Thursday, June 16, 2022

Weigh-Less open meeting

 Good morning dear Blogger friends. In yesterday's post, I mentioned that a Goal Weight Member of mine agreed to be a guest speaker at an open meeting to be held next week. This is an effort of mine to increase membership in our venue groups. Many of the members who were used to physically attend a Weigh-Less group meeting, did not actually enjoy doing the "online weigh-in". While almost 80% reached their goal weight while we were still under Lockdown, a few just dropped out. 

Upon re-opening groups in September 2020, the membership and attendance has been sparse. But this is the same with the local Book Club, the Garden Club and at church services. Covid caused a certain lethargy and apathy towards gatherings. My Group Assistant takes a realistic stand: she says many have gained weight while under Lockdown and are too embarrassed to return to group. Which is a pity, as our Weigh-Less groups are all about just that: Weigh-Less!

Ironically, since April 2020, after I registered my first online member from Australia, with Weigh-Less, I have built up a large Virtual group of members: topping 160 who weigh in online every week.

Meanwhile, I am promoting the special offer for next week's meeting with this poster below. 

Harold is successful young businessman in town, a community leader and an avid sportsman. Now he has a success story to share with other hopefuls! 

In future, I look forward to coaching larger groups of members which, hopefully, this promotion will deliver. 


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Psychedelic kettle

 Good morning dear Blogger friends. For those who grew up in the 60's the term psychedelic will be reminiscent of flower power, hippies etc. I grew up in a very conservative home and society but I KNEW about these things. In fact, I remember writing an essay in my language class, describing the hippie scene so realistically which caused my equally conservative teacher's plucked eyebrows to rise into her hairline. Nevertheless, I received an  A+ for my work. 

However, this post is about my new kettle, some 54 years later.

  What happened was that the kettle at The Bunker finally gave up the ghost. It has been in constant use for the past four years. So without further ado, I took my one-month-old kettle up to the accommodation. 

That meant that I now needed ANOTHER kettle for home use. I popped into our hardware store where a friend and goal weight member in my Weigh-Less group, is the owner. Harold spotted me in the aisle; I told him I wanted a decent kettle and he pointed to one by Salton. I blanched slightly at the price. However it was either that or the cheaper plastic jug kettles, which I did not want, so I put it in my basket. 

At the same time I managed to convince Harold to be a guest speaker at an open Weigh-Less meeting later this month (there will be a post about this!) 

Back home I half-filled the new kettle with water and plugged it in. 

It starts off with a blue light
As it warms a little, the light turns purple
Much hotter now, it shows a pink light
Strangely, it becomes almost transparent just before it boils
And bright red as it boils! 


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Luncheon in June; High tea in July

 Good morning dear Blogger friends. This week is a short week (we have Youth Day looming on Thursday) I have no breaks: I am in the office three morning and I am doing Weigh-Less groups on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday morning, while in the office, I also run my four online groups. After lunch Thandi and I Thandi and I will clean The Bunker for guests after guests who have been in since Sunday and prep for the next guests arriving for the long weekend. 

On Friday morning I travel to Pietermaritzburg for business. After this is sorted, I will travel further south to Durban. I hope to have time to pop into the Weigh-Less Head Office and collect stock while meeting up with the staff whom I hear often on the phone, but do not see often. 

Friday night I will stay with biker friends in Durban North. 

The next day I am attending an awards  ceremony and luncheon for Avon Top Sellers. I am quite looking forward to this.

I fall into the Platinum Plus Achievers category

(Watch this space in case I get an award! Whoopwhoop!)

At the same time earlier this month, I received an invitation to a friend's 60th birthday celebration. 

I look forward to attending this birthday party!