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Weekenders’ Group

Once again we had a November Newsletter where we caught up with what members had been up to last month, with lots of walking taking place and lots of bulb planting for 2021. The December Newsletter will be sent out on 1st December. Once again, many thanks to Margaret Whilde for printing off copies for those members not on email and for delivering them on her morning walk.

Activities have been varied, from hectic (those members with lots of hobbies and activities) to static (those members who are not able to get out and about as much and who also seem to have lost all motivation (yes, that’s right – me!). But lockdown does give us the chance to have long phone calls and to sort out the Christmas cards mailing list even if we’re not doing things like sorting wardrobes, sheds, etc.

Weekenders will certainly miss the annual trip out to the Blue Diamond Garden Centre at East Bridgford, especially the Singing Penguins, along with our Christmas Lunch, our Christmas Coffee Club session and our Christmas Social Evening.

Let us hope that the new vaccines will do all that it is hoped they can do, so that hopefully by Easter we may be able to meet up again. In the meantime, I hope everyone has as good a Christmas as we are able to have and let’s keep out fingers crossed for a better 2021.

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Weekenders’ Group

We had a couple of informal garden meet ups but the weather is now making it more difficult. However, our members are going for walks around the local area, including the Misk Hills and keeping in contact with one another, offering support and laughs, both by phone and by the newsletter. I saw this on line and thought it was doing its best to be uplifting!

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Weekenders’ Group

Once again we have been in touch on a regular basis via phone, email and newsletter and of course, weather permitting, our garden meet ups have continued. We had a couple of very hot meet ups last week, requiring umbrellas being used as parasols but Margaret Whilde reports as follows on her August garden meet-up:

Despite the weather we enjoyed the afternoon very much. I provided blankets and gloves, and when the rain came, we all dived under the car port for shelter. We did have bottles on the table, which Doreen Newton and Joyce Crane provided but we did follow them up with coffee, tea and sweet goodies. We put the world to rights and had quite a laugh along the way. As the photo shows the four old ladies were very well wrapped up for the occasion.
Sandra – Looks like an old folks’ home in the Arctic Circle!

We are wracking our brains as to how we can socialise during the winter months but haven’t come up with any good ideas yet, and, future restrictions being what they will be, there is not much likelihood of any social activity. But keep in touch ladies, we still have the phone!

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Weekenders’ Group

No Weekender group activities again this month of course but we had truncated, Coffee Club, self-distancing, get togethers at 2.00 pm on Friday, 24th July with four or five of us meeting in four different members’ gardens, bringing our own fold up chairs and drinks. This was changed from Saturday, 25th because of the weather forecast. We have all kept in touch with one another and I have sent out a Weekenders July Newsletter to those on email, with a request for copies to be run off and posted through the doors of those not on email; thanks to the walkers amongst us who delivered the newsletter.

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Weekenders’ Group

No Weekenders’ group activities again this month of course but we had our virtual Coffee Club cuppa at 2 pm on Saturday, 27th June. Let’s have another virtual Coffee Club cuppa at 2 pm on Saturday, 25th July, or better still, anyone happy to host four of us with fold up chairs and our own drinks, in your garden – distancing, of course?

We have all kept in touch with one another and I have sent out a Weekenders June Newsletter to those on email, with a request for copies to be run off and posted through the doors of those not on email; thanks to the walkers amongst us who delivered the newsletter.

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