Friday, 24 February 2017
Ideas Needed. Help!
Regular readers know that once a month there is a meeting in Little Bunting's tiny village hall. It is a Council-led initiative to get older, potentially isolated, people to meet for a cup of tea and a chat. When I say council-led, I mean they invited us to attend a meeting in the hall and gave us the free use of the hall (for the first few meetings) and then left us to it. These days we have to pay about two pounds each!
There are probably about a dozen of us, ranging in age from mid-fifties to early nineties. Not everyone attends all the time, some of us feel obliged to do so. Even though we may walk there on reluctant feet, we always have a very jolly time and come away feeling better for having caught up with friends.
So far we have spent some fun times learning how to make sugar paste flowers and Christmas cake decorations, we have played lots of games of cards, had a board games afternoon and a couple of fun afternoons thanks to my gorgeous DiL. She has demonstrated Chinese cookery and on another occasion we had great fun when she taught us to make garnish pictures.
Next time we meet we are having a session on local history, a talk given by our second-oldest member. She grew up on a farm in Dovecote Dell, a nearby village. She lived in the old manor house - this has since been demolished - and knows lots about the history of
the beautiful dovecote and moated manor house. I'm really looking forward to this one.
The problem is that no one is coming up with fresh ideas for future meetings. We meet at 2pm and finish at 3.30pm, so it can't be anything too complicated. We have one brave man who attends anything other than the craft meetings, so I need to include him as much as possible.
I would welcome your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas...