Leftovers used to make colourful items for Growbaby project

Return to meeting indoors

We will be meeting indoors from now on and the next session will be on Monday 18 October at 2.30 pm at Louisa’s Place on St Mary’s Road.  There’s plenty of room and we will be chatting and crafting.  We are almost full but a couple more members are welcome if anyone wishes to join […]

Birding Thursday September Report

On arrival at Summer Leys on a gorgeous September morning we were somewhat dismayed to see heavy plant busy re-profiling some of the reserve. This obviously meant there was much less to see than we might have expected. However, a Little Egret, Grey Heron and Great White Egret all on the scrape gave us the […]

2022 u3a Diaries

I now have a small number of 2022 u3a Diaries for sale at a price of £3.50, plus £1.00 to cover postage. They can be purchased either by forwarding a cheque to me at 11 Austins Close, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 9BJ or by debit/credit card by contacting me on 01858 440851. Your mobile telephone […]

New Experiences – August 2021

The Sausage making workshop in August was a great success. Afterwatching a video of how to fill the casings with a piping bag, we set aboutmaking our own sausages, which was followed by a cook off to comparethe different mixtures that people had used.           The pictures capture what fun we […]

Wildlife group September report 2021

Enjoying the peace and quiet we walked around Stanford Reservoir, identified Water Smart weed  and Meadow Pea and  all of us   sampled several sweet Blackberries .Stopping to watch Swans as they glided effortlessly among Tufted ducks  a Great Crested Grebe was spotted struggling to swallow an enormous fish .  By the dam which attracts  lots […]

Tuesday Walking group September report 2021

Sun cream and hats were the order of the day when setting out from Welford Wharf on a gloriously sunny September morning. Following the towpath along the Welford Arm of the Grand Union Canal we crossed the bridge at the junction with the main waterway and continued south for another mile. On leaving the towpath […]

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Wednesday Half Day Walking – October

The walk on the 13th from Wing (Rutland) will be led by Alec. Park wherever you can in the village and meet opposite the King’s Arms for a 10:00 start. There are no stiles (again!!) and a couple of ‘easy’ hills. Directions: B664 to Uppingham, A6003 towards Oakham, turn R in Preston to Wing. Wing […]

Petanque – Sept 2021

The Petanque group has continued to it’s regular twice monthly sessions over the last few months.  We think that our games have improved although it sometimes feels like we are fighting harder against the bumpy piste. On Monday 6th Sep we had a full turnout playing in the glorious hot sunshine, it could have been […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – September Report

Fortunately, despite a really hot day for our walk from Twywell Hills & Dales Nature Reserve, there was a very welcome breeze whilst out in the open fields! Our search for ‘the shade of a coolibah tree’ for our coffee stop might have proved fruitless but the oak tree (pictured) provided a pretty decent alternative!  […]

Cycling- Sept 2021 1st Friday

Thanks to Stuart for leading a local ride last week, it was great to see Joy & Graham again and also Peter on his revamped electric bike. The 15 mile circuit left from Little Bowden rec and passed through the Gt Oxenden tunnel, then along quiet lanes to Harrington where the Tollemache made us very […]