A low month and setting up Cwmbran Life’s WhatsApp channel

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Hello. How are you doing? It’s been a funny month or so at Cwmbran Life. A good mate helped me (he actually did all of the work ๐Ÿ˜‰ make some changes to the website so it’s been a teeny bit stressful.

And I’ll be honest with you, it’s been one of those low months, where the number of messages arriving in my various inboxes have been a challenge to keep on top of (I haven’t and am in a mess).

Feeling a bit overwhelmed and some niggly issues with the website have taken up a lot of headspace and it’s been hard to sit down, pick up the phone and go out and talk to people to hear their stories. This has meant a backlog on top of the backlog that already existed.

And then along came seven days where I got to share stories about so many people who put a smile on my face and helped me get back in the swing of things:

It’s just what I needed. There are still a few things to sort out with the website so please bear with me over the next couple of months. And finally….

The Cwmbran Life WhatsApp channel

WhatsApp is a cracking app to keep in touch with friends and family. Cwmbran Life now has a channel which makes it easy to get the stories and information that appears on its various social media channels

So click this link and join the group ๐Ÿ™‚

โ˜•๏ธ And if you REALLY enjoy Cwmbran Life, you can show your support with a one-off or regular donation through my Buy Me A Coffee page. It makes a difference to the amount of time I can spend out and about in our town finding stories for you to read.

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Please share this newsletter on social media and encourage your friends and family to sign up. Pop this link on your various channels and include in those groups chats you have on WhatsApp. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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