Yesterday we met for our Christmas lunch at #5 North Street. The food there is varied and different with little extra dishes appearing to keep our interest while we wait for our meal to be freshly cooked. Always an interesting experience.
Lunch and the theatre, a great way to spend a cold Saturday in November. Two of us enjoyed lunch at Jamies in Cheltenham, then we were joined by 3 others to go to the Everyman to see J.B. Priestleys' play 'When we were Married'. It was a lot of fun, and we all enjoyed it enormously. Back to Winchcombe on the bus!
The speaker at yesterdays meeting was Eugene Schellenberg talking on the 'The Ifakara Bakery Project'. We were transported to Tanzania and the development of a local bakery..'Ifakara Bakery Project & Free Bread Funds - Tanzania'. It was a delightful talk, followed by tea and delicious cakes!
We had our book club get together last Tuesday when the book discussed was 'The Women Destroyed' by Simone de Beauvoir. The next meeting will be on Tuesday November 8th and the book chosen is 'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins..
The meeting on Tuesday 20th September was very well attended, we had a short meeting with more time for tea and cakes..then the talk, John Greene on the 'Gloucester Film Makers'. It was a fascinating tour of the world, Winchcombe/ Jerusalem, Canada, USA, Italy, Africa etc. We had to leave it there but could have gone on for more...
It is remarkable to see how the chatter dies down when the food arrives! The Lion has new management but they managed to serve all 17 of us successfully. The menu choices were a little different, a change is a good thing!
Seven of us met on the bus into Cheltenham for an afternoon out, lunch and the theatre. Lunch at Jamie's in Cheltenham first, it is noisy, but the food is good. Then just around the corner to the Everyman Theatre where we had front row circle seats to see 'The Sound of Music'. It was very well done and enjoyable with a standing ovation at the end. The timing fitted well as the bus back to Winchcombe was right there to return home..
It is hard to believe it is June with this awful weather. We had hoped to have lunch in the garden at The Plaisterers, alas we had to be inside. The food was very good as usual, with an extra veg plate to taste. Eton Mess was a popular choice for dessert!
The lunch at #5 yesterday was everything we would wish. Lots of different courses with add on things to taste, little soups/Marmite toasts and newly baked breads, lovely treats. The menu choices were varied and delicious, so we all enjoyed the friends and food..
The meeting yesterday was well attended, the business part was short leaving us more time for tea and chat! Lovely cakes, then a talk with slides by John Dixon, 'How did you obtain your first pair of nylons'.
Yesterday 16 of us went by minibus to Denman College for a visit, tour and lunch..and let's not forget the cream tea.. Despite the rain it was an interesting visit. We had plenty of time to see the bedrooms that are available as well as the sitting and dining rooms. On a fine day it would have been interesting to see the gardens, they looked lovely from the windows.
We all enjoyed being back at Wesley House for lunch yesterday. The conservatory is nice and light with great views over a part of Winchcombe not normally seen. And as always lots of laughter and chatter.
The WI meeting today was relaxed and friendly. We had 2 new members who helped us celebrate Audrey's 95th birthday as well as Dorothy's 90th! The speaker, Philip Wilkinson, spoke on High Street Histories, well illustrated with slides of shop fronts in days gone by plus 3 dynastic families.
Lunch today was at Lady Jane's tearooms. We took almost all the tables as it is such a popular venue. There were great choices, all served nice and hot with lots of veggies to enjoy. Dessert was included in the price which is a modest £9.50..
This month we celebrated Nancie's 95th birthday [on the 20th Feb] with a cake and a rendition of Happy Birthday! The speaker was Gemma from the John Moore Museum in Tewkesbury. She gave us an insight into life in Tudor Britain, and illustrated her talk with various artefacts to pass around.
This month 18 of us went to the Lion for lunch. It is under new management, with a completely new menu...pizza or fish and chips! The service was excellent, the fish and chips nicely cooked and hot. Then a surprise, a complimentary pudding..sticky toffee pudding! From the buzz of conversation, we obviously were having a good time!
Eight of us had tickets for the Everyman to see '39 Steps'. We went into Cheltenham on the bus and hurried round the corner to Jamies for lunch. We had to eat quickly as we only had a short time till we went round the corner to the theatre. The play was not quite as we expected, but it was a lot of fun and very well acted. We got the cross country bus back to Winchcombe and enjoyed the tour of local villages before arriving home.