Busy days

David at the Tottington and District Horticultural Show

David at the Tottington and District Horticultural Show

I have been to several different functions since I last reported. Yesterday morning, I attended a coffee morning to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. I was working on notary business in the afternoon and then in the evening I attended the Charter Dinner of Bury Rotary Club where I am a member. The guest speaker was Dr Kevin Jones who was very entertaining and although one of the jokes he told I have told myself on a few occasions I have to admit he told it much better.

This morning I attended the Spring Fair at St Paul’s in Ramsbottom and in the afternoon I attended the Spring Show organised by Tottington and District Horticultural Society at Greenmount Old School where I had sponsored some of the classes. Sue and I viewed all the exhibits and then enjoyed a coffee and home made cake.One good sign was that the refreshments were so popular that the Society had to open up another room to seat everyone.

This evening Sue and I have attended a concert at Bolton Road Methodists Church to raise funds for the Fusiliers Court residents and the Bury Support Group for the Parkinsons Disease Society. The Concert was performed by the Larks of Dean who sing 17th to 19th Church music unaccompanied. In addition to performing they explain a liitle about each piece setting it in context so it was very informative as well as entertaining.

Today has been the thirtieth anniversary of the day the previous Labour Government lost a motion of no confidence in the House of Commons and the then Labour Prime Minister James Callaghan was forced to ask Her Majesty the Queen to dissolve Parliament and a General Election was held five weeks later. In answer to all those who do keep asking me the next General Election must be held by 3rd June 2010.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Rotarian Brian Rothwell calling the bingo numbers

Rotarian Brian Rothwell calling the bingo numbers

After ensuring CeeCee had got through bathtime ok I went to help at the Senior Citizens Christmas Party organised by Bury Rotary Club at Walshaw Sports Club. I collected and took two ladies to the Party, helped serve the Christmas meal and then afterwards took the two ladies back home as well as dropping off a gentleman who just lived on the next street to the Club. The Mayor and Mayoress were in attendance and after a session of bingo musical entertainment including Christmas carols were provided by the choir and orchestra from Tottington High School. Everyone I spoke to seemed to have had an enjoyable time and they were particularly impressed with the excellent music from the students at the High School.