Saltwood Christmas Tree Festival 4th – 5th December
Members had been asked to knit, crochet, sew, quilt and patchwork decorations for the one small tree we were entering into the festival, but true to form there were so many lovely decorations we were able to have two big trees! There were also wooden spoon fairies; members had chosen Kay Hygate and Maggie Richards fairies to go on top of the trees. The theme for our trees was Jam and Jerusalem so amongst the decorations were small decorated jam pots.
Castle Green members also provided cakes and served refreshments in the Lads’ Club during Saturday afternoon.
Christmas Lunch at Lympne Castle December 2nd
On a bright crisp morning 44 members and their guests arrived at the Castle in time to sample a glass of mulled wine or fruit juice while looking out at the amazing views across Romney Marsh and Hythe Bay.
While we all chatted Romany and Gill were kept very busy selling raffle tickets for our special Christmas lunch raffle that Romany had kindly organised for us.
At 1pm we all made our way down to the Great Hall to enjoy our 3 course meal. As we had unfortunately had some cancellations due to illness, the Castle gave us all a free glass of wine with our meals, which was much appreciated.
We finished off our excellent meals with coffee or tea and a warm mince pie, while the raffle tickets were drawn and prizes distributed.
Kate Dilks gave an impromptu vote of thanks to the committee for organising the lunch. But our biggest thanks go to Daphne for having the ‘idea’ in the first place to contact the Castle and for being ‘in charge’ of organising this very enjoyable event.
Friday 13th August – Fish, Chips and Prosecco on Hythe Beach
On a breezy Summer’s day 24 of our members arrived on Hythe seafront to sample the delights of Fish, Chips and Prosecco.
Despite the stiff breeze a good time was had by all. Our thanks go to Daphne for ordering and collecting the fish and chips along with her husband. Also to Elisa for arranging the drinks and for Gill for all her help serving them in our now famous gold spot cups.
Although we sat in 2 groups one on the beach and the other prom, there was much mingling between both groups and it was lovely to be able to see everyone in person once again.