Sunday, 12 June 2011

A trip to London


I cant believe it is 12th June.since I put these pictures on here ,and never got back to finish this post. . Ah well Im here now
Before I start I want to introduce you to Debbie ,she has been blogging for about a year but doesnt have many readers SO~ shall we see if we can change that ? pop over ,you will be pleased you did http://notcompulsary.blogspot.com
Now what are those people doing below ? you may ask ....perhaps not ! We are a group of residents ,who participate in the Residents Inclusion Group,or RI.....I am involved in The News Letter ,written by the residents,for the residents.I am vice chair of ARF ,Axiom Residents Forum , and a resident board member ....Axiom Housing association involved in social housing ,who value residents input and we work closely with them ,(I was a scheme Manager,on a sheltered scheme for the elderly ,until I retired seven years ago .)The picture below is us working on 'The Annual Report 'some thing the government want housing associations to do with the aid of residents .....getting boring now isn't it ? (nearly done now with the explanation)Last year we were,highly commended by TPAS (tenant particiption advisory service) and went for a lovely Lunch at Solliehull near Birmingham ....Then ......we were invited to give a work shop ,in London last month
Angela, who is PA to the Chief Exec,and communications Manager ,booked us all on a train to London,(she asked for assistance for us as we dont walk far !)So Angela Jackie Ann and Jan off to the big smoke
Not a good picture but this is where the meeting was to be
Bit of interest, you will need to click to make it big enough to read

Here we are at the side of the stage, assisting Angela as she gave her presentation which included us too .
Pheew we did it ,and with such aplomb,though I,say it myself ,we were a hard act to follow
Oh and I made a bag to go with ......
As ever love from ..Jan xx

18 comments:

LYN said...

Jan..trying to see if this works this morning.. :-)

Odds Bodkins. said...

Hi Jan,
Yes, I read this last week but for some reason was unable to comment.
It seems Debbie's blog has been removed, or am I the only one who can't access it?

B. x

Bunny said...

Yes, Jan, I'm here too.....testing testing!
Bunny xx

ADB said...

Ah, your comments appear to be back in working order, Jan :-)

Odds Bodkins. said...

Hi Jan,
(second attempt at leaving a comment)

Can't seem to find Debbie's blog, maybe she removed it?

B. x

Deb said...

Nice entry Jan but the link you put to your friends blog don't work
xxx

Julie said...

Hi Jan, what an exciting day out you had. I think your blog is now working correctly :-) Hope you're well xx

Joan said...

Hi Jan here I go trying yet agian to leave a comment for you. Lookks like had a grand day out haha. Love you handywork you are a very talented lady. Hope you are keeping well. I have been reading your journal but like a lot of people haveing bother leaving comments getting to the stage I a afftraid to press the button. Love Joan.

Bunny said...

Having another go.....

Sybil said...

Hi Jan, yes as you see it has arrived safely. Blogger has been going a bit funny lately. It seems some people just can't send comments so I am never sure if or how many have even read my blog...gets a bit discouraging at times. what a great time you had in London congradulations to you all. As you know I worked as deputy in sheltered housing when I first came to Bath...and lived there as well with my Mum..can hardly believe it was 28 tears ago !! I must have been before my time as I started to write a monthly "Tenants News" eventually it grew to about 6 A4 pages....just bits and pieces I found to write about and things going on and things others gave me to include. It went to every flat. I used to say that the ones who did not often com eout to see hwat was going on were nevertheless interested to know it all LOL
Great to see you back,
Love Sybil xxx

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jan lovely pictures of all you girls ~ sounds like a great trip out ~ Ally x

mortonlake said...

i think we all have problems commenting from time to time,glad to see an entry from you.did try to comment last entry but couldnt.tc,love mort xxx

AlikiBags said...

Hi Jan,
What an outing, what an event, nice blog! You look wonderful with your STUNNING bag!
Glad you seem to have sorted your blog problem - well done you and your friend.
Kiki x

Jean said...

Hi Jan
As you know we have been away all week and just got home today Friday ,I did send you an email as a comment on this entry but just making sure I can leave a comment for in the future ..love to you both
Jeanxxxx

Kath said...

I commented too last week Jan and it was a long one .Then it would not accept it.I have had nothing but bother of late.I keep giving up on blogger then coming back to try agian.Lets hope this one works.If it comes through as anonymous you will know why.You had a great time loved th epictures and you look lovely as usual.xxLove Kath Take Care God Bless xx

TARYTERRE said...

I'm going to try to comment again. Last week I couldn't. I read this as soon as you put it up. You are a terrific lady. Your work with the housing association is a wonderful thing. I can only imagine how exciting it was to go to London and give a workshop. I'm glad you had a terrific time. The photos are lovely.

Anonymous said...

You all look like you had a great time. Love the little textured flowers on the bag :)

rache

karen said...

good to have you back...don't go vanishing again!!!