The 2022 HEIA(Q) Home Economics Retirees’ High Tea took place on 20 August 2022 at the Keri Craig Emporium in the historic Brisbane Arcade, Brisbane City. Once again, our great friend and colleague, Denise McManus, organised the event. Many thanks to Denise for her efforts.

We were welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine to start the proceedings and served delightful food.

It was a fabulous opportunity to reconnect with former colleagues and reminisce about the professional and personal aspects of our lives. Some past attendees were unable to attend because of distance or ill health; however, we were joined by several new colleagues who had recently retired. It was also fantastic to catch up with members of the group who had returned to Brisbane after adventures in other parts of Australia.

What is terrific about these gatherings is that there are plenty of topics of conversation that enable us to resume our friendships and keep them up into the future. Catching up on the events in people’s lives was most enjoyable.

All in all, a wonderful day was had by all.

Cheryl Conroy
Previously Dakabin State High School