Books, books and more books

Another great trading day at the Albion Peace Hall .

It was a busy and crowded trading day on May 20th in the Peace Hall at Windsor. There were numerous different things happening and I lost count of how many people attending (at least 25). I’m sure another 600 units will have changed hands again for goods and services traded, worth at least $600. This is the trend for our monthly trading days this year.

Isabelle Derouet gave another cooking demonstration – Thai green papaya salad and black rice pudding. Yum! She now has a loyal following I think, and then there are other people who cannot resist the delicious aromas drawing us into the kitchen.

Josephine Brown ran a very stimulating workshop about how to start writing one’s memoir. She was assisted by Elizabeth Shaw, and the pair shared an amazing collection of original publications to display ideas for the variety of ways we might compile our stories. It was a very interesting hour with creative hints to inspire us.

Simon Cole (president) gave a presentation about his proposal for restructuring BrisLETS and this led to constructive discussion about fundraising, stipends for volunteers and other BrisLETS management issues. It was good to have this chance to ask questions, and inevitably there was also thoughtful sharing about community exchange principles such as trading limits and balanced trading.

The time flew and I only just managed to dash around the tables and browse the collections of secondhand books on offer. I also bought butternut pumpkins, sauerkraut, potplants and some other exciting goodies, all without spending any cash, of course. I love LETS trading days!

by Alison Bird BLCE0022

There were actually books, although it looks like they were camera shy.

Thanks to Roy Hanfling for being our photographer.