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Something has happened in Sydney since my last visit and I’ve got to admit I love it! It’s a lingo thing and us Aussie’s love our lingo.
Whilst organising my two workshops I had numerous phone calls to make with local labs, venues and party hire places and just like that someone I was dealing with dropped ‘well, get your people to call by’.
Carla Coulson all of a sudden had ‘people’. Visions of me are swirling in my mind of me sitting in the centre of a room surrounded by my ‘people’ calling, cooking, cleaning and buffing all in high shoes filing their nails.. I am in love.
The first time it happened I was chuckling to myself thinking the lab had gone all groovy in my absence and then I called the venue I was hiring and I got ‘yes, your people came to see me last week’. I nearly fell off the chair, I realised instead of having an assistant, an organiser, someone to help me, I had ‘people’ and I love it.
Gosh have I taken to the ‘people’ lingo.
An hour ago I was finalising an order of prints with the lab and it just rolled off my tongue ‘I’ll get my people to whizz over this afternoon’ an hour later I had to call the photo hire dudes and I told them ‘my people will pick up the monopod at one’ not a ruffled feather, not a hiccup on the conversation just smooth sailing. Things did get a little rocky when I called my mother and told her ‘our people will be coming to dinner’ (my brother and I!!!).
It’s great to step out of old Europe and into the new world, so many things are familiar yet so much has changed. I can’t wait to find out more new and fascinating lingo that I am sure is lurking in the corners of my old town.
What are your people up to?
“Friends are angels sent down to earth to make good days and help us find our way”. Unknown