Scottish Holiday

Fifty-two members enjoyed a memorable coach trip to Scotland where we stayed at the Ardgartan Hotel, which is superbly located at the end of Loch Long. Memorable trips were a boat trip on the calm waters of The Kyles of Bute, fabulous views – weather a little overcast – but a magic journey.  Next was […]

Wine Tasting – June meeting

Once again the rain blessed our summer party, forcing us inside to taste seven wines from the North Mediterranean coast which were accompanied by a selection of delicious French cheese and pate.  Sylvia and Mick identified the Joker amongst the wines tasted:  it was Muscadet in a bottle labelled Chardonnay/Viogner.  The most liked wine was […]

Card Craft (No 2) – June meeting

We are fast approaching our summer break – there are no meetings in August.  Our June cards were a delight as ever.  After a productive session spent doing individual projects (some of which were catch-up ones), we dabbled once again with a Zentangle design.  Thank you Sue for a most enjoyable demonstration!  The next meeting […]

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Play Reading (Modern) – July meeting

Would you like to bring a fictional character to life without leaving the comfort of your chair?  If so, this play reading group could be for you!  In our last meeting we finished Coward’s ‘Relative Values’, and at the time of writing our next play is still to be decided.  To find out what it […]

Walking (Half Day – Wednesday) – July meeting

The July walk, which will be led by Frank and Linda, will be on Wednesday, 13th July.  The walk is approximately 5.5 miles and will start from the Buttercross in Hallaton and our normal 10am start applies.  Please remember that Hallaton is a small village so please car share where possible and park considerately.  Currently […]

Ukulele – July & August meetings

Recently, we’ve been playing a range of songs, in several genres, from the 1920s onwards, including folk, pop, gospel, country and rock.  Although we now have a substantial repertoire, we like to add new material because doing so provides us with fresh musical challenges and makes our sessions even more interesting and more fun.  The […]

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Discovering Poetry (Friday) – July & August meetings

Having occupied ourselves with ‘Occupations’ in July, we have decided to ‘Pick a Poet’ in August, when we shall each read a selection of poems by our chosen poet.  We meet on the first Friday of the month in the Bowden Room at 10 am.  Jill Hart.

Groups Co-ordinators’ Report – July

Your group leaders and administrators are an enterprising lot (no news there!) and at a recent get-together they came up with a variety of ideas for keeping group activities, and indeed our U3A, fresh and interesting.  Ask them for details when next you meet and perhaps consider adding some ideas of your own. A number […]

Civilisations of the Past – June & July meetings

After a talk about ‘Some Canals in Ancient Times’ in June, we shall look at and discuss one of Tony’s DVDs in July.  We’ll meet on 28th July at 2.30pm, at St Nicholas Church, Little Bowden.  All welcome!  For more details, or information on our small, friendly group, please contact me.  Ernie Parsons

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Walking (All Day) – July meeting

The next walk, which will be led by Bruce White, is on 28th July.  The walk will be approximately 8.5 miles starting from the layby (after the built up area), on Leicester Road (Turn left at T-junction at end of B664) in Uppingham.  There will be the usual picnic lunch followed by a pub stop […]