All posts by K Bryan

Chat from Me

Approximately 11 weeks into lockdown I hope everyone is safe and well. I know we are all missing family and friends but I’m feeling grateful we can now see people in our ‘bubble’ and I’ve managed to sit opposite ends of a park bench with some of my friends. I’m sure you’re missing your      Phoenix friends and activities (a big hello to the line dancers and badminton players yes, I’m missing you) this may take a little longer before we see any change. Sheepfair has no plans to re-open their doors for a while but as soon as there is any change, we will inform you. Tennis on a Friday morning is possibly the first to be able open, contact us if you are interested in joining.

Myself, approximately 11 weeks into new house move, still no official internet until July. New settee was ordered in December finally came this week we’ve been sitting on garden chairs all this time (sold the old suite and conservatory settee before we moved) nightmare on your back.

Positive things to come out of this new world has to be realising how important the little things we usually take for granted are (taking the dog and sitting outside a nice country pub with a glass of wine) or is that just me? Noticing the gorgeous sunsets, we have had.

So, take care and don’t forget to check us out on the new Phoenix Facebook page. There are some lovely paintings from   Phoenix members on there.

Elaine

 

Theatre information Update – April/May 2020

I received a call from the Hippodrome
recently saying that Priscilla cannot be
rescheduled, so they are refunding our ticket
money. I referred them to the treasurer, (as they
wanted to transfer the money directly to the club
account).
People will get a full refund when the club is up and
running again.
At the moment I have no further information about
Slava’s Snow Show but I will keep you posted.

Keep safe, Moira x

Chat from me- May 2020

I hope everyone keeping safe in lockdown. I don’t want
to moan at all the obvious bad things happening
(including me trying to bake). But to look on the positive
side, what lovely weather we have had I’ve noticed
how much clearer the air is. How friendly people
are when walking the dog as they probably haven’t
spoken to anyone else in a while. The clapping for the
NHS so loud I love it. Pictures of rainbows in people’s
windows and painted stones around the village. The
trees and plants are still growing. The animals are
doing what they do unaware of the human world falling
apart. I would love to catch a sighting of the meteor
shower. So, feeling thankful that lockdown for
many of us will be over, but remembering some are
not so lucky.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Kath and
Brian for setting up the Phoenix Facebook page and to
the members for sending in photos and keeping it
going. So, if you’ve got access to Facebook to check it
out and keep in touch.
Look forward to seeing everyone when ‘normal ‘as we
know it is resumed. -Elaine

Spotlight – April 2020

Helping our Nurses
Ann Nunn has sent me a message that one of the ladies in
Colton is making bags for nurses to put the dirty uniforms
in, so that, when they get home, the bags can simply be put
in the washing machine. Pillowcases are needed and perhaps
other fabrics that members have.
It was mentioned on Radio WM on the Caroline Martin’s
show a few days ago.
So, Ann is wondering how many pillowcases and other
materials might be available from Phoenix members.
Ann will ask the lady making the bags if she is prepared to
give her a contact number so that materials can be
delivered to her. Alternatively, if people have no transport,
then perhaps a collection point in Rugeley from which Ann
would be happy to collect.
Let us know if you can help.

News update April 2020

Helping our Nurses

Ann Nunn has sent me a message that one of the ladies in
Colton is making bags for nurses to put the dirty uniforms
in, so that, when they get home, the bags can simply be put
in the washing machine. Pillowcases are needed and perhaps
other fabrics that members have.
It was mentioned on Radio WM on the Caroline Martin’s
show a few days ago.
So, Ann is wondering how many pillowcases and other
materials might be available from Phoenix members.
Ann will ask the lady making the bags if she is prepared to
give her a contact number so that materials can be
delivered to her. Alternatively, if people have no transport,
then perhaps a collection point in Rugeley from which Ann
would be happy to collect.
Let us know if you can help.

Theatre update- April 2020

I have been checking the Hippodrome
website for updates about Priscilla on 15th April. It
is definitely cancelled, but it’s not clear at the moment
whether it may be rescheduled or we will be
offered a refund.
On a more cheerful note, the Hippodrome have put
some films to watch on their website, including
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! I think people might
appreciate that under the circumstances.
I will keep you updated
Moira

Chat from Me— (well not Me) April 2020

Hi to you all,
Elaine is unable to get her
Chat to us this month, she sends her
apologies. They have just moved house, in
fact, had to move themselves as they
couldn’t get a Removal company, so they
are still trying to sort themselves out. She
also has no internet connection yet.
We wish her and her family well in their new
home. Kath
CHAIRMAN’S EMAIL— Chairman@rugeleyphoenix,org.uk