Bird Watching

October Outing Report

Sunshine from the off this month! A glorious October day saw us at the Rutland Water Egleton Reserve for an ‘All-dayer’. The birds didn’t disappoint either with not one, two or three but four Great White Egrets (pictured) to be seen; far more numerous, as expected, were Little Egrets and plenty of Grey Herons too. […]

Weds Half Day Walking

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – October Report

Thanks to Alec and Carol for picking a superb day for their walk from Wing in Rutland, much appreciated by all I’m sure.  The fine sunny day meant the views could really be appreciated. An excellent turn out too in my absence  – hmmmm!!   Bruce White

Singles Sunday Lunch Group 1 – October

There were 12 of us at the Group 1, Singles Sunday lunch on the 23rd September. We gathered at a long table in The Sondes Arms pub in the chocolate box village of Rockingham just outside Corby.  There’s an excellent carvery with many other dishes available. The pub was packed probably because of its attractive […]

Singing for Fun – October

The Singing for Fun group are looking for a new pianist from January 2019. If you feel you could help and are interested in finding out more please contact Ann Tonkin. We meet between 2pm and 3.45pm on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the Methodist church.   Ann Tonkin   01858 […]

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Modern Play Reading – October

Modern Play reading At the pre-Christmas meeting of a very disparate and frustrated bunch of would-be authors, the idea of a collaborative effort between all of them gets a predictably  lukewarm reception – until a violent thunderstorm alarmingly transforms them into the characters of just such a collaboration! Take your seats for Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Improbable […]

Ukulele = October

In September we had two sessions celebrating sounds of our youth – 1960s POP SONGS and 1960s NUMBER ONES – wow ! A Pop Extravaganza no less. All the big names were represented, both soloists and groups. And we knew all the songs of course, no memory loss there !  We also undertook a performance […]

Wine tasting – October

This month Alsace was on the menu, and Sylvia treated us to four wines made from different grape varieties – Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer, all from Majestic Wines.  Alsace, in the shadow of the Vosges mountains, has low rainfall and therefore concentrated flavours in its wines, and this selection did not disappoint.  […]

German Conversation – October

Just an interesting fact this time. Alexander von Humboldt’s birthday was on !4th September. The German polymath[1769-1859],who coined the term ‘the cosmos’,has been described as ‘a sort of 19th century David Attenborough’. He has more places and creatures named after him than anyone else! They include rivers,towns,mountains,a glacier,an ocean current,penguins,monkeys,an orchid,a squid and even a […]

Ladies Choir – October

We have now had two meetings since our summer break and everyone is enjoying getting to know the intricases of Les Miserables, and there certainly seems to be plenty to learn. We have welcomed two new members, Jill and Brenda, but we are sad to lose Beryl, a long standing member and a valuable contributor […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – October

Our September Meeting  featured a  selection of compositions that had failed at their first public performances.  We listened to an Overture by Leonard Bernstein followed by a Suite By Bizet, a movement from Brahms 1st  Piano Concerto and Mussorgsky’s A Night on the Bare Mountain. After coffee  we heard a movement from Rachmaninoff’s 1st Symphony, […]