Your chance to say a big thank you
From our next issue, we intend to carry a new column on the letters pages which gives you the chance to say thank you.
The idea comes from our gardening writer, Charlotte Philcox, pictured right.
While out walking her dog, the idea of a section in the letters page called ‘We Say Thank You’ came to her.
“In today’s world, there is so much to worry or grumble about, so why not invite readers to send in short messages to people they’d like to thank?” asked Charlotte.
Charlotte then added some thanks of her own:
“Thank you to the people who empty the red dog waste bins, and put them there in the first place.
To the man, shovel and broom at the ready, seen clearing long grass from the edges of a footpath at the edge of North Walsham.
To the dustbin men and women who work so hard.
To everyone who takes the time to give strangers a smile or greeting when out and about.
To the friend who left a card and large bar of chocolate by my front door, when I was going through a difficult time.
To the four, male 30-something cyclists who tore past me, following which I overheard this brief, shouted conversation: “She’s not bad - for an older bird.” Charming, but it made me laugh for ages.”
So if you have anyone you think deserves a thank you please, in a maximum of 100 words, email your thank you letter to letstalk@ archant.co.uk or post it to Let’s Talk letters, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RE.