Are you feeling festive?

There is much I love about this time of year, mulled wine, permission to sing along to soppy tunes, fairy lights and even pink Christmas trees [if you get the chance to pop by my office you will see this kitch delight for yourself!]. But what I love most is that I get invited to attend a wide range of Christmas and end of year celebrations and spend social time with people we support and colleagues. From art exhibitions to live concerts, poetry readings and fashion shows the array of festive expressions would haul even the most bah humbug to ‘wishing it was Christmas every day!!’ Those of you who have read my One page profile will know that spending time with people means so much to me in my work. Hearing directly from people about their experience of our support and witnessing for myself the creativity, energy and commitment staff and volunteers bring to their work makes me feel very fortunate to be part of this organisation. People are at the heart of what we are about at Certitude. I do therefore want to take this opportunity to say a really big thank you to all of you who have played a part in our support over the past year. We are better as a result of the experiences we have had and each person we interact with helps us to continue to evolve and learn – so thank you and keep up the great work.

Merry Christmas and all good tidings for 2012.

Aisling

Chief Executive