June brought us days and days of glorious sunshine, then what happened?
No sooner had the schools broke up it seemed that the clouds came out and the sun disappeared; it always seems to be the way. OK, we did have a good bank holiday weekend but that is normally the last one of the summer and the time we have to rush around doing the `Back to School` shopping.
I have yet to go camping, I still haven’t painted the, neither have I had chance to grow anything in my garden. In my defence, I have taken a degree at University and graduated, I have run a Share Fair for over 600 people and I have kick started various projects over the last few months.
This leaves me with September.
A month I often love and for many reasons. The tourists have mainly gone home leaving the beaches and best fishing spots for me (although I rarely catch anything), the weather is often nice and especially good for outdoor fire pits and star gazing.
But September for Cultivate Cornwall is a month of change and that change will largely be in what we will be doing. Over the last few months we have been very busy with applications for funding and some of the results come through this month. The outcome will shape our future and with what we do for the next 12 months. It’s all very exciting but it also comes with a little worry. The competition for funding is high and we don’t expect to get all we have applied for but we do hope to find a little so we can carry on with our work. We don’t want to think about not getting any, but we are fairly confident that won’t be the case.
In addition to change, September will also be a month learning with some of us going to `Offline Festival` - a festival with a difference as its aimed at community activists. Some are going to take part in an Erasmus training program in Spain, Video making on a Budget - 8 days in September sun can’t be bad. Some of us will be returning to University and some will be developing a community group support network. All in all, September is looking good and particularly busy so expect lots of posts, or videos, from both Spain, Buckinghamshire and Cornwall in the next few weeks!
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