October at Blagdon Village

Diary posted

22nd October 2015

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Getting Busier. All of our routine activities are now in full swing but there was plenty of time for some extra events – a Ploughman’s lunch, a Mad Hatters supper, a session of Autumn music, and a Hallowe’en quiz.

Tea and Chat. Ploughman’s Lunch. Since its introduction earlier this year by Pam Anderson, Tea and Chat has proved to be a very popular and successful means of getting people together. The twice monthly get-togethers are open house to anyone in the village.

In October an additional event was tried – a Ploughman’s Lunch. A generous sum was raised for charity together with a large number of items for the local Food Bank.

Mad Hatters. In order to boost numbers using our restaurant, a themed evening is held on a Friday evening in the middle of each month when possible. October’s theme was Mad Hatters – anyone attending was invited to wear some sort of headgear. The result was a very convivial evening.

Autumn Music. John Kinahan again delved into his extensive collection of CDs to give us another afternoon of classical and big band dance music. These sessions are always well attended and enjoyed. After all, the foot tapping and swaying to the rhythm are forms of exercise aren’t they?

Hallowe’en Quiz Night. The usual monthly Friday quiz night was on the evening before Hallowe’en so it was an opportunity not to be missed by those who like to dress up. This led to another convivial evening and showed many of our residents in a new light!

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