The days are peppered with gems. I know the hub is rocking and rolling at the moment because this time last year (when we first opened) I could remember every detail of the day when I blogged, whereas now I struggle to remember it all.
Lauren was working on her mosaic in the basement yesterday, and I was using the same space as a makeshift office. We could hear the choir from upstairs. They sounded so good (although I was keener on the songs from Aladdin than 'Morning has Broken' - school killed that one for me). I asked why Peter had chosen Aladdin's 'Whole New World'. I had the cassette tape of the whole Aladdin soundtrack when I left for university and used to play it when I felt a long way from home and couldn't sleep so I am fond of it. I was googling the lyrics so I could sing along. Anyway *witter witter* it turns out that the line '...magic carpet ride' was enough to ensure it was selected. It is after all the Magic Carpet Community Choir and we are blessed with a choirmaster who notices things like that.
We had a wonderful visit from Sally Sedgeman who livened the place up no end and gave me plenty to think about.
Crafting session was busy with all sorts of people. My alien is now painted a pearly blue. Others in the group were a little more productive and creative. We had lots of families in for coffee too.
There was Carolyn's Choir in the evening (I was at home showing support with a bit of Karaoke with Lottie).
This morning during Yoga, Simon and I met with Anne in our first office meeting. It is hugely satisfying to sort niggles and design new systems.
Coffee time was lovely and busy. Knitting group's Liz brought us in a fabulous lined battenburg tea cosy which fitted like a glove on our tea pot and kept the tea warm for ages. Brilliant. I started knitting (to some surprised looks) and ended up restarting twice before giving up. I will make a tea cosy somehow. It's such a lovely group. Cathy, Pauline, Sarah, Isobella, Fiona, Cat, Charlie, Rachel, Liz and me.
|Liz had a new jumper to show support for|
National Wool Week :)
|Penny wearing the new battenburg tea cosy|
Lauren and I dashed off to collect more smashed pottery from Mash Barton and we sifted through it as I need to return the containers tomorrow morning. My cut fingers feel really sensitive but we found some gems in the rubble. A headless chicken, a mug that played the Star Wars theme tune (much to our surprise) and a hedgehog (which for a few seconds thought may have been worth a bob or two as it's a 1948 Briglin hedgehog - but it's only worth £4 on eBay).
I went upstairs to do the books while I waited for Tai Chi to arrive. I walked into the office to find this on the table...
But I ended up chatting to Alexander Teacher Trisha for so long the Tai Chi class started without me realising. Whoops.
Lauren has been planning Halloween's Baking Club...
Sparkly Sonia brought in the poster she made for Penny to promote her vegetable scheme.
I had a tweet about this http://www.nanowrimo.org which looks really cool. A group may be using the hub on Saturday to support eachother at the start of National Novel Writing Month.
Maybe see you tomorrow...