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/
There was lots of talking going on at our crocheting activity group today. Just one of the many activities we do at Mindful Gifts CIC Shop. Doing an activity and socialising keeps the brain active and can help towards preventing dementia.
Mindful Gifts CIC, Darlaston, would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our Volunteers who have supported us this year so that we can make a difference to people with dementia, their carers and the community! Also, a BIG THANKS to the community who have supported us by bringing in donations , purchasing gifts and attending our activities!
Our ladies loved doing the Rag Rugging Session today at our Mindful Gifts CIC Shop in Darlaston. Just one of our activities we deliver for everyone, including people with dementia. Learning a new activity and keeping the mind active can also help prevent memory loss and improve well being.
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Our ‘The Garrison Public House’ metal signs have just come and look fantastic! . They are A3 in size and would look great in any man cave or for people who love the ‘Peaky Blinders’ ! https://tinyurl.com/y7ywrd6y
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As a Social Enterprise, we provide volunteer opportunities which helps to reduce loneliness and isolation, as well as improving physical activity and mental wellbeing.
Our volunteers also make a huge contribution to support us to be sustainable. They provide a wide range of talents, skills and knowledge to make sure we can deliver our services locally and nationally. We also gain support from the community in various ways. This can be anything from donating unwanted items, making us cakes, buying from our shop or donating some of their time. Some of our suppliers also support us by donating end of line or damaged items that our volunteers repair and upcycle.
If you would like to volunteer for Mindful Gifts CIC, please contact Vicki Phipps on 01922 495994 or email email@example.com