The other day I was surprised to read that suicide is the biggest cause of death of British men under 50 years of age. I was expecting it to be heart disease or cancer. And yet, on reflection, should I be so surprised?
Only once have I made a New Year’s resolution – actually I made two resolutions one New Year’s Eve, and before noon the next day I realised I’d broken both and decided never to bother again!
However, it is always good to have something to aim for, maybe it is to lose the extra pounds put on over Christmas – heyho!
DECEMBER 24th CHRISTINGLE SERVICE - 3.30pm - All Saints Church
Community Singing WorkShop
AKA "Can't Sing, Won't Sing"
Carol Singing on December 22nd at 8pm
at The Royal Oak
Remembrance Day Service 2016
The annual Act of Remembrance was held at the Poringland War Memorial on Sunday 13th November at 10.45 am followed by a Remembrance Day Service at All Saints Church at 11.15am. A Dedication Service was held on Tuesday 8th November for the new War Memorial. Please come along and pay your respects to those who lost their lives or were injured in battle.
A Free Light Café was held
On Monday October 31st
I love Christmas. Just imagine how long the winter would seem without Christmas in the middle of it. I love the festivities, the crazy lights people put up on their houses, even the really over the top ones, the busy shops, mulled wine and log fires (you can keep the mince pies though – sorry if you are a mince pie lover). Sure, it all goes a bit too much at times, and can become far too commercial, and so much pressure put on us all. I especially feel for those who are alone, who have no family, who have gone through loss, who are missing their loved ones. These things are all highlighted so much at this time of the year.