Dear SHTA Friends,
The recent good weather has allowed us to make the most of the easing in lockdown restrictions by visiting friends’ gardens and hosting a few couples in ours. No doubt you’ve been doing something similar and we can all look forward, with cautious optimism, towards a gradual return to what passes for normality. Despite the many disadvantages of the past few months, there have been some positive aspects which perhaps weren’t anticipated: people being more prepared to help others in need; beneficial effects on climate change and wildlife; people you meet when you’re out walking being more friendly.
Without too many SHTA events to report on or to announce to you, this newsletter is of a rather limited nature. However, I’m sure the following may come as something of a relief:
Now that the authorities are starting to ease restrictions on social gatherings, we can consider how SHTA activities might resume in some form. Therefore, the committee has devised a provisional programme of events. I should stress, of course, that the arrangements below may alter according to circumstances:
Bangers & Boules:
The Anchor Pub in Wingham
Tuesday 8th September, 5.00 – 7.00 pm
Tournament format, food, boules rink to be confirmed soon.
(i) ‘Le Grand Bain’, originally scheduled for 18.03.20.
Wednesday 16th September, 7.00 for 7.30 pm.
Logistics to be confirmed by The Empire Cinema. Arrangements regarding food, drink & cost also to be confirmed.
(ii) ‘Les Petits Mouchoirs’, originally scheduled for 15.04.20.
Wednesday 7th October, 7.00 for 7.30 pm.
as for (i).
Annual General Meeting
Either the Jury Room or the Main Hall at the Guildhall, tbc.
Monday 9th November, 7.00 pm.
The Guildhall on a date in March to be confirmed.
Until we meet at any of the above events, here are a couple of items to tide you over:
1) Attached with this newsletter you’ll find a picture quiz featuring 18 European Cities. Please feel free if you’d like to send me your answers or find out about any you’re stuck on; if you get all 18 correct, I’ll send you a virtual pat on the back!
2) Sandra recently baked some brilliant zucchini and cheese drop biscuits, the recipe for which is on tasteofhome.com.
That’s all there is for now, folks. The committee hopes that you all continue to keep safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon, either by supporting our local businesses as best we can or, hopefully, at our forthcoming events.
Very best wishes, Stuart and the Committee