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.
Meet at The Plough at 7pm and we’ll make our way to The Fountain at Cowden
My Colourful Life – How I’ve succeeded in overcoming adversity and turning it into an opportunity to help others through my book and coaching, and how knowing my own personal colours and style helped give me the confidence to hold my head high and feel relaxed, whatever the situation.”
One lucky member will also have free
colour analysis so do come along – it might be you!
Not to be missed!
We will have Chris Armstrong with us – a leading trainer to teach/refresh us with the latest CPR practices, shock & trauma basics.