The latest Covid restrictions make it it seem unlikely that the Table Games groups activities will resume before the New Year. It really could be a miserable last 3 months of 2020.
With this in mind we have decided to offer an ‘on-line’ Bridge session. This would be organised using BBO at a time to suit folk. BBO is ‘free’ to sign up and our games would be members only.
If you are interested then please contact Cath or Phil.
and the winners. Click to view larger
In the short to medium term it looks like our activities will be restricted to the bi weekly photo displays. After Terry asked for feedback on the groups current activities it seems we have a few of issues that need to be addressed. Basically, these are:
- members want to continue with the group
- members want to continue our current 2 weekly displays
- some tech help needed with ‘uploading images’
The future subjects and dates are:
21 Sep night shots Some tips here
05 Oct the town 19 Oct gardening
02 Nov industrial 16 Nov shapes 30 Nov churches/cathedrals
14 Dec Open subject
The rules are very straightforward: A maximum of 3 NEW pictures submitted to Terry a couple of days before the due date. It is helpful if the image size is reduced to 500 Kb !
As before, the collected images will be published on the web site but will also be ‘vetted’ and the ‘best’ 3 will be notated accordingly. No prizes but ‘bragging rights’
If anyone wants help with uploading images or any technical help with IT or photography then please contact Phil or any of the DigiCam or IT teams.
If you have a general query, that maybe of group interest, use the ‘reply’ function.
Some great help files here
Last Summer the Technology and Science group we had a presentation on ‘biochemical and biological weapons’. This included information on the nerve agent ‘Novichok’, again in the news.
To download the presentation click here.
Have you signed up for the ‘1000 mile in September‘ challenge? The idea is for our U3A ‘Walk A Mile Or Two‘ walkers to aggregate their miles walked in September. Can we get over the 1000 miles target together?
Contact Brenda McKenzie to add your miles.
What a difference a day makes to the Sunday strollers group. Last Sunday (23rd) it was wet and miserable. This Sunday it was blue, cloudless skies and a full house of 21 walkers, strolling in the sun. 2.3 miles from Maghull station, along the canal to Brewery Lane, a turn around Balls Wood and back to the station. All topped off with breakfast and coffee.
Unlike last Sunday, where we started in Lydiate, walked up to Town Green and back under dark, gloomy skies and an almost constant drizzle.
The good news is that both occasions brought out hardy, hearty and interesting company to drive away the Covid blues. Here are some images from both walks.
Have you signed up for the ‘1000 mile in September‘ challenge. The idea is for our U3A ‘Walk A Mile Or Two‘ walkers to aggregate there miles walked in September. Can we get over the 1000 miles target together? Contact Brenda McKenzie to add your miles.
1000 miles in September?
We are thinking of a challenge we can do for September. Maybe try and walk 1000 miles between us during the month . So we are trying to encourage members to do a little often . With the number we have in the group if they all did a mile a day we would reach 600 so 1000 is achievable .
I will keep you informed – Brenda
The new group had its second stroll on Sunday August 9th with 16 members taking part. A pleasant and easy stroll of about 2 miles starting and ending at Maghull station followed by coffee in Bernies.
Another stroll is planned for next Sunday going in the opposite direction.
Please contact any of the ‘leaders’ to be included in the walk. It is essential that you are familiar with the current ‘covid’ restrictions and have up to date membership.
See the group page for these details.