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Happy to Help

Happy to Help

Here are just a few of the generous people who contributed to the Colchester Food Bank this Christmas. The food bank support people in need in the local area. The local branch that organised the collection wish to thank everyone for their kind donations – we weighed in at 193.7 kg, which gave us a nice target for next […]
Staying alive…

Staying alive…

While many of us are working hard to improve our health, Bob, a participant from Colchester in Great Britain, is just focussing on staying alive. Here is his story: 2 years ago I broke my arm and had to do everything with my left hand. The doctor told me the cause of the break was […]
News comes to Edinburgh from around the world

News comes to Edinburgh from around the world

To illustrate the ‘international’ component of our International Workshop, Marsha asked representatives from around the world to tell the Edinburgh participants some news of what’s going for the Society in their various home countries. We heard from Ireland, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Netherlands, Hungary, GB, Portugal – representatives are pictured, right to left. […]
Dunedin to Edinburgh to Dunedin

Dunedin to Edinburgh to Dunedin

We’re Skyping again, and this time Marsha calls Pegoty and Jean in Dunedin, Florida, where the Fenway renovation is swarming with carpenters and demolition crews. We hear of how the old elevator (pictured) was hoisted out of the building – or was it an illustration of the dan-yu? Members from Edinburgh will be on the […]
A wobble at the top of the kick

A wobble at the top of the kick

Tuesday in Edinburgh, and the catering crew encounters the equivalent of a ‘wobble at the top of the kick’, when the oven overheats and the smoke forces a brief evacuation of the kitchen. As well-trained tai-chi-er’s, Elizabeth and the team recover their balance and serve the planned (and delicious) sausage pasta bake only 10 minutes […]
Brightening up a grey summer

Brightening up a grey summer

Awareness Day in East Anglia, Great Britain, August 29 2015           A meal and an intensive on Friday night, then chanting, jai and Awareness Day on Saturday, the one day of the week it didn’t rain, made for a full and enjoyable weekend. We accompanied a rock concert in the park […]
Awareness Day in Bristol, UK

Awareness Day in Bristol, UK

50 Taoist Tai Chi Society participants from 3 different branches took part in the Awareness Day celebrations in Millennium Square in central Bristol.  Sparkling summer sunshine, combined with a vibrant part of Bristol city, provided a perfect setting for the display.  Many flyers for local classes were handed out, and it was perhaps our most […]
Conclusion of Tai Chi

Conclusion of Tai Chi

The workshop comes to a close, and it’s time to show joyful appreciation for the workshop leader, and to present the lucky money.  Also to the hard working team of volunteers who took care of us all throughout the week, particularly the kitchen team.
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