Groups Co-ordinators’ report – March

Representatives of our various interest and activity groups got together in February to share their experiences and learn from one another.  Please ask at your next meeting whether there are any implications for your group and, as always, be appreciative of everything your group leaders and representatives do for you! If you’d like to be […]

Ukulele – February meeting

In February, we had fun playing and singing songs from within the theme of ‘Colours’, eg: Blue Moon, Paint It Black, Yellow Rose of Texas, Red River Valley, Hi Ho Silver Lining.  Some of us (Strictly Ukuleles) also delighted audiences with performances in two local care homes.  If you would like to join us, do […]

Card Craft (No 2) – February meetings

As I write this, February is drawing to a close.  The daffodils are in full bloom, hopefully heralding the advent of Spring.  This brings me nicely to our card making efforts for February.  On 16th we enjoyed revisiting our ‘stained glass’ effect techniques with some of us producing cards portraying daffodils.  On 2nd we had […]

Walking (Half Day – Thursday) – March meeting

Our next walk is on Thursday, 16th March, starting at 10am.  It will be from Foxton Locks long-stay car park, which is left off the Foxton – Gumley road, and there is a charge of £2 for parking.  The walk will cover a distance of about five miles along field paths and canal-banks and we […]

Walking (All Day) – March meeting

The next walk will be on Thursday, 30th March, starting from the Pitsford reservoir causeway car park (fee £2.70) at 10am.  The walk, the first of the ‘summer season’, will be a circular nine miles taking in the villages of Holcot, Hannington, Walgrave, Old and Scaldwell.  There will be a picnic lunch followed by a […]

Singing for Fun

As a relatively young group we’re still experimenting with finding the right kind of approach to our activity, and after last Friday’s very successful and joyous afternoon’s singing, a small group of our founding members, together with our new, accomplished pianist Judith, met to discuss our way forward.  Following feedback the decision was reached to […]

Walking (Half Day – Tuesday) – March meeting

The next walk is on Tuesday, 7th March, and is from the Coach and Horses pub in Lubenham.  The walk is 5.5 miles long and we will be walking over the fields to Foxton Locks car park.  There are  lot of stiles on the first part of  walk, then we walk along the canal and […]

Local History – February meeting

Tuesday afternoon, 21st February, saw the Local History group meet in the Main Hall of the Congregational Church for the first time.  Unfortunately we had a few teething problems which, hopefully, will be remedied before our March meeting.  Fifty-seven of our members listened to an interesting talk on Social Housing in the East Midlands and […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 3) – February meeting

On Sunday, 19th February, nine members of Group 3 of the Singles Sunday Lunch groups, met at the Cherry Tree Pub.  Whilst numbers were reduced due to illness and family commitments, all present had a very good lunch with good conversation.  Group 3 meets every third Sunday in the month.  For further details do please […]