Quiz Night

quiz1On 27.5.16 the members met up at Brixton Library then made our way to The Kiss ME HARDY pub in Colliers Wood.

After we ate, the members took part in a quiz, which was won by PC.

The members were supported to make their way home from there.

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We lost the plot!

Hello everybody!

It’s been a very busy year for the gardening group. We moved from our plot at the top of the hill to one more accessible for our users. We had some new people join the group and everyone worked very hard moving all the plants, pots and furniture down the hill to the new location. Here we are visiting the new plot.

The new plot
The new plot

During the winter the group got involved with the West Norwood Bzz Garage, and helped to plant trees, flowers and vegetables to encourage bees.  We also went with the Open Orchard group to plant fruit trees all round the borough. Here we are having a free lunch at the Bzz Garage.

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A reward for our hard work.
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One of the trees planted in the Rathbone garden
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Enjoying our summer bbq, it’s not all work!
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We collected windfall apples.
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Crushing the apples in the press to make juice
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Cutting up wood for the bonfire
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Making and sieving compost
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Pulling up one of the many pieces of carpet under the plot
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Pulling out the old runner beans
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Visiting Dean City Farm
A visit to Kensington Roof Gardens
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A flamingo on the roof keeping warm.
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Relaxing in the Spanish Garden

 

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Now we’ve found the plot we’ll keep you posted!

The Hundred Foot Journey

On the 19th September the Feel Good Fridays group choose to have a relaxing evening at the cinema. As always they wanted to go to the Peckham Plex as the tickets are only £5 :-). The film they went to see was ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’.

This film is about a young talented chef called Hassan (Manish Dayal) who is forced to relocate with his family from his home in India to a peaceful hamlet in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France.His Papa (Om Puri) decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, and names it Maison Mumbai. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) doesn’t exactly welcome the competition. When Madame Mallory ignites a bitter feud that quickly escalates, the only hope for a peaceful resolution lies in Hassan’s talent for French haute cuisine, and his growing affections for Mme. Mallory’s pretty young sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). Very impressed by Hassan’s undeniable culinary talents, Mme. Mallory agrees to become Hassan’s mentor, in the process providing the perfect creative environment where his unique fusion cuisine can thrive.


After the film I asked the group what they thought of the film. This is what they said:

“All the food in the film has made me hungry”

“Hassan’s papa made me laugh when he kept playing his music loud”

“I thought it was funny”

“The young female chef was pretty”

“I liked it”

” I want to go to the place in France where it was filmed, it was very pretty” 

Boat ride

On Friday 11th July the group took a boat ride along the river Thames from Waterloo to Greenwich. During the journey they got to see some of London’s famous tourist attractions such as the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Boat ride from Waterloo to Greenwich

Before re-boarding the boat to return to Waterloo we had sometime to explore a few of the sites in Greenwich. The famous tea clipper known as the Cutty Sark,now moored in Greenwich was one of the groups favourite attractions of the evening.
Catty Sark, Greenwich
Everyone had a lovely evening and all said they would like to go on the boat ride again sometime.