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Folding Frenzy!

By on Jan 21, 2018 in bee creative, community, events, news | 0 comments

There hasn’t a day gone by without a crane being folded somewhere in Beeston this week! Even on a tram ride out of Beeston, I couldn’t resist folding my used tram ticket into a printed version of that graceful bird.   Keen to make sure that we generate interest in our community project, and enough cranes to make a decent display, we have arranged a few group sessions and the response has been good. I especially enjoyed showing a mother and her son how to complete the models they started independently.   This week I have also been getting back into my writing. The tram in question was taking me to meet a lady at an office in Clifton, and despite getting off at the wrong stop, getting a little bit lost and arriving late she was really pleased to invite me in to talk about her successful community interest company, Creative Paths.    I first heard about...

Community Focus

By on Jan 14, 2018 in community, news | 0 comments

It’s a brief blog post this week, as it’s Mr Bee’s birthday today and we are going to be busy with the celebrations later, but I just thought I would check in with you and share a bit of news.     This week kicked off with the first ‘Bee Creative’ session and it was a really positive start to the year! I was great to see some of the familiar faces from last year and welcome some new people too.   What gives me the most joy, is the way the sessions have evolved and now pretty much run themselves once the initial input is over. I present them with an idea, and set of materials, and watch the magic happen. Obviously I am always on had to offer a helping hand to anyone that needs it and love that others in the groups are always happy to help out too. We really have created something special, and I fully expect it to grow again this year.  ...

Happy New Adventures

By on Jan 7, 2018 in news | 0 comments

Happy New Year! I sincerely hope you have enjoyed taking a break form the norm and celebrating a time to spend with those closest to you.   It feels like a long time since I have sat down in front of my laptop for any length of time, and certainly since I wrote a blog post, but I am sure it won’t take long to get back into the groove. Switching off completely for a week over Christmas was certainly the break was needed before getting stuck into this year’s projects.   It was a funny old year, with a great deal of change and tough decisions to be made, so in many ways I was grateful to put the last full stop on 2017. However it was also a significant year for me, a reminder that life is too precious to waste. Spending the festive period curled up with a book in a barn conversion set in the dramatic landscape of North Wales was the perfect place to recharge a set of...

Festive Thank Yous

By on Dec 17, 2017 in news | 0 comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it…? For some people it can be the most difficult time of the year and for others a pretty lonely experience. If like me you are lucky enough to be surrounded by a loving family and friends then you no doubt you will be looking forward to having some time to spend with them all and showing your appreciation for having them in your lives.    I think as I get older I notice more the little things that people outside of my immediate circle do for me. The gesture that the stranger, who offered to help me off the train with an injured knee, took the time to make yesterday afternoon and this sweetly wrapped present that I received from my Sunday morning student.   And there is nothing more heart-warming than being given the gift of someone’s time. Time spent visiting you ‘because they were in the...