About those three invitations I mentioned. Always a pleasure to be invited to events.
The invitation card: The Mayor of Surrey Heath has invited us, as the immediate past mayor and mayoress, to the Surrey Heath Borough Council Civic Dinner in the Indian Army Memorial Room at the Royal Military Academy. There’s nothing quite like arriving at Old College at the RMA Sandhurst, feeling a surge of awe and admiration about all things military.
The embossed ‘stiffy’: Earlier this year we arrived at the wrong address for an event. We mistook CHD Living’s new Bagshot Park Neurorehabilitation Care Home for somewhere else in Bagshot. In the short time we were there we were both mightily impressed by the facilities and the kindness of the staff. It’s therefore an honour to join them at their formal opening this month.
The invitation is an impressive stiff embossed card, making you proud to present on arrival. It announces that the formal opening will be by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DWP and the Minister for Disabled People, The Rt Hon Maria Miller MP. Well, well, Maria Miller has just been promoted to the cabinet. So, it’ll be interesting to see who’ll be attending in her place.
The paper/email invitation: This is a real surprise invitation. It’s to the wrap party for a new short film, Daisy and The Tramp. I encountered part of the film being shot in Lightwater, which I wrote about in Passing by The Square in Lightwater. Chuffed to get an invitation to the wrap party resulting from this chance meeting.
From this you can see that I enjoy receiving invitations.