Summer 2014 was my fiancé’s first deployment on operations… and it was halfway through the dreaded ordeal that I had to pack my bags and relocate 300 miles from south Devon to deepest, darkest Suffolk (well… Stowmarket!)
The move was surprisingly simple, and after only four days in my new surroundings (after single-handedly installing the washing machine, TV and building all the furniture) I started my course at UEA. It was within the first month of living in Suffolk, in absence of my one link to Wattisham that I was taken under the wing of a certain Mrs. K. She suggested I come and see what the choir was all about, so I did.
Singing with the ladies was not only enjoyable, but offered a true sense of belonging and community whilst the other half was away. I couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming and supportive environment to be a part of.
When he returned, I had already made a small circle of friends independently… and to his surprise I ended up introducing him to various individuals I had met through my fellow choir ladies at the Christmas ball…
As a relatively new member, I cannot encourage other ladies enough to consider joining us to sing together, every Tuesday from 6.30-8.30pm. All abilities are welcome, and there is even ac rèche to take your children off your hands for 2 hours a week. If you are at all interested, contact the choir at firstname.lastname@example.org.