Gatherings (for free)

The Back Room Book Club

Time: Monthly or so. The next catch up is Thursday October 24

Place: In The Back Room

Our Book Club is officially off and running. So exciting! We had a wonderful, hearty and reflective conversation about ‘The Yield’ and even though two of us hadn’t read it, we were still able to contribute!! I am definitely going to read it now – it sounds like a transformational book. We spoke at length about how we can best support Indigenous people and my whole focus seems to come back to listening and learning, rather than jumping in to see how I can fix things.

The purpose of this Book Club is to gather together as a community of book lovers and readers, to discuss and share in the joy of reading.
We will (aim to) read one book per month!
This group is for men, women and everyone on that spectrum. We will read a range of books that cover a vast array of topics and we want everyone to feel included.

We will meet in The Back Room and dinner will be provided (sometimes cooked by me, and sometimes we’ll pitch in some cash and buy it in!)

Our next pick – to be discussed on October 24 – is ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid and you can read a synopsis HERE.

Big Talk Walk

Time: The first Thursday of each month at 9.30am

Place: At Lake Forbes (let’s meet near the Rugby Club)

Here’s a little concept, with a big heart, called ‘Big Talk Walks’ held in Forbes. It’s a get together – walking for an hour – once a month with people who want more big talk, rather than small talk, in their life.

Each month we will pick a simple theme, arrange a time and place to meet and then walk and talk about whatever comes to mind.

Themes for the Big Talk Walks include:

  • Money; How much do I really need? No really.
  • Feminism…what’s all the fuss?
  • The latest series of ‘The Letdown’ and why it’s worth talking about.
  • Organised Chaos (And do I really need to fold my shirts like Marie Kondo?)
  • Getting Through a Rough Patch; Maybe Gwyneth and Elizabeth Gilbert can shed some light.
  • Building Connections, one cuppa at a time.
  • Saying “No” in 100 different ways.
  • Talking to Yourself (rather than listening to yourself) inspired by This UFYB Podcast Episode
  • Who Puts the Bins Out?
  • The Comparison Trap – when was the last time you fell in?
  • Till Death Do Us Part.

Grease and Oil Change 2020

Time: 20 Feb 2020 Place: Trundle

Time: 21 Feb 2010 Place: Bedgerabong

This will be our 5th year of The Grease and Oil Change, a Not For Profit event for our rural communities, organised with my gorgeous friends Danika McDonald and Melissa Brown.

What is it? A brain and body workshop for rural men and women.

Who should go? Anyone – all ages – living within a rural community who would like to hear and know more about living an even better life.

Who will be speaking? In 2019 we had a cracking line up of inspiring guest speakers, including Dr Jo Braid – specialising in brain and gut health, Dennis Hoiberg – an internationally recognised rural resilience expert and Steve Matthews – Vice Chairman of Riverina Bluebell. As well we have local GPs, live exercise & mindfulness sessions, Community Health specialists, RAMHP representatives and so much more.

Where is it being held? The Trundle event is at the Trundle Golfie & the Corinella/ Bedgerabong event is at the Bedgerabong Hall in 2020 (we’ll alternate it each year between B’Bong and Corinella)

How much does it cost? FREE, COMPLETELY FREE!

What should I wear? I know, it’s always our first question. Wear something comfy because you might get involved in a few physical activities!

Will we be fed? Absolutely! Local caterers will be taking care of delicious and nutritious food to nourish our bodies.

What about kids? If you can’t find any babysitting, then by all means bring them (and maybe a good book to keep them occupied!)

How long does it go for? We’re allowing four hours – but the conversations always seem to be so magic on these days that you might stay longer.

Why do I need to RSVP if it’s free? So we know how much food to prepare!

Our sponsors are awesome: Stay tuned for who they are (and get in touch if you would like to be a sponsor)