Christmas Diary Part 1
The first week of December marks the beginning of what, for many of us, is the most frantic month of the year. Loads of Christmas things to do, but the normal day-to-day work doesn’t conveniently take a pause and so we often find ourselves overloaded. I’m no different to most, so as the new Month rolled in I knew it was going to be hectic.
On Monday I was at work here in Wisbech, and in the evening I had a NECCA Officer’s Meeting to attend (something of an eye-opener, that one.) Tuesday I was in Hertfordshire at my factory there, and in the evening I was at the Newton & Tydd Conservatives Christmas Meeting (and very pleasant it was too, as we have snacks and drinks alongside the regular business.)
On Wednesday I had several conflicting duties to attend and it was a challenge to decide which were more urgent than which. The evening featured several visits to see constituents who had issues they needed help with in both Medworth and Peckover.
Thursday I had to travel to Kings Lynn for two meetings there as part of a project I’m working on (more about that in the New Year) but I did get the evening off to spend some time with the family and the only early night of the week.
Friday I spent the day working on the accounts of two of my businesses and chasing up debts, but had to rush off in the late afternoon to attend a meeting in March of the 20Twenty Productions group (with whom I am a trustee.) I drove immediately from that to the Alexandra Road Conservative Club where I was the quizmaster for a Fundraising Christmas Quiz with supper and drinks. That was a great evening and a big “Thank you!” to all the people who came along, participated, and made it such fun. Commiserations to the Farmer Team – who almost always win quizzes but who were pipped at the post (literally on a tie breaker point) by the Brunton Collective.
On Saturday I had business as a DJ; first at a Child’s birthday party, then straight on to run the disco for the Newton Village Free Family Disco. No rest for the wicked Tory because I was then straight on again to the King’s Head for my final gig there of the year – good turnouts at all the events and I enjoyed them though I was shattered by the time I finally got home.
I was up early this morning to get some household chores done and try and finish my December Councillor’s newsletter – which I hope to put out next week. This afternoon I was invited to attend a Carol Service at St. Augustine’s Church on Lynn Road. It was a lovely event, well attended and supported. It has a beautiful atmosphere in that particular church, even more so on a dark December afternoon with dozens of Christmas Trees all around (they have a Christmas Tree Festival ongoing) and glitting Christmas Lights. I enjoyed it very much and would like to thank Julie Mills who invited me.
This evening I have a meeting with a Town Councillor who shall not be named. Yet. The meeting is to finalise some paperwork. There may be a surprise coming. :)