7th January 2015



Great meeting to kick off the New Year.  New faces in the shape of Jane from Successful Mums, Fiona Ross from Business Junction, Cairis  from Wiggly Wild Show and Emma and Louise from Branching Out Cafe (to whom thanks for offering a special deal to Laptops members using the cafe for meetings).  We are also delighted to welcome Rachel Molina, Photographer, and  Isabel Mantle, Reflexologist as new members.
 
It may only be our first meeting of the year but I’m pretty confident we’ve already had our most unusual visitor of 2015 in the shape of Wallace the Hermit crab, who accompanied Cairis.  That said, it was a meeting for firsts as we also had a fabulous extended presentation from Complementary Therapist, Rosemary Pharo.  Rosemary is reasonably new to the group and managed to tell us all more about who she is and what she does through the medium of pass the parcel!
Quote of the Month?


”Everybody needs crabs”
Cairis Hickey of the Wiggly Wild Show




The Laptops Quiz will return on Friday 13th February – so mark your diaries and start stealthily testing the intelligence of your nearest and dearest!  This was a fantastic night last time.  It’s a great venue and the food is wonderful.  Plus it’s a Friday, so not a school night!!!!!  If we each brought a team of 6 we could raise over £500 for St Christopher’s.  Please email to reserve a space so I can keep track of numbers.
Matchmaking

Helen Colechin of HR Dept  would like introductions to organisations where workflow fluctuates such as building companies or schools.
 
Mary Godward of Mary & Mick Design thanked Joyce Batten of Tutor Doctor for some design work.
 
Rachel Molina of Rachel Molina Photography is looking for introductions to couples planning a wedding.
 
Emma Pyott of Semaphore PR thanked Lindie Van As for some work writing sales letters.