We had a crafts night at Wesley Memorial Church, with a wide variety of activities, and some beautiful results to treasure.
We are very fortunate to be the Captain’s Charity of Hinksey Heights Golf Club this year, and were invited to the Captain’s Day.
They had a raffle, with generously donated prizes.
We enjoyed the pleasant weather
and the barbecue
and thanked Hinskey Heights Golf Club for their support.
As on previous occasions, our members were lucky in the raffle !
We very much enjoyed the day, and the company of the Golf Club members and staff.
Sometimes we like to look back on holidays, weddings and other memorable times.
We spent the evening, with popcorn, looking at old movies and pictures.
It had been a while since we had the Hama Beads out, so members had an opportunity to make decorative items with them.
After all the excitement of our club holiday at Avon Tyrrell, we had a quiet evening at Wesley Memorial Church, chatting and telling those who were unable to participate in the holiday all about it.
Unfortunately we came out from the club night to find that our minibus had been boxed in, with cars (without Blue Badges) very close, both front and rear. They obviously did not read the sign on the back of the minibus, which asks for a 3 metres behind the bus so we can get the lift out and load the bus. It took some skilful manoeuvring to extract the minibus before we could load.
Breakfast was not as elaborate as the Full English we had on Saturday, we had a tasty continental breakfast instead.
We followed this with more activities. People who had not had a chance to do the High Ropes on Saturday now had a chance.
All this activity gave us a good appetite for Chicken Casserole for lunch.
We packed out bags, loaded the minibus and cleaned the chalets.
Finally we had the group photography – always an activity in itself !
Oxford is a long way from the sea, so when we have the chance on a Phab holiday, we love to go the the sea. Last year we went crabbing at Mudeford, but this time we went for a evening trip to get Fish and Chips from All Things Fish at Avon Beach (OSM).
After eating we enjoyed being at the seaside, looking for shells and pebbles, paddling, and watching the view of the Isle of Wight.
We greatly enjoyed the High Ropes last time, and looked forwarded to challenging ourselves again this year.
We brought out our inner Robin Hood in a couple of Archery sessions, split into two groups so everyone had plenty of opportunity to have a go.
Once again they had a gadget which allows archery, using a standard bow in a clamp, with a gate latch to release the bowstring.
Everyone who wanted to was able to have a go at archery.
This is just a selection of those who took part.
After our swim some of us played games in the large chalet.
We had a choice of pasta carbonara or pasta with tomato sauce for our evening meal, with salad and home made coleslaw.
After the meal we went down to the campfire site by the lake, and built a fire.
We toasted marshmallows, and sang campfire songs.