A New Start 2011
It’s a new year now and for many of us this brings the joy of a new start. We can think back on all the lovely happy things that have happened and all we have achieved over the last year and we can also put behind us the negative experiences and people who do not deserve to be part of our lives. I am so grateful to have such amazing friends, family and colleagues who have helped me and stood by me through everything over the past year. You have all been brilliant and I am very lucky to have you all in my life.
Now to look forward and see what wonderful things 2011 has in store for us.
Most people make some kind of New Years resolutions and I suppose mine aren’t that different to many peoples. I am definitely going to try and completely give us smoking though and instead of worrying and focusing on weight and body image I just want to get more fit and healthy – by focusing on that the other will follow :)
I made a good start by taking Charlotte Ice-skating on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge on new Years Day – blimey those skates don’t half make your feet ache! We usually have to go up to Peterbourgh to the ice-rink there and we only manage that about once a year but the temporary rink at Parker’s Piece was ok – I really hope they do get a permanent one for Cambridge sometime soon though.
Lot’s of exciting things planned for this year already and which I’ll post news and more details of soon but include:
Cambridgeshire Association for Local History’s Diamond Jubilee Year for which we’ll be hosting many various events and celebrations. (www.calh.org.uk)
Cambridgeshire Community Archives growing and new groups joining, new FREE events which include training and oral history recording, video, pod casts and much, much more (www.ccan.co.uk)
Mobile Makeup Artist – I am now looking to recruit several new people to my team and will be growing my business across East Anglia, if you’re feeling the squeeze of January and would like to earn some extra cash, learn a new skill and have amazing fun then please do get in touch and I will give you more info – also please do check out my career opportunities page on here :)
And watch this space for news of my new publications along with the launch of the Cambridge Local History Book Shop!
Another great committee meeting with the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH) yesterday :) Plans are well underway for our celebrations of our Diamond Jubilee 2011. Lots of exciting things coming up and we have a great programme of meetings, events, our spring confrence and our Local History Awards which include the Young Persons History Awards and the Book Awards. Take a look at our website to keep up with our news and look at our great speakers list online!
I've just been to the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History committee meeting held in Hildersham, Cambridge. We had a great meeting, always friendly and nice and today we had the added bonus of a lovely homemade cake being delivered by the secretaries mother. If all meetings were like this I think most people would be on some committee or other! As usual we covered a lot and got a hugh amount done. Next year will be our Diamond Jubilee year, so keep an eye out for information coming soon about our 2011 Conference, our celebration events, our AGM & Awards, excursions and jam packed programme of events and lectures!
Yesterday I went along to the Cambridgeshire for Local History AGM & Awards held this year at Toft (as a county organisation we try to make sure we go all around the county in turn to have our events). It was a lovely afternoon, the beautiful weather helping of course. There were so many inspirational people to talk to and meet and it was fantastic seeing people get their awards. There will be more memories and info from the day posted on the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH) posted on our website www.calh.org.uk so take a look there too. we then had our AGM where I was voted, along with others, to serve on the committee for another year. I am so pleased to be part of CALH, committee meetings are always fun and we get such a lot of worthwhile good work done. I have been with CALH for about 5 years now and am so lucky to have such a lovely bunch of like minded people and supportive friends to be working with :)
2011 is CALH's Diamond Jubilee year and there'll be lots going on for people to get involved with and to help us celebrate!
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist