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Traditions – Anticipation, Participation and Reflection

Passing down traditions is one of those things that just seem to happen – it’s part of being part of a community, be it a family, a village or a Lions Club. Growing up most of my family traditions were centred around Christmas, now as part of Eric’s family, the passing down of treasured family […]

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Frankfurters, Gluhwein and Stollen

Sometimes I am reminded in the most unlikely of places of the importance of some of the projects which Lions undertake as proved to be the case when Eric and I along with some other Lions from our club visited the Birmingham “Frankfurt Christmas Market.” As somebody who really doesn’t like Christmas very much attending […]

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Indecision Causes Indigestion

Our last Lions’ social was a visit to Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market. It’s been some years since Eric and I last visited it and I was surprised at how much it had expanded. The most appealing part to Eric was the masses and masses of food stalls, but what a dilemma, he wanted to try […]

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Least We Forget – Photos from a Lions Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum

Lions at National Memorial Arboretum, posted with vodpod

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Cricket – “It’s So Very English”

“Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don’t understand it. My friends from the Lions tried to explain it, but I didn’t understand what they were talking about” – Misquote of Jim Jarmusch OK I hold […]

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Fradley Junction

Our social this month was a Sunday morning walk along the canal at Alrewas to Fradley Junction and back. I have to confess to be a solitary walker, so it was somewhat unusal for me to join with a group of people to walk along the canal at Fradley Junction. It was my first visit […]

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