July 2020 : Chairman’s message

Hello Ladies

I hope you’re all still staying well.  Life seems to be very slowly, “baby steps”, getting back to some sort of normality but we’ve still got a fair way to go.  It’s lovely that everyone is able to see families now.  Not long now until we can give them a hug. 

I think the Garden Centres have done a sterling job in opening and taking very well thought out measures to keep everyone safe.  Near me, The Fig and Olive in Middleton are serving refreshments from a converted horse box and you can sit on socially distanced chairs and benches on the grass banks and enjoy a lovely flat white or cappuccino.    I met a friend this afternoon who I hadn’t seen since March in Sutton Park and we finished off our walk with a coffee at the Bracebridge outside restaurant, sitting by the lake in the sunshine and got blown to bits.  Amazing how much everyone’s hair has grown –  I’ve got an appointment next Monday, hooray.

I am very pleased to say that the Moving Garden Party has had some good response and after chatting with Deirdre at the weekend, we have decided to go ahead with it.  More details will be sent out soon and we have extended the date for you to decide if you’d like to come to 17th July.  I know that some of you have decided that you would not be comfortable to attend and I quite understand that.  I’m sure it will be a very happy occasion and I am looking forward to seeing some of you.  Thanks to Deirdre for coming up with the idea and implementing it. 

It was suggested that we make Di Price, a past Chairman of Tangent who is 92, a Life Honorary Member of Tangent.  I emailed everyone on the Exec to seek approval then I wrote to Di and she was delighted to accept.  Unfortunately I understand from Pam, that Di had a fall recently and her son moved her to Wrexham to a nursing home for a week’s respite care.  He lives in Bala and is hoping to get her in to a home nearer to him.  We hope she is making good progress.

I hope we can ALL meet up again soon and until then everyone take care.


With lots of love