Hello Ladies. I hope that you’re all managing to stay fit, happy and sane whilst we are having this enforced sabbatical!

I’ve been trying on my “Combined Arts” thinking cap to come up with suggestions for future events…and during our nightly WhatsApp video call was discussing with my daughter the possibility of an outdoor musical concert. My vision was of pretty Otterburn rugs, scattered around on the park outside Bardon Mill Village Hall – suitably distanced at two meters apart and spread with delicious sweet and savoury morsels (together with chilled bottles of wine or fizz, naturally). We could ask that the members brought their own garden chairs if preferred, and a pashmina or cashmere wrap for later in the evening after sundown so that the subdued hum of conversation and laughter could go on when the music was over….

My daughter was, as always, very practical when I mentioned that there may be a problem with toilet facilities as we’d need to ensure that only one lady used the facilities at a time, and that there was thorough cleaning in between each use. Her suggestion was the wearing of long skirts with bustles… and personal buckets, together with hand sanitizer, megaphones, hot toddies, brollies, waterproofs, woollies and wellies!!

Do let me know if you have any socially distanced ‘arty’ suggestions Ladies…I need inspiration! Stay well, alert and safe.

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