A warm welcome
HAREWOOD End Inn, Hereford, has a delightful restaurant where the FWC met for lunch. The members had ordered their choice of menu a few weeks previously which was a good memory test and a challenge for the staff as not everyone could remember what they had ordered.
I enjoyed a warm welcome and was presented with a very pretty buttonhole of lily of the valley by Joan Probert, the organiser of the lunch party.
May Daniels who has been contact leader for 10 years has resigned from her post and as a token of appreciation the club gave her a bronze horses head made by the sculptress Joel. This was presented by Hazel Phillips the new contact leader.
May made a short speech which showed how much she had enjoyed serving her fellow members and ended up saying: "Everyones done as they were asked." That surely sums up the camaraderie of the FWC throughout the country.
After the Hereford meeting I drove up to Shropshire. Now it has been said by some that my life is one big holiday these days. Well I can assure you that its not all "beer and skittles", although when I reached the Four Crosses village centre the FWC was having a skittle evening, so may be the description isnt far out!
It was fun to watch the members playing bowls as there were players of varying ability, but it was all very lighthearted and obviously enjoyed by all.