November Garden

Now that the mower is about to be stored away for the winter (maybe a couple of more cuts ) why not tidy up those containers, discard old spent annuals and plant some winter colour, pansies , cyclamen, skimmer japonica. Continue reading


Foodie Group- Fish and Starters

Our meeting on 24th October covered fish and starters, this proved to be a very informative meeting, some of the recipes covered where:

Smoked salmon,dill and lemon pate

Smoked Mackerel Pate with Ricotta

Fresh mint and broad bean pate

Prawn Saganaki

Individual Salmon Lasagne

Pasta with smoked salmon and peppercorn butter

Smoked Mackerel Pate with Ricotta

Parma Roast Pears

click on the name to get details. 

Our next meetings are:

4th November – Love Food hate Waste and how to make choir boy with walnut whip

22nd November – Slow cooker, casseroles and pies

6th December – Nibbles and mulled wine

We have decided to have a meal out in January, date to be agreed.





To all our Nordic Walkers.  Please note that our last Nordic walk before Christmas, will take place on Monday, 9th December, 2013 due to the Christmas Holidays.

The walks will resume again in the New Year at the usual time and place on Monday, 20th January 2014.



MacMillan Coffee Morning raises over £2000

Mary Prendergast writes to thank everyone who contributed to the great success of the Macmillan Coffee Morning last week which looks like breaking all records:

‘We had lots left over from the generous donations for the bring and buy and lucky dip I took a full car load of stuff to the Roy Castle charity shop and I’m sure they will be pleased at the quality of the ‘left overs’.Thanks to everyone, men as well, who baked all those really scrummy cakes that were lovely with the coffee. So many people helped out by giving their time or by selling various things on their individual tables (books, home made cards and gifts made by the textile group). One lady gave hand and arm massages while her friend did manicures. Another lady set up a table to sell off the many collector plates and tea pots that she had inherited but had no room for. Many of our local shops in Maghull donated vouchers or goods as prizes and they were so happy to support Macmillan. I am told that all the money has not yet been counted but is in the region of £2000.  Wow! Thank you all. Our hard work was well worth it. Love and hugs to all who supported the event in any which way.’ Mary

Special thanks to all the local shops, businesses and organisations who generously supported the event:
Motor Range, Northway -blew up the balloons for us
CO-OP, Deyes Lane – gave tin of biscuits, box of choccies and 1 each of red and white wine.
Thornton’s, Maghull Square – gave a big box of ??? ….yes, chocolates.
Trimmers Hairdressers, Maghull – voucher for cut and blow with a good stylist.
Boots, Maghull – gave lots of goodies for both men and women
Hartley’s Garden Centre, – gave a beautiful flower arrangement.
Robbins Bridge Garden Centre -gave us plants.
Frank Hornby, Eastway – voucher for a meal for two
Colin Beaver Jewellers, West Way – always lends us his “big green table cloth” to make our cakes look more scrummy.
“Nails By Steph Evans” (mobile nails) -voucher for various choice of nail manicures
Morrisons, Maghull -gave lots of goodies for a hamper.
Therapy Salon, Tree View Court – voucher for a treatment.
Lydiay’s Hair and Glam, Tree View Court – £10 voucher
Maghull High School – printed 150 copies of the Foodie Group Recipe book which gave a clear profit of £300 and they went like hot cakes!!! ..(excuse the pun).
Waterfields -gave us boxes for anyone who wants to take their cake(s) away safely.
Station Pharmacy – gave us male and female toiletries.
Pure ‘K’ Beauty Salon, Liverpool Road South – gave us a voucher for a facial.
Mannion’s Bakery, Hale Road, Walton -gave us lots of cake boxes
Maghull Baptist Church for free use of their hall