next session on Monday April 18th between 1.30 and 3.30 pm is "My Other Life" - Are you a collector of model trains, a swing dance enthusiast or a weekend activist? Share a story about something unusual you get up to outside of work, or a side of yourself that other people don't normally see. Alternative topic suggestions are ‘Anzac Day’, ‘Easter’ (for those who didn’t choose it last time), or a topic from the alternative topics list. We have decided not to hold the ‘first Monday’ cafe catch up at present as group members are all quite busy and keen to focus on the monthly topic.