I am writing this at the end of quite a momentous few weeks for this country. We have voted to leave the EEC, England were knocked out of the European cup by outsiders, Iceland, leaving only Wales and Ireland to go forward in the competition. But as much as these events have stirred the hearts of many there was one thing that occurred, that, for me, was far more moving. That event was the commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, remembering all those men who died. I’m not referring to the ceremony that took place at the memorial but to the “We’re here because” commemoration.
Do you use Social Media? I was introduced to FaceBook by my son when he first went to university. It enabled him to keep me up to date and was a lovely and positive experience while he was away from home.
Later, FaceBook became a huge blessing and source of comfort to me as a vast number of colleagues used it when my first husband died and I was away from work – it enabled them to send their messages of support and comfort to me but without it being intrusive as I could dip in and out as and when I wanted.
I now use it to keep in touch with the many families we have involved with the church Edward Bear club for pre-schoolers (see details inside this magazine).
Handbags and Glad Rags
A few months ago I read an article in the local paper about a handbag that sold for more than £200,000 – and it wasn’t even new. It was made of Himalayan crocodile with gold detailing and lots of diamonds and was officially the most expensive handbag in the world.