This is not an official newsletter – that will be coming in February. But I just want to remind you that MEETINGS ARE BEGINNING AGAIN IN THE COMING WEEK!!!
Our first Tuesday meeting is on the 14th, and the Cordelia arranged that the Saturday ladies can have an extra meeting this month, so we will be meeting on the 18th.
I hope you have had a calm and happy festive season. I know Cordelia has had a hip replacement and she is doing well. I believe Hettie has had cataracts removed from her eyes, and we wish them both, (and anyone else who has had health issues), well and may their troubles all be behind them.
You have all been made aware of the devastating bush fires in Australia, and I hope that if any of you have children or other family members who emigrated there, that they are all OK and that they haven’t lost anything is this travesty. Many little animals have not been that lucky, and animals indigenous to Australia, most notably koala bears and kangaroos have been seriously affected, huge numbers have perished in the fires, and there are a lot of little ones who are struggling with injuries and the loss of their parents. Arthur Bales has sent out a FaceBook post offering to take pouches for orphaned baby kangaroos (called Joeys) and if any of you have got bits of cotton or flanalette lying around, you might like to make some and get them to the shop, and Arthur Bales will send them to Australia. They will be sending a consignment on the next three Fridays, the 17th, the 24th and the 31st. I’m including the pattern in this letter (see link below to download the PDF). We can fit this in before the Mandela Day jerseys have to be started!
Love to you all, and have a wonderful year.