Monthly Archives: February 2018

Time for a break and news on the fake tenner

Dear all,
First things first, it’s Manchester half term this week so we’re taking a break. No sessions this week, we’ll be back on Monday 26th February.
Lost and hopefully to be found! Wednesday Early people, when we were dancing last week a silver ring – with a “twig” design – went missing at the back of the room where the buggies are. It wasn’t obviously anywhere on the floor when you’d all cleared at the end of the session, so best guess is that it dropped off and ended up in someone’s buggy or bags. If you could all have a quick search it would be really appreciated. Let’s see if we can re-unite the ring with its owner. Let me know if it turns up. Thanks in advance.
The results are in re fake £10 note. It took Nat West 17 days to come to a conclusion. They phoned me yesterday and said that the note was genuine – they’ve credited my account. When I asked they wouldn’t provide any further information on how the note had got in the state it had or why they were sure it was real. The problem this leaves me with – and potentially other small business people – is that Nat West’s note machine rejected it twice and the bank clerks were unwilling to accept the note as part of my takings. Does this mean that every time a new note manages to get into that state, it’s going to take over two weeks for the recipient to get credited? All a bit too much of a grey area for my liking.
I’ll be in touch towards the end of next week with details of subscription options etc. for the second half of the spring term.
I hope everyone has a good week.

Music Makers and mis-matched term dates

Last week, people were asking about our half term arrangements, so I thought I’d post to explain how things work and why they get complicated.
First things first, there are two weeks of Music Makers Sessions left before half term. We’ll be taking a week off from Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd.
If you live in a Manchester Council borough, you’re perhaps wondering what I’m blithering on about! If you live in a Trafford Council borough, you’ll probably be aware that there’s a perennial clash of term dates between the two councils. This means that we’re running through Trafford spring half term, which is 12th – 16th Feb.
To be clear, we always run to the Manchester timetable, so if you ever want to see when we might be on, google the term dates for somewhere like Oswald Rd or St Clement’s C of E schools. That’s how I figure out what dates we’re going to be doing.
For me personally, and impacting on the rest of you, it means that we’ll probably have my delightful nine year old running the money side of things for our last week. (She insists she’s not coming unless I pay her to be there – the youth of today – so she might as well make herself useful!).
The Music Makers sessions for next week will be as follows:

  • Monday 5th February 9.30 to 10.30, and 10.45 to 11.45, both in Studio 2 at The Edge
  • Wednesday 7th 9.30 to 10.30, and 10.45 to 11.45, both in Studio 2 at The Edge
  • Wednesday 7th 9.30 to 10.30, and 10.45 to 11.45, both in Studio 2 at The Edge

Hope that all sheds some light on how we organise our timetable. I look forward to seeing you all next week.