Twelve months ago we were all looking forward to a new year, we wanted to do so much but in the end it all came crashing down around our ears. I wanted so much in promoting our Society in so many ways, but it wasn’t to be, we lost 11 months to that dreaded virus, on top of this unfortunately our Secretary, Diane lost her daughter to it, a week before Christmas the lass was only 54. It seemed everything stopped; it was almost like a dystopian dream with every one walking around and looking like zombies in face masks. We did all the right things and followed the rules; face, space and wash hands, we went out of spring into a lovely summer under a lockdown but to see another one rear its ugly head in November last.

Thank fully with the vaccinations that started last December (I had mine in late January) and to be given out to all later on the this summer, so hopefully we can look at the world now in a different light, even though we’d been hit with a variant to the Covid strain and shut down again for six weeks at the beginning of January. We were hoping to resume Coffee Mornings in later in the year and looking forward to resuming a normal life again for the Society, but looking at it now it’ll probably be the autumn before we meet, but as we say ‘watch this space’. Mind you winter came back to bite us on the rear end after Christmas, arctic temperatures, ice and snow, so much for planet warming, at least days are getting longer, we shall come out of this horrible virus I’m sure, so let’s get back together, we’re missing you all. Wishing you all a good health and stay safe.