Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, May 26, 2006

World's Longest Morning/Afternoon Tea... an annual fundraising event held by the Anti Cancer Council. It has really taken off, and every year around Australia, both individuals and organisations have some kind of morning or afternoon tea on or around 25th May. Nursing homes and aged care facilities are especially fond of doing it, as it is a chance to get the residents a bit more enthusiastic about coming out of their rooms and mixing with the others, as well as attracting other people to the home. There is generally some form of entertainment, followed by traditional Devonshire teas (scones, jam and cream), cakes, biscuits, etc.

Today (Thursday) at the aged care centre I visited, the entertainment was provided by a group of line dancers, and the residents and staff enjoyed their performance. After helping to set up the tables with my cloths, and lending embroidered aprons to some of the staff who were handing out food and drinks, I visited a friend who was confined to her room because of illness. Then I returned to the dining room and helped distribute tea and coffee. It was a very successful morning from all aspects; they raised several hundred dollars for the charity, and the ladies all loved my embroidered cloths and aprons. They have invited me to go back again, which I will of course be happy to do! Ms Robyn asked if I had any photos; sorry to say I don't, but some of the staff members were taking photos, so if I get a chance, I will ask if I can have some emailed to me.


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