If you can’t be in Melbourne for the inaugural “Progressives Tea Party”, on the weekend of 27-28 July, then host your own in what ever capital city or rural and regional area you live in.
Gather your women friends, daughters, sisters, and your men friends. Or arrange a Tea Party with friends from your social networks, Twitter, Facebook, bloggers.
If meeting strangers, arrange to meet up in a public space, that way, there are no discussions about who does the washing up.
It can be as elaborate as a 5-star hotel, as relaxed as the corner cafe, or as informal as a picnic in the park.
Order, buy, make or bring a plate of cakes, piklets, scones and jam and cream, pastries, sandwiches, tea, coffee, hot chocolate.
Then, sit and discuss anything you want.
Most importantly, enjoy.
image of high tea, from Wikipedia, used under creative commons