Astbury Ladies Fellowship.

We were fortunate to have a clear, sunny day as we met at the Legs of Man for the Fellowship winter luncheon. We were once again looked after very well and we thanked Sheila for organizing everything. We send our good wishes to Joan, Kathleen and Toni who were unable to join us and we wish them a speedy recovery.
The chairman had had a Christmas card from Dawn Brazier. They had had a hectic year – the two weddings of grand-daughters Charlotte and Amy – with Eric officiating at both. He had been involved in a car crash in March and was not well in October, but is now feeling a lot better. Dawn is feeling a lot better – ‘can’t believe another year has passed!’ – and sends her love.
During grace we gave thanks for our families, friends, fellowship and good food. We hope the New Year (indeed the new decade) will bring good fortune for everyone. We enjoyed our meal, and some notices were given out.
Our next meeting is on 19th February at 2.00 pm in the village hall. Louise Costello will talk about Reiki healing. She needs a volunteer to sit in the chair while she explains: so have a think about that one!
On Shrove Tuesday, 25th February, we are once again holding the pancake evening in the village hall. Pancakes will be served from 6.00 to 8.00 pm, then there will be a beetle drive. (Adults £4, children £1: pay at the door or contact Mrs Goodwin for tickets – tel 01260 274190).
At our following meeting on 18th March Jan Hardie-Woolridge will give us a talk on bulbs and cuttings for the spring garden. For part of the time, and following her lead, we shall take cuttings and plant them, and be told how to bring them on, with a view to putting some of them on to the plant stall at the May Day. Anyone who might be interested in doing this, just come along to the village hall on 18th March for 7.30 pm and join us. You will be very welcome.
May I wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year.

Carole Goodwin