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December 2021 Newsletter Part 7

By Secretary Waterlooville Men's Shed

Saturday, 27 November 2021


Waterlooville Men's Shed Contributor


13. As we fast approach Christmas our thoughts obviously look back on the past year and particularly last Christmas so affected by lockdown restrictions. Let’s hope that this year’s celebration is a more joyous occasion with a chance to share with friends and families again. Spare a thought though for those who maybe on their own or still suffering from the effects of COVID or with the apprehension and worry of facing a new normal, post COVID. If you know of anyone, pop over to say hello or give him or her a phone call. It doesn’t have to be a big thing but it will mean a lot for them to know that someone has cared to make contact. One tradition that I personally do, if on shifts over Christmas, is when I drive out of the dockyard on Christmas morning after a night shift I dress up as Santa and present mince pies to the security teams on the gate. It raises a smile, but shows at just after six in the morning, we are all in this together. Those of us on duty on Christmas day at QHM also get a visit from the dockyard Padre who comes round and presents the shift with a mince pie and Chocolate orange each and a chat. A simple gesture but means a lot to us to know that we are appreciated when not with our families on Christmas day. So on that note on behalf of the committee may I wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year. There are four important words at Christmas. It’s not ‘HAVE A LOVELY CHRISTMAS’ but, ‘I’VE KEPT THE RECEIPT!’

Novembers Quiz Question. In Royal Naval terms what is a ‘Spur Lash’?

Answer: The noise made as someone falls in to water!

And finally, I’ll leave you with a notice was placed on a church hall noticeboard:-

At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.

As you can see the Shed is buzzing which is what it should be

That’s all for now Take care all and stay safe. HAPPY CHRISTMAS! and see you all in the new year.


Dave (WMS Secretary)

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Padnell Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 8EH


Additional Information

Turn into the road to Padnel Junior School. It is the white building on the left, just before the grass.