It wasn't what many people were expecting - no packages and neat sachets. Instead THB made mugs and hot water available and presented a medley of herbs from Newport gardens - lemon grass, lemon verbena, apple mint, peppermint, spearmint etc.
About 70 people made themselves a cuppa. Mostly they seemed unfamiliar with this more basic method of making herbal tea. But there were plenty of compliments.
It was a pleasure to be outdoors on a perfect March afternoon at the amphitheatre of Newport Lakes. The atmosphere was happy, festive even.
I actually didn't get much chance to take in the music. Instead there was a steady flow of folks to talk with. There was a lot of interest in THB.
Its great that local people (led by Christine in this case) organise events for other local people to enjoy. Well done Christine! Its living the 'Good Life'. So may there be more of it (and may THB be active in inspiring it)!
Thanks John for helping out on the day.
Written by Kate Leslie