Weekenders' Activities

Our Coffee Club on 4th July had a theme of “Guess whose baby this is?” and this proved quite difficult.
On 11th July we had a day trip to Crich Tramway Museum which proved very interesting.  Not only are there different types of trams to see, but a Museum, Workshop, old fashioned pub, tearooms and sweet shop, as well as a gift shop stocking bygone items.  Some of us took the Woodland Walk with its wood sculptures whilst other enjoyed an old fashioned ice-cream sitting in the sun.  All of us were given an old penny which was the cost of the fare on the trams going up and down the whole of the tram system, with as many rides as you liked.  Afterwards our very friendly and courteous driver, Elden, took us to the Crich Memorial tower for a brief visit.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Seventeen of us then enjoyed our stay at The Four Oaks Hotel, Llandudno.  But who “couldnae stay oot o’ the shops”?  Who got told off thirty seconds after boarding the bus?  And then again two hours later? Who did NOT fall foul of the woman who looked like a bulldog chewing a wasp? Who got stuck in the lift? Who won 29 games of Whist?  Who tried to throw a man out of the Gents because the queue for the Ladies was too long? Who was thinking about having liposuction?  Who walked all the way round the Great Orme?  Was anyone successful in identifying the contents of Friday evening’s sausage?  Who, at breakfast, asked for the ‘Full Monty’;  the waitress said the chef’s name was Luke so the response from another table was “Well, let’s have a loooook at Luke then!”.
Just a few of the antics of Weekenders’ members over the weekend.  By the way, the winners of the Wales Quiz were Jean Green and Lindsay Smith with a magnificent score of 29 ¾ points out of 44.  I will admit it was a bit on the difficult side!
Activities included an open top bus tour, visit to the Great Orme, visit to Conwy, dancing the polish off the floor, rocking and reeling at “Let’s Twist Again” theatre concert, late night discussions in the lounge and of course, shopping!
We had our bi-monthly visit to Arunothai for lunch on Saturday, 25th July which we all thoroughly enjoyed as usual.  Using Wowcher vouchers we will also be lunching on 1st August (instead of a Coffee Club session) at The Shepherd’s Rest, Lower Bagthorpe.
On Saturday, 8th August we hope to go on a Bus Pass Day Out to Belper.  Please let me have names of those interested in coming along.
All events organised by either the Lunch Group or the Weekenders Group are open to all U3A members, regardless of whether they are regulars or not.  Obviously space is sometimes limited so it’s first come, first served.
For any information about the Lunch Group, the Weekenders Group, or the Reading Group, please contact Sandra Green on the form below or tel. 0115 8408132) or check out this website.
Weekenders’ Programme

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