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Travellers' Tales

 

 

We meet at the Kea Community Centre on the 4th Thursday in the month at 9.30am for a 10.30 start and talks usually finish by 11.45. Tea and coffee is available before the talks start.


Australia

 

On Thursday 25th April Helen Ellis will be talking about “An Australian Outback Journey”.  The journey was a month long road and rail trip from Canberra to Perth via Adelaide. Her talk encompasses sightseeing, family history, eating, drinking and lazing about whilst covering significant mileage.  What could be more appropriate for the talk than a photo of a kangaroo.

Australia

Travellers’ Tales

In March John Carter gave us an insight into the world of pearls.  Part of John’s business career involved travelling the world acquiring pearls for the jewellery trade. We were so lucky to have this talk by an expert and an insider in the pearl trade. Through his years of experience he saw the change from natural pearls in oysters gathered by primitive sea diving to cultured pearls created by artificially inserting tiny beads into oysters grown in oyster farms and even into mussels.  It was a great talk, being both very informative and full of anecdotes about his experiences.   

On Thursday 25th April we are looking forward to Helen Ellis’ talk about “An Australian Outback Journey”.  The journey was a month long road and rail trip from Canberra to Perth via Adelaide. Her talk encompasses sightseeing, family history, eating, drinking and lazing about whilst covering significant mileage.  The photo at the top shows a landscape although there was a substantial variation in the landscapes through which she travelled.

On Thursday 23rd May we hope to have a talk by Sue Swinchatt about “Living in West Cork” BUT that will be the date of the EU elections if the UK has to take part and the Kea Community Centre will be requisitioned as a Polling Station.  In that event Sue’s talk will be postponed to a later date.  So keep an eye on the National News. 
Sue says “In 1997 I decided I needed a complete change of lifestyle. To cut a long story short, I bought a rather dilapidated 1930s bungalow on the edge of the small village of Ballinspittle in County Cork, close to the coast. After renovations were complete I moved in January 1998 and stayed there for seven happy years.
I would like to tell you what it was like living and working there, a little of the history of that area and its wildlife. I’ll also take you on a guided armchair tour of some of the less visited places I got to know well in beautiful West Cork”.
Céad míle fáilte (A hundred thousand welcomes). The Photo below is of a typical local scene.

ireland

 

 We meet at the Kea Community Centre Playing Place. Talks start at 10.30am but come any time after the doors open at 9.30am and have a tea or coffee. 
Jon Skelton Group Leader 123.skelton@talktalk.net  Phone 01872 865316 

 

 

Meetings are open to all Carrick U3A members. If you’ve not tried Travellers’ Tales yet, why not give it a go?
We meet at the Kea Community Centre Playing Place. Talks start at 10.30am but come any time after the doors open at 9.30am and have a tea or coffee.  Talks end around 11.45.
Jon Skelton Group Leader 123.skelton@talktalk.net  Phone 01872 865316 

 

 

Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator