Eynsham - a meeting of friends
The small group of friends who meet in Eynsham are a good example of the embryonic stage of an informal get-together and the value of sharing experiences for self-motivation and creative thinking.
“It’s a chance to say this is what happened to me in my working life this week. Working from home can be very isolating.”
Beverly Chandler is a freelance finance writer who works from home in Eynsham. She saw the Eynsham Online article about people getting together in their communities and decided to call some of her home working friends.
“I am the person who linked us up. I called/emailed the others and there are about 6 of us in the group at present. We know each other from being residents in Eynsham for many years.”
They initially got together at Beverly’s house for a soup lunch in January 2011. With Sarah Couch, an historic landscape consultant, the friends decided to try to meet up for lunch on Fridays each week.
They talked about using the Queen’s Head pub in Eynsham, but the manager, told them that this was her busiest lunchtime and she couldn’t guarantee a table. They decided to meet at an Organic Farm Café just outside Eynsham (where people could pick up their organic vegetables for the week too!)