Pentlands Men's Shed
Promoting well-being for men and supporting our community
Apart from a visit from our MP we had another important event today: our Jan is 80. Jan (pronounced “Yan”) embodies what a shedder should be: welcoming, and happy to share his knowledge and experience. Jan has worked all over the world often building roads in unusual places and generally having fun! Happy birthday my friend we all wish you the best.
As some may know Scott, who sadly has Parkinson’s, was in hospital recently after taking a wee downturn. He then lost a bit of confidence and was struggling to come and see us. I thought we could cheer Scott up and let him know we are ALL here for him. So I managed to “obtain” a signed Hearts top as he is a lifetime supporter. (Thanks to Big Hearts)
Thanks to Scotmid Balerno for offering us a space to promote our wee Shed. We were very busy with lots of folk asking for their Dad or Granddad as well as ladies looking, and this is a direct quote, “to get my husband out the house” lol. The three Ali’s were all involved as well as Jack and Iain and it was great to be the face of our Shed. Hope we get new members out of it. A lady said she would love to buy stuff and we should sell at the Farmers Market!. We may indeed try that in December but depends on what we have and how many interested. Also maybe no room at the market!
Anyway, it was a good way to meet some new friends today.
Thanks to Iain and Ian, 18 or so shedders had a fantastic pre Christmas lunch at Riccarton Inn. Great conversation, great food, and a lovely time was had by all. It was a lunch filled with good conversation a lot of leg pulling, terrible jokes, and catching up.
This is what the Men’s shed is all about ,we are not just making things or repairing tools but engaged in mental health companionship and FUN .
Great turnout today and thanks to Iain, Ali and John for their organisational skills. We certainly had some good debate around topics such as membership, activities, lady members and day trips as well as an update on Stewart’s finger, his shed blackout ,and other “incidents”. Thankfully his exploits have been appropriately rewarded!
It was very nice to see that we continue to attract new members even though we are still in Covid territory! We have a lot of good people who have some extremely interesting ideas so upwards and onwards.
Thanks to the Shedders that supported my wee Jubilee party at the hall hope you all enjoyed yourselves.
Easy? Aye just watch the others do it!