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Message from Barry – CLE President

Remiss of me not to have sent this before, but here I am in the UK as I have been for the past 16 days and enjoying seeing family and friends as well as working hard installing a new kitchen for our daughter.
Plenty of frosty mornings have now departed leaving us with cold and very damp days. Cars with headlights on at midday were a long forgotten memory until today. My first day out of the kitchen except for the weekend and one previous day spent clay shooting.
Christmas came early with a nice cash win from the Norfolk Constabulary Christmas raffle, lets hope Ernie follows suit.
Sue and I would like to send Christmas and New Year greetings to all CLE members and look forward to the very exciting events that the Committee have planned for 2018. 
Also it is this time of the year that we need to spare a thought and some time for a lonely neighbour to whom a festive Bonjour would be much appreciated.
Below is a poem that I found extremely well written by Wendy Cope and I hope that you and your family enjoy the Festive period with everything that you wish for.
Kindest regards
Sue and Barry.

Bring in a tree, a young Norwegian spruce, 
Bring hyacinths that rooted in the cold.
Bring winter jasmine as its buds unfold –
Bring the Christmas life into this house.

Bring red and green and gold, bring things that shine,
Bring candlesticks and music, food and wine.
Bring in your memories of Christmas past.
Bring in your tears for all that you have lost.

Bring in the shepherd boy, the ox and ass,
Bring in the stillness of an icy night,
Bring in the birth, of hope and love and light.

Bring the Christmas life into this house.

2 thoughts on “Message from Barry – CLE President

  1. Pat - December 21, 2017

    Hi Barry
    Thank you both for your Christmas wishes.
    Loved the Christmas poem, how lovely
    Merry Christmas from us, n best wishes for the New Year
    Many thanks for all that the CLE Committee has done for its members this year
    Jean n David Trotman

  2. davebrown - December 21, 2017

    Merry Christmas to one and all. As ‘newbies’ we are looking forward to meeting everyone over the coming year and enjoying our first festive season in France.
    Thank you CLE , Pat and committee
    Dave & Tracey

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