Broken Teacups

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Katie Elliott 1 year ago

So beautiful - thank you!

Richard Holmes 1 year ago

very moving reflection Kat. Thank you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Maureen 1 year ago

How beautifully put Kat, thank you so much for sharing, yes, let's see our vulnerability as strength.

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1 year ago

"You just seem to sit and have coffee with people!”

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 “Everywhere you go, things happen – but you just seem to sit and have coffee with…
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Rob White 1 year ago

well done Kat keep up the good work in Barnwood. Think I know the lady who said you just drink coffee !!

Ceri 1 year ago

nice job!

Roz 1 year ago

Enjoyed reading this Kat, it's amazing the different directions that conversations can take us on!

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Kingfisher Treasure Seekers

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 Who’s heard of Kingfisher Treasure Seekers? They are an amazing charity in Gloucester city centre…
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Kat Gibson 1 year ago

Thanks!! They do various regular activities as well as one-off events too - a full programme! Their website has more info.

Ceri 1 year ago

thanks Kat, I didn't know how much they did - great summary

Marc Griffiths 1 year ago

Great post Kat - shared on the You're Welcome Facebook page :)

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1 year ago

"Society wants me to stay inside and go quietly mad."

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Yesterday someone sent me an article about how some older people struggle to cope with technological advances, and one line…
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Kat Gibson 1 year ago

Thanks both :)

Yes, knowing names is so important for helping people feel connected and valued! That's great about the Facebook group for the street too - I wonder how many streets are doing this; seems like a great idea!

Roz 1 year ago

Really thought provoking post Kat, it's amazing the difference that small steps can make! Agree with you too Ceri that getting to know names starts to make a place feel more welcoming

Ceri 1 year ago

yea, interesting, Kat, thanks. Hmmm ... Getting to know someone's name can be a good start. I find when people start using my name I feel like I belong somewhere. It also means you can say hello from across the street, it's a metaphorical foot in the door anyway.
I was reading somewhere somebody had setup a facebook group for their street and soon found people were calling in.

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1 year ago

Twiddlemuffs!

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One of the Barnwood-based knitting groups has been knitting these fantastic 'Twiddlemuffs' / 'Twiddle mitts', which are great fun to…
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Christmas Posada!

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Last month (November) I found myself chatting with some teenagers about their community. They felt…
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Richard Holmes 1 year ago

Love the various of this. what a great way of building community.

Philip Booth 1 year ago

Great story of connection; was just talking to a friend who shared that in some parts of Mexico two people dress up as Mary and Joseph and visit houses but apparently many versions.

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1 year ago

Manor Gardens Knitting Group

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The Manor Gardens knitting group (Barnwood) have knitted some beautiful things to donate to the Pied Piper…
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1 year ago

Hucclecote Ideas Fair

A new Event in Gloucester

Saturday 19th November 1:00am

This event provides the time and space for Hucclecote residents to chat about their community - about the history of…
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2 years ago

Blog post - Crochet, Coffee and Community

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As one of the newer Community Builders the past few months has been a learning curve for me.…
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Jane Griffiths 2 years ago

I love the story of the collective granny square blanket. What a lot of thought and care and a little bit of every member's talent sewn together!

Philip Booth 2 years ago

Great celebration of local groups; and yes like the challenge to get out of our comfort zones!

Richard Holmes 2 years ago

Brilliant Kat. I love the focus on welcoming those who sometimes get left out.

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2 years ago

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Thanks John - may the cracks in all our lives ever be filled with gold and make our lives ever more unique and beautiful than if they had never been broken :)

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Broken Teacups

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Some years ago I spent six weeks in rural Japan, learning about the culture and getting…
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Katie Elliott 1 year ago

So beautiful - thank you!

Richard Holmes 1 year ago

very moving reflection Kat. Thank you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Maureen 1 year ago

How beautifully put Kat, thank you so much for sharing, yes, let's see our vulnerability as strength.

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"You just seem to sit and have coffee with people!”

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Rob White 1 year ago

well done Kat keep up the good work in Barnwood. Think I know the lady who said you just drink coffee !!

Ceri 1 year ago

nice job!

Roz 1 year ago

Enjoyed reading this Kat, it's amazing the different directions that conversations can take us on!

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Kingfisher Treasure Seekers

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 Who’s heard of Kingfisher Treasure Seekers? They are an amazing charity in Gloucester city centre…
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Kat Gibson 1 year ago

Thanks!! They do various regular activities as well as one-off events too - a full programme! Their website has more info.

Ceri 1 year ago

thanks Kat, I didn't know how much they did - great summary

Marc Griffiths 1 year ago

Great post Kat - shared on the You're Welcome Facebook page :)

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"Society wants me to stay inside and go quietly mad."

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Yesterday someone sent me an article about how some older people struggle to cope with technological advances, and one line…
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Kat Gibson 1 year ago

Thanks both :)

Yes, knowing names is so important for helping people feel connected and valued! That's great about the Facebook group for the street too - I wonder how many streets are doing this; seems like a great idea!

Roz 1 year ago

Really thought provoking post Kat, it's amazing the difference that small steps can make! Agree with you too Ceri that getting to know names starts to make a place feel more welcoming

Ceri 1 year ago

yea, interesting, Kat, thanks. Hmmm ... Getting to know someone's name can be a good start. I find when people start using my name I feel like I belong somewhere. It also means you can say hello from across the street, it's a metaphorical foot in the door anyway.
I was reading somewhere somebody had setup a facebook group for their street and soon found people were calling in.

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