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is also the first real event of spring, reminding us that summer is not too far away. Primarily, though, apart from some of the more weird British traditions demonstrated — such as maypole and Morris dancing — it is a reminder that we Kiwis inherited and grew up with much from Britain that is good and great, which will remain part of our heritage always. One of those good things is our generosity. Colin explained that when the counting was done, it was found that the Whangamata Gymnastic Club would benefit from our collective largesse by about $1500. Not a bad result to end a grand break by the seaside.