All wrapped up for Christmas

All wrapped up for Christmas

For the second year I have been helping the Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People raise funds by volunteering for several sessions as a gift wrapper at their wrapping service in the Millgate Centre. The target is to raise over £3,000 and at the last count I believe they were over £2,500. Thank-you to all those who have brought presents to be wrapped and made a donation, I hope you were happy with the service.

CeeCee Arrives

CeeCeeLife in the Nuttall household has changed enormously for the past three days following the arrival of our new seven and a half week old dalmatian pup. We collected him Wednesday morning and spent the rest of the day introducing him to his new home. I don’t have any experience in canine matters but as far as I can tell he seems to have settled in ok.

Yesterday, Sue and I took him to his first Conservative coffee morning. Then in the afternoon I called in at an afternoon tea organised by the Bury Blind Society. In the evening I attended the Annual General Meeting of the Salisbury Conservative Club where I am a member.

Today, I have been over to Sheffield to attend a business meeting leaving Sue to take CeeCee to the V E T ‘s for his first innoculation. This evening we have been to watch the Summerseat Players perform Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Improbable Fiction’. It is not a play I have seen before but it certainly contains some clever humour and the audience clearly enjoyed it.

All wrapped up.

I have just one more wrapping up session to do in the Millgate Centre tomorrow to help raise funds for the Bury Blind Society. It was really busy today and I understand there was a one hour wait by this afternoon. I knew it was going to be busy today when shoppers started to hand in their presents for wrapping even before we had set up!

This evening Sue and I have been to a Carol concert at Bolton Road Methodist Church with proceeds being divided between the Parkinson’s Disease Society and the Fusilier Court Garden Scheme. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable evening with a large audience despite the very cold weather.

Throw in a flat battery on the car and dealing with various telephone calls and emails and it has been a busy day.

On the political front the main news has been the election of yet another new leader for the Liberal Democrats. No doubt Lib Dem supporters will be hoping this leader lasts a bit longer than the last two! It does not bode well that thousands fewer took part in the ballot than last time when Ming Campbell was elected and if the Leadership candidates can not inspire their own Party members to vote for them what chance have they of inspiring uncomitted voters to support them?