DID YOU KNOW?
...when you google my name as a search … a NZ army general pops up aswell as me.
His name is LOU GARDINER of course.
With an i.
Before coming to New Zealand I thought …… ooh… should I drop him a line?
BUT when I read how high up he was in the forces, working for the ministry of defence I chickened out as I thought spontaneous contact from a contemporary embroideress may not be his cup of tea.
I haven't really thought about it since but someone was asking for my contact details in a workshop the other day and I said … if all else fails just google my name and my website comes up straight away. I then added … ' …well, me and Lou Gardiner, Major General of New Zealand Ministry of Defense.'
Anyway, one of the ladies in the class piped up 'I know him!'
'He's retired. He's a lovely man!'
Somehow it felt like serendipity. I wrote him a card. The ONE with the man hoovering on it. Very appropriate. It was the only one I had on me at the time....
Is that bad?
"Dear Lou Gardiner,
I feel like I should know you!'
Presently also in NZ."
So who knows ……. he might be in contact and we Lou's could meet for a cup of tea and a chat about the military defence systems and embroidery. Strictly confidential of course
That would be nice.
The OTHER Lou Gardiner….