French for Beginners

We are a busy group who work hard at our French challenges and are really enjoying the work we do! Marie Bramwell

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Real Ale Appreciation – First meeting

The Real Ale Appreciation group met for the first time at the Frank Hornby, on 19th February.  This gave members the opportunity to say what they want to get from the group. This includes:

  • Getting to know a bit more about beer.
  • Visiting breweries
  • Looking at and enjoying the architecture of some pubs
  • Enjoying the crack
  • Attending Beer Festivals
  • Going to other areas including St Helens, Ormskirk and Southport to see the pubs in those areas

It was discussed that not everyone wants to drink the same amount, so members would pay for their own drinks.  This means group members can drink at their own pace. It was also agreed that we would not leave all the work to our leader Sue, we would share the load.

We will meet once a month.  Our first outing will be on 26th February, when we will meet at the Lime Kiln in Liverpool just off Concert Square at 1.30.  The pubs we hope to visit are Lime Kiln, The Swan, The Little Grapes and Roscoe Head.

Please contact Sue if you want more information on 07801656570

 

 

A taste of Scotland

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The foodie group met today at the Red House for our monthly meeting. 2 new members attended and the group is still open to new people.

Discussions focussed on a Scottish theme, and as well as sharing recipes, we had the opportunity to taste Scotch pancakes, shortbread, oat cakes with cheese and finally a very whisky laden raspberry Cranachan, which were provided by Faye, Mavis and Gwen. Everyone agreed that the sampling was excellent and it gave a flavour of Scotland on a cold February day in Maghull.

The next venture for the foodie group is a trip on the Pride of Sefton barge, which unfortunately is limited because of the boat capacity, but the next open meeting is on Thursday 21st April 10:30 at the Red House, Foxhouse lane. New members are welcome to attend, and the theme of the meeting is Royal Recipes….tiaras and crowns optional!

Real Ale Appreciation

New Group planned.

Sue Daniels one of our new members is willing to start a Real Ale Appreciation Group. The group will meet for the first time on 19th February at 4pm at The Frank Hornby, Maghull to discuss what people want to get from the group.  Sue has some ideas, one being going round old pubs in Liverpool, another visiting breweries.  David Scott from Architecture for Fun is willing to help Sue with information about some of the old pubs in Liverpool.  If you are interested please contact Sue on 0151 526 1198 or Brenda McKenzie  on 0151 531 0207

Seeking new foodies!

Due to relocation of meeting place the foodie group is now able to take new members.

Next meeting is Thursday 18th February, 10:30 am at the Red House, Foxhouse Lane.

Topic is Scottish recipes. There will be a tasting of some Scottish specialities.

For more information about the foodie group please contact Marg Kendall 526 3164.

Annual Carol Concert

Great Christmas Carol Concert on Tuesday at Maghull Baptist Church.Thanks to Bill and Margaret who organised this year’s event which featured a splendid choir from Deyes high School. Thanks to everyone who took part, helped and served the refreshments. Programme proceeds this year in aid of Woodlands Hospice.Thanks to Pete Martin took the photos:

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Welsh Borders/Wye Valley

Holiday – Welsh Borders/Wye Valley 2016

4th – 8th July Five days/4night half board St Pierre Marriott Country House Chepstow.
To include visits to the Royal Mint and Cardiff , Painswick Rococo Gardens and Cheltenham, Berkeley Castle, Rhos on Wye and a cruise on the River Wye. £380.00 approx.

Further information available at Holiday Desk, during weekly Tuesday Coffee Morning or contact Jane on 0151 526 2530

Group Leaders’ meetings

Group Leaders’ Meetings
The next round of Group Leaders’ meetings will take place on the 13th and the 20th of October at 11:30.  As usual the Cerebral group and the Outings group will meet on the 13th with the Practical group and the Physical group meeting on the 20th.  Any Leaders unable to attend on their given day may attend any of the other meetings.  Agendas will be sent out by email in September.