Looking for ideas for your tree – or just to bolster your Christmas spirit? St Edmund's Church in Sedgefield recently hosted the village’s Christmas Tree Festival. The theme this year was a Christmas Carol and there were 47 trees in total. Many local groups contributed as did...
Now I feel officially one of those people who ‘do not have time to work’ ? I had thought that statement was, at best, an exaggeration and, at worst, a comment made to make the ‘Retiree’ feel better about their ‘non-working’ existence. But – it is True, I never have...

Day Out Sundays

I have recently spent two Sundays learning new skills. Both events were ‘Gift’ days and as Christmas is approaching and you may be looking for ideas, I thought I would share my experiences with you. In August a friend asked me if I would like to join her for a...

Lest We Forget

This year, 2018, marks 100 years since the end of World War 1 (WW1). Often referred to as ‘the Great War’ and more poignantly as ‘the war to end all wars’. Personally, I think there is nothing ‘great’ about war and history shows that there has not been a single...