Newsletter 21 July

July 21, 2021

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, 10.30am 28 July
    Hester Canterbury Annual General Meeting. If there is a matter you would like discussed at the AGM please put it writing and place in the Residents’ Committee mailbox. All agenda items need to provided to the Committee at least 4 days prior to the meeting to be included on the Agenda.
    Please note pending any changes to the Victorian Covid restrictions this meeting may have to be postponed to a later date.
  • Thursday, 29 July
    Christmas in July Dinner. Alas with the constant changes to the COVID lockdowns it has been decided to also delay our Christmas In July Dinner. Maybe we will start a new Tradition – Christmas in August.
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Housekeeping Notices

  • Covid 19 Lockdown Restrictions as of 11.59pm Tuesday, 20 July
    The current lockdown has been extended until 11:59pm Tuesday July 27, with the same restrictions applying that are currently in place. Please remember as soon as you leave your apartment you MUST WEAR a facemask in all public areas (inside and out ) of Hester Canterbury. Some visitors are not observing the compulsory protocols when entering Hester Canterbury – ALL visitors MUST either “QR” in or fill in the visitors’ registration book located on the reception desk.
  • Welcome Barbara and Len to Hester Canterbury
    As most of you will be aware we have two new residents now living at Hester Canterbury. When the lifting of the current Covid restrictions allow, there will be the opportunity to meet Barbara and Len at one of our weekly morning teas. In the meantime we would all like to welcome Barbara and Len to the very special community that is Hester Canterbury.

Week Three of the Winter Menu starts on Monday 26 July.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

Weird and wonderful facts about ourselves and our world…

  1. Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew faced the real chance that they wouldn’t return from the moon safely, leaving their families without financial support. Due to the extreme danger that they were about to face, they couldn’t take out life insurance policies. So instead they signed hundreds of autographs, which their families would have been able to sell they didn’t make it home. The autographs still show up in space memorabilia auctions and have sold for as much as $30,000 (US).
  2. According to British law, any unclaimed swan swimming in the open waters of England and Wales belongs to the Queen. The law originated in medieval times when swans were a delicacy for the wealthy, and it still stands today. The Queen also upholds a centuries old tradition – in the 3rd week of July, all the swans in the River Thames are counted for Queen Elizabeth the 2nd in a practice called “Swan Upping).
  3. In 1908, New York tea merchant Thomas Sullivan sent samples of tea leaves to some of his customers in small Silken bags. Many of the recipients assumed that the bags were to be used in the same way as metal infusers. So they put the entire bag into the teapot rather than emptying out the contents. After such positive feedback Sullivan designed intentional teabags for commercial production. In the 1920’s his sachets made of gauze and later paper included strings so the tag hanging over the side. Some things really do stay the same….
  4. Sunglasses were originally designed for Chinese judges to hide there facial expressions in court. The original sunglasses were originally made of quartz in 12th century China and were worm to mask emotions when judges were questing witnesses.