It's turning out to be a very warm Summer and as I'm writing this I have a fan on full-blast, but at the same time eating out of date mini Easter eggs I found in the cupboard at St John's Centre!
It's now approaching 6 months since this whole pandemic and lockdown started and yet we still seem a long way off being back to normal and being able to resume our childrens' activities, such as Brunch Club and Chatterbox. So what have I been up to?
Well I've started Whitstable Toys - a library of toys to borrow or swap in an attempt to keep boredom at bay I'm also involved in Fareshare - a scheme where out of date food is collected from a local supermarket in the evening and distributed the following morning to local families. Not only does this help your pocket, but it's also good for the environment as it reduces waste. If you would like to be added to the list of families who share in this food, please do get in touch. Everything is confidential and anonymous, so nobody else knows, and the food is dropped to your doorstep.
I'm also organising some picnics in the park or at the beach - socially-distanced of course, but at least we'll' be able to see each other. I'll keep in touch and let you know what's happening and I'd love to hear your ideas for things we can do together. And, of course, I'll be praying for you. (If you have any specific things you'd like me to pray for, please do get in touch).
To finish... a few Summery jokes!!
Q: What do you get when you cross an elephant with a fish?
A: Swimming Trunks!!
Q: Why don't oysters share their pearls?
A: Because they're shellfish!!
Q: What kind of candy do you get at the airport?
A: Plane chocolate!!
Q: What do you call a snowman in July?
A: A puddle!!
Q: Where do sheep go on holiday?
A: To the Baa-hamas!!
Q: What's black and white and red all over?
A: A zebra!!
Q: How can you tell that the ocean is friendly?
A: It waves!!
Wishing you all a great Summer,
Children & Families Minister