Today is beautiful, but we have had some showers recently and the dark nights are drawing in. Although too early to mention the C word, we are planning to visit Battle for a Christmas Tree Festival.
Its been a very difficult 18 months but things are slowly returning to normal. Most groups are now running apart from swimming ( we still await Motcombe reopening). However numbers are still low and therefore we are not receiving much income. If you or someone you know, would like to do a fundraising event, please let Carol know. Doesn’t matter how big or small, every penny counts.
Winners of the Cash Draw.
1st Prize £100 Margaret Jordan
2nd prize £30 Molly Phipps
3rd Prize £30 Sue Parsons
4th Prize £30 Clare Szanto
We are raising approx. £2,000 a year for our funds. If you would like to support Memory Lane by joining in the draw, please let me know. It costs £10 a month with half being returned in prizes.
One of our members visited the
allotment for the first time last week. His daughter told us when he got home he was talking non stop about his time there.
“I really enjoyed that”.
It makes it all feel worthwhile when you get feedback like that.
If you fancy a visit, let me know, while the weather is still ok.
Carer's Support Group.
Sue has put the support group on hold at present as no one was attending. She may reopen if she gets any interest. Please let me know if this is something you would like to attend.
Quick Orange and Pumpkin Pie
Juice of 2 Oranges and 1 lemon, 135g Sugar
350g mashed pumpkin , 250g butter, 1 lemon rind grated
180g caster sugar, 3 eggs, 280g self raising flour .
Cut pumpkin into cubes, add 100g of water and cook 10mins, then puree. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Cream butter, lemon rind, sugar and eggs. Add half the flour and pumpkin beat well. Then add other half of pumpkin and flour. Pour into greased tin and bake for 45 mins until skewer comes out clean. When removed from oven, use skewer to make holes in the cake and pour over the syrup slowly. Serve with strawberries and double cream. Syrup- While cake is baking add juices of oranges and lemon to the raw sugar and heat until sugar is dissolved.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY .
16th October, 10.30am - Meet and Greet in the hall.
20th October 2pm - Games with Defiant Sports in the hall.
21st October, Friends Lunch 12.30 Hampden Park Bowling Club
22nd October, 2pm - Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park. Please book.
27th October 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
28th October 2pm Meet behind the Café at Hampden Park –if dry!
5th November 10-3pm Coffee and Chat at Hilliers.
8th November 2pm Digital Friends in the hall.
10th November 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
17th November 2pm Games with Defiant Sports in the hall.
18th November 12.30pm Friends Lunch 12.30 Venue TBC
20th November 10.30am Meet and Greet in the hall.
22nd November 2pm Digital Friends in the hall.
24th November 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
29th November, 2pm, Meet behind the Café at Hampden Park –if dry!
In December St Mary’s Church in Battle are holding a Christmas Tree festival . The trees will be decorated in the style of Films. We have decided to take part and decorate one in
“The Snowman” theme.
We will make the decorations at the Meet and Greet club, decorate the tree and also plan to have an outing to see the trees and enjoy some refreshments. The date is 4th December 2-4pm. More details nearer the time.
Will be confirmed nearer the time.
Please let me know if you're interested. Decorations will be made at meet and Greet in November.
Thank you to Lottbridge Golf Club and Hampden Park WI, who have both chosen Memory Lane as their charity of the year.
On 21st September we had our first cinema showing at
The Towner Cinema. 20 attended this first screening.
Unfortunately Towner is closing for works to be completed. But we look forward to restarting as soon as possible.