Thursday, August 9, 2012

Winter:- a time of fun and laughter for all Red Hats

Winter is usually a time of hibernation but not if you are a Red Hatter. We don't let the weather get to us, we just rug up and out we go. Just recently we went on a tour of the local opportunity shops. These second hand goods shops are a source of wonderment for Red Hatters. We visited six shops in one day and everyone came away with some wonderful bargains:- things that we will alter and make into something else, things we will use just the way they are. There were lots of oohhs and aaahhs as we hunted the racks. If someone found a treasure that wasn't for them the cry went up; "look what I have found!' and Red Hatters would come running and decide who it suited best.

A couple of days later we visited the other end of the shopping experience and went to have coffee and cake in the exclusive Maling Road shopping strip. We certainly drew a few funny looks but once again we found the just right bargain. It was cold but sunny so it was the perfect day for walking, talking and shopping.

Of course in Australia we sometimes like to celebrate Christmas in July so that we can experience the delight of hot Christmas food on a cold night in front of the open fire. This event was one of our three social events we hold where the men in our lives are welcome to join us.

Just last night six of us braved one of the coldest nights for a long time to go out for dinner. It had snowed not far from where we live yesterday and last night the weather was appalling, rain, wind and freezing temperatures all thrown into the mix.

 We had a lovely time and twice joined in the singing of Happy Birthday for someone who was at the restaurant for a celebration.

When it came to leave the weather was throwing everything at us so the Goddess of Bling and Queen Mini Munchkin chose some interesting methods of staying warm and dry.

In the next couple of months we will be having a beauty spa day with a fish and chips lunch and visiting a local community kitchen where they train people to go back into the workforce. We will rug up and got out and have fun. The weather is not going to deter these little red hatters.

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