Two of our drop-ins this month were on Wednesdays due to Bank Holidays. Wednesday's numbers drop to about half our usual 70 + visitors due to members having their week mapped out with only Monday marked for The Mix. However, this is not the case for those whose with the greatest need for somewhere safe to seek advice and friendship - so the Wednesday sessions are very much worthwhile.
We have a new arrival of the inanimate kind... a better pool table! It is one we share with another group who also reside at The Point. We had it refurbished with our Greggs Foundation Grant and now everyone has a chance to play properly.
A third cupboard has also been purchased with the grant which is perfect for storing our valuable goods such as the new flat screen TV and XBox
As ever, there has been a lot of activity around the Art table(s). Big colourful canvases as well as smaller pieces. We will soon have enough work for our own Gallery! Look out for further displays around the room. Your name does not need to be Rembrandt or Van Gogh to join in the fun!
Steven, Monika, Barbara and I try to keep a variety of activities going on to suit all those who gravitate to the creative area. Steven has got the bolder acrylic paint-on-canvas area going from strength to strength with more paints, palette knives (instead of brushes) and above all, his expertise and infectious enthusiasm.
We also have a "chill-out" zone which is very accommodating for those in need of somewhere quiet and safe.
May has been without our drama group. We are all hoping the much-loved Paulina will soon be back where she loves to be at The Mix.
Citizens Advice were again invaluable to those coming to us, you only need to come along, no appointments necessary to receive their help and advice.
Our next (open) Committee Meeting is on Monday June 11th at 11.30am in the Point. You are all very welcome.
The cover photo this month is an early morning shot of trees beside the River Great Ouse in Milton Keynes.