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

 

 

 

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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

Update March 2017

 

The “Absolutely Fabulous Ladybirds   of Thornbury” Chapter         

Updates and Reminders – March 2017

Hello Ladies,

Here are a few reminders and updates.

  • Please note that the FULL money for the Bath Trip, and the DEPOSIT for the Windsor trip need to be paid by 5th April which is our April coffee morning. Cheques if possible, made payable to ‘Ladybirds of Thornbury’.
  • Also an update about the Christmas Luncheon in December and 10 pin bowling in October.

Wednesday 5th April 2017 – Coffee morning

Venue: Hawkes House

Time: 10.30am

Please pay in full for the trip to Bath and Fashion Museum by today (£32)

Also £15 deposit for the Frogmore House trip is required by today.

Jackie will not be at this coffee morning so please give names and money to me.

Cheques payable to Ladybirds of Thornbury.

 Saturday 22nd April 2017 – South West Convention

Venue: Aztec West Hotel

Time: Day starts at 10am

Hostesses: Please arrive at 9am for full briefing. Collect your Hostess bag, locate your table and attend your

“official briefing”. Your main responsibilities will be to welcome guests, ensuring everyone is happy on your

table and joining in. Give out activities from the hostess bags – quiz sheets; colouring in and game sheets – as

and when you think fit or if there is a lull in proceedings. Chocolates to be given out just before the Horton

players perform (to be kept hidden until that time). At the end of the day please take up a collection for the

waiting staff. Have fun!

Saturday 6th May 2017 – Coffee morning

Venue: Hawkes House

Time: 10.30am

Saturday 20th May 2017 – Bath and Fashion Museum – Coach Trip to Bath

Cost: £24 coach (based on 15 going) + Museum Entrance Fee £8

Time: 9.30am leave Aldi, Thornbury

Return : To Aldis by approximately 5pm

Money to be paid in full by Wednesday 5th April 2017.

 Wednesday 7th June 2017 – Coffee morning

Venue: Hawkes House

Time: 10.30am

 Saturday 17th June 2017 – Papercraft, Puddings and Prosecco

Venue: Helens

Cost: £7.50

Time: 2pm

Names and money to Helen by 7th June

 Saturday 1st July 2017 – Thornbury Carnival

I hope as many of you as possible will take part, wearing our Convention clothes. Following the parade we will have lunch upstairs at the Swan. I will ask other Chapters to join us. If you cannot walk in the Parade, just join us for lunch. Details to follow. (NB. This would normally be our Coffee morning date).

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

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

  • Coach Trip with Glenda, Chauffeurhire 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
  • Names to Margaret and money to Jackie (cheques payable to Ladybirds of Thornbury)
  • Names with £15 deposit by 5th April 2017
  • Full payment by 31st May 2017

 Saturday 2nd September 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Monday 11th September 2017 – Pub evening meal

  • Where would you like to go? Or would you rather do something else this month? Open to suggestions.

Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Saturday 21st October 2017 – 10pin Bowling at Cribbs

  • Organisers: Hazel Brown and Ann Long
  • Followed by lunch or meal.

Saturday 4th November 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

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

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: £40. 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).
  • No need for monies yet but an indication to Carmen if you would like to come.

Red Hat hugs

Queen Margaret

 

 

 

Newsletter February 2017

Hello Ladies
At last!  The programme and dates for you 2017 Red Hat play days!  I hope they will meet with your approval.

Saturday 4th March 2017  – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  •  Time:  10.30 am

Thursday 9th March 2017  – Chauffeurhire Coach trip to the Royal Mint

  • All tickets have gone.
  • Meet outside Aldi, Thornbury at 9.15am
  • Return approximately 5pm.
  • ‘Mystery’ stop on return journey

Wednesday 5th April 2017 Coffee morning

  • Venue – Hawkes House
  • Time 10.30am

Saturday 22nd April 2107 – South West Convention

  • Venue – Aztec West Hotel
  • Time – Day starts at 10am
  • Hostesses please arrive at 9am for full briefing.

Saturday 6th May 2017 –  Coffee Morning

  • Venue – Hawkes House
  • Time –  10.30am

Saturday 20th May 2017 – Bath and Fashion Museum

  • Coach trip to Bath
  • Cost – £24 coach – (based on 15 going) + Museum Entrance Fee £8
  • Time – 9.30am leave Aldi, Thornbury
  • Return – To Aldis by approximately 5pm
  • Money to be paid in full by Wednesday 5th April 2017
  • Names to Margaret and money to Jackie (cheques payable to Ladybirds os Thornbury)

Wednesday 7th June 2107 – Coffee morning

  • Venue – Hawkes House
  • Time – 10.30am

Saturday 17th June2107 – Papercraft, Puddings. and Prosecco

  • Venue – Helens
  • Cost – £7.50
  •  Time – 2pm
  • Names to Helen by 7th June

Saturday 1st July 2017 Thornbury Carnival

I hope as many of you as possible will take part, wearing our Convention Clothes. Following the parade we will have lunch at the Swan.  I will ask other Chapters to join us.  If you cannot walk in the parade, just join us for lunch. Details to follow. (This would normally be our Coffee morning date.)

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 – Coffee Morning

  • Venue – Hawkes House
  • Time – 10.30 am

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

  • Coach trip with Glenda
  • Cost –  £45
  • Time – 8.30 am leave Aldi, Thornbury
  • Visit Savill Garden and Garden Centre
  • 3 pm Visit to Frogmore House
  • Return – Leave London at 4.30pm
  • Names to Margaret and money to Jackie (cheques payable to Ladybirds of Thornbury)
  • Names with £15 deposit by 5th April 2017
  • Full payment by 31st May 2107

Saturday 2nd September  2107 – Coffee Morning

  • Venue – Hawkes House
  • Time – 10.30 am

Monday 11th September 2107 – Pub evening meal

Where would you like to go? Or would you rather do something else this month? Open to suggestions

Wednesday 4th October 2017 Coffee Morning

  • Venue – Hawkes House
  • Time – 10.30 am

Saturday 21st October 2107 – 10pin bowling at Cribbs

Followed by lunch or meal.  Any offers to organise this?

Saturday 4th November 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue – Hawkes House
  • Time – 10.30am

Saturday 18th November – Afternoon Tea at Park Hotel Falfield  TBC

Wednesday 6th December 2017 – Coffee Morning 

  • Venue  – Hawkes House
  • Time – 10.30

December 2017 Christmas Lunch and Day at West Midlands Safari Park

  • This event is being organised by Carmen ( Tel. 01453 546683)
  • Date to be confirmed

As always changes can happen during the year and extra costs can be addes or veyr occasionally cancelled.  Please note that the FULL money for the Bath Trip, and the DEPOSIT for the Windsor trip need to be paid by 5th April which is our April coffee morning.  Cheques if possible, made payable to ‘Ladybirds of Thornbury’.

Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm, specially with the Concention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2016 Newsletter

 

The “Absolutely Fabulous Ladybirds   of Thornbury” Chapter         

Newsletter – November 2016

Hello Ladies,

Here’s the last newsletter for 2016 – we will soon be wrapping those presents and eating mince pies!

Here are some of the diary dates and some new fixtures to start the 2017 Red Hat adventures. We can confirm details for the whole year in January.

 Wednesday 7th December 2016 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Wednesday 21st December 2016 – Mince Pies and a chat

  • Venue: Margaret’s, 72 Ashgrove, Thornbury
  • Time: 10am -12pm
  • Mince Pies and a chat – Take an hour out of Christmas preparations and relax…
  • No Fundraising!

Saturday 7th January 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Saturday 14th January 2017 – Full Afternoon Tea

  • Venue: The Swan, High Street, Thornbury (upstairs room)
  • Time: 2.30pm for Tea at 3pm
  • Cost £6.50
  • Money to Jackie ASAP and by 31st December 2017 at the latest
  • Discussion on programme for the year and update on the April Convention.

Wednesday1st February 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Saturday 11th February 2017 – American Luncheon

  • Venue: Jackie Mansfield, 48 Swallow Park, Thornbury
  • No entrance fee!
  • Please bring a dish to share.
  • A chance to swap and sell any Red hat items.
  • If you bring along any items and they are not sold/swapped please remember to take them home with you.

Saturday 4th March 2017 – Coffee morning

  • Venue: Hawkes House
  • Time: 10.30am

Thursday 9th March 2017 – Chauffeurhire Coach trip to the Royal Mint

  • Cost: £29 which includes the tour.
  • 15 tickets have been provisionally booked and provided we fill these, the coach company will pick up from Thornbury
  • Names to Margaret ASAP so that seats can be confirmed and more requested if required.
  • Money to be paid to Jackie by 31st January 2017 at the latest.

IMPORTANT

Payment of monies for the Convention, Afternoon Tea at The Swan and Trip to the Royal Mint

Once again because things have to be paid for in advance, I seem to be asking for a lot of money and at Christmas time as well! However, Jackie would very much appreciate it if you could pay the Convention money (£32 if you have paid your £10 deposit) as soon as possible. The deadline is set for 21st January 2017 but as all the other Chapters will be sending their monies for that date, if the Ladybirds are paid and sorted before then it would be a great help.

So to confirm payment dates:-

  • Convention money now or as soon as possible (21st January 2017 at the very latest)
  • Afternoon Tea by 31st December 2016
  • The Royal Mint by 1st February 2017. I know several of you requested a visit to the Mint and hope having to pay so soon will not be an inconvenience.

Raffle Prizes for the Convention

Pat Allen is collecting suitable prizes for the Convention and would be grateful for any contributions – Chocolates, Wine, Toiletries or perhaps any new unwanted items.

In closing, I hope to see as many of you as possible at the December Coffee morning and I give you my Royal permission to eat as many calories as you can manage during the festive season!

Happy Christmas and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Red Hat Hugs

Queen Margaret

COFFEE MORNINGS 2017

Time: 10.30 am

Venue: Hawkes House, Thornbury

Dates: Alternate 1st Wednesday or 1st Saturday each month

Wednesday 5th April 2017
Saturday 6th May 2017
Wednesday 7th June 2017
Saturday1st July 2017
Wednesday 9th August 2017
Saturday 2nd September 2017
Wednesday 4th October 2017
Saturday 4th November 2017
Wednesday 6th December 2017