April 2020

  From the Dragons’ Den

Some years are more memorable than others!  For different reasons we may remember certain years – the date, the time, the place and what happened to make it so memorable.  I can vividly remember the year and day of my ninth birthday; can visualise the light at the top of the stairs when my mum brought my birthday cards up to the bedroom that I shared with my sister, and can still recall a couple of my birthday cards. I don’t know why that particular day sticks in my mind but I can still conjure up the feeling of happiness on that day, at that time.

I wonder whether 2020 will stick in our minds.  The ‘year of the virus!’  The year when people stopped shaking hands but, hopefully, didn’t stop smiling at each other, didn’t stop chatting with one another; didn’t stop caring about one another.  This was the time when people actually exchanged blows in a supermarket over a pack, or several packs, of toilet rolls. Hard to believe that this happened, but when people are anxious or afraid, this is what can happen.

We all feel anxious at times. We worry about getting older – will I cope? – will I be able to drive? – will I be able to remember things? -will I even remember who I am?

If, by any chance, you have any of these fears, then I issue a challenge to you. Actually, the challenge comes from George, Uncle Sam and Idris, of Little Dragons fame.  They challenge you to come along to a Little Dragons session – Tuesday, during term time, from 10:00am to 11:30am.  The sight of our Little Dragons driving up and down the aisle; sticking shapes, or better still, brightly shining glitter; waving a paint brush vaguely in the direction of a piece of paper, will maybe bring all kinds of memories back to you, perhaps freshening up your own childhood memories or activities enjoyed many moons ago and may also bring pleasure to you  an otherwise dull day.  (We also have coffee and tea to hand!)


We look forward to seeing you.                                         Every good wish, Val

Best wishes from we three:  – George,     Uncle Sam   and Idris.


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