Saturday, 29 September 2018

Swaps Coffee Morning


The Trelawnyd Community Association holds a regular coffee morning and book swap which seems to have now interested not only the ever faithful greyhairs but many of the younger families with children
This morning the hall was almost full, well full enough for Bridget from Well street to set up an extra  table, and when Mary and I got there Mrs Trellis was already walking away with an arm load of swapped books. " The Nights are drawing in!" She said showing me her large print Catherine Cookson's and what suspiciously looked like a Jackie Collins tucked in at the bottom." I'm just getting my reading matter sorted!" She trilled
I hadn't had breakfast after my first night shift , so Gwawr in the kitchen rustled me up a fat bastard slice of coffee cake and strong coffee and I joined Ann and an eye rolling Terry at their table as she regailed the other villagers about our zip Wire adventure .
I stayed an hour, swapped a book for a French DVD ( and at the same time noticing that my collection of donated LGBT themed donated DVDs had already gone ! - how interesting!!!) , said a few more hellos and got subscripted into a potential art initiative  by the chair of the new village arts group but after realising that I oh so needed a kip as I looked like Ken Dodd on speed, I made my excuses that I needed my bed.....and left as the sun finally came out


30 comments:

  1. I would like to start my day with a cup of coffee that way !
    Mine is a bit more quiet, 3 cats and me with a cup(several cups) of coffee.
    At least my view is good :)

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  2. I understand that Mrs Trellis's favourite books are "How To Make a Yorkshire Pudding Rise" by Eileen Dover and "A Heart Shaped Yorkshire Pudding" by Phil McCavity.

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    1. Or " Scottish Gay lust" by Ben Doon and Phil McCavity

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    2. aka Phil Mcracken!

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  3. I love village coffee mornings. We have one a month - they are a hive of activity, gossip, good cakes, reasonable coffee and a plethora of dogs wandering about.
    Let us know how that first shift went won't you?
    Sounds as though you are resting on your laurels after that zip excursion.

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    1. This sounds like heaven to me. What a fabulous place to go every week.

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  4. adrienne from worcester1:51 pm

    I really like this idea. It's a library without having to remember to return the book, it's a café for those who feel lonely and also for those who need to step away from something, it's a book club without having to read and discuss a book you don't want to, it's a place to serve lush homemade cakes or shop bought convenience :)

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    1. I agree with you, Adrienne- what a terrific thing for a village to do!

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  5. Sounds like a successful weekly gathering. How nice your community is.

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  6. Barbara Anne2:10 pm

    I'm impressed you could put sentences together after working all night. I could barely drive home and fall into bed after my night shifts.

    The village coffee morning does sound a delightful place to stagger in for sustenance and friendly conversation.

    Sleep well!

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  7. Sounds delightful, I really should get more involved in my neighborhood on the hill.

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  8. You mean YOU are not 'THE ONLY GAY IN THE VILLAGE??!!'

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    1. Well recently I thought I was

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    2. Maybe you've piqued the curiosity of some one or ones, never before exposed...

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    3. Don't forget Bunty!

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  9. I wonder if I can find some sort of community meeting where I live.

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  10. I always thought well over 15% of any group of people was the norm for LGBT persons?

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  11. One of the local villages near here has a book exchange once a week. It also sells local produce and holds a soup lunch every month. It's become an important social event going way beyond just the books. Arilx

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  12. What a great community you have. There is a lot on in my village but a book swap coffee morning sounds fun x

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  13. Sounds delightful to me.
    Kip? Sleep?

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  14. Ken Dodd on speed? The mind boggles....

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  15. Like adrienne said above, this kind of function fills so many community needs and wishes. What a great idea.

    Hope your work went well and the animals let you get some sleep.

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  16. It sounds like playing cards, except our group is smaller.

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  17. It sounds like a lovely, lovely morning. I hope your sleep was good too.

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  18. I'm thinking I might borrow this idea for my seniors group. It may or may not work but it's worth a shot.
    It sounds wonderful

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  19. Such a relief when younger people get involved in these events, too. AND when people pick up the gay themed stuff!

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