Life begins at 60?
Since I retired I have become a writer, flower arranger,judge for Yorkshire in Bloom assisted in and presented on a local radio station, volunteer on an allotment for adults with disabilities and help to run a social enterprise with profits going to mental health charities etc etc
I live in West Yorkshire and spend much of the summer at the Yorkshire coast.
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Good Days and Goodbyes
Some lovely weather made a pleasant ending to summer
at the coast.A mini heat wave (for
England) meant that we could enjoy a swim in the sea; I’d forgotten how
invigorating it is.Bank Holiday brought
cooler temperatures but dry enough for our activities.
We walked over to a local church in the village which
has been one of 16 projects shortlisted for the finals of the English Heritage Angel
Awards, backed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, in October this year.
The size of the
congregation at St Andrews is currently just ten; up to a couple of years ago it remained
unused as the building had fallen into such disrepair. This small
group managed to raise sufficient funds and carry out maintenance work to
reopen the building.
Even the church clock chimes on time.
Sadly I said goodbye to my good
friend Maureen, who passed away just a year after her diagnosis.She never complained about her suffering.
Just an ordinary lady, she never said
a bad word about anyone (except right wing politicians), she was very generous
and carried out many charitable deeds very quietly and her funeral was attended
by many people whose lives she had touched.
I will miss her wicked sense of
humour, as someone to confide in, exchanging books, discussing The Archers and
our monthly “meetings”.