The big announcement is that we are going to be trialling a different evening meeting venue for the month of October beginning from 10th October! Sainsbury's on Tewkesbury Road have offered us their Cafe space. The Cafe closes from 7pm so it's ours from that time on! This space may be slightly less "private" than Barlow Road, but it is much larger and has toilet facilities! We are unable to make hot drinks, but if you would like, you can purchase one at 6:45 for a £1. Plus the store is open until 10pm, so just time for a spot of shopping afterwards! So come along and see what you think as it's important to get everyone's views! I will not put notice on Barlow Road until we decide this new meeting venue is what we need.
Unfortunately we have had to put our afternoon tea on hold for a couple of months. We hope to hold this in February 2017, so watch this space and don't miss out should be fun!
Our Curry and Quiz Night, on the evening of Thursday 20th October, at The Elm Inn Churchdown is still on! Although some of us will be doing the Quiz it's still OK to come along just for the Curry and Company! So come along if you can, should be a great evening.
Our Christmas Social at The Harvester Inn, at The Reddings, although not booked just yet, will be on Monday 12th December from 7pm. Menu is on the Web site. I will need £5 deposits soon as these will have to be paid for anyone interested in joining us.
Must end with some meeting muses! We had some really interesting discussions this Month about resilience and the ability to bounce back. Personally I think I struggle with being resilient, I often back down to my inability to manage the stuff life gives or rather throws at me. It takes me some while to "bounce back" from disappointments and such like. However, pondering over some of the discussions I've found myself participating in on this subject has helped me to realise how I can possibly become more resilient. Although it will be challenging and will take some effort! So I need to start be looking at situations and asking myself, "can I change this situation"? This in it's self will be a slightly mammoth task as I get quite confused as to whether something can be changed or not, even if the answer is staring me in the face, bellowing louder than Big Ben! Then once I've considered and decided, " No I can't change this situation." Then I need to change how I think about it. Hard as it may seem, I may, overtime, start to build that resilience I lack! Then I "may" bounce back better! Someone, at our group meeting, said something that really made good sense and that is, to accept that we may not bounce back as quickly as we would like, so to allow ourselves some time so we can come to terms with our situation and then bounce back. Good Advice!
Hope the coming weeks are good to you all!