Good food and good company!
Thea addressed a group at the Croatian club rooms in West Auckland recently. Some of the group had supported the Croatian struggle towards independence in the 1990’s by collecting signatures for the petition presented to Parliament.
‘Standing in front of the churches, supermarkets, malls…these women gathered signatures from thousands of New Zealanders as well as our people, ensuring New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to recognise Croatia as an independent State.”
Thea drew an analogy between these women and the fortitude of the main character, ‘Manda’ in her latest novel, ‘Out of the Shade’, who is also a strong Croatian woman.
A nice way to while away the afternoon. She then donated a percentage of the book sales to the group towards their fundraising efforts.