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Weekenders’ Group

I decided to set up a “Weekenders” group for those ladies amongst us who were not doing anything at weekends because relatives perhaps had other family commitments or who despite being busy during the week, members had no events planned for the weekend.

We like to organise a Lunch, a Social Evening, an Outing and a Coffee Club get together each month, plus any other events we might be interested in. We have a programme planning meeting once a quarter to plan our next four months’ activities. When it’s a member’s birthday we usually meet up at The Broomhill pub for a lunch (we also go to other lunches occasionally at different venues); we then hold small social evenings, usually with a theme at members’ homes (in the past we have had our version of “Would I Lie To You?”, tales about Family Heirlooms, Disastrous Holidays and Our Marriage Proposals; we also have outings to nearby towns, parks, garden centres etc once a month and perhaps a “Bus Pass Day Out” which hopefully costs us nothing. On the last Saturday of the month I host a Coffee Club at my house (strangely though we mostly drink tea!). We sometimes have a theme for discussion – and believe me, the discussions are very wide ranging and mostly hilarious! Due to space this group is now limited to sixteen members.

Personally I feel our Weekenders Group very much fulfils a need for companionship and a wider social life. At this particular time we are keeping in touch via email, Facebook and phone, checking up on each other that we are all well and happy and a chance to have a good moan. It’s nice just to hear another voice! Looking forward to planning events for later in the year. Keep in touch everyone!

And finally (!) – thought I would just tell you about a very well-spoken retired headmistress I know who, when standing in a queue at Birds bakery which had stretched out of the door, a man walked up and stood in front of her. In her best headmistress voice, she said “Do you mind, young man, I am social distancing! Get to the back of the queue!”. Of course, he sheepishly apologised and moved to the back of the queue as ordered! More power to old ladies’ elbows (and yes, she is now self-isolating; she’s also a U3A member from another town!

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Weekenders’ Group

I have reluctantly decided to postpone all Weekender Group events for the near future due to the current virus situation.

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Weekenders’ Group

We like to organise a Lunch, a Social Evening, an Outing and a Coffee Club get together each month, plus any other events we might be interested in.
This group is now full but if anyone is interested in a Weekenders Too! Group, please let the Groups’ Co-ordinator, Siobhan Lee, know when between us we could start a second group.

We had another lovely lunch at Arunothai on 1st February and our next Broomhill Birthday lunch was on Friday, 14th February for Christine Wheatley’s birthday. It was too wet and too cold for a February outing.

Our Social Evening was on Saturday, 22nd February when we had very tasty jacket potatoes and desserts at the home of Margaret White, followed by our usual lively discussion on topics of the day and reminiscences of the past. Thanks Margaret!

Our February Coffee Club was on the 29th when we reminisced about Valentine’s Day memories. Another Broomhill lunch was on Friday, 5th March in celebration of Kay Burton and Joyce Crane’s birthdays and future Broomhill birthday lunches will be on 27th March (Pam Farrell), and 31st (Pauline North, Jean Martin and Margaret Whilde).

Our March Social Evening will be at Sandra Green’s on the 14th. We will have a Book Swap at our Coffee Club on 28th March. So another very busy month ahead for the Weekenders!

Places are limited for all events so group members please contact Sandra Green, using the form below, if you wish to have your names put down for events in January to April. Please note that places for outings must be paid for before the event. Many thanks.

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Weekenders’ Group

We like to organise a Lunch, a Social Evening, an Outing and a Coffee Club get together each month, plus any other events we might be interested in.

This group is now full but if anyone is interested in a Weekenders Too! Group, please let the Groups’ Co-ordinator, Siobhan Lee, know when between us we could start a second group.

There were two birthday Broomhill lunches for Sandra Green and Doreen Newton on 3rd January. Our first Social Evening was a Cheese & Wine Evening at the home of Ruth Houldsworth on 18th January when we sampled a wide variety of cheeses from the Cheese Shop in the Flying Horse Arcade (I can recommend a visit there if only for the coffee). We plan to lunch at Arunothai on 1st February and our next Broomhill Birthday lunch will be on Friday, 14th February for Christine Wheatley’s birthday.

Places are limited for all events so group members please contact Sandra Green, on the form below, if you wish to have your names put down for events in January to April. Please note that places for outings must be paid for before the event. Many thanks.

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Weekenders’ Group Programme

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Weekenders’ Programme Jan – Apr 2020

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