Stoke Ferry & District Ladies Group


Report of the Stoke Ferry Ladies gathering on the 7th December, when 19 members met at The Jolly Brewers for a Christmas meal.
No official minutes were taken and it was agreed to take the minutes of the November meeting as read.
Everyone then enjoyed the meal of their choice with all the trimmings & the staff were thanked by Mrs Gillian Smith.
Mrs Hazel Hearne presented gifts to the officers to show appreciation of their work during the year & birthday posies given to 3 members.
Mrs Armsby reminded everyone of the January rotas :-
Teas Anita Horgen & Gypsie Duncan
Door & Raffle Valerie Kirchen & Heather Durrance
Anita & Heather also agreed to share the 4 posies for January
Mrs Armsby reminded members to each bring a wrapped raffle prize for January and concluded by wishing everyone a Very Happy Christmas.
The gathering broke up at 9.30pm.



As mentioned in previous articles, Management and I are undertaking a “soft Feltxit” from Feltwell to Hagley in Worcestershire. After a torrid summer, it became apparent that we now need our kids far more than they need us and we took the decision to move near to four of them. We have bought a house in Hagley and have started moving stuff to the new house in dribs and drabs in between trips to the hospital for ongoing hip problems. Being a new property, it will look after itself while we sell “The Old House” in Feltwell. Also, each of the the four kids, Alyson, Calum, Grant and Charlotte, who live nearby, has a key so they can check the house from time to time. I issued
the usual warning about not having any parties in our absence; this prompted the reply that, if they did sneak into the new house, it would be for an early night, certainly not a party!
Those of you who spend nights away from home, staying with family or friends, will be familiar with the following scenario. You go into the shower without your reading glasses and look for the shampoo. All the bottles are similar – pale pink plastic with pale pink writing, dark green plastic with dark green writing, and so on. Impossible to tell what is what so you leave the shower and fetch your specs. It turns out that all the potential bottles of shampoo are, in fact, hair conditioner and the other one is a body wash which will have to double as a shampoo. Of course, all showers have different controls but they all share one feature – the first 30 seconds of water will be cold, so do not stand inside the shower cubicle while you try to work out the controls – do it from outside and only step into the cubicle after the flow is of a suitable temperature (and the bathroom floor is really wet). Finish your shower and the towel rail is on the other side of the bathroom. No choice but to launch yourself into the comparatively cold bathroom and drip across the room to collect your towel. Dry yourself and the environment. Exhausted, you wonder if there is time for a quick lie down before breakfast.

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