Festive Break – November 2022

Five days half-board at The Cumberland Hotel, South Cliff, Scarborough
28th November 2022.

One full day and one half day excursion
Travel direct, NO stop at interchange
Entertainment most evenings including fancy dress competition
All rooms centrally heated with tea and coffee making facilities

£249 pp sharing twin or double room. £50 deposit cheque made to ALFA Ltd. Contact Caroline Rhoades, Ashfield u3a Holiday Organiser on crhoades159@gmail.com

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Rummikub 1

The Rummikub group will now meet on the 2nd Monday of the month (2pm – 4 pm) at the home of the co-ordinator.

The group is full at the moment but if you are interested please inform the co-ordinator via the form below so that if a place becomes available you can join.

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Weekenders’ Group

The October Newsletter has been sent out on 1st October. Once again, many thanks to Margaret Whilde & Lindsay Smith for printing off copies for those members not on email and for delivering them on their morning walks.

We had a Broomhill Birthday lunch on 3rd September for Margaret White, wished Jean Green a happy September birthday although she was not available for a Broomhill Lunch as she was on holiday, and a Coffee Club meeting at Brook Farm Tearoom, Linby on Saturday, September 18th,

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Reading Group

This month I got the librarian to pick out eight autobiographies on my behalf (latest ones not old ones) to take the members out of their comfort zone. I got each member to pick a book at random out of a bag! The books ranged from Tina Turner, Bernard Cribbins, comedian Tom Allen, Elton John, Phil Schofield, Michael McIntyre, Caroline Flack and a couple of others which I can’t remember offhand at the moment.

Next month we are reading “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte – talk about from the ridiculous to the sublime!

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Pub Quiz

As the Nabb Inn will be closed for refurbishment for the whole of October we hope to commence on the second Monday, on November 8th and then on 13th December, at 12 noon. Seating is limited to 32 members so please let me know if you would like to attend.

Just to remind you, on arrival please make a note of your table number then order your lunch/drinks at the bar. However it’s not necessary to have a lunch if you don’t wish to eat. We start with a short table puzzle, then on to the main quiz. After lunch we get the answers! We usually have a small free raffle for which prizes would be gratefully received. There is a charge of £1 per head, the total of which (less expenses) is divided between the winning team and the runners up. It’s been twenty months since we last met and in that time three of our members have sadly died; we shall very much miss Cath Richardson, June Keeling, and Alan Lippiatt.

Here are the answers to the September quiz.

1. Which character features as a clergyman in the stories of Robin Hood? Friar Tuck
2. What star sign would you belong to if you were born on October 29th? Scorpio
3. What type of beetle is sacred in Ancient Egypt? Scarab Dung Beetle
4. What C describes a sign placed at the beginning of a musical staff indicating the pitch of the notes? Clef
5. Which national flags make up the Union Jack? The crosses of St. George, St. Patrick, and St. Andrew
6. What was the name of the first Scottish man to be voted European Footballer of The Year? Denis Law
7. Which Las Vegas hotel did the bachelor party stay at in the 2009 film ‘The Hangover’? Caesars Palace
8. What is the highest number visible on a dartboard? Twenty
9. How many days did the Falklands War last: 74
10. How many yards are there between the wickets in a game of cricket? 22
11. What type of vegetable is known as celery root? Celeriac
12. Who is the author of Peter Rabbit? Beatrix Potter
13. How many lines does a Limerick have? Five
14. Who released a hit song in the 1980s called ’99 Red Balloons’? Nena
15. What is the name of the longest river in France? Loire
16. Which famous poet wrote ‘An Ode to a Nightingale’? John Keats
17. What is the largest planet in our solar system? Jupiter
18. Lateral Epicondylitis is a condition commonly known by what name? Tennis Elbow
19. How many players are there in a baseball team? Nine
20. What is the softest mineral in the world? Talc

And for October here’s another quiz to keep you going.

1. Which very wise and enchanting fictional character’s name is the Old English for any insect that flies with a loud humming noise?
2. What is the most eastern E.U. capital city and what is the most western E.U. capital city?
3. What kind of heavenly marriage is ‘Hierogamy’?
4. There was literally peace on Earth at 06:00 UTC, March 23, 2001. Explain.
5. The four Beatles we all know, George, Paul, John and Ringo were all born in Liverpool. The other two, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best were not. In fact, both were born outside of England. In which country was Stuart Sutcliffe born and Pete Best born?
6. Which six letter word describes both a rupture and the leap out of the water made by a whale?
7. What are the first four words to both the original and classic Hippocratic Oath?
8. The following lyrics about money are from which song? “Always sunny in a rich man’s world”
9. The title of which extremely popular film is the Hindu word for a god or goddess that comes to earth?
10. Fruit flies were the first animals to do what in 1947?
11. What was the name of the doctrine, jokingly coined by Mikhail Gorbachev in October 1989 as his Soviet Union ‘faced the final curtain’, that was seen internationally as Moscow giving permission to its allies to decide their own futures?
12. Who wrote books under the pen name Eric Arthur Blair?
13. What do the following places have in common? San Marino, Colombia, Bolivia, the Philippines, Israel, El Salvador and Bermuda?
14. Which dated word meaning ‘nonsense’ stems from a combination of the Dutch word for doll and an old English word for excrement? (Nine letters)

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