I belong to two groups of volunteers – all very worthy and great support and fun, especially for anyone who used to work outside the home and finds themselves rather isolated after that ceases. Others are in the caring community and do activities with the less fortunate. Another group are crafters – my word they are busy with their ideas, inspiring folk to get up and get at it. One of my contact groups are frantically making knitted and crocheted poppies for the centenary of the end of WW1 this November. The ceramic poppies at the Tower of London in 2014 was such a fantastic art installation – full of passion and real meaning – each poppy representing a life lost. Ideas for other crafted versions have been on the go since then. We have all been provided with patterns and once we get the right red wool and needles or crochet hook, another several million poppies will be available.