Newsletter February 2018

Hello Ladies – well here we are, almost March and Spring just around the corner.  I hope you all have a spring in your step!
First of all, let me thank Hazel and Pat Allen for running the last two events – once again a good time was had by all and a big thank you to Carmen for organising (and re-organising )  the Safari trip, it was a great success and we even had snow!

Here are some diary dates and updated information for you.  Please note that the Red Hatters breakfast has been cancelled for Monday 26th March and changed to Wednesday 28th March

Saturday 3rd March 2018 – Coffee Morning

Saturday 17th March 2018 – Bletchley Park -All seats are taken for this trip
Meet at 9am at the bus stop Chipping Sodbury Car park

Wednesday 28th March 2018 – Red Hat breakfast at a local venue and a Shopping Challenge.
Venue: The Anchor, Lower Morton
Time: 9am
Cost: £4.50 for full breakfast but they can do variations.
Following breakfast, we will take part in the official Red Hatters sport – shopping! Hitting charity  shops with just £4 to spend and meeting for coffee afterwards to show off our bargains
Names to Margaret asap so that the Anchor can be booked

Wednesday 4th April 2018 – coffee Morning

Saturday 21st April 2018 – SW Regional Convention, Exeter
Time: 8am
Meet at Aldi Thornbury – coach pickup
The theme for the event is ‘Western’, so cowgirls, saloon girls, Calamity Jane – whatever takes your fancy!
Must be wearing our colours.

Saturday 5th May 2018 – Coffee Morning

Saturday 19th May 2018 – Prince Harry’s Wedding Day
I’m sure you will be watching the proceedings on TV but following that let’s have our own ‘Wedding Breakfast’.  Prize for the best decorated Royal Hat or Tiara, plenty of ‘Bling’.  Hopefully a few surprises as well.  We will have our own room and the menu and cost will be sent to you shortly.
Money to Jackie by 30th April
Time :6.30pm
Venue: The Malt House, Thornbury

Wednesday 6th June 2018 – Coffee morning

Sunday 10th June 2018 – Proms Evening with supper at Stinchcombe Rugby ground
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm
Venue: Stinchcombe Rugby Club
Cost: £15
Wearing our colours and Bling
Money to Jackie asap so that Carmen can book our Tickets

Saturday 7th July 2018 – Coffee morning

Saturday 21st July – Dewstone Gardens and Grotto, Caerwent
Venue: Open 10am to 3pm
Entry cost: £6
Transport will be needed for this event.  Suggest our drivers can be identified and we organise accordingly

Wednesday 1st August 2018 – Coffee Morning

Saturday 18th August – Afternoon Tea at Tortworth Farm Shop or Garden Party (TBC)

Saturday 1st September 2018 – Coffee Morning

Wednesday 5th September 2018 – Visit Bristol Cathedral with Guided Tour
Cost: £5
Travel using our Bus Passes
Arrive at 10.30am for Coffee
Tour starts at 11.30am

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 – Coffee Morning

Saturday 20th October 2018 – Visit to Oakham Treasures
Transport needed
Cost: £7 Seniors/£8 Adult
Lunch at the restaurant and then we can wander back in time!

November and December – Decisions needed please

Glenda ( Chauffeur Hire) is organising two trips.  I propose we do one or the other and so I would l like an indication as to which you would prefer.  Sorry no costs available yet.
A.  Thursday 29th November 2018 – Kew Christmas lights and Richmond
for shopping and lunch .
B.  Sunday 9th December 2018 – Christmas lunch at Waddesdon Manor followed by a Christmas market and lights at a nearby location.  This will be a full day and returning in the evening.
Please think about this and let me know your thoughts.

That’s all for now and don’t forget our Coffee mornings
Red Hat Hugs
Queen Margaret

PS Please remember to wear our colours and that events can be cancelled or changed occasionally

RED HAT COFFEE MORNINGS 2018
10.30 at Hawkes House

Saturday              3rd March
Wednesday          4th April
Saturday               5th May
Wednesday           6th June
Saturday                7th July
Wednesday           1st August
Saturday                1st September

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Update December 2017

Good Evening Ladies.

A new date has been arranged for our ‘Christmas’ outing. it is now SUNDAY January 21st.

Meeting times and menu choices will stay the same.

Carmen wishes to send her apologies to everyone and has had a lot of trouble rearranging  a date, although she could not control the weather, she still feels responsible!!!

Unfortunately the Safari Park will not give any refunds so if you are not able to go on the new date

the money will be lost unless we can get your place filled by someone else-does not need to be a Red Hatter.We hope that as many of you booked for the original date can still come but if not please let myself or Carmen know asap.

Tomato Jacks

Patt Allen is organising a craft session on  Wednesday 21st February  at 10am at Berkeley,this is mosaic craft.

Only 12 places available and session lasts 2 hours.Cost is  £8   (if 12 ladies attend)  plus cost of item you decorate which ranges from £2.50 for a coaster mat upwards for a plaque.

If you want you could also have lunch after wards at Berkeley Tea Rooms. There may be some ladies who would just want to join us for lunch or just want to craft.

Help with transport will be needed – please contact Pat if you want to go but need a lift.

Money to Jackie as always -please pay her £8 which covers cost of session and then pay for your chosen mosaic item on the day. Please put your name down with Pat asap & pay Jackie  next coffee morning.

 

All for now, see you in January

Happy Christmas   & Red Hat hugs

Queen Margaret  & Carmen

 

Newsletter December 2017

The “Absolutely Fabulous Ladybirds of Thornbury” Chapter
Newsletter December 2017
Hello Ladies,
Winter has arrived and I hope you have your red hats, scarf and gloves to keep you warm!
I have planned the first part of 2018 and hope it meets with your approval.
Saturday 6 th January 2018 – Coffee morning
– Venue: Hawkes House
– Time: 10.30am

Saturday 13 th January 2018 – Peter Pan Pantomime by Octopus Drama Group and Lunch
Meet 10.45am at Christ the King Church Hall, Castle Street. Performance starts at 11am.
Tickets cost £5, payable to Jackie – 15 tickets reserved. Afterwards we can lunch at The Swan.
You may wish to come for all of it or part – Pantomime and/or lunch.
Money and numbers asap, cut off date 15 th December. Daytime Panto, so no night time driving!

Wednesday 7th February 2018 – Coffee morning
– Venue: Hawkes House
– Time: 10.30am

Saturday 10 th February 2018 – Bring/Buy/Swop Red hat items and ‘American Pot Luck Lunch’
To be held at Hazel Browns -Telephone No: 01454 411148. Please let her know if you are going.

Saturday 3 rd March 2018 – Coffee morning
– Venue: Hawkes House
– Time: 10.30am

Saturday 17 th March 2018 –Bletchley Park
Chauffeur Hire are running this coach trip. Cost £35 which includes entry. £10 deposit needed asap as coach company are requesting numbers. We will need to go to Chipping Sodbury to meet the coach.
Again, money to Jackie. Full details later.

Monday 26 th March 2018 – Red Hat breakfast at a Local venue and a Shopping challenge!
Plus Coffee later. Start the week red hat style! Details to be confirmed .

Wednesday 4 th April 2018 – Coffee morning
– Venue: Hawkes House
– Time: 10.30am

Saturday 21st April 2018 – SW Regional Convention, Exeter
The South West Regional Convention is to be held on Saturday 21 st April 2018 at the Gipsy Hill Hotel,.
Exeter hosted by The Isca Everreadies. The Theme for the event is ‘Western’, cowgirls etc.
We will be travelling to Exeter by coach which will be paid for from funds (£425). The Poppies will be
travelling with us.
Convention Tickets cost £48 and must be paid in full by 6 th January 2018 – you should have already paid £20
deposit. Please also supply your Menu choice.
– We also plan to have a Mosaic craft event with ‘Tomato Jacks’ in February/March.
3 rd December 2017
– June will be a ‘Night at the Proms’ with Carmen. TBC
– I have information about the Red Hat weekend in Bournemouth in June.
– Also details of a ‘European Hoot’ in Dublin in August.

RED HAT COFFEE MORNINGS 2018
10.30am at Hawkes House
Saturday 6 th January
Wednesday 7 th February
Saturday 3 rd March
Wednesday 4th April
Saturday 5 th May
Wednesday 6 th June
Saturday 7 th July
Wednesday 1 st August
Saturday 1st September
Wednesday 3 rd October
Saturday 3 rd November
Wednesday 5 th December
Thank you for all your support this year, especially with the Convention. I hope Christmas brings happiness
to you all and then see you in January refreshed and ready for Red Hat fun!
Love and Red Hat hugs
Queen Margaret
3 rd December 2017

Update October 2017

Ten pin bowling on Sat 21st Oct-  please meet no later than 2.45 pm as game booked for 3pm.£5 deposit has been paid by you but you will need an extra £1.20,( £6.20 per game.)

Meal has been booked for 5pm.I shall not be able to make it, but I am sure you will all have a good time and with me not playing that will give someone else a chance to win!!!………….
Pink elephants flying past my window.

Next  – Sat Nov 18th   Afternoon Tea at the Park Hotel, meet 2.45 for tea at 3pm. We may be joined by some red Hatters from Tewkesbury. 23 signed up at the moment, please wear bling.

Lets look glamorous for this. There will be  a free raffle to distribute the remainder of unclaimed  prizes from the convention and maybe more….

Carmen has now made final arrangement’s for our Christmas visit  to the Safari Park,Tues 12th December.

Meet at  Aldi at 9am or 9.30 from Applegates own coach yard. Splendid in our colours we will add to the Christmas décor.

Enjoy the remainder of Red Hatting for this year ,see you at coffee morning next month, please start emailing me suggestions for our 2018 programme,especially January.

Red Hat Hugs

Queen Margaret

 

 

 

September update

Good Morning    I’ve got the washing machine on, fed the cat, had breakfast and can now send you all an email!
Next  get together is Monday Sept 11th  7pm at The Ship Hotel Alveston. I have booked a  table for 15, please just turn up,have a meal or just a drink and chat.

Membership money should all be in by now, if you have not sorted this  yet please can you let Jackie have your money or contact her.01454 418997

Carmen has to give final numbers for Midlands Safari Christmas event by the 11th Sept, 29 seats have been sold -please contact Carmen NOW if you want to go and have not yet paid.01453 546683

October Coffee morning is the date for full payment for the Afternoon Tea at the Park Hotel & the Christmas outing, also Jackie is taking names for the South West Convention at Exeter next April.

15 places have been booked and it will be first come first served. Cost is £48 (convention ticket) plus transport.( will be booking a coach and  using funds to pay large part of the cost)

£20 deposit is needed  with the full  balance by the 1st January.

Please don’t forget the ten pin bowling next month at Cribbs Causeway, organised by Hazel

Tel 01454 411148 -please call her for details.

Thank you Ladies for all your help & support, hope to see you at the Ship.

Red Hat Hugs

Margaret  01454 600471

 

 

Updates and reminders July 2017

 

The “Absolutely Fabulous Ladybirds   of Thornbury” Chapter         

Updates and Reminders July 2017

Hello Ladies,

Hope you are enjoying your summer and with August almost upon us the £10 membership fee is now due (cheques to Jackie payable to ‘Ladybirds of Thornbury’).

I hope you have all had fun this last year and will still want to put on that Red hat!

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Saturday 19th August 2017 – Savill Garden and Garden Centre and Frogmore House

  • All places filled
  • Time: 8.00am leave Aldi, Thornbury (please note new time)
  • Return: Leaving London at 4.30pm

 

Saturday 2nd September 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

 

Monday 11th September 2017 – Pub evening meal

  • Time: 7pm
  • Meeet at the Ship, Alveston
  • To eat or just enjoy a drink

Saturday 18th -21st October 2017 – UK Red Hatters Convention, Blackpool

  • Susanne, Vicky and myself are going and will do our best to represent the Ladybirds!

Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Saurday 21st October 2017 – 10pin Bowling at Cribbs

  • Please contact Hazel Brown for details and to put your name down
  • Tel: 01454 411148
  • £5 deposit is required paid to Jackie (cheques payable to Ladybirds of Thornbury)
  • The plan is to play in the afternoon followed by a meal at Frankies & Bennys

Saturday 4th November 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Saturday 18th November 2017 – Afternoon Tea at Park Hotel, Falfield

  • Cost £20 but we are going to subsidise this by £5 using some of our funds
  • The Hotel has already asked for a deposit so we would like a deposit of £5 asap
  • We can then collect the remaining £10 balance at the October coffee morning

Wednesday 6th December 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Christmas Luncheon and Day at West Midlands Safari Park

  • We will be having our own coach.
  • Applegates Coach will be leaving Aldi, Thornbury at 9am and 9.30am from Applegates own coach yard.
  • Cost: £38. This includes travel; tea and coffee on arrival; a tour of the park; a three-course meal and mulled wine.
  • This event is being organised by Carmen (Tel.01453 546683).
  • Please pay a £20 deposit now and the remaining £18 by the 4th October coffee morning
  • Some places are still available but please act now.

Red Hat hugs

Queen Margaret

 

 

 

 

 

Advance information

 

South West Regional Convention 2018

The next South West Regional Convention is to be held on Saturday 21st April 2018 at the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter hosted by The Isca Everreadies. Ticket cost £48.

If enough ladies would like to go, I will book a coach paying £250 from our funds towards the cost. We can ask the Yate Chapters to join us. We are not collecting any monies for this now but need to ‘book’ the Convention tickets. So, if you would like to go please let Jackie or myself know asap. We have to pay a £50 deposit and give approx. numbers by the end of August.

 

UK Convention 2018

Next year’s UK Convention is to be held from 12th – 14th October 2018 at The Marriott Hotel Portsmouth hosted by The Feisty Phoenix Fillys and I have been advised that there are only a few places left. If you would like more information please contact me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Absolutely Fabulous Ladybirds   of Thornbury” Chapter         

Updates and Reminders July 2017

 

 

Hello Ladies,

Hope you are enjoying your summer and with August almost upon us the £10 membership fee is now due (cheques to Jackie payable to ‘Ladybirds of Thornbury’).

I hope you have all had fun this last year and will still want to put on that Red hat!

 

 

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

 

Saturday 19th August 2017 – Savill Garden and Garden Centre and Frogmore House

  • All places filled
  • Time: 8.00am leave Aldi, Thornbury (please note new time)
  • Return: Leaving London at 4.30pm

 

Saturday 2nd September 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

 

Monday 11th September 2017 – Pub evening meal

  • Time: 7pm
  • Meeet at the Ship, Alveston
  • To eat or just enjoy a drink

 

Saturday 18th -21st October 2017 – UK Red Hatters Convention, Blackpool

  • Susanne, Vicky and myself are going and will do our best to represent the Ladybirds!

 

Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

 

Saturday 21st October 2017 – 10pin Bowling at Cribbs

  • Please contact Hazel Brown for details and to put your name down
  • Tel: 01454 411148
  • £5 deposit is required paid to Jackie (cheques payable to Ladybirds of Thornbury)
  • The plan is to play in the afternoon followed by a meal at Frankies & Bennys

 

Saturday 4th November 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

 

Saturday 18th November 2017 – Afternoon Tea at Park Hotel, Falfield

  • Cost £20 but we are going to subsidise this by £5 using some of our funds
  • The Hotel has already asked for a deposit so we would like a deposit of £5 asap
  • We can then collect the remaining £10 balance at the October coffee morning

 

Wednesday 6th December 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Christmas Luncheon and Day at West Midlands Safari Park

  • We will be having our own coach.
  • Applegates Coach will be leaving Aldi, Thornbury at 9am and 9.30am from Applegates own coach yard.
  • Cost: £38. This includes travel; tea and coffee on arrival; a tour of the park; a three-course meal and mulled wine.
  • This event is being organised by Carmen (Tel.01453 546683).
  • Please pay a £20 deposit now and the remaining £18 by the 4th October coffee morning
  • Some places are still available but please act now.

 

 

 

Red Hat hugs

Queen Margaret

 

 

 

 

 

Advance information

 

South West Regional Convention 2018

The next South West Regional Convention is to be held on Saturday 21st April 2018 at the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter hosted by The Isca Everreadies. Ticket cost £48.

If enough ladies would like to go, I will book a coach paying £250 from our funds towards the cost. We can ask the Yate Chapters to join us. We are not collecting any monies for this now but need to ‘book’ the Convention tickets. So, if you would like to go please let Jackie or myself know asap. We have to pay a £50 deposit and give approx. numbers by the end of August.

 

UK Convention 2018

Next year’s UK Convention is to be held from 12th – 14th October 2018 at The Marriott Hotel Portsmouth hosted by The Feisty Phoenix Fillys and I have been advised that there are only a few places left. If you would like more information please contact me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter June 2017

The “Absolutely Fabulous Ladybirds of Thornbury” Chapter
Updates and Reminders – June 2017
Hello Ladies,
Here are a few reminders and updates. Please note that if you are having lunch on Carnival Day, please send your £8 for a fork buffet lunch to Jackie, asap, so that I can give The Swan numbers etc.If you can not paradeperhaps you can join us for lunch
.In the event of very wet weather – we can just lunch .meet 12pm at the Swan.
Jackie is also collecting £5 deposit for afternoon tea & £20 deposit for December Christmas outing.Please read details of these events further down.

Saturday 17 th June 2017 – Papercraft, Puddings and Prosecco
Venue: Helens
Cost: £7.50
Time: 2pm
Names and money to Helen by 7 th June

Saturday 1 st July 2017 – Thornbury Carnival
I hope as many of you as possible will take part, wearing our Convention clothes.
5 Ladies from The Swindon LardyDarsare hoping to join us.Please meet at the Castle School carpark/field at 10am.

Wednesday 2 nd August 2017 – Coffee morning
– Venue: Hawkes House
– Time: 10.30am

Saturday 19 th August 2017 – Savill Garden and Garden Centre and Frogmore House
– Coach Trip with Glenda, Chauffeur Hire to Windsor
– Cost: £45
– Time: 8.30am leave Aldi, Thornbury
– Visit Savill Garden and Garden Centre
– 3pm : visit to Frogmore House
– Return : Leave London at 4.30pm
– All Places now filled for this trip

Saturday 2 nd September 2017 – Coffee morning
– Venue: Hawkes House
– Time: 10.30am
Monday 11 th September 2017 – Pub evening meal
– Where would you like to go? Or would you rather do something else this month? Open to suggestions.

Wednesday 4 th October 2017 – Coffee morning
– Venue: Hawkes House

Saturday 21 st October 2017 – 10pin Bowling at Cribbs
Organisers: Hazel Brown and Ann Long
– Followed by lunch or meal.

Saturday 4 th November 2017 – Coffee morning
– Venue: Hawkes House
– Time: 10.30am

Saturday 18 th November 2017 – Afternoon Tea at Park Hotel, Falfield. Cost £20, however we are going to subsidise this by £5 a head using some of the funds.The hotel has already asked for a deposit, so we would like a £5 deposit asap & then we can collect the remaining balance of £10 again by Oct coffee morning.

Wednesday 6 th December 2017 – Coffee morning
– Venue: Hawkes House
– Time: 10.30am

Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Christmas Luncheon and Day at West Midlands Safari Park
– We will be having our own coach.
– Applegates Coach will be leaving Aldi, Thornbury at 9am and 9.30am from Applegates own coach yard.
– Cost: £38 This includes travel; tea and coffee on arrival; a tour of the park; a three course meal and mulled
wine.
– This event is being organised by Carmen (Tel.01453 546683).
– Please pay a £20 deposit now and the remaining £18 by coffee morning 4th October.
Red Hat hugs
Queen Margaret