3rd March 2007
at the home of Jean & Bob Coe
Members of the Waikato Branch met early in March
for the usual New Year get-together, a pooled lunch alfresco style at
the Coes' house, where the lawn near the house is flanked by shrubs and
trees. Two tarpaulins were slung between trees and the house to provide
welcome shade over a large area, and the tables of food and drink were
handy to the seating. The shading and shrubs helped to temper the
warmth of the day.
It was an
easy, relaxed event, conversation flowed easily, revealing a lot of
shared experiences (we seem to hear something new each time).
Holyoake gave us a demonstration of his new "collapsible runabout"
scooter. In a few minutes the four pieces in his carboot were assembled
without a spanner, and he was scooting around on the lawn showing its
manoeuvrability and excellent lock for a 4-wheeler. It bears the name
"Walk on Wheels" and the contact 0800 66 67 68. Maurie has this little
scooter in addition to his regular more robust mobility scooter which
takes him down to the shopping centre.
After the meal
we discussed ideas for the year ahead, and whether to vary our seasonal
routines. The general response was to continue to keep it simple and
affordable and occasional. So our next gathering is expected to be
mid-winter at Edith's, with a speaker and topic still to be confirmed.