Good morning everyone!
Looks like a crisp autumnal day out there - beautiful blue skies but you need a jacket! It won't be long before we will hopefully be able to offer soup and jacket potatoes from our lovely Tea Room, and the football is back with a vengeance this weekend so the bacon roll sales will go through the roof as usual!
There's something very British about mums and dads on the sidelines in the rain on a cold Saturday morning, while the kids get muddy out on the pitch. I did my time with 2 boys, although it turned out football wasn't really their thing. After another short stint on the rugby pitch (and one chipped tooth later) rugby was also shelved. Both boys turned to the performing arts which was much more civilised - cocktail receptions at the theatre no less, and a chance to dress up! My boy's days on stage are long gone but I do still love the theatre and go whenever I get the chance. It's always nice to get together with a group of like-minded friends and go and do something you all love. I was reminded of this the other day in the Tea Room when we had both the Knit and Natter group and the Book Club in at the same time one morning. A lovely lady came along as a newbie to the Knit and Natter as she needed help with a current project. The Knit and Natter veterans soon had her sorted, and I think they have probably started some new friendships in the process. The Book Club were all chatting about new literary finds and sharing them about - another of my passions is reading and I truly believe when you share a story, you are sharing a special gift with someone. It struck me that I wasn't just looking at two 'Marshland Hall Groups' - as we often promote them to users of the hall - I was watching groups of friends come together over a cuppa and a shared love. That's a bit priceless don't you think?
Til next time,