Since the first week of April, the Red Cross Craft Group meetings have got so busy they have bordered on manic. So much work done, and so much work still to do, says Patricia Farndon in this month’s report. But they have also been weeks with new visitors, some of whom have indicated that they might come back, and new members who have continued to return, fortunately.
The first meeting of the month brought Maggie Williams back, armed with gifts of craftwork from her God-Daughter Nicola Duckworth. Nicola sent us some lovely padded wall hangers made with very pretty fabrics, including a football design for the boys. Maggie herself brought (among other things) a double size patchwork quilt to be auctioned at the now famous Spring Fair on 11 May at the AeroClub in Sant Lluís. The quilt has been worked in different shades of blue on a white background in a beautiful design. You can see a picture of the quilt and other items of work on our Craft Group Facebook page.
March was a busy month for the Red Cross Menorca Craft Group, reports Patricia Farndon, with our efforts concentrated on the Spring Sale in May and sorting through stock in the shed that Sue insists on referring to as ‘The Chalet’. But sorry Sue, The Shed, (note I give it a capital letter to honour it's existence and importance) is a shed...!
We also pooled ideas, upon which we realised we are desperately short of double knitting wool…?We need all colours, so if you have any stored away that was bought to knit your baby son or daughter some clothes, please pass it on to us (some colours don't look good once the 'babies' reach their teens and twenties…!). We need colours suitable for all ages, and if you also happen to have patterns stashed away that are no longer needed, please donate them to us.
Age Concern Menorca is not just a charity for older people. It is here to help people of all ages and nationalities by providing assistance, advice and useful information as well as play an active community role with activities and social gatherings for members. Margaret Rourke has this latest report.
Cheaper electric: At a time when we are all eager to save a little of money here and there, you may be interested to know that Endesa is operating a system similar to the Economy 7 system once available in the UK. If used correctly it really can be a money saver. Endesa will fit a new meter, known as a Metre Doble/Dia y Noche, free of charge and usually within a couple of weeks. There are two rates: the cheaper rate is between 23.00 hours to 12.00 midday in winter and between 12.00 midnight to 13.00 hours in summe, charged at 0.0611 cents per kw hour. The higher rate for the rest of the time is charged at 0.1806 per kw hour.
February may be a short month, but the busy Red Cross Craft Group Menorca has managed to pack quite a bit into it, reports active member Patricia Farndon. The Facebook page has been a success so far, with visitors to the page kindly bothering to 'like' us. We don't have a 'don't like' button so I am assuming that everyone who visited the page did like us, but it would be nice to get more feedback, it's a lonely place to be when there is no interaction. If you do visit our Page, we would be glad of your comments and suggestions as long as they are constructive…and polite!
Despite having been struck down by over 400 viruses in mid December (on my computer) and one very nasty one (on my chest) on New Years Day (!), this is a belated Happy New Year to everyone and our first Age Concern feature for 2013. Margaret Rourke reports:
With the festivities (and hopefully all the coughs and colds) over for another year, we can spend the next couple of months either relaxing quietly before the season starts again or get on with those jobs around the house that built up during the seemingly never ending heat and humidity of last Summer. Now might also be a good time to see if you have any unwanted gifts, clothes or household items to donate for sale in our Charity shop in Es Castell. Please contact Sandy Berresford on 971 377 791 or 650 729 430 if you would like any items collected.
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