Jimmy wrote Today at 15:41:
marilyn wrote Today at 14:08: Don't they think that the older generation voted with the future of their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren uppermost in their minds---?
Judging by the result, Marilyn, no.
Did you ask your children and grand-children their preference for their future before you voted? Or did you believe you should decide for them?
Yes, I did ask my children and grandchildren their preference for their future before I voted, Jimmy. As the replies were mixed, I had to weigh up what my instincts told me would be the best for their future and tick that box. Who can possibly know whether I was right or wrong to vote the way I did? Only time will tell---- As I see it, the pendulum could have swung either way and I would have respected and accepted the decision whatever the outcome because that's what life has taught me '---to accept the things I cannot change.'
I can't generalise, I can only relate to personal experience, but many of my friends are in my age-group and in the lead up to the election, we shared our views --- again, the ways in which we would vote was divided but time and again I heard 'It's not for us, though --- it's for the next generation -- it's their future we need to take care of---'
I think we all need to set our differences aside now --- Someone reminded me in The Chapel the other night that 'united we stand -- divided we fall---'
As my granny always used to say 'no such things as accidents, just carelessness' or in modern parlance RTC, road traffic collisions. Even the emergency services don`t call them accidents any more. Hope no-one was hurt though
We so enjoyed another event which has become a Cotford tradition this afternoon -- the Fun Dog Show and Fete organised by the Church ---
It was lovely to meet with friends and, whilst relaxing in their company around a tea table, to watch the many four-legged competitors displaying their skills in categories ranging from obedience trials to waggiest tails---
A real community spirit prevailed on the Park View Green with contributions from all age groups. There were stalls to browse, prizes to win and an excellent commentary provided by 10 Radio who enlisted the help of youngsters to interview the dogs' owners in the arena and broadcast music requests from the public announcement system's record-deck---
Thank you to everyone who helped to arrange such a delightful afternoon---
Anvil wrote on 05. Jun 2016 at 18:28: Does anybody know what the street name will be for the new Orchard Lodge bit? Will it be an extension of Aveline Court or follow the rest of the village (apart from the obvious exception) and be named for a former prominent staff member or something Orchard-related...?
The new development will be named 'Orchard Vale' --- a decision made by Taunton Deane Borough Council in conjunction with our Parish Council --- thus retaining a link to the site's history---