CHINESE NEW YEAR – THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

CHINESE NEW YEAR – THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

Member Moo Leng Loakes, treated us to a wonderful and highly entertaining talk on the traditions of the Chinese New Year.

Moo Leng shared stories from her youth, explained the significance  of each day of the festival.

The talk ended with us making and tossing a “happy salad” as we called out our wishes for the future. 

Many Thanks Moo Leng. 

1st FRIDAY  TALKS – My Father Was A Spy

1st FRIDAY TALKS – My Father Was A Spy

Our professional speaker for March was an old friend of FU3A – Mike Randall, who had spoken to us on several occasions previously, including via Zoom during the Lockdown in 2020.

Mike is an highly engaging speaker and we were treated to His t “My Father was a Spy”.  He told  us about his dad’s 27 years in the Army during which time he was captured by the Germans.  While in prison he learned to speak fluent German and Russian which led to his work after the War with the Foreign Office.  His regular overseas postings, where he was able to use his language skills, proved to be of great benefit to this country during the Cold War period, working with Counter-Intelligence.

Everyone who attended was gripped by the talk. Thank You very much Mike, until the next time!!

Below are the Books Mike mentioned

BADMINTON

BADMINTON

Our three badminton groups meet in  Ferndown Village hall each week. Players of all standards enjoy keeping fit in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Thanks to all our group leaders: Paul Ellis, Pat Meldrum and Pam Dickinson

BAGS &  MORE

BAGS & MORE

Members of Bags and more have enjoyed making a range of different bags ranging from totes to box and make-up bags. Every bag has been unique due to making material from scrap fabric.