At a time like no other, while coping with the stress and strain of isolation due to the Corona virus, Hilary Mear of Ascot, hopes you will enjoy her little book and have a good laugh! And that  you will find the photos of the flowers and plants in her garden interesting.  The garden has provided much joy for over 45 years.  The two photos of poppies were taken at the Church -  St Michael & All Angels, Sunninghill.

For several years Hilary's friends have been forwarding amusing clips to her and she has now decided to gather them into a book and let them do some good! So, many thanks to all those friends who have contributed!

The profit from this book will support a shared Inner Wheel and Rotary charity – the New Thames Valley Hospice.  Hilary and her  husband, David, have been a members of Ascot Rotary & Inner Wheel Clubs for 30 years and love all they stand for.


Hilary is selling the book at £10 plus £1.50 postage and if, as she hopes, you would like to buy a copy, or indeed more than one- for friends who may be in need of cheering up, please email  with your name, email address and postal address.  The bank details will then be supplied, so you can make a direct bank payment or a cheque payment, if necessary.

On receipt of your order and payment, your book will be sent in the post    

Rotary is a Global Service network of 1.2 million men and women in 35,000 clubs, with 47,000 members in over 1,700 clubs in the UK. Founded in 1905 by Chicago attorney, Paul Harris its motto is Service Above Self and its aims are Fellowship, Fun and Fund-raising. We provide humanitarian services at Local, National and International level, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Inner Wheel organisation was started by the wives of Rotarians as Rotary was originally for men only.  It is one of the largest women’s service organisations in the World, with 19,000 members within Great Britain and Ireland and over 100, 000 members from more than 103 countries across the globe.

Inner Wheel is women in action, working together to make a difference and improving lives.  We work together giving humanitarian aid nationally and internationally,

We help people by extending the hand of friendship.  We work on projects that are truly life changing.  We make firm and lasting friendships.  There is no other group like it.

 The objects of Inner Wheel are:- To promote true friendship. To encourage the ideals of personal service. To foster international understanding.

 Members of Inner Wheel achieve these goals in various ways which combine fund-raising and personal service – all with fun and friendship. INNER WHEEL – Women who give Service whilst enjoying Friendship

 Have a look at the websites for our clubs – Ascot Rotary Club and Ascot Inner Wheel Club.  All are welcome.

 REMEMBER, by buying this book you would also be helping towards that very worthy project, the New Thames Valley Hospice.