With expectations of humour and mirth, some were a little nervous of being able to be funny in one of the hardest styles of writing there is.
But then we started and there was wave after wave of laugher and the room lit up with smiles.
Stories were told of times that, although at the time, were often frustrating or even horrendous, given the oxygen of time and distance, gave both amusement and amasement for the engrossed listeners.
These episodes included:
- Line dancing with stars in your eyes but the hand of a spotty plumber in the cold light of reality.
- The seemingly straightforward process of getting a driving licence in Kathmandu, including a lot of running around the district and getting your own number plates painted up.
- A very young son taking over the choristers role in the rather serious world of an African Zionist church with Baa Baa Black Sheep; it needs to be noted that a hasty retreat was required.
- More holiday exploits, mainly disasters, from our regular contributor of such things.
- A view of starting off on a writers journey; we definitely look forward to more of that one in the future.
- A delightful and very funny ‘slap stick’ sketch of the troubles when you someone says, ‘I’ll only take a minute’ and your offering help to a damsel in distress; it was so funny it had been made into a short film too.
- Some Poetry, beautifully penned, on the love of a special friend; the canine twist at the end was the funny bit.
We also welcomed a potential new member who shared a few sections of her fascinating historical novel set in the English Civil War and the life of one William Carlos, a Colonel also featured in the well know Midlands event of the King hiding in an Oak tree.
Another great meeting thanks to all the creative, talented writers that make it all happen.