Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tea Dance with Kitty Mazinsky

Fresh from a run at Holt Festival we were treated to the glamour of Kitty Mazinsky and her beautiful voice. Donna and Victoria had organised it as a tea dance and had got out the best china. Victoria made some wonderful buns which we all eyed up and then enjoyed eating. Next time we'll put up the party tent and go outside as it was rather hot but a great afternoon never the less.

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Outing to Muckleborough War Museum

Our second outing in 2 weeks saw us heading for Muckleborough War museum near Weybourne. We didn't have the usual bus which threw us a bit to start with as this one had less seats and we had a lot of keen travelers. With a bit of Dunkirk spirit we managed to get everyone on board the bus and in Paul's and Donna's cars.

Navigator and pilot Tim took a wrong turn when we hit the coast road at Weybourne but eagle eyed spotters realised his mistake when we saw a bus heading in the opposite direction marked Wells and Muckleborough. The short detour did mean we got some great views of the sea and the beautiful countryside.

We met Mary P's husband Trevor and Heather and her 2 boys there. Mary's cousin took our entrance money which was a good welcome. The museum itself is perhaps an aquired taste as it is crammed full of countless different things to kill people with, but it did bring back memories for many, including Trevor who had worked on Bloodhound missiles during his time in The RAF. 

We didn't take many pictures as the layout had lots of twists and turns which made it difficult but a kind person took a group shot for us after our cup of tea in the cafe.

Renee, David and Mary M admire Wellington's horse

Time for Tea

We were there!

A very big thank you to everyone that helped - Nora, Trevor, Paul and Pam, Carlo, Heather and her boys and and last but definitely  not least, Kirsty and Lauren.



Thursday, 10 July 2014

Tea at Heather's House

The weather had postponed 2 trips to Heather's for tea but it was third time lucky on Tuesday. Thunderstorms threatened as we were getting on the bus but they stayed away for a glorious afternoon out. On the way we had a brief detour to Blakeney Harbour, where the tide was coming in and there were lots of people about - crabbing, swimming and having fun. We opened the bus doors to get a smell of the sea and mud and hear the cries of the seagulls.  

Finding Heather's house was slightly problematic as we were relying on Paul's sat-nav that decided to have a blip but we soon found it and had a really warm welcome. Heather had drafted in friends and family to help and they were all so attentive, welcoming and friendly that we felt at home and relaxed in her beautiful garden. A magnificent tea was followed by introduction to the ponies and a tour of the garden and grounds. It really was a good day out. Thank you Heather, your wonderful friends and family and everyone who helped.
All the gang

Mary Derrick and George with a dog and John in conversation.

Edna, Renee and David

George and friends.

Heather and her magnificent cake.


Iris and Paul

Iris, Harry and pony.

John and friends.

John shows of his impressive footballing skills.

Mary C in George's hat.

Mary M

Mary P. and Angela, pony and friend.

Mick C., baby and pony

Mick C, Nora and Puppy

Picking gooseberries.


Renee picking gooseberries.

Selfies

Selfies were in the newspapers today as some footballer had been given a yellow card for taking one of himself with some fans during a match. Donna had her phone handy and these are the results..
Barbara F

David

Derrick

Gwen

Iris

Mary C

Renee

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Fourth of July

Friday Club had an American theme, being as it was Independence Day. (It's also Philippines Independence day so we played their National Anthem too for Carolina). Victoria had mad some Stars and Stripes flags and Pearl did her bit by cooking Hamburgers for lunch ( although it has to be said that Fish and Chips was most peoples' choice.)

After lunch Patrick came and played the piano and Victoria did manicures and bingo in the afternoon.

No pictures worth posting I'm afraid.

Market Day Out and About

The weather was too good to stay indoors so we went for a wander round the market. Movement to Music Heather disappeared with David and Renee into the Limes whilst the rest of the gang went round the stalls. Derrick bought 6 clementines for a pound and Tim bought a spade handle that was source of amusement. We had a breather in Millers Walk and met lots of people we knew and in particular lots of people who know John.

The Gang
Ada gets a cuddle

Barbara, John, Kirsty and Ada

John meets a friend

Mick Gwen and spade handle

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Chat Club does Walkabout

Since the weather has taken a turn for the better we thought we'd get out and about. We went for a walk down by the river to feed the ducks and a few seagulls and a goose that turned up. The only bench had its view of the river obscured by high weeds so we borrowed a chair from Ashley Ward for Iris to rest on. Kaleigh spotted some fish which also came to eat our bread and out of date rice crispies. In the afternoon we sat out in the garden.

Derrick and Donna

Derrick

Gwen, Mary, Iris and George

Nicola and Iris

Nora and Mick enjoy the garden

Ready to g

Where's the Ducks?