I took along some props to illustrate my talk, a selection of items I have made out of recycled rubbish. The room was very big so they fixed me up with one of those radio microphones, and after the committe reports I was called upon to do my bit. I normally talk without notes, but as this is a newish talk I thought it sensble to jot down a few words, just in case I dried up. I needn't have worried.
Everything went according to plan, they are such a cheeky lot, and the banter made it so much easier for me. It is a pleasure to do when the audience is only there to enjoy themselves. Afterwards I joined them in the bar for a glass of lemonade, and the jokes were coming thick and fast. It was a great way to spend a Monday morning, all I've got to do now is design another talk for next year :o)
Hooray, I have got my litter picking stick from the council, I found it when I got back, along with loads of black sacks. I must say I am a little bit disappointed though, on closer inspection I see they have not given me a new one, it is second hand. Surely if they can afford to install a brand new massive flat screen tv in the reception area of the main offices, they could buy me a new stick, especially as I've had to wait nearly four weeks for it. Oh well, looks as if I am out litter picking tomorrow, I'll let you know how I get on.