Vanessa's MAY Offering

Hello ladies.

What an extraordinary country we live in. This time last month we'd just had snow. Then Summer came and went away again and I nearly got heatstroke followed by frostbite for making the wrong footwear choices. And now I'm looking out of the window at sunshine on the blossom and nesting birds in my hedges. Isn't this a lovely time of the year? Full of new growth and promise.

Many thanks for voting me in as president again. I know you had precious little choice but I'm grateful anyway as I really do enjoy representing such a fabulous group of ladies. I'll probably keep doing it until you're sick of the sight of me and a sub group will be formed to wrestle me to the ground and wrench the microphone out of my vice like grip. I'll put up a fight; I'm warning you now.

I'm delighted to announce that our charity for the year is MODS, which is a drama group for adults with learning difficulties. Our lovely member Georgie is very much involved with this charity so I'm most pleased that we've chosen to support it. Georgie's husband will be coming along this month to tell us a little bit more about what they do. And thanks to last month's cake sale and raffle we already have £149 in the pot for them.

As many of you know, for the last couple of years I've earned my living as a funeral celebrant; a job which I absolutely love. Much to my surprise I've found that whenever I tell anybody what I do they're fascinated and ask me all sorts of questions. I've realised that most people know very little about organising funerals and what choices are available to them. They tend not to find this out until they have the sad task of having to actually organise one, and frankly the very worst time to be looking at options and making decisions is when you're in the throes of grief. With this in mind, this month I'm going to be sharing all the things I've learned and I'm going to have the ladies from Adams in as well. It should be light hearted and interesting but also informative and thought provoking. 

I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday. According to Alexa, who lives in my kitchen, it's going to be a warm and sunny one. Hurrah!

Much love

Vanessa