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

Friday 13th September

Leader : Brenda Nicholl – Mob – 07816756474                                          Home – 02890843920

Short Walk : 31/2-4 miles – Duration – around 11/2 hours

Please note that train and bus times have changed from our last walk in November.

Travel – Train :           Whitehead                    08.45                           

                                     Carrickfergus                08.54

                                    Troopers Lane               09.00

                                    Greenisland                  09.03

                                    Jordanstown                 09.06

                                    Whiteabbey                  09.10

                                    Gt Victoria St                09.30

Walk round to Europa Bus Centre to get Ulsterbus Goldline Express Number 250 to Armagh via Rushmere Centre, Craigavon, leaving at 10.05.

Walk starts from the rear of the Shopping Centre.
Toilets and refreshments are available in the Centre.                                                                                                                                            Terrain mainly flat tarmac paths.

Returning Home

There appears to be only 2 Goldline services from Rushmere Centre to Belfast and these are not at times suitable for us. 

Ulsterbus service No 51 to Belfast leaves the Shopping Centre at 13.05, 14.05, 14.30, 15.35 However you could always get any of the other buses from the centre to Portadown or Lurgan and then get a train to Belfast

Great Turnout – 19 people turned up.

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Thirteen students and tutor Encarnita took part in a day of Spanish culture, language and food on Monday 19th August.

We were served hot chocolate as part of a copious, traditional Spanish ‘desayuno’, we then learnt some useful phrases and aspects of culture, including ‘la sobremesa’ and the significance of the mantilla and peineta  as demonstrated by Encarnita.

Ian then delivered a short tribute to Federico García Lorca the most influential Spanish writer of the 20th Century and we all participated in an enthusiastic rendering of his song ‘La Tarara’.

A delicious and generous lunch was followed by more conversational Spanish, including useful vocabulary for the doctor’s surgery.

Thanks to all who made this event possible.

It is intended to include an illustrated talk on Spanish birds, a Spanish box origami workshop and a sangria demonstration at further sessions, details will appear here when they have been arranged.