Friday, 21 December 2012

Yet another Christmas "Do"

The ladies (and gentleman) from Briton Ferry Health and Wellbeing group joined us for our Christmas party, and what fun they were to have as guests.

We started with mince pies, cakes and a cuppa, then we were put through our paces to get the muscles warmed up, the blood flowing and to remove the calories added earlier.

You wouldn't think it took so much concentration to stand, sit and wave your arms around to music, but I assure you it does. We all look pretty co-ordinated here but in reality it was arms and legs everywhere.

It doesn't help your concentration if you get the giggles either. These two have really seen the silly side.

It was lovely to be able to welcome our friends from Swansea and Bridgend Breathe Easy groups. They must enjoy themselves as they come back year after year.

Now, is he doing the exercises with us, or rolling his sleeves up ready to do the washing up.

What would we do without our supply of tea and coffee to keep the energy levels up ?

Finally I would like to wish our readers a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year !

Thursday, 6 December 2012

A marathon runner and all round supporter.

Emma raised money for sponsorship for her entry into the London Marathon next year. She had lots of my dolls which went well and loads of drinks to sell. She was at the new school in Ystradgynlais, which her daughters attend. I had to check the name with her - Ysgol Golwg y Cwm - Valley View School to all you English speaking bloggers.

Love the new look BLF T-shirt Emma !

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas Lunch

We all enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch at the Rock and Fountain in Aberdulais. It was almost a disaster as they had lit the woodburning stove in the room where we usually sit and it was really smokey - not suitable for healthy lungs, never mind we folks with COPD and asthma. However all was not lost as our host had laid up a table for us in the dining room, at the other end of the pub, where we enjoyed a lovely smoke free meal in good company, and who can ask more than that.
The only fly in the ointment was that we forgot to pick up our camera, but luckily someone had a mobile phone handy and pictures were taken.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Ystradgynlais Christmas Fayre

In spite of three buses going from Ystradgynlais to Cardiff to see Dirty Dancing and the Wales/Australia rugby match taking place in the Millenium Stadium (or on TV), attendance was really good at this year's Christmas Fayre.
We sold lots of dolls, Christmas decorations and other novelties and took £101 on the day and £64 in orders, making a grand total of £165 - one of our best days.

This all helps the work of British Lung Foundation.