Iron age fort, a medieval castle, a Jutish chieftain, a great prime minister and even royalty!
Bill Stevenson from the RH7 group will tell us all the secrets of our village and its development from a sparsely populated rural village to its role in the connected modern world.
We will be joined by Lynne Meek from Styling Matters. She will give advice and also offer a chance to shop from her Meek Boutique.
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For one evening only join our stellar cast of YWI committee members, plus special guest stars, on an epic night of Murder and Mystery as together we journey to…
It’s January. The Swiss Alps. Eight friends travel from around the globe for their annual reunion at a luxury mountain retreat. But before long they are snowed in and tempers begin to flare. By dawn, someone will be dead – murdered in cold blood by one of their closest friends. But who will be killed…and who will do the killing?
With a script packed full of danger, intrigue and unexpected twists – and a cast worthy of top billing at the next annual Razzies awards – expect a truly dramatic evening! The plot is peppered with red herrings and unexpected twists to keep even the sharpest amateur detectives guessing: will yours be the cunning mind that solves the heinous murder and identifies the evil murderer?
With some suitably warming mountain refreshments to soften the icy chill of cold-blooded murder, it will certainly be a night quite unlike any other.
If you would like to attend as a guest the cost is £5.
Deborah Herbert from The Allergy Testing Clinic will be doing a talk on food sensitivities. If there are any foods that they’d like to bring along on the night for testing, she’ll try to do as many as she can in the time given.
Bring along a rolling pin, board, plate, fork & apron!
We will be joined by Anna Rigano from from Kitchen Lingo who runs cookery combined with Italian language course from her home in Hammerwood. Find out more about Anna here.
Make sure you’re hungry and for any dieters, save up your syns & points!
We will have a demonstration from local florist, Emma Fuller of Emmy Lou Floristry.
Bring along suitable greenery and some secateurs. Also bring any decorations/baubles you want to add to your masterpiece.
We have some pine cones and orange slices for decoration and mossed wreaths & binding wire will be provided.
£3 for non-members.
Festive refreshments will be served.
After the formalities of our Annual Meeting we’ll have a light-hearted quiz so bring a pen and have your wits about you 🙂 Refreshments provided.
Using various crafts and media, we will be making a wreath for the Remembrance service on Sunday 11th November.
You can choose to knit, crochet or make poppies from construction card or crepe paper. Instructors will be on hand and all materials provided. Please come along and contribute to our tribute.
Protecting your family’s nest egg– For many people, one of the biggest worries as they grow old is being able to give their family a helping hand and make sure that when they die, what they have worked all their life for goes to the people they love the most. Sadly, as you grow old, you have to pay for many things that you have once done yourself. And these things, such as help at home, getting around and care fees, can soon make a big difference to that nest egg. We can give practical help and advice on how to protect as much of your wealth as possible for future generations.
Inheritance tax – There may be ways of putting a protective arm around your wealth which help to reduce the burden of Inheritance Tax for future generations. We can help to make sure that you make the most of tax allowances and tax planning opportunities.
Stopping ‘sideways disinheritance’ – Re-marriage of a surviving spouse after the first death of a couple can result in the new husband/wife inheriting everything, whilst the children from the first marriage get nothing. Our advice can help protect the family home and savings for future generations and go to the children and grandchildren.
Lasting Powers of Attorney – As we continue to live longer, a large number of us will suffer from dementia and lose the capacity to look after ourselves. No one wants to think about what will happen if they become unable to make decisions themselves through illness, an accident or old age. However doing so now and having LPAs in place will remove the burden from your family and help reduce the stress and cost to your family at a very difficult time.
Our speaker will introduce the above issues, and explain what steps can be taken to plan for the future.
Gilly has kindly offered to host a garden party for our next meeting. We’ll have a few drinks, nibbles and maybe a few games!
Could you all bring a bottle of something and some savoury or sweet nibbles please. Check your email for her address.