We had a fantastic Gardening Group Meeting.  Thank you for the warm hospitality & leadership from Liz Mackinson.  Thank you for the lovely morning Coffees and David’s homemade Scones.  Thank you for Anne and Heather’s home grown Apples.

1. Firstly, we would like to thank Liz Mackinson for her time, support and contribution to the gardening group.
2. Welcomed Anita Yeung as the new convener, elected for the coming 6 months with immediate effect from Sept 2019 to April 2020.
3. Meetings and flower rota for the coming season are on the web site.

Friday 11th October 2019.

Leader:  Irene Thompson.  Mobile 07970224032

Short walk:  approx. 3.5 miles

Meeting Point:   Antrim Forum at 11.00.  Walk starts 11.15.

Public transport

Train departs   Whitehead            09.45

                           Carrickfergus        09.54

                           Jordanstown         10.06      

                           Yorkgate                10.16  Change train    

Depart               L’Derry train         10.24

Arrive                Antrim                    10.47

Return Journey

Train departs Antrim Station   14 mins past each hour

A Short walk from station to Antrim Forum to meet anyone travelling by car.     

Most paths have a good surface and the walk is flat, although there is a slight incline when going back to the station via Oriel Road.

A lovely walk beside the river and through forested areas to the gardens at Clotworthy House where we will have lunch.

Toilet facilities are available at train stations, Forum and Clotworthy.

The students of the Spanish Intermediate learnt how to make a Spanish box during the session on Monday 9th September.

Heather demonstrated, provided us with origami paper and provided bilingual instructions.

Ian Donaldson

Friday 20th September 2019

Leader : Maureen Hayes Mobile 07484 622260

Long Walk : Approximately 7 to 8 miles

Meeting : Loughshore Car Park at 10.15 am

Lunch : Mossley Mill

The ‘Intermedio’ Spanish class started again on Monday 2nd September and we took the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of our tutor, Encarnita.

Next Monday (9th September), class member Heather will show us how to make a Spanish Box (origami); anyone who attended the summer school will be welcome, along with the usual students. All materials will be provided