Fun things to do

A challenge for you! 

I have obtained Mary Seeley's shortbread recipe and it is attached! This, as most of us know, is very special shortbread. Mary first cooked it when she was very young and had this recipe from school.  

Would you like to have a go and then send a photo and a report to me so that we can put it on the website?

I've also attached a picture of what it should look like! It will make your mouth water!


Shortbread photo


A musical treat

As a treat, click here to listen to our friend Declan Daly give a short recital for the Bristol ensemble of some beautiful folk and classical violin.

Try to solve these anagrams

Anagrams of areas in and around Bristol

Anagram

Answer

 

 

IN LOFT

 

BABE SO LIGHT

 

NOT PLEATS

 

MISS ELLA

 

ELM POINTER

 

DIM FLAGSTONE

 

SHAKY MEN

 

MICE GO BLONDE

 

APHRODITES

 

BASKET YODLER

 

MESSENGER NERO

 

MADE US HOT

 

BIRDS ENDOWMENT

 

MINCE BOWS

 

CORN NOT AI

 

EVEN CLOD

 

LIGHTER EWES

 

FANCY HER

 

NOTE NEWER CLAWS

 

IT HARMS PHONE

 

GET A BIRDEY

 

NEE HAZEL

 

SPIT ON HOBS

 

HOT MAC

 

THE CHIPOLATA

 

Knitting Hearts

Want to get involved? Can you Knit? Can you Crochet? Or Sew?
Carol Sapsed has very kindly shared a link from her Granddaughter Hettie, which is superb (see below). In brief you knit/make two hearts the same, for couples who are to be separated because one is going into residential care. They each keep one of the hearts.
https://www.uhbw.nhs.uk/p/latest-news/nurses-launch-heart-to-heart-campaign?fbclid=IwAR08m5SfERBQKYtNINSaMyi7DbZy02vkmEBPxgSX_ojaPrbrTZYxsN5-G1U

Follow this link for a Hearts knitting pattern, courtesy of Iris.

Online book group

 Are you a book worm, a book lover, or just want some ideas for what people are enjoying reading in these strange times?  If so, I’m setting up an online virtual book club. We’ll use Zoom which is a very easy free bit of software to download.  

 I’m thinking of a weekly meeting for the duration, with the idea that we have a “theme“ for each week rather than a single book.  Themes might be “a book that made me laugh”;  “a book I learned from”; “a book I couldn’t finish”, and so on.  Everyone would contribute a few minutes on the topic. 

 I’m open to ideas as to exactly how it might run!  Please let me know if you are interested and I’ll set up a Zoom meeting for next week.

 Jane Humphreys
  (Email)

A puzzle for you to try

Can you find the 27 figures of speech in this picture?

Figs of speech


Bob's quiz

A quiz from Bob. Please contact him by email if you want to check your answers or ask questions!

WHO SAID WHAT


ERIC MORECAMBE                                                           I 'M IN CHARGE                 

TONY HANCOCK                                                               SHUT THAT DOOR

ALF GARNET                                                                      AND IT'S GOOD NIGHT FROM HIM

ZEBEDEE                                                                            JUST LIKE THAT

ARTHUR ASKEY                                                                 EUREKA

RONNIE BARKER                                                               I WANT TO BE ALONE

TOMMY COOPER                                                              DING DONG

OLIVER HARDY                                                                 Dr LIVINGSTONE I PRESUME

BRUCE FORSYTHE                                                          YOU'VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD

LARRY GRAYSON                                                             HELLO GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME

BERNARD BRESSLAW                                                      I COULD CRUSH A GRAPE

BILLY COTTON                                                                  THAT'S ALMOST AN ARMFUL

STU FRANCIS                                                                     TIME FOR BED

ARCHIMEDES                                                                     HELLO PLAYMATES

GRETA GARBO                                                                   I ONLY ASKED

LESLIE PHILLIPS                                                                SHORT FAT HAIRY LEGS

HENRY MORTON STANLEY                                            SILLY OLD MOO

QUEEN OF HEARTS                                                          WAKEY WAKEY

SIR DAVID FROST                                                              OFF WITH HIS HEAD

HAROLD MACMILLAN                                                     THAT'S ANOTHER FINE MESS YOU                                                                                                                  GOT ME INTO