Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Party Time

It's been a funny time. I think everyone is cold and it puts speed and enthusiasm into a state of suspended animation. I haven't felt as whizzy in the past week as I usually do.

Last Wednesday's Baking Club was great. It was, to me, what the hub is all about. Lauren had a idea and put a huge amount of effort in to making it work. We had lots of helpers who beavered away helping children, finding things, washing up, taking things out of the oven. And then we had the families who were great fun. Great too to have a mix of familiar faces and new visitors. Apparently we had honeymooners join us on the day but I didn't realise that until after the event.

Little Gracie had her first birthday party at the hub on Saturday morning. Her mum Lou had made an incredible dinosaur cake for her. The hub seems to work really well for parties. It think it's just the right size. I remember for Lottie's 5th birthday when I had just moved back to Exeter, I hired a huge school hall and the pressure to fill it with children, food and decorations nearly finished me off. 

Just before the party, I met with Ruth McAllister from Quincy Lampshades to talk though her plans for a charity lampshade making workshop to raise funds for the CHARGE family support group in Exeter. On a Saturday in late January 2013, Ruth is holding two workshops (with 30 people in each session). It's going to be quite something and Ruth is working really hard to make the day extra special. 

Yesterday we welcomed The Poetry School back for its second monthly session. Nikkie Huddart's Yoga Babies session was really busy too (there are still spaces in her crawlers to toddlers group at 10-11am). 

Nikkie is taking part in NANO as November is National Novel Writing Month. This has spurred her to rebuild the fortnightly writing sessions that we started at the hub on alternate Wednesday afternoons. If you are taking part in NANO or are a writer who finds it difficult to find time or quiet to settle to your writing and would like to know more then email me at joey.lee@sustaincare.net and I will put you in touch with Nikkie. I would love these groups to continue beyond November. There would be no cost other than donations for teas and coffees.

The choir is back today and singing away. They are performing at the Craft Hub's Christmas Jam at The Castle which is going to be a great day. In fact that weekend of 1st/2nd December is going to be quite something in Exeter. 
On Saturday 1st December we have our Christmas Craft Fair at The Hub on the Green from 10:30-4:30. 
On the same day Magdalen Road are having their fair and Unique Boutique are having there's too at The Phoenix. The Cathedral Green will also have their German Market Fair too. So keep that weekend free and come and join us for a piece of cake and cup of coffee. We will have the heating on and a place to sit and rest those tired feet....but more importantly we will have cake. And I think Baking Club's Lauren has a plan up her sleeve for the fair. 

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