July 2021: Picnic on the Stray


July was our first face to face meeting since March 2020!!! The sun was shining and we had a fabulous picnic and catch up on the Stray. We chatted, we ate, we drank, we laughed – just what we all needed!

We will be back on Zoom for the August meeting, but then keep an eye on Facebook and your emails for meeting plans from September and onwards.

June 2021: Forgotten Bees


In June we were joined by Hawk Honey, a naturalist who has studied bees and wasps for several years and is currently based in Suffolk.

He gave us a talk called ‘The Forgotten Bees’.

We learnt about;

  • The various varieties of bees and how they are identified
  • Why they are endangered
  • How their environment has changed over the last few decades
  • How we can help
  • What not to do when ‘trying to help’

It was a very interesting and enjoyable talk that raised a lot of discussion amongst the group.

We then split into breakout rooms for those who wanted to continue the evening with some much needed catching up.

May 2021: Tiara Bingo


For our May meeting we had a really fun evening of bingo and catching up. The first thing to say is that we were amazed and so impressed to see the efforts everyone had gone to with their headwear! We had Easter bonnets, Koalas, lobsters, colanders, vintage military helmets, tiaras, handmade headbands and much more. It was hilarious to hear some of the stories behind them as well and a big congratulations for the two prize winners!

We then got on to our bingo game which was very lively with a great choice of songs being played throughout. There was lots of dancing, lots of laughing and some false calls which resulted in a very competitive bunch of ladies. A huge thank you to our wonderful caller president and our glamorous DJ secretary for making the evening so awesome!

We then split into breakout rooms for the rest of the evening to enjoy some smaller group catching up. All in all a perfect evening!