The Main A.G.M!

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Tuesday 12th September – 31st meeting of 2017

With all the children back at school it meant that our little group could get back-to-business! So our annual breakfast meeting for the main A.G.M. of the year got underway today.

Our usual haunt The Greyhound in Bromley, breakfast orders in and eaten, then down to business we went. Not all our ladies could make it today but even so lots of ideas for our Tuesday were given.

 

 

 

 

 

As usual walks were planned. As we were originally a walking group we must still do as many walks as we can. Museums, exhibitions etc were put into the schedule. All weeks filled in with a couple of things for some of our ladies to pre-book.

Christmas lunch was organised so all reminded about a Secret Santa present!

A pleasant morning with lots of good ideas of things to do in the weeks before Christmas. Although we have been organising ourselves for many years now we never seem to be short of things to do! Which is brilliant!

 

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Summer Catch-up No 2

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Tuesday 15th August – 30th meeting of 2017

Today was our second planned meeting during the Summer break. A Mystery Tour with Lunch which was being run by our local coach company Jay and Kay was our choice for today.

All bright and early seven of us meet for the 9.15 pick up. Coach arrived on time and was almost full. Two pick ups and then we were on our way, to where no-one knew but it was a lovely sunny day so all was good.

 

 

 

 

 

The driver gave us a rough plan for the day but no mention of area. We headed to M25 and Dartford crossing. Traffic was very heavy so slowed us down but once over the Thames we made our way into Essex. We were guessing our destination, Southend, Clacton were the favourites but we were all wrong. We arrived just after one o’clock at the charming little Essex village of Finchingfield. Straight into The Fox Inn where a delicious lunch was waiting for us. This lovely old pub gave us a lovely welcome and food. A nice relaxed atmosphere. After lunch we had an enjoyable short walk around this pretty well kept village looking at the river, beautiful flowers, cottages and church.

 

 

 

 

 

Once back in the coach we enjoyed a lovely drive to another unknown destination which was Lavenham. This charming old village is Suffolk and is regarded as one of the finest surviving examples of a medieval town with a splendid church and fine timber-framed houses. The weather was still lovely and sunny so we all enjoyed a walk around the town popping into some of the antique and gift shops. We stopped for a drink in a very nice pub and were glad for a sit in the sunshine.

On the walk back to the coach we enjoyed a very tasty ice cream! That made me really feel that I was on holiday!

The journey back home was much quicker than the outward one with traffic being much easier. We went through some lovely countryside and we all enjoyed the views but I must say a few of us had 40 winks myself included!

A fabulous day which we all enjoyed, the good weather making it even better. This was the first time we had ventured on a day like this but we all really enjoyed it so I feel we will repeat it at some stage!

An Extra Meeting

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Friday 11th August – 29 meeting of 2017

One of our ladies had been trying to book us to go on an Afternoon Tea and Tour of Churchill Theatre Bromley and a quick surprise date was offered. Although not all of us could make it, I for one was in Scotland, we decided to take the opportunity.

I am told that they all had a fabulous and enjoyable time. It commenced with a tour of the Theatre back stage, dressing rooms, front of house, auditorium everywhere! The guide was an actor and gave the tour a great theatrical flare. There were rehearsals going on for ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ production which will open in September. The director is Craig Revel Horwood of Strictly Come Dancing Fame and the ladies were lucky enough to see him working on a dance routine. Another celebrity spot to add to our list!

After the tour they enjoyed an afternoon tea, sandwiches, cakes and scones which I am told was very good.

I am hoping we can repeat this experience as I would like to do it along with some of the other ladies that couldn’t make it that day.

Summer Catch-up No 1

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Tuesday 1st August – 28th meeting of 2017

Today six of us meet at Coolings for a catch-up. Weather was good and nice to meet up for a chat.

We had a coffee and chat and then ordered and eat our lunch. The food here at Coolings is very good with a nice selection which means there is something for everyone.

Lots of chat about holidays and our comings and goings over the past weeks after which we had a pleasant walk around the garden centre and then home.

Last meeting before Summer Break

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Tuesday 11th July – 27th meeting of 2017

As today was our last official week before our Summer break we opted to have a Ladies that Lunch day at Coolings Garden Centre. If you follow this blog you will know that we like to have a ‘get together’ for a chat and catch up and today we did just that!

Unfortunately I arrived a little late as I hit a diversion in Bromley which put what seemed like ages on my journey, all due to a burst water pipe, but hey-ho no worries I arrived in time to order my lunch! Which I must say was delicious! It was very busy in the restaurant as it always is. I must say it is a very nice place to meet up with friends and enjoy a good lunch.

After lunch we looked at the Railway Children exhibition. This was marvellous. The display of so many different types of flowers along with the fragrance was wonderful. The groups of flowers set in various colour types pink, white, reds etc really looked beautiful and matched up to different scenes from Railway Children story.

After looking at this amazing collection of flowers we had a walk around the plant section and one or two purchases made. After this we said our fond farewells and made our way back to our cars and home.

We have two dates during the Summer break when any of us that are free will meet up. Hoping that the sun shines for us all as we now will be doing things with family and friends during the Summer and back on our walks etc in September!