Monday, 3 June 2019

Coats, jackets & beanies needed!

Calling all coats

Imagine you live high in the rugged mountains of East Timor and instead of being hot, its actually bleedingly cold and for many months of the year, extremely wet - and you are clad in thongs and a t-shirt or cotton blouse. The Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters (women not nuns) have been supporting women in East Timor for many years now. Bush Lemons has joined the effort too that has resulted in construction of a primary school, development of a secondary school, assisting women to build small economic enterprises, literacy, preschools, scholarships for girls to attend university and more. Some BL members are going to Timor in mid July and we are appealing for donations of second hand jackets. raincoats and beanies to take over. BL has gathered gear like this before to send and it was welcomed with massive excitement. If you have quality, smaller rather than larger gear that you no longer need, please donate it to East Timor. Let Jude Finch know on 0474 749343 or leave it with Joc when you come up to walk, Needed by 10 July.  Thanks / obrigada barak. Jude

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

LGT 15 May - Fill in - New Card Games

Six of us had a great night learning two new card games - 3 card Louie and a Nepalese game - Dhumbal ("Double"). Both were gambling games but we used matches and had lots of laughs. We all agreed to do it next time there was a late cancellation - it was fun.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

LGT Christmas Party

We had a fabulous LGT Christmas Party this evening with 31 wonderful women joining in the festivities. Lots of delicious and healthy food as well as some lovely sweet treats. Thank you to all our very talented presenters who give their time and knowledge freely and to all of the participants who come along to the sessions to learn new skills, listen to stories and share a cup of tea and a chat afterwards. For those of you who were there tonight you will know that I am handing LGT back into the very capable hands of Anne Mckenzie who came up with the idea and started LGT 2 years ago, what a fabulous idea it was. It has been a fabulous 18 months facilitating the group, I have loved each and every session and learnt so much. Thank you to all of you for supporting LGT and giving it a real sense of community. xx Pamela

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Bike Maintenance

Thank you to Clair for giving us such a comprehensive hands-on learning session at the Bicycle Maintenance session tonight. We learnt so many practical and useful tips and being able to perform the tasks on our own bikes reinforced the knowledge that Clair shared with us. It was amazing seeing how easy it is to get a wheel off, change the inner tube and get it back on the bike. Clair also prepared hand-outs for everyone with lots of useful information and also said YouTube has videos on just about anything you want to know about your bike. After the practical session was finished we were treated to a cup of tea with Clair's hazelnut torte - delicious!! Clair is definitely a lesbian of many talents.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Line Dancing

Yeehaa!! What a great turnout for beginners line dancing with our dynamic duo, Carol and Christine.  
We took over the car park doing steps to the front and steps to the back, drunken sailor step (I think a drink is needed to perfect that step), pointing and pivoting, clapping (for those who could coordinate hands and feet at the same time), knocking knees and wiggling.  
It was a lot of fun and entertained the people in the flats behind the carpark with one shout of encouragement.  
For those of you who missed out, we may be able to get lovely talented lesbian couple to give us an encore performance at the Christmas party.  
Thank you Christine and Carol for sharing one of your many talents with us and providing a lot of fun and laughter.