So when I asked my Mum for some fashion advice this morning, her feedback threw me a little.
Setting - Meeting high school friends to go to the Archibald.
"I don't know whether you are joking or being serious" she said. Clad in my favourite sea shepherd t shirt, I was a little offended. "You'd fit in well at MONA." she continued. (You can't see my red converse.)
"Excellent." I said, that is just the look I am after." I took the teenage stance and skipped out the door.
The Archibald was delicious as usual. Enjoyed the bus trip in from the Northern beaches, the fabulous paintings and my gorgeous school friends who have played a special role in my life for just over ...cough... 33 years! Love you Di, Em, Sonia!
Now, thanks to my sea shepherd t shirt, meet my new friends, Anne Marie and Pat.
Scouring for an outdoor table I was beckoned by a "Pssst!" Anne Marie (78) proudly parted her scarf to reveal her own sea shepherd t shirt.
She bought hers after boarding the "sting ray man's" boat (that would be the Steve Irwin.) I bought mine after boarding the Bob Barker, at Sydney's Vivid festival, last year.)
Pat, assured me that whilst she was not wearing "a sea shepherd" t shirt that she also supported the cause and that she had protested against the Franklin dam back in 1982.
The policeman who arrested her, apologised and removing his cap, revealed his "NO DAMS" sticker. Love it!
Anyhow, my point is, interest and passion unites. Look at these gorgeous women, looking much younger than their years and totally tuned in!
Now, the Sea Shepherd crew promotes a Vegan lifestyle and I understand and respect that. It's not for me and does present some nutritional hurdles. I believe that we should be conscious about what we eat and as you know, that's my gig.
I will do my bit the way I know how and that is encouraging the consumption of sustainable foods and teach classes that can help you to follow this path.
I also support them financially (No, there's no boat named "Lou Edney") but the whole family has tshirts! You too can look as flash as me by supporting sea shepherd.
Yay! Sea Shepherd unite. Take a stance, however small!
I am soooo excited and am bursting to share....I am going to the TEDx event at the Opera house on Saturday with 2000 other mad keen peeps bursting hear all the "ideas worth spreading".
This year the catering is managed by Matt Moran with as much of the food as possible provided by the participants through their amazing crowd farming initiative.
My humble donation, pictured, inspires me to get my butt into the garden and plant some more produce.