Last Wednesday, I gave a talk to a local horticultural society in Timperley. I was contacted by a lovely gentleman called Norman last October, who had seen my blog. He asked me if I’d like to talk about my allotment and I thought – superb! He penciled me in the diary for March 2015.
Que the butterflies flutter flutter… gulp! A talk in front of lots of people?… Something I’ve not done for a long time. Toe curlingly scary in fact! :O It turned out to be such an exciting, great and happy experience 🙂 The people from the gardening club were so friendly and welcoming… I had Mr.B my techy man and my Mum for moral support! 😀
Norman introduced me to the group and off I went… As I was talking, the butterflies had fluttered away and I was buzzing with passion and excitement about our little allotment.
45 minutes and 95 slides of pictures later my talk was complete – and breathe… I got a fab round of applause 🙂
Mr.B had given me a pep talk before we set off to Timperley… ‘Just think you’re doing this for Tony‘ For any of you who don’t know, we lost a very good allotment friend of ours last August, and I dedicated my talk in memory of him. I know he’d be there in the room saying ‘C’mon Kaz – get on with it you big girl!’ in his usual jokey way 🙂 So I went for it! and I had a great time 😀 I’ve raised £40 for the British Heart Foundation.
I conquered my fear of standing up and talking in front of a room of 47 people. Chatting with the members of the club afterwards was great. I had lots of compliments and was even treated to tea and cake 🙂
I’m so pleased I’ve done it (I hope I did Tony proud) I feel like I’ve over come a big hurdle. Here’s to my next talk when ever that will be 🙂
Lottie Land Girl Kaz xx