Continental FriendsThere follow reports from recent get-togethers.
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Bradford Continental Friends
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We devoted our evening to a gemütlicher Kaffeelatsch musing on (un)fulfiiled ambitions or opportunities. Wendy brought - to quote Michael Winner – ‘historic’
home-cooked salt beef, adding a new dimension to her usual delicious teas and endorsing my late father’s contention that meat is the finest vegetable. Oh Blooms, where art thou?
Broughton/Crumpsall Continental Friends
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Cheshire Continental Friends
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We had lively discussions on a variety of current topics, including an in/out referendum on the EU. The afternoon was completed by a magnificent tea. Many thanks to Wendy for organising the afternoon and to hosts Peter and Heather for their hospitality.
Didsbury Continental Friends
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We chatted over lunch primarily about the immigrant situation and suggested solutions to this massive problem. Then we discussed a recent report on excessive alcohol intake of the ‘over-65s’, which caused much amusement.
for further information, contact email@example.comA Delightful Afternoon
A delightful afternoon at the home of Zofia Allen. We were delighted to welcome Karola and Peter Regent and Charlotte Gamzu to our gathering. There was no shortage of topics of conversation - rather of finding sufficient time to explore the numerous points of interest over a delicious tea. Armed with all these topics, we look forward to future gatherings here.
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgA Very Pleasant Way to Spend a Summer Sunday
The annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Synagogue Open Day provided a good reason for a number of members to make the trip east from Glasgow on a lovely sunny day and join up with the Edinburgh Group. Entertainment provided by actors and musicians participating in the Fringe ranged from comedy to calamity and music to memories and left a great desire to see more of the shows. A tour of the synagogue, led by their rabbi, David Rose, was available and we all definitely enjoyed the bagels and cakes during the lunch break. It was a very pleasant way to spend a summer Sunday.
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Heavy rain didn’t dampen spirits as four generations enjoyed themselves at Glasgow’s annual BBQ. The burgers and sausages were just as tasty indoors and everybody chatted and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Perhaps there’ll be better weather next summer?
Glasgow Book Club
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The May Book Club was held at the home of Anthea Berg. As usual, it was a most enjoyable afternoon spent discussing our book, Philippa Gregory’s The Constant Princess, which was enjoyed by everyone. Followed by a lovely tea.
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Members enjoyed a visit to the lovely House for an Art Lover, built in the style of famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Unsettled weather meant that a walk around the pretty gardens was not possible but time was spent chatting in the delightful café and some people bought gifts in the interesting shop.
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org‘Summertime’ Meal Out
Members enjoyed a ‘summertime’ meal out at a local restaurant. Good company, good conversation and good food made the whole evening a success and an extremely good time was had by all!
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Hull members enjoyed a delicious home-cooked lunch at the delightful East End Park Pavilion on a wonderful sunny Sunday afternoon. We were well looked after and the room rang with conversation and laughter. A good time was had by all.
Leeds (Continental Friends)
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Members enjoyed yet another wonderful garden party courtesy of Pippa and Norman Landey at their beautiful home in Thorner, Leeds. We were entertained by ‘crooner’ Chris Jefferies - feet tapped and people joined in as he sang his medleys. The ‘icing on the cake’ was Pippa’s spectacular home baking and members tucked in to the most delicious afternoon tea. Thank you Pippa once again for your hospitality!
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Members were given a private tour of Speke Hall, a rare timber-framed manor house on the banks of the River Mersey. A sumptuous afternoon tea rounded off a super afternoon!
Manchester (Continental Friends)
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Delights of Jewish Humour
Budding comedian and klezmer performer Ian Stern revealed to us much of the humour with which Jewish performers have delighted the world. We laughed at video clips of the likes of Mason and Borge. A delightful afternoon.
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Our very own Betty Weiner was runner-up in the Memoirs section of the 2014 Fish Anthology writing competition and her 4,000-word entry on her family’s journey from Vienna in 1938 was selected for publication. Betty read us excerpts from her entry. Her talk, entitled ‘Writing about a Family’s Escape’, was well attended and followed by a sit-down tea.
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Sheffield Botanical Gardens was the venue for members, who tucked in to a fantastic afternoon tea in the Curator’s House Tea Room. Luckily, we hadn’t sat outside as the heavens opened, making it impossible to see the gardens in all their splendour – but giving us extra time for eating and socialising!
Whitefield/Prestwich Continental Friends
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There was a full house at the home of Werner and Ruth Lachs when we met to discuss the news topics of the day. Conversation was very animated and enjoyable, the afternoon suitably ending with kuchen and tea!