Random thoughts this monday morning about hidden talents. I wonder if you have a hidden talent or one that you would like to explore. As I listen to my children and their aspirations for the future I can't help but reflect back on my own at that age. You may have done the same. Would you do anything differently? Have you left anything unexplored? Do you still feel you have the wherewithal, no matter your current age, to fulfill your dreams? Are you well and truly on your way to living the dream? Do you ever think like this? Call me a dreamer, idealistic or one who is away with the fairies, but if we do not stop and think about these things, what would life be? I hope you have a passion inside of you waiting to be explored....if not, think back. These things have a funny way of popping up at the most unexpected times. Hoping you will join me in my random monday morning thoughts, it's uplifting :)
The Last Luncheon by Mastropiece
I posted the above note, packed myself off to the city and attended an International Women's luncheon at the May Fair hotel in London to celebrate it's 25th anniversary. I went along to meet people and hear stories. I find that the older I get the more intrigued I am about others experiences. Is it being older or a result of blogging? I am never quite sure. I loved hearing how the group started. Four women, 25 years ago, an Australian, a Canadian, an English woman and a Lebanese woman, sitting together over lunch in Cape Town, South Africa, sharing expat experiences. Each one was the President of their own respective countries local women's organization. They talked about what we still discuss today, travels, family, living an expat life and hopes for the future. They wanted to take it one step further and the result was The Federation of International Women's Association in London (FIWAL). It is now an umbrella group for more than 30 international women's clubs and associations in and around London. It's role is to provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and expertise between it's member organizations.
A champagne reception, a beautiful lunch and a quick hustle for me to get back on the train in time for school pick up. I left with email addresses, phone numbers and a few tips on local gardens and antique shops to explore. A very productive afternoon!
On the way home, I had a phone call, from Miss Claire, she passed her driving test! I am excited for her, I am excited for me....I now have an errand girl ;) Mum's the word on that one! Time for dinner...what to serve? what to serve? I think a celebratory dinner out may be in order :)
Stop Press: Congratulations to Miss Claire for passing her driving test today!!
Her smile was as wide as this at 5 years old :)
Tomorrow I am off to the House of Lords for another reception and more people to meet! Still thinking random thoughts and hidden talents....thank you for your responses!! Very curious indeed!
Best wishes for a wonderful week!
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