Thursday, 15 March 2012

Action in the Alley

Tomorrow as well as the usual (Pilates, Wriggle Rhythms, coffee time and Tai Chi) and our new tablecloths (thank you Lisa for the inspiration) and new layout Penny will be providing entertainment from noon. After a chat on Monday we came up with a cunning plan. It involves getting out onto the green (or the end of the alley), with nibbles and cups of tea and showing people who aren't quite brave enough to come through the door/s, what we do as well as showing off her fabulous new vegetable scheme. The Hub on the Green is a drop off point for vegetables from the wonderful and local Shillingford Organics. Regular Friday hub users and local office people love it so Penny is ready to grow and grow. 

Today was a bit of a revolution. I kidnapped Simon Mills (who is the reason we started the hub and the rest of out work) and we planned. Rather than dealing with the day-to-day, which can be very exciting and time-consuming (apart from the washing up - that's just time-consuming), we looked to the future and it looks good. We have a plan of action and lists (I love lists) and tomorrow we are meeting with Lorna from The Fruit Tree. All of this is tied up with Darren doing more in reception which frees me up to go and explore elsewhere. I would love to spend the next few weeks visiting all the local groups who I have met through the hub but always when they come to us. 

On Tuesday evening we have given the hub to HARVEST for a meeting of local food people with the aim of creating a network. I hope to have more details tomorrow. 

We are getting lots of interest in booking the hub which is great. This seems to come in waves. People are now planning for courses starting after Easter. We do have big gaps in the 'after school' slot other than on Monday when we have the fabulous Make and Take Club run by The Craft Hub. If you are particularly interested in activities during this time slot please do get in touch.

I am collecting willing bakers to bake for the Cake and Craft Fair on Saturday 31st March. Zoe has promised another of her infamous lemon sponges, mum will be doing chocolate brandy cake and brownies, I'm covering cupcakes but I hope Hannah K will do a few too with her usual finesse, Lauren has promised something yummy. So it's looking good but We would love more bakers so please do get in touch if you are happy to make a little something. 

This weekend the hub is having a rest but next weakend we will be back in full swing with Sophie's Under One Roof Baby and Toddler Fair on Saturday 24th March 10:30-12:30, Lucie's Reiki course all day on Saturday in another room and a birthday party on Sunday. 

To ring Sophie for more details on the Baby and Toddler Fair ring 07738 237928

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