SO MUCH MORE THAN A VILLAGE: Last week I had a new hip, and I have been humbled by so much kindness. I have had cards and flowers and gifts, and I do thank everyone, because for everyone, a new hip takes a bit of getting used to. I am only one of many in the vicinity, who has recently had to befriend a bit of silicone/titanium we didn’t know before, and I do wish everyone well. Such kindness has made me think even more than usual, that if the whole world was to pick a side like a game of netball, the good side, as opposed to the bad side would win hands down, because people in general are kindness itself. Iden is bursting at the seams with compassion. We are less of a village, and more like a family, and that is what helps us get through our ups and downs. Thank you everyone.

A SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION: There will be a service of Holy Communion in Iden Parish Church, at 9.30 am this Sunday.

THE POP-IN: The next Pop-in Iden Village Hall at 11a.m. is on Monday 30th May. Please do join us. Everyone is welcome.

BINGO: The next Bingo session will be on Thursday 2nd June. Everyone from the Rye area is welcome for a jackpot, a flier, a light tea and a raffle. Doors open at 2pm, eyes down at 2.30pm.

IDEN STORES A.G.M.: There will be an AGM, of Iden Stores Association, on Thursday 26th May, at 6pm, in Iden village hall.. Chris and Sally will be attending, and it will be nice to keep abreast of anything new regarding Iden Village Stores.

VILLAGE HALL AGM: The village hall, AGM, will be held on 24th May, at 7.30pm, in Iden village hall. Do come along and give your support

MUST BE GETTING BETTER!: This morning I removed my hospital wristband, and cleaned the bathroom floor with a flannel on the end of a walking stick. I watched the cat washing herself with such care and attention that I can only assume she has a date. Have a lovely week one and all!

CONTACT ME: If anyone has anything to add to the Village Voice, please ring Gill Griffin [telephone 01-797 280311]

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