Put the flags out, it’s all over (I hope). It’s been 18 long months since we were able to resume any sort of a normal life. We were hoping to resume Coffee Mornings in July but that went by the board, in June, when Boris decided to add another month on the prescribed lifting of social distancing etc. It was a bit of a bummer at the time, but I think all of us ‘oldies’ appreciated another month to be about right. I think we needed to get as many people vaccinated against these nasty strains. I felt sorry for people that were booked up to go abroad and had to cancel again, but in my eyes losing a holiday this year is small beer to having a third wave set upon us.
Now in September, we are set to have our booster jab, what a wonderful start to the winter. Last year a young man said to me ‘well there’s always next Christmas to look forward too.’ My reaction was to say ‘we should be the ones that should feel the most aggrieved, in that our years are getting more smaller than yours.’ Though I suppose we would have felt the same if it was us at that age. I said 12 months ago we should write that year off, I know I’m repeating my words but surely it won’t be the same as last year. It gets better; we have articles in the Chronicle on different subjects in Wyrley, with thanks to our Secretary in putting them in. A big thank you from me, to the Committee in standing together in these last horrible months. Anyway we’re up and running, on the fourth Thursday of July we held an open day and a few people attended, it was lovely, no more than August when we had over 20 members for our first Coffee Morning in 18 months. Smashing to have all of you wonderful people there. Thanks to Steve Geale in talking about ‘Sit Coms’, next month Kath Reynolds talks about ‘Food Glorious Food’.
Coffee mornings 10am – 12:30 noon
September 17th – Kath Reynolds; Food Glorious Food
October 21st – Barry Picken; Red flowers and a bag of old bones
November 18th – Kevin Reynolds; Love and War (changing attitude to birds)
December 16th – Christmas Bash
Held at the Senior Citizens Centre, Broadmeadow Lane.