How’s things? Looks like I put the mockers on the good weather by talking about summer fashion last time! 🙂 It’s rained on and off for most of this week. However, the bright side to that is that it’s not too hot to get dressed up, so some small mercies eh?
Last week the work canteen was alive with cute dresses and bright shades. Whereas this week, it almost looks like the womenfolk have returned to the winter wardrobes. Opaques, boots, dark trouser suits, etc. That said, I saw a lady in a very fetching linen business suit. She stood out against the sea of black that we all gravitate towards.
So what else has been going on? It was time for a trip to Nottingham Chameleons last night and it was great to see everyone again. It’s funny, but the way the calendar falls, sometimes there’s a 2 week gap between meetings and it’s surprising how that longer gap – at least to me – makes you realise what regular socials mean.
It was also time for the group’s annual general meeting. We’re a bit… flexible… (Ed: no, not like that, you dirty minded so & sos) over the actual dates s of it 🙂 – but it’s the thought that counts. As prices rise, so will the attendance fee: that’s now up to 4 quid but I don’t think that’s bad. Fund-wise we’re doing okay and the Bring & Buy sales that we do help keep us afloat and top up the funds for parties and other special events. Your truly volunteered to record the minutes, so an excuse for a more secretarial look 🙂
There was much laughter and well meant banter during the proceedings – something that’s clearly not reflected in what I wrote down. One of those occasions where you had to be there. Come the end of it, I felt a little miffed that it had all come to an end so soon…. or at least so it felt. Do I want more? I don’t think so. I think I have the balance just about right for me and my family. But, as with any good night out, I think it’s only natural to want to keep having a good time.
One of the group, Yvonne, is having some treatment at a local hospital (get well soon, chuck!) and having got talking to the nurses, she came out to them. Their curiosity piqued, Yvonne showed them the group’s website – the one with the new photo by Debbie (good luck!)- and said, “there’s a real girl on there. Which one is it?” Now, truth by told, there isn’t but after a bit of umming and ahhing, the nurses pointed at my picture. So two things: firstly, Yvonne, cash or cheque love? :-)Secondly: the camera never lies (Ed: yeah, right! Dream on!)
[ Today’s lyric: Don’t Stop me Now by Queen ]