New Year 2018

What better way to start the New Year than with a party!

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Grantham members enjoyed good food and good company.  Thank you to our hostess for letting us use her home.

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Thanks also to our retiring LO who was sparkling as usual!

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Liz Valette
How nice, in my opinion it's much better to have a New Years celebration than one before Christmas. I'm intrigued about the conten... Read More
Saturday, 13 January 2018 07:45
Alison McDonald
Yes it is Liz. The sparkly jar is a lamp. Very pretty.
Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:54
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Christmas Tree Festival 2017

Grantham group decorated a tree for the Christmas Tree Festival at St Wulfram's Church.  The creative amongst us made peg dolls to represent different aspects of our meetings, such as Books, Debates, Discussions, Coffee mornings amongst others.

 

 

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Banchory thank Edna for her hard work

At our Banchory meet last night, we finished the evening by thanking our outgoing Local Coordinator, Edna Harris, for all the hard work she has done throughout her 10-year stint in the position.  We celebrated with cake, and presented her with flowers and National Garden Vouchers.  Attached is a photo, with Edna in the centre on the sofa.

The main topic of the evening was a talk given by a volunteer representative from the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.  These clever dogs aid their 'recipients' by responding to sounds such as door bells, ringing telephones, oven alarms and even crying babies by touching the human and taking them to the source of the sound.  They are trained to respond to fire alarms by touching the human and then lying on the ground as soon as they've caught their human's attention.  Their owners say they gain great comfort and self-confidence through having a Hearing Dog, and for example can sleep soundly once again now they no longer have any worries about not hearing a fire alarm in the night.

You can spot these dogs in your neighbourhood by their smart burgundy coats, and we are all encouraged to speak to anyone we see with such a dog.  A lovely introduction to possibly a new friend.

One of the wonderful aspects of NWR is that you never know what you're going to learn about next.

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visit to Wrexham Mosque

 

In September ten of our group visited Wrexham Mosque, several of us went to the Open Day there 18 months ago, but some didn't make it on that day.  We have become good friends with one of the mosque congregation, who also spoke at our conference, "Faith in our Future" last year.  She warmly welcomed everyone, and gave a huge insight into the life womenin Islam, dispelling some of the many myths surrounding the subject, and she has also spoken to other NWR groups in the area who have really enjoyed what she has to say.

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Clothing

Vintage Clothing

Three Wedding Dresses and a.... handbags, Victorian bloomers (allegedly Princess Beatrice's!), 1950's Christening shawl, 1930's umbrellas and gloves (Bri-nylon & suede), black nylon(!) 1940's blouse, an engagement ring, a tiny red welly boot (!!), gold wedding shoes, a twenties lace dress and some bold black & white Biba, together with Hazel resplendent in her 40 year old outfit. A really entertaining meeting with stories behind all these treasured items, possibly one of the best evenings we have had!

 

 

 

 

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