Cllr Ann Le Blond
It has been a whirlwind of meetings and meeting people and trying to get to grips with the council IT system the past few months.
This weekend though I was able to take part in the Remembrance service, which I was so very proud to do.
I have fond memories of being a flag bearer at the Cambuslang war memorial, when I was in the Girls Brigade and going to the service when I was a child.
But the last few years I have unfortunately only watched on TV, which is a shame, as it is such a lovely thing to take part in.
I was honoured to be asked to a few different services, I only wish I could have attended them all.
On such a gorgeous crisp winter morning, death seems so far away but it was so poignant to stand there and remember why we were there and why we should be so grateful to those men and women who have fought for our country and our freedom.
I wear my poppy with pride. I understand that some people choose not to as they see it as a glorification of war or there is discomfort at what it symbolises.
However, I choose to wear my poppy to remember; I have a future and therefore I choose to remember those who fought for that and also to thank the men and women who are still serving in our armed forces and risking their lives each and every day.
I also want to support the veterans and their families by making a donation by buying a poppy.
Lest we forget.
Lest we forget Councillor Ann Le Blond