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    He bleaches it now :blue thumb:

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      Regrettably, we now find it necessary to cancel the Open Garden (first time in 20 years). With only two months before the date we think it advisable and prudent to cancel.

      Even if there is no longer warnings to not socialise (quite unlikely) a large number of our visitors would still be distancing themselves.

      Also, we can't keep all our entertainers and helpers not knowing what may be happening.

      Grove Cottage, the charity, have had to close because of the vulnerability of their members and have set a minimum time of 12 weeks. Some of their volunteers help set our place up and provide the essential washing up members.

      A lot of our other 20 volunteers, all friends, come within the 'at risk' groups for one reason or another and it's not fair to expect them to put themselves in the firing line.

      At present we are now aiming at continuing our event at the same time next year. There's an outside chance that we may arrange something smaller later in the year.

      Thanks for all your physical and moral support over the years. :dbgrtmb:
       
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        I will be there then, Shiney, on either occasion. It's a sensible decision to cancel the Open Day but a disaster for everyone either organising, volunteering, or visiting. If we can't be there this year, then we can look forward to being there next year.:dunno::cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
         
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          You caught my best side there, shiney.:love30::thumbsup::cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
           
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            I'm sorry to read about your cancellation but fully respect it..Won't stop me from sending a Cheque for your charity though.You both have a year off so make the most of it because we'll be banking on you next year..no pressure.:biggrin::grphg:
             
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              So sorry to read this, but totally understand.

              Keep well, keep healthy, and see you next year?!
               
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                Thank you for making this decision now Shiney ,it must have been a tough one for you to make, it is the best decision for everyone under the present circumstances. It's such a shame Grove Cottage has had to close and I sincerely hope their members keep safe and healthy, that's all that matters right now.
                 
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                  Sorry to hear that Shiney, but it's best to.
                  Hope you both be safe and well.
                   
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                    Thanks all :grphg:

                    They're keeping in touch with all their 'members' but can't take the chance of having them all socialising. They will arrange for any problems to be sorted out for them. :blue thumb:
                     
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                      So understandable but you must know that visiting Shineyland is one of the big day dreams on my just bought a lottery ticket list!

                      Keep safe :grphg:
                       
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                      • Sheal

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                        Ahhh, it's such a shame you've had to cancel Shiney but it's a wise move under the circumstances. I was really looking forward to meeting you all at last. :) I don't know if I can make it next year, it's a case of waiting and seeing how things pan out between now and then.
                         
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                          I thought it would have to be cancelled:frown: but I hope it will be on again next year and will be able to visit then. I was looking forward to meeting John and Sheal and other members. perhaps another time.:smile:
                           
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                            I was going on to relatives in Gloucester after leaving Shiney's and it looks like that's off too now. Hopefully I'll be able to organise the joint visit for next year instead....fingers crossed. :fingers crossed: :)
                             
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                              Michael.
                              Such a privileged meeting you and your wife. I have been free with details of my life/health probs. Please let me know the details for contributions.

                              God Bless yoy both.

                              Mike Allen.
                               
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                                @Mike Allen That's a very kind offer. :) I'll be in touch.
                                 
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