Santa and his elves popped in to our Mindful Gifts CIC shop in Darlaston today and left some Xmas gifts for children. If you would like a free gift then pop into our shop and say the password ‘free secret santa’ and you will receive your free gift, subject to availability.Current gifts are worth £5 each.
Odds and Sods, Bits and Bobs The smell, the scent of a solid wood drawer, the pungent aroma of steel and other metals that fill the openness or divided by compartment, When I was a boy I would ask me Grandad, have you got… before I could finish the sentence, go look in the odds and sods drawer or the tin slightly rusted tool box which sat not too far from the heavenly drawer of everything. Which would be contained in the universe of shed, the universe of shed emitted a faint smell of old cut grass, rusty tools, and oils for everything, even my Grandad’s creaky knees. Odds and sods the drawer with contents, That will fix the lot. Bits and bobs, the drawer to mend even hearts, When broke there’s tape for that. Rust on the fingers as we rummage, the fun starts, Granite hands we need for the sharps. Pull free one hand from treasure trove of parts. What’s deep in the nail bed, the tip of a drawing pins pointy point, We pull it out and dive back in. To only find something wet and sticky the leaky glue bottle, Alas I found it after what seemed like days of searching, It was only a button I needed for me bestest shirt, The odds and sods are always my first port of call. By Ellis Unchained Work of Unchained Wisdom ©2020 11/10/2020 https://www.unchainedwisdom.com/ For Mindful Gifts CIC Darlaston https://www.mindfulgifts.co.uk/
What better way than to keep active with vinyl records. Get moving by : 1. Search the shops for your favourite records 2. Play them at home ( remember you need to keep changing the record and turn them over to play the B side!) 3. Have a dance to your favourite tunes 4. Search the shops again for more vinyl to add to your collection!
On Mindful Gifts CIC’s new years honours list is Liz who runs our Rag Rugging Group. Liz runs the group every Wednesday, shows new attenddess how to do the traditional method of making rag rugs out of old clothes. She signs everyone in and organises birthday cards for everyone. If someone doesnt come in for a while, she contacts them to make sure they are ok. The rest of the group is also fantastic and Wednesdays wouldn’t be the same without them!Our Crocheting and knitting group is on a Tuesday and these are two of the activities Mindful Gifts CIC runs daily.