Kevin Rudd, a cup of tea and me

I have always been a bit behind the times.

I don’t have a smart phone, I don’t use twitter and I still send letters by post.

In my recent post The Month that got away January 2013, I lamented that I wasted 31 days of a perfectly wonderful year wishing myself a new life, new career, partner, cat. Naturally when this did not eventuate I got depressed and anxious. When I snapped out of it….it was February already ( well at least it wasn’t November!!)

Blog writing took a back seat to the mental chit-chat that swirled about my head in January….from which job I would take at the Australian Council of the Arts to whether I wear a black, red or white dress to my impending nuptials to Johnny Depp….

With the fogg clearly oh so slightly in February, I realised some great things did happen during the first month of 2013, strange, odd occurances…so random in their nature that to write about them is the only way to make sense of the situation.

Catch up with a Mate was invited to have afternoon tea with Former Prime Minister of Australia, the honourable Mr Kevin Rudd. An event sponsored by Twinings Tea, in conjunction with the RSPCA, the tea ceremony was held at the Sydney University, where Mr Rudd launched his ‘ Australian Afternoon Tea’ blend ( sales from which a portion will go to the RSPCA)

Kevin and Kate

Kevin and Kate

In the summer sun, I mingled with the elite, drank Mr Rudd’s delightful tea blend, ate lamb sandwiches as puppy dogs frolicked on the manicured lawns of Sydney University. I was a unsure as to how I had ended up on the invite list, but truth be told…it really did no matter!! This was Catch up with a Mate’s first media invite and I lapping it up.

High Tea with K-Rudd's crew

High Tea with K-Rudd‘s crew

Yes, January 2013…the month that got away….but in amongst it all….some trully magical things did happen xx

Special shout out to my fellow blogging buddy, Cup of Tea and a Blog, who was at K-Rudd afternoon tea. May we met again, I’d happily go along to an Arnotts Tim Tam launch with you!! ( just putting it out there, you NEVER know who could be reading!!)

Words fail me!!

Words fail me!!

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suz&Fang
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 04:28:43

    Only you Ms Boyle.. only YOU could swing a cuppa with the former Man with a Plan.

    Reply

  2. subversivereader
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 08:04:30

    Sounds like good fun!

    Reply

  3. Sandra Stephen Boyle
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 20:45:44

    A- LISTER ! Steve

    Reply

  4. Catherine Rodie Blagg (Cup of Tea and a Blog)
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 09:17:12

    It was a very surreal experience, but so lovely to hang out with you xx

    Reply

  5. mamagrace71
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 10:35:04

    Sounds like an awesome time! I would love to meet Mr Rudd in person!

    Reply

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