Christmas events in the community #Wednesbury
I had a busy day yesterday with more Christmas events. I always write my blog post of course and did my photography post before lunch and then off to the town hall to photograph the Christmas lunch for the older and wiser members of the Wednesbury community.
Wednesbury in a small world
Before I went to take my photos I chatted with my friend in Northern China via Skype. We live in a shrinking world and we are no longer isolated in Wednesbury. The internet connects us to an inter-connected world. We can even send files and pictures across the world in seconds. My friend in Hong Kong sent me a picture of last night’s full moon and it was still morning here!
From Shanghai to Wednesbury
I returned from the first of my Christmas events to another message from China, this time from Shanghai. My friend there needed help with some editing. Fei is the graduate who stayed with me last year before returning to China with a Master’s degree in business studies. I just about managed to read and edit her paper before leaving for the second of my Christmas events.
Christmas in the library
In the library, we were entertained by the usual array of entertainers organised by our very own poet laureate Brendan Hawthorne. I took some mince pies expecting the food to be in short supply, everyone else had the same idea! The evening ended with a rendition of Slade’s, “Merry Christmas Everybody” by the Scarbelly Blues Band with others joining in.
I enjoyed a can of beer when I got home and reflected on my day. The paper I edited was about the branding and image of a Chinese computer company. Do we stop and think sometimes about the image our town has outside of Wednesbury? I hope my pictures and videos create an image of a town with a good community spirit. I think there is room for improvement but there is a lot that we can build on.
That’s it for today, I still have a few things to do today but no more Christmas events just yet.