Tuesday, 31 October 2006

The Tenant Conference

Well there you are pictures, taken at the Tenants conference on Saturday last .I was collected in a taxi at nine fifteen ,we picked up three more people as we got nearer the venue which I explained was at the  National Centre for DeafBlindness,at Hampton ,in Peterborough ,and what an amazing place that is rooms and corridors ,all with signs in braille ,..different textures to guide the way ,and the centre of which is a sensurary garden.

The meeting was opened by Karen who is the Tenant Involvement Manager ,she was pleased to welcome so many tenants representing ,from the different categories of people housed by the association..ie Sheltered housing,supported housing ,even some residents from the extra care scheme were present,as well as people from general housing ,many staff were present to deal with any questions .....Stuart.... Housing Services director,then explained the results of a Status survey.He then introduced the guest speaker ,a gentleman called Rafael Runco from the 'Independant housing Ombudsman Service 'who explained the purpose and value of this service

After coffee and a chat with our friends ,in my case some of my residents from before I retired,we were all delighted to see each other again .......We all went our way to the different work shops ,I had chosen to go to one on recycling ,and very interesting Ifound it to ,and sice it is a topical subject at the moment I think it merits an entry of its own another time.... By now it was lunch time ,we all enjoyed a wide selection of buffet food and more networking .

After lunch Maurice had turned up (he had worked the night before ) many residents were pleased to see him too. He joined me in the work shop I had chosen for the afternoon ,'Best Value' bit heavy this one explaining how the company spent and planned to spend their money, but none the less quite interesting , We were then entertained by the Peterborough Youth Theatre , with their 'Hate Crime ' production ,very well done and thought provoking ,we had another comfort break before question time ,and then the presentation of awards for the best garden /patio/tub section and a photo competition,as well as the painting competition ,the  artist who painted the picture of David Jason a very worthy  winner  ,where the standards were very high ...We all left feeling we had learned quite alot ,Karen came to me as we were leaving to remind me we need to have another news letter meeting soon ,but I have already submitted my account of our day in London ,so look forward to that meeting .

Before we came home we called in to see Jean abnd Pete ,andthen onto Maurices brother and his wife Mike and Jackie ,and their son who was visiting from London to mark his fortieth birthday ,Before making our way home .........

Have  Good Day Every One ...with love

Jan xx

38 comments:

jeanno43 said...

It all sounded so interesting Jan, love the butterfly graphic today.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

astoriasand said...

So Glad you enjoyed Boy!! what a good artist.very lifelike.Love your dogtooth jacket Jan.Love the graphic too so pretty.Take care
Astoriasand http journlas.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

oddb0dkins said...

Sounds as though you had an interesting day and meeting with some old friends along the way must have been nice. I like the pic of David Jason. B. x

jaymact1 said...

Glad you had such a interesting day.  Love Joan.

wobblymoo said...

That portrait is excellent, glad you had a good day

bpcorn48 said...

Looks like a good time was had by all............DIANE

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:) the painting is awsome

Deb

madcobug said...

Your pictures were great. The tag is beautiful. Looks like everyone is having an enjoyable time. Hugs, Helen

frdbrow7 said...

Look forward to your entry on re-cycling Jan, as I find it an interesting subject, would love to go to a re-cycling centre to see what goes on.  We could  all probably re-cycle more, if we knew more about it. :D

davethesod said...

Hi...

Find out what made a grown man scream like a little girl, when I camped out last night for Halloween.

Make sure you've got a cushion to hide behind and then watch the video here:

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sugarsweet056 said...

Sounds interesting, good pics!
Hugs, Sugar

ally123130585918 said...

Enjoyed the pictures Jan looks like a very crowded room ~ so nice so many people turned up for the conference ~ How nice Maurice managed to get there and everyone was pleased to see him ~ and your visits on the way home to see Pete and Jean ~ Mike and Jackie and their son sounds like you had a very busy day ~ Ally

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,just testing to see if I can send a comment... Love you ........Jeanxx

siennastarr said...

Enjoyed the pictures, and that lovely painting at the end.  Very nice!  Whoever painted that, is very talented.

Sounds like a busy day was had by all, but it gave you the opportunity to catch up with old friends!  Always nice, eh? :)

Hugs
Jackie

blpltt said...

Oh Jan, what a full and lovely day !  You must have appreciated the extra hour next morning.....Bunny xx

yakima127 said...

Sounds like you enjoyed it!  That painting is wonderful!  No wonder it was the winner!  Jae

aniracj said...

And a lovely day was had by all! So pleased you had a good time.

lindaggeorge said...

So nice to catch up with old friends. I'm hoping to do a bit of that soon, life has been a bit too hectic just lately.

Linda x.

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lindaggeorge said...

I've just looked at the photos at the top, missed them when I was reading. You just don't look your age! The painting was very good, an excellent likeness.

sneezy7125 said...

Grr it never shows me the photos people put on their entries until AFTER I post a comment, so I can't even look at em right now. Love the graphic in the beginning though, it's really pretty.
Happy Halloween!

Morgan
xxxx
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mllevl said...

What a great time you had Jan.  Good to see people again that you haven't for a whille.  great reading ..thanks .Eve x

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  I`m glad the meeting went well, it must have been nice to meet up with people you haven`t seen for a while.  The painting of David Jason is really good. :o)

Sandra xxxx

pharmolo said...

Happy Halloween, Jan - BOO !!!

salonrose123 said...

So glad you had a good day out.  Bet your residents were pleased to see you. Loved the painting at the end.  I knew who it was straight away, so they must be good!!
Hugs,
A xxx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you had a good time at the meeting and met up with some old friends! The painting was very good, really lifelike of David Jason! I hope Jean and Pete had a good time in Norfolk too! You really must get Jean to write a journal! Happy Halloween, oops, too late, it's past midnight! Jeannette xx  

wfhbear said...

Sounds that it was a very full day. I imagine you were exhausted to get home. I'll bet it was one good time though. Regards, Bill.

am4039 said...

sounds like a nice day. Hope you enjoyed your lunch. Sounded good.

kaydeejay5449 said...

Wow!  What a busy time you had.  It sounds like the conference was a good success.  Everyone looks like they are having a good time in the pictures.  Glad you got to see some of your family, too.  That is always nice.
Hugs,  Kathy

susanebunn said...

I am so happy, Jan, that your conference was such a success.  You really got alot out of it and enjoyed visiting with everyone.  Thank you so much for taking the time to put all of those lovely pictures into your journal entry!  What a big conference it was!

Susie
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adlessor said...

Well you had a full day.  How interesting about all the signs in braille, the different textures, and a sensurary garden.  Interesting entry.   Rest today!  LOL        Dawn

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan it was lovely to see you and Maurice on Saturday.Your day sounded fun and busy all round with all the visiting as well .That picture of David Jason is really good........Love Jeanxx

lanurseprn said...

It looks like your day was a success!!  
Pam

jmoqueen said...

Sounds like you had a good day and productive too :-)  Thanks for sharing the pics with us

Jen xx

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Oh, I missed this entry but I am happy to hear the day turned out well for you;0)
Dianna

lurkynat said...

dear Jan
those flowers are brilliant!Love the graphic from your friend!
Sounds like your conference was full of wonderful events! how unusual!
Theyare lucky to have you involved Jan!Glad you had such an eventful day!
Love, natalie

faircolleen said...

What a nice time you had at the conference Jan. . .very interesting day for you. Isnt it fabulous what they have at these Deaf/Blind centres.

lindachapmanuk said...

phew, you have worn me out again Jan!....I enjoyed this entry too Linda xx
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seraphoflove9001 said...

Would you mind if I snagged the butterfly graphic?
Lisa