What a lovely, amusing and interesting afternoon the choir spent with the residents of Home Meadows during December. We chose a rendition of songs to sing to the residents initially and then invited everyone to join in and sing the more familier Christmas Carols we all know and love.
Afterwards we spent a little time talking with our audience over a cup of tea and it was surprising to learn of their life stories. One of the ladies had written a book of wartime England. Two other gentlemen were musicians and another drank beer with the Crays during the sixites, absolutely fasinating and why its so important to visit these care homes. All in all a very lovely way to spend an afternoon and we hope at the same time we were able to bring a little joy to the reesidents.
Once again we were privilieged as well as delighted to sing at The Royal Papworth Hospital and Ely Cathedral Carol Service on Sunday the 11th December. Our members arrived for a morning brunch in the Almonry Cafe, where we always enjoy excellent food and good service. At 1pm we entered the Lady Chapel for our warm up, ready for the service to begin at 1.30pm . Our carol is not well known but is a very pretty song, ‘Blackbird with one White Feather’ which tell’s of a blessing from long ago.
We then met up with all the congregation and enjoyed a mince pie and mulled wine, what a fantastic day and perfect way to celebrate the coming of Christmas.
PAPWORTH EVERARD WI – WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING DURING NOVEMBER
Early in the month several of us went along to the Garden Centre at Roxton for a little early Christmas Shopping. There was a great variety of gifts for all from chocolates and biscuits to candles, ornaments, clothes and obviously plenty of beautiful indoor plants with the Poinsettias taking centre stage. After shopping refreshments were the order of the day including a most enjoyable lunch.
Our speaker this month was entitled ‘ Police Officer to Therapist’ when Sharon Herbert spoke of her work specialising in overcoming Anxiety, PTSD, Leaving Panic Attacks Behind and Managing Stress.
Having worked in the Emergency Services for the past 27 years and juggled a family and career with the challenges these bring there is not much of life that Sharon hasn’t seen or experienced. Through a complimentary mix of her Cognitive Hypnotherapy & Coaching methods she can help you make positive changes, identify and address the underlying factors that are contributing to where you are at. Whether you are in a place of overwhelm, burnout, experienced trauma or other significant emotional event, her trauma informed approach is really effective and can get you back on the road to living a more fulfilled and productive life. No longer just surviving BUT thriving!
Sharon works with clients both face to face and online using ZOOM – so Geographical location need not be a barrier. She runs a busy practice in Cambridge however she is also available for clients within the City of London.
Sharon kindly donated a ‘Stress Buster Session’ for our raffle which will be drawn at the December meeting.Roxton Garden Centre
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