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Core Group meeting

Our next Core Group meeting is on February 8 at 1pm, at the Root 1 cafe. We may be able to visit Boris Johnson’s house afterwards to present our tokens of respect.

All members are most welcome to join us to find out what we do and raise any questions, or to discuss in advance with one of the Core Group members.

We usually plan any social events at this meeting as well as hearing about trades, and this time will probably discuss next year’s holiday

More games

In January 2024 Jane and Chris will host another games afternoon at Warborough village hall by popular request. This time too we will recycle unwanted Chritmas presents and other surplus items,  for castles.

Any castles earned from these and the castles for attending will benefit Nettlebed Art Society, as well as the two organisers

Coffee at Cholsey

We thought people would enjoy meeting up for a coffee morning in the winter weather, and Susan cleverly suggested Cholsey Pavilion which is more or less next to her house. Local charities take turns to host on Saturday morning and make homemade cakes, this time it was th Cholsey Horticultural Society. About 16 people came for a long or short time, the cakes  were tempting, and I had a chance to catch up with other old friends in Cholsey. Newer members quickly  met everyone else, and we moved round and spread out as chats suggested.  A big success!

Pembrokeshire holiday 2023

We had a terrific LETs holiday in June, returning to the house in Pembrokeshire which we enjoyed so much the previous year

Druidstone beach

We stayed at a roomy house at Nolton Haven, only a small totter to he beach, and decided to go to the same place as last  year (2022). We went in June though, to give others a chance to go who couldn’t make it last time.  After a few cancellations and replacements it all worked out with a full house. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs from
our beach in both directions, north and south, and there were terrific views across the sea to St. Brides Bay and St. Davids with Ramsay Island in one direction and towards Milford Haven and the islands of Skomer and Skokholm in the other.

This time we were able to visit St David’s Cathedral, a  highlight followed by a fishy lunch at Porthgain. Another was visiting the puffins on Skomer one evening, in perfect weather.  It wasn’t all activities, we had relaxing times in the house just being together watching TV, playing games, of course eating, and time to catch up with reading and chatting.

Evening meals were prepared by 2 different people each evening (not the person they came with!) apart from the group dinner  on the last evening in a fantastic boho hotel in the next bay.  Shopping and cooking for 11 is quite a challenge, but everyone rose to the occasion and we had some great food.
And you really get to know somebody when sharing a kitchen!

 

Post holiday reunion

All but one of the group who went to Pembrokeshire this year got together to reninisce and view photos, chatting about the day spent, who was there, and how it went. We missed the sea and the wonderful weather and views. We agreed that the June timing was perfect

We had a  shared supper which was unplanned but came together as it always does, thanks to our generous host, a few bottles,  and everyone who contributed.

New friends made and existing ones better acquainted. Here’s to the next LETs holiday

Games afternoon

Two of our longstanding members and friends, Jane and Chris,  assisted by their pooches, organised an excellent afternoon of fun and brains at Warborough. What a great idea, must do it again

We played games until approx tea time, then we enjoyed our Bring and Share buffet meal.  More games from 5-7, allowing everyone to play games, eat and chat, even if unable to be there for the whole time.

“Really enjoyed the games afternoon yesterday!” Laura

pre-Christmas social 2022

Mary hosted an afternoon get-together at her amazing house on the Downs near Wallingford. A good group including some brave newer ones were welcomed for a delicious afternoon bring and share spread.  Everyone mingled and got to know each other if they didn’t already.

Jane Hutchins Williams

Jane who has run everything for many years recived our thanks and affection, and a rose called “Lady Gardener”

The weather was frosty and we admired the views when we arrived and the stars on the way home

LETS get Trading!

We hope those of you who have not yet dipped your toe in the trading water, will soon give it a go. After all, that is why you joined, isn’t it? To help people start and keep trading, we hold social events from time to time as we have found everyone is more likely to trade with someone they have met. Anyone can organize one. It can be as simple as “come to my house for a cheese and wine evening”, or a bit more adventurous, as the boating trip was. If you have an idea for a social event, but are not sure about it, do please get in touch with a core group member for a chat.