Do you help run a group, club or charity that benefits older people? Could your organisation do things better with a £500 award?
Here are a few bits of trivia for you to look through. These are from an email which is circulating widely. I have no idea who wrote these 'facts', but some of them are interesting!
By Masturbius (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
A few weeks ago an invitation dropped through our letter box inviting us to a reception on board HMS Argyll. It has been a some years since we were last on a ship. Edward was a career Naval Officer for many years, so it was going back to the past.
Next Sunday is Mothers Day. There are some super prints here, why not buy one or two Sue Rosser prints as gifts?
I picked up a book bargain the other day, ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’, by Bill Bryson.
On Saturday February 14th Helen Vereker Singers performed in Sainsburys Hereford in aid of Herefordshire Carers Support. Here is a video, directed by Helen Vereker and filmed by Ken Joel, husband of our good friend and contributor Margaret Joel.
How does one define loneliness? The very word itself causes concern. In the UK, the latest statistics are frightening enough, take a look at the info below.
Rather than confront New Year Resolutions head-on, I think you should creep up on them and catch them by surprise. That way, you'll be more likely to keep them. (Just a theory.) That said, I've never been very good at it myself. Unfortunately, they too often involve losing ugly fat which has, somehow or other, attached itself to my slimmer self when I wasn't looking.
This great independent film is well worth seeing and your support for it will be greatly appreciated.
Here is my review of some of the more unusual stories that made the headlines in 2014. This is only a snapshot, but I hope you enjoy reading the articles I have chosen.
The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London
Sunday 7 December 2014
Forty years ago this week a folk song about homeless people narrowly missed the Christmas number one slot in the pop charts. 'Streets of London' peaked at number two in the 1975 New Year chart, and Ralph Mctell became a TV celebrity and household name.
Winter Weather In Britain - Will It Snow in the 2014/2015 Winter? Will We Get a White Christmas This Year?
The papers lately have been warning us of a cold winter again with talk of snow on Christmas Day. Will it happen I wonder.
This is a new feature which will be available every Thursday, where I choose my top three YouTube videos of the week.
Since when did Britain become so Americanised? I know I haven't lived there for nearly eight years but come on, Black Friday? What is that all about?
Crackers - And Other Christmas Traditions,Including Sackposset, Christingles, The Twelve Days Of Christmas,Eating And Drinking!
It was an Englishman, Tom Smith, who introduced the world to Christmas crackers. A baker and wedding cake maker by profession, he visited Paris in 1840 and found the bonbon - sugared almonds wrapped in a twist of tissue paper.
Christmas cards! Love 'em or hate em the seasonal flurry is with us. Soon it will have developed into a full blown blizzard and the annual game of trying to find extra space to display all those expressions of seasonal good wishes from people we only ever hear from at Christmas will be underway.
Photo courtesy of Galloway Gazette
In August this year Cosyfeet announced the winners of this year's Cosyfeet Community Award and I can announce that Priory Knit Wits were the lucky recipients of £500!
Hello! A couple of people have been asking how the situation is here now, so I thought I would write another 'update'! If you are bored, please turn off now! This is quite long! It has been almost 3 years and 3 months on since 2:46pm March 11th, 2011 since that date was engraved in everyone's mind here! Although it is now off the international news, the news over here still covers the aftermath a fair bit.
Back in 1992, two brothers: Magnus and Fergus MacFarlane-Barrow from Scotland, watched the TV news from the Bosnia conflict, and were so horrified, they sprang into action and took a jeep loaded with food and blankets to join a convoy of like-minded people. Returning home to work as fish farmers, they discovered so many further donations, Magnus took a year out to register a charity and thereafter these generous men worked and funded additional projects.
A post I made recently on Facebook caused a bit of a storm in a teacup. I mentioned how sad I would be to see one of Coronation Street's best-loved characters of recent times, Hayley Cropper, leave the long-running soap in one of the most tear-jerking storylines they have had for a long time.
I don't know about you, but it seems that every year there are additional pressures for everyone. Do we bring this on ourselves unnecessarily? I've been asking people for their own personal tips to make Christmas stress free and I'm going to list some of them! They are in no particular order.
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