The current cost of living crisis is affecting all of us and peoples' generosity is seen in many different places and guises. I recently read, in the MEN, that Joseph Holt pubs are currently collecting clothes for the homeless at all of their pubs in Greater Manchester. Our nearest pubs are The Griffin on Didsbury … Continue reading Clothes for the homeless
Tag: Heaton Moor
What’s new in Jan 2023?
Apologies to any followers/readers for the long silence. I can't believe how long it's been since we've posted any news - nearly 18 months! We returned to the park in 2022, at the end of April. We try to meet in the park pavilion every week but when that isn't possible we go to our … Continue reading What’s new in Jan 2023?
July – no longer virtual!
What joy! We were able to meet face to face for the first time since March 2020. The beautiful weather meant that outdoor meetings were an absolute delight. Sitting in our lovely park, knitting, chatting, listening to the birds, engaging with passers-by, watching children at play.......fabulous! The weather was great on the 2nd, 9th, 16th … Continue reading July – no longer virtual!
To be honest, I've become lazy and have decided that as we don't do much when we have our meetings, I may as well just do a monthly 'report'. This has the advantage of there being just the one post to read but also I'll probably forget a few things so the post won't be … Continue reading Virtual June
Virtual Friday 53
It's the 26th of March today and on the 23rd it was exactly 12 months since Boris announced the first lockdown. A lot has happened since then. Manchester and many other places in the north west have only been free from restrictions for 25 days of the last year. We took our first steps onto … Continue reading Virtual Friday 53
Virtual Friday 52
It's the 19th of March 2021 and 52 weeks since we suspended our face to face knitting group meetings. Little did we know then how long the suspension would be. And it's not over yet! I started the Virtual Friday count on the 20th of March 2020 - the week after our last meeting in … Continue reading Virtual Friday 52
Virtual Friday 51
A week in which we've seen a few welcome changes to restrictions. Schools reopened on Monday 8th of March and those of us whose childcare responsibilities had a hiatus are back at work running around after grandchildren. Two people are allowed to meet socially, still only outdoors, but can stop and chat, sit on a … Continue reading Virtual Friday 51
Virtual Friday 50
It was a lovely surprise today to be joined by Alison and Margaret for the first time since lockdown. They are two of our longest standing members having attended the first inaugural meeting nearly 10 years ago. It was really good for us to be able to see each other. Margaret brought along Hattie -a … Continue reading Virtual Friday 50
Virtual Friday 49
So, Boris announced his roadmap on Monday and here it is: Image from somewhere on WhatsApp What's wrong with calling something a plan?? We wondered whether we'd be able to meet in the pavilion from 21st June - I'm not sure that we will. The room isn't big and we'd have trouble keeping an appropriate … Continue reading Virtual Friday 49
Virtual Friday 48
It's the19th of Feb today and all is pretty much the same as it was last week, and the week before, and the week before that, and the ........ We're all waiting with bated breath for Boris's big announcement on Monday regarding lockdown easements etc. On the knitting front we're carrying on with cardis, jumpers, … Continue reading Virtual Friday 48