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This have most definitely been eventful lately, where to start.
Choir, well week 2 I couldn’t go as I barely had a voice, I’m too sure why but at least once a week my voice goes croaky and sometimes just disappears. Week 3 i turn up and almost instantly i regret it. Other than a speaking voice range i had nothing, there was just no noise. My heart sank and i just knew this wasn’t going to work, well not at the moment. everyone was practicing so I grabbed my bag and ‘went to the loo’, i wasn’t planning on going back in. My wonderful neighbour obviously saw my face and followed me, she asked if i was back in and I said no, I don’t think she was overly surprised, I was mortified and was just very aware that I didn’t want to make a fuss, so I sloped off in to the night. I think if my voice gets stronger and more reliable I will try again. The ladies really are lovely and so welcoming.
What was next…… Our big BBQ !! We held a BBQ to raise money for Macmillan and Cancer Research UK. We invited people through G’s work and Facebook. We also put an invite through every single house on the street… and the 2 big big bosses houses but non of the misery guts turned up. That is apart from a few who let me know they couldn’t come.
Thankfully those who did were great, C and L were particularly brilliant.
We held a raffle on the day and had some really amazing prizes, we had a wooden boxed golf putting set, champagne, lots of wine (even though I dufus opened one of the bottles of wine and had a glass, it wasn’t even cold!! And there was plenty in the fridge!!) We had a sock monkey made by C we had 2 lots of Phoenix trading goodies, oh and vouchers for hair cuts at Hair Force, we had back massages from local beauticians, well all sorts. As well as a super day, we raised £217. 90 and 2 people are sending us cheques but I don’t know how much for. So I’m just waiting on those amounts. Overall a massive success, I met some new people and became friends with some of our neighbours, who we hadn’t met before. Overall super positive.
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