Off again …

I have another talk, this-morning, and it’s in a suburb I’ve never been to !
This is the first time I’ve addressed a group in an organization other than a library: it’s a Probus group, and I hope very much that it will herald further Probus group talks via word of mouth. I have no way of getting in touch with any of these groups myself, as they’re kept in strict seclusion from we irritating members of the public who want to apprise them of our services: trying to get contact details out of their front office makes you think they must be part of ASIO !

So wish me luck: as you can see from the map, I’m going a fair way, so shan’t be back for a good while. I’ll do my best to catch up with posts later in the day; but for now it’s a matter of printing off some handouts and re-apprising myself of some aspects of my talk.

39 responses to “Off again …

  1. Jackie August 6, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Best of luck! I hope all goes well. Safe travels. :-)


  2. nonsmokingladybug August 6, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Have a safe and successful trip!


  3. elleturner4 August 6, 2014 at 6:10 am

    You back yet??? How’d it go? :)


  4. Paula August 6, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Best of luck M-R :) I hope everything turns out the way you want it.. I’ll be waiting for you ….


  5. Home That We Built August 6, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Wow, that’s a long way by public transport! I’m feeling for you, M-R! Good luck and be safe! I am not at all worried about the talk – I know it should be a pleasure!


  6. J.D. Gallagher August 6, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Long trip. Good luck and travel well.


    • M-R August 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Coming home I had to walk up and across the damned line – nearly killed me … something like 8 flights !!!!!
      But a sweet young bloke carried my case ! :-D


  7. lapetitecasserole August 6, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Good luck and have a safe trip!


    • M-R August 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks so much for your good wishes, Margherita ! :-) I met not only another Margaret whose cognome is Rose, but her nome is Margaret Rose !!!! HOW DARE SHE ?!!! [grin]


  8. Sue Slaght August 6, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Best of luck M-R. Look forward to hearing how it went.


  9. joannesisco August 6, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I’m confident you are going to rock it!


  10. gerard oosterman August 6, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Have a nice trip. Try and have a look and the ‘hammer and plumber’s wrench’ plastered on the exterior of the Revesby’s workers club. ( left side of the train). The directors must have agonised over this emblem not wishing to use the ‘hammer and sickle’. Have a good day and safe trip.


  11. stvrsnbrgr August 6, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I bet you knocked their socks off! Do Probus members wear socks? Well, whatever they wear, I bet you knocked them off, M-R.


  12. The Wanderlust Gene August 6, 2014 at 9:20 am

    So far … did you feel a pull to keep going, heading further into the unknown? :) Hope it went well, M-R.


  13. Dixie Minor August 6, 2014 at 9:43 am

    That sounds great! I know they loved you! I hope it turns into a promising avenue for you for people to know more about Chic and about your book.


    • M-R August 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      We have yet to see if my telling today’s audience of my difficulty in contacting any Probus groups directly, and would they get stuck in to some word of mouth if they liked my talk … For all I know, they don’t know anyone in any other Probus group !


  14. bikerchick57 August 6, 2014 at 10:43 am

    You kicked butt, didn’t you?


  15. Master of Something Yet August 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Wished you luck as I waved you goodbyyyyyyye….

    Ooh. Probus Club. They can be very loyal and dedicated followers. You definitely want to get in good with them types.


    • M-R August 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      That’s what I figure, H – but it’s impossible to contact any directly, and I mean IMPOSSIBLE. I gave a bit of a heartfelt plea, so it’s a matter of whether today’s group knows other Probus groups – dunno.


  16. FarmerFi August 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Glad to hear it went well M-R. Hope you have a lovely relaxing evening recovering. I always find going somewhere new exhausting, even without the public speaking!


    • M-R August 7, 2014 at 5:41 am

      I think perhaps tha homeward trip’s necessitating my struggling up something like eight flights of stairs was what done it, Fi … I avoid stairs like the plague: until she dropped me off back at the station, I had NO IDEA this was ahead of me. You shoulda heard my language …

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  17. Elaine @ foodbod August 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Good luck, I hope it’s gone well xxx


  18. sb2711 August 6, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Loads of luck to you :) Comes a bit late from me I suppose…..I am sure you did great :D


  19. hilarycustancegreen August 7, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    All admiration. Giving talks is my most dreaded (and thus rare) occupation.


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