It’s a BOY

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It’s a BOY

Hurraaayyyy…..Its a BOY
But most of you will know this news by now. Thank you to everyone that wore blue in class and on zoom which melted my heart.
Bowen Paul Slatter
Born Monday 29th November @ 10.45pm
weight: 8lb 1oz
Laura, Dan and of course big sister Lula (although she wanted a sister) are all happy and healthy.
My parents are over the moon with a new great grandson and very proud of their growing family.
Thank you for all you kind messages and emails, so sorry that I have not been able to reply to you all.
Cancelling classes is something I never want to do but this time it was absolutely necessary. We have a what’s app group that is used for times like this and of course this email system. If you booked and paid for classes for last Monday & Tuesday morning I think I have booked you back in for the coming week, If I owe you a class please get in touch so we can arrange to re- book you another class in it’s place.
All classes are now back to normal.
Next week I will give you more information on classes leading up to Christmas and New Year – NO holiday for me this year.

Mental Elf Hunt 2021

What’s the story? – Words from the Mind Charity
Santa’s Elves have been out looking for Christmas presents across Mid and North East Essex but they seem to have got lost. No doubt they have been up to mischief again and are hiding in shop windows, can you help Santa to find them all?
It appears they’ve mixed up the letters of a Christmas word, can you find all the letters and work out the word?
Get the children out and about in the run up to Christmas and look for our cheeky elves; exercise and laughter are great for everyone’s mental well being, children and adults alike!
You can choose to hunt for our Elves in Colchester Town Centre, Clacton Shopping Village or Chelmsford City Centre.
How do I take part?
Simply register online with your preferred location of the hunt, and we’ll send you your clue sheet to help guide you to the Elves and find out what letters they’ve got for the Christmas word.
Words from Julie – Lula Tony and myself took part in this last year and we had so much fun. For just £5 (more if you want to) you can buy the clue sheet and then away you go up town to find the elves in the shop windows…honestly it’s great fun, the children will love it. Secretly I think Tony enjoyed it more than Lula!

Fitness Pilates

Last Friday was my “Black Friday” offering you a 90 mins class with an extra session of stand up stretching.
Many people had asked me about the pilates class with the biggest fear being able to do it!
No I do not make you stand on your head, no I do not bend you in half, no you do not need to touch your toes BUT the health and mental health benefits of stretching are HUGE.
Monday night @ Shrub End Hall Fitness Pilates 6 – 7pm
Wednesday morning @ Shrub End Fitness Pilates 10.45 – 11.45am
Classes from home on Zoom – no turning out in the cold
Wednesday evening 6.15 – 7.15pm = 30 mins aerobics followed by 30 mins Pilates
Thursday morning 10 – 11am = 30 mins aerobics followed by 30 mins Pilates
Contact Julie for information on how you join us on zoom

Used Stamps

As you know for many years we have collected postage stamps for charity and many of you have asked me about still collecting them.
Against Breast Cancer will take stamps and I would be happy to collect them but please follow their instructions and remove as much paper as you can please.
Details from the web page:
Please cut the stamp off the envelope. When cutting, leave approximately 1cm of envelope bordering each stamp. The rest of the envelope can be discarded (which will make it cheaper to send).
Collected stamps should then be sent to: or give to Julie
Stamp Recycling Scheme
Against Breast Cancer
Leathem House
13 Napier Court
Barton Lane
Abingdon, OXON
OX14 3YT
Have a lovely day and I hope to see you soon.

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