Tuesday 30 June 2015


We were recently sent this poem by a delightful lady who has an amazing joie de vivre for life despite her health problems;

Try to remember the good times

Erase from your mind all the bad.
Think of the times you were happy,
Not of the ones you were sad.

Bury the hurts you were given

Banish them deep underground;
The past is a patchwork of memories
Treasure the bright squares you have found.

You may regret what has happened,

You may deplore what is past
But make happy memories tomorrow
And pray they're the ones that will last.

What words of wisdom for us all. It is all so easy to get mixed up in the emotions of anger, frustration, despair but to forget the pleasure in the simple things in life. Nothing feels better than the joy of a new day, long summer evenings, sun ripened strawberries, being with those we love. In the words of Maya Angelou, 

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember, your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome".

Therefore, in the words of Friedrich Nietzsche " Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it". So enjoy every moment, as recommended by Bill Watersono when he says 
“We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.”  That's now he is talking about.

Monday 29 June 2015

Golden Wedding donation

We would like to say a huge "thank you" to Mary and Michael Graham who celebrated their Golden Wedding on 22nd August 2014. They have made a large donation to the group having raised money for us from this celebration. That is a truly wonderful thing to have done and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Not only this but their Grandaughter will also be raising funds for charity when she undertakes a gruelling cycle ride later this year.

The happy couple are pictured below cutting their cake.

Thank you so much to this "golden" couple for their generosity.