RESIDENTS ASSOCIATIONS: The residents association meet on the first Thursday of each month, 7.15pm to 9.15pm in the Civic Centre. Email the secretary at [email protected] for a copy of the meeting agenda.

Friday, 29th April 2016, 12:05 am

SUPPORT GROUP: Breast Cancer Support Group meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 3.30pm at the Civic Centre. Contact email: [email protected]

BINGO EVENING: On the last Friday of each month, 6.45pm for 7pm start at the Civic Centre. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball and Flyer game. Free refreshments at half-time break. Proceeds to Mayor of Telscombe’s charity fund.

COUNCILLORS SURGERY: On the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 11am at the Civic Centre. No appointment necessary. Come along and see your local councillors.

TYEFEST 2016: To book a pitch or a stall at Tyefest 2016 and if you need more information on Tyefest then please call us on 01273 589777 or visit the Tyefest facebook page. Booking must be made by end of May.

FOOTNOTES: Have you ever been in that situation, where you are cruising comfortable through life, when it decides to throw a metaphorical bucket of cold water over you. There I was happily trotting around, congratulating myself for feeling so fit, and seriously thinking of getting a rescue dog to accompany me, as I envisaged long walks through woods and fields, when out of the blue, I wake up one morning barely able to put one foot to the ground and crippled with the dreaded gout. Meetings had to be delayed or cancelled, as I limped painfully around telephoning those I had arranged to meet etc. Walking any distance had become impossible. Even creeping around the lounge had me yelping with pain. Mercifully, I had retained some pain-killers from a previous attack, last year. I gulped them down and settled down to see it out. It took three days to finally leave me and where I could comfortable walk again.

With this salutary lesson in not taking life for granted behind me, the sun decided to put in an appearance as I sauntered around the garden. My previous lady gardener has had to retire and a new gentleman is starting this week, so I wanted to make sure that the garden is reasonable neat and tidy for him.

As I was doing this, I was reminded of my mother, who, when she got old and infirm, I arranged for a cleaner to come in and do her housework. One day, I was visiting her and found her with a duster and spray polish in her hands. ‘What are you doing?’ I asked, ‘Mary is coming tomorrow to do all this’. ‘Well’, she replied, ‘I thought I would do some dusting. I don’t want her to think the place isn’t clean’. Such is life.

Have a good week and go safely, wherever your life takes you.

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