Our first meeting of the New Year took place on Wednesday 17th January when our speaker for the evening was hypnotherapist Sallie Crawley who gave a fascinating talk on “Memory and Phobias”. Sallie’s work includes hypnotherapy, NLP, coaching and Indian Head Massage enabling you to make changes , work through issues and attain goals in all areas of life.
Sallie described ways of remembering names when introduced to people by repeating the name about 3 or 4 times, writing the name down in your mind, sometimes across the forehead of the person you have been introduced to, and other simple but successful ways to help you remember. Sallie also discussed phobias and how she helps people to successfully overcome their phobias and described some of the ways of doing this when helping clients. She demonstrated some of these techniques on some of the members and, who knows, maybe we will remember to use some of them in the future when stuck for a name.
A delightful afternoon tea was enjoyed by several ladies at the Wyevale Garden Centre in Huntingdon with delicious sandwiches and scones and cake!!! Diet starts next week!
After our wonderful day at Ely Cathedral earlier in the month, the Choir went on to sing at the Elsworth Church Carol Service on Saturday 16th December which is always a pleasure. Singing Carols really brings home the true meaning of Christmas and everyone had a great time. After singing their Mozart Mince Pie song, mince pies were indeed served afterwards along with mulled wine and a lovely social chat.
Once again, on the 19th December the Choir sang at the Papworth Day Centre. The members really seemed to enjoy singing along with some familier Carols and the Choir members stayed and chatted over coffee before leaving the Day Centre members to enjoy their own Christmas lunch together.
This year December started with our choir, Lyrical Voices, performing at the Papworth Hospital Charity Carol Concert in Ely Cathedra, for the third year running. This is the highlight of the choir’s year, and was supported with a congregation exceeding 500 people. This is always a most moving and rewarding occasion and puts everybody in the festive spirit.
The Choir also sang at the carol service at Elsworth Church and to the Papworth Day Care Centre.
Lunch: About 25 members enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch at the Waresley Garden Centre where we were looked after very well with great food and service.
Meeting: Our meeting this month was for members only and we all enjoyed an ‘evening meal’ whereby all members provided different dishes which resulted in a very enjoyable feast, including wine of course! A quiz also took place which is always great fun and the beautiful table arrangements were presented to the winner of the raffle on each table. We finished off with a good selection of carols with everybody in full voice! A great evening was had by all and we had a surprise visit from a very special person delivering parcels!
Next Meeting: will take place on Wednesday 17th January when our speaker is to be confirmed.
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