MYSTERY OF THE MARIGOLDS
I always wear Marigold gloves for dirty work, washing up etc. But still haven’t figured out why it’s always the right hand glove that gets torn. I am right handed, therefore I assume it’s the right hand glove that gets all the knocks. But why is that? I’ve checked it out and it seems to me that it should be the left one that cops for a few slashes since it’s the right one that wields the implements or manipulates the dishcloth. I tried using a long handled brush but this proved to be ineffective in the washing-up stakes so I went back to the hands-on routine.
This has been going on for several years and only now am I querying it? Why? Because the other day I had a shock ... it was the left hand glove that got nicked. No, it wasn’t stolen, just gently sliced. I’m not going to throw the good glove away because it might come in handy next time I’m stuck with a left-hander.
I am thrilled that at short notice I've been able to book a group to entertain us at the WI’s birthday lunch. The lunch is just a month away and nothing had been prepared prior to the new committee taking over. Thinking caps on!
I remembered seeing a charity group at Townswomen’s Guild and wondered if I dare approach them for a date that was imminent knowing that people book them months and years in advance. Remember the saying, nothing ventured, nothing gained? Well, it’s true. I ventured and lo and behold the reply was yes, we’ll come. Whoopee. I just know the ladies will enjoy the performance.
The charity is Music in Motion which promotes sign language through participation. It is a Birmingham UK based group of deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people who use British Sign Language in a unique way to interpret popular songs by performing the lyrics in sign language. This creates pathways between deaf and hearing communities with music and Sign Language. Their aim is to promote deaf awareness and to introduce the arts to the deaf community.
Music in Motion has performed at a variety of venues throughout the country and frequently gets invited to give repeat performances so I think I was very lucky to get an agreement to perform in such short notice.
When I saw them the ladies in the audience joined in the singing and even got up dancing. I gather that was so unusual it was remembered by the group. Who knows, that may be why they agreed to come ... in order to see us making fools of ourselves.