Monday, 6 December 2010

Long time since I up dated,some of us went to Polhill to shop and have tea together, for once it was not raining, presents were bought, Julie bought herself a new chair, to curl up in front of the fire in with a good book, but she won't get it for a bit. The following week we had some ladies demonstrating Scottish Dancing, ind that the snow is all gone.including Julia and the lovely Wendy their leader. A fortnight later Fosse Bank School came and sang Carols. On Friday it is the Christmas Lunch, lets hope they are all fit and able to come and the snow is all gone.

Friday, 5 November 2010


Friday October 29th, we had a concert, several children gave up their half term afternoon to come and entertain us, we started with Ellen on the piano, Michael on
Trumpet, Amelia on Piano, Victoria on Cello, Amy on Flute, Singing and Guitar, Rachel Sang, Emma on Piano. We then had tea followed by a very lively performance from Tim Moffet on Drums, Steven Hogg and Jake Flint on Guitar. So you can see we had a wonderful varied every afternoon. I am sure I have remembered every one, but thanks to all Mothers who got them there and Suzanne who accompanied those who needed it on the piano.

Sorry no pictures

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

October 15th

Today Jean Bruce came with her collection of Victorian under wear, very beautifully sewn amazing the work that went into a petticoat.

Kay learning to sit like a lady while wearing a crinoline, with out showing an ankle, much harder that she thought.

I am not sure what the gentlemen made of the afternoon.

Jean and Barbra with a beautiful beaded dress.

Monday, 11 October 2010

October 1st Our Autumn Bazaar.

The weather was terrible it poured with rain and was cold, we set up the hall, there was so much brica a brac. We served a cup of tea with a slice of pie, Helen made wonderful lemon merigue pies, then there were apple, blackberry and pumkin pies, it was very popular with the members but no one else from the village came, the weather was to blame. Despite this we made over £300 towards the Christmas dinner

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Long time, no post.

September 17th our outing, a trip on the Allington Belle, up the river through Maidstone.

Nice bright day, cool wind.took some rugs just in case, not needed. Coached picked us up and we arrived at the river where the boat was waiting, Beverley the girl who runs it was there to meet us and tell the coach where to drop us, walked short way and got on board as we neared Maidstone fish and chips was delivered, followed by tea and cakes.Sun shone river looked lovely, went to East Farleigh, turned round and home, saw a Kingfisher. Coach there to take us all home.

September 3rd, meeting was here in my garden, tried to tidy up a bit, weather OK not wonderful, short on pictures as Ann Wood away at a wedding. We had a good afternoon, lots of chat.Richard was home before the members left, Daphne Widdas fancied a trip home in his Lotus, so he took her, did get a nurse to help get her out of car.

Friday, 20 August 2010

August 20th, weather overcast, but warm, we went to Rosalea's garden for tea, it is amazing, so much growing, she has very green fingers and spends hours working in it. Tea was enjoyed ans then members enjoyed walking round the garden and admiring all the had work that goes into it.

Monday August 9th, Funeral of Joan Dadson, Such a lovely lady, she will be missed so much. Her family spoke so fondly of her, it was a beautiful service.

Joan enjoying tea in Julia martin@s Blue Bell wood.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

The weather was not so kind, cold and over cast, looked like rain so we decided to move the meeting to the church hall. Annie showed a power point show of HOPS from 2000 Starting with the carnival looking at the float, HOPS had a flint stones theme, Eddie, Annie, Arthur Gissing and Peter Bath,as Wilma, Betty, Fred and Barney. Emma ans Nicholas Curran were pebbles and Bam-Bam. It was good looking at the happy times we had had, and seeing pictures of those who are no longer with us.

Marylynne, lady from Russet homes came to visit and to donate £300, Mrs Beavis was the moving force, this money will pay for the coach to Allington when we go on the paddle steamer up the Midway, through Maidstone, enjoying our fish and chips. This is in September so we hope we get a good day.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

July 23rd was warm and dry, so several cars ans Compaid bus headed for Blackgrove , Lingfield to see Polo being played, thank goodness every one got there, where we learnt about Polo and watched a match.

Riding Woody, learning how to hit the ball.

Talking to the ponies

Terrier enjoys a cup of tea.

John Chandler, the vicar has his first ever ride

Friday, 9 July 2010

Summer Lunch

Today we had our summer lunch, the weather was very warm, luckily there was shade from a large oak tree,a breeze and three gazebos so it was perfect. Simon Braid joined us also Tony, the local community police lady, she arrived looking very hot as she had biked from Tonbridge.

We started with a fruit punch, crips and dips then coronation chicken, new potatoes and cucumber salad,followed by a wonderful selection of puddings made by the helpers
then tea and coffees before we walked round the garden, talked to the pigs

Next meeting is August 23rd, we will be seeing some polo and learning about the sport, meeting the ponies, so long as the weather is ok

Friday, 18 June 2010

Weather warm,a bit over cast, but fine for tea in garden at Penshurst, a very lovely one, with the most beautiful "Black Lace Elderflower"Every one seem to have a good time, Simon was very good chatting to lots of people.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Cup of tea being enjoyed after lunch.

Members enjoying the sun at Rye

Friday, 4 June 2010

June 4th, we were blessed with really beautiful weather, the sun shone on us. coach picked us up from church and cake shop, with help we all got on. Drive to Rye, slow as traffic was bad but country looking truly lovely. Restaurant good a bit warm in conservatory, but after pudding sat out by river and watched world go by, several walked up to shops, or were pushed. David took Mrs Phipps right up to church, hill to steep for rest of us.Lovely easy drive home, no traffic. I think every one had a good day,I hope so, I did.
Pictures to follow.
Next meeting June 18th in a special garden, weather permitting.
Details Annie 0132 833195.

Pictures up soon.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Next meeting, The outing, for a pub lunch in Rye

May 21st

It was a lovely sunny day, we had tea in the Wadsworth's garden. A lovely garden,partly surrounded by old walls, it was once the garden to the dower house, which has long since gone, there is are wonderful views over Fairlawn estate. Ruth and her family have some delightful pecking bantams scratching around. Tea was sandwiches, scones, sweet and savory followed by cakes.WE all had a great time.

These ladies assured me that a robin serenaded them all through tea.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Summer Meetings

It was too cold to have tea in the bluebell wood but some members went for a stroll through the blue bells and enjoyed themselves, such a shame, will try for tea in wood next year and hope it is warm,dry and the flowers are at their best. Very hard to achieve.

June 4 Outing
June 18th Garden
July 9th 12.00 Summer Lunch
July 23rd or
August 6th Polo