First of all , a happy new year to all U3A members “keep safe , follow the guidelines and we all might get through this”
Hopefully , we will all be vaccinated by the time we are due to travel to Sardinia in October.
Just a reminder about the the EHIC health card.
If your card is due to run out before October you will need to get a “GHIC” card which is to be issued by the British Government
If you go on the website “www.gov.uk”” you can find and fill out the necessary form to request a new card
George and Moe
Ps Please note that you will require to have at least 6 months left on your passport , I would suggest you have 9 months
I have emailed members with regard to the current position of the proposed wine tour commencing 03/10/2020
I have received a number of emails from members with varying comments
I do not want to get into providing answers/comments to each of these emails
Therefore , I will await any other comments for a few days , analyse the comments and then advise Discovery Travel of my findings
Please refer to the postings if you require any further update or telephone me
To all our regular attendees and U3A members , Moe , John and I wish that you stay safe and we look forward to meeting up with you all once we have got rid of this virus.
Take notice of all the guidelines that have been issued and comply with them rigorously
George , Moe and John
A further tasting will take place at Winetime at Scatchards (as usual) on the above date
Wines from Chile and Argentina will be offered for tasting along with the usual nibbles
The cost is £7.00 for the tasting and , if required £7.00 for taxi transfers from and back to Maghull Square
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO LACK OF NUMBERS (FOR WHATEVER REASON) THE DATE HAS BEEN MOVED FORWARD TO 23RD APRIL 2020. IF MEMBERS HAVE BOOKED AND PAID AND CANNOT ATTEND , PLEASE SEE GEORGE FOR REFUND
ALL TASTINGS PUT OFF UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
See George Birchall at Wine Tasting desk or call leave a text on 07826 048379
All places on this holiday have now been filled.
Any member can add name to a “waiting list”
See George Birchall on Wine Tasting desk
Another tasting will take place on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at Winetime at Scatchards
The tasting will be of “Spanish Wines” and will include regional meat , cheese , olives , biscuits etc
The cost is £7.00 for the tasting and £7.00 for “taxi transfers” to and from the event.
CAN ANY MEMBER WHO HAS ADDED NAME TO LIST PLEASE SEE GEORGE AND PAY REQUIRED AMOUNT
ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT FOR TAXI TRANSFERS
5 OTHER PLACES LEFT FOR “NON TAXI TRANSFERS”
If you want to join us see George Birchall at the Wine Tasting desk or call 07826 078379
Architecture for Fun and Wine Tasting has arranged a Christmas lunch on Thursday 19th December 2019 , arrival at 11.45am approx.
As usual it will be at The Academy Restaurant, off Duke Street, Liverpool. There will be a four course lunch at £25 per person (any drinks at members own cost)
An analysis has been completed to determine those members who have given most support to the groups throughout 2019. Please see George Birchall at Architecture for Fun / Wine Tasting desk to see if you qualify or call him on 07826 048379
LUNCH FULLY BOOKED UP
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 11.45AM FOR START AT APPROX. 12 NOON
A further tasting will take place on the above date
It will be a tasting of Italian wines from the Veneto and Piedmont area including cheese , meat , biscuits , olives and water
Cost will be £7 for tasting and £7 for taxi transfer from and back to Maghull Square
Only 5 places left
MEMBERS TO NOTE THAT THIS TASTING IS AT “WINETIME AT SCATCHARDS” AS USUAL AND NOT LYDIATE VILLAGE CENTRE
Please see George Birchall on “wine tasting” desk or telephone 0151 287 0308 or 07826 048379
A selection of french wines offered by “Winetime at Scatchards”
6 wines , food and biscuits as usual.
Cost £7 per person
Taxi transfer to and from premises from Maghull Square available at £7 per person
See George Birchall at coffee morning or call 0151 287 0308 or 07826 048379
SOME PLACES LEFT , if any member wishes to take a place call George on telephone
We propose an 8 day, 7 night educational trip, commencing Monday 16th September 2019 and returning Monday 23rd September 2019
Flight in late morning from Manchester to Bilbao and return late afternoon to Manchester
We will stay 5 nights in Logrono in the centre of the Rioja wine region (a wine festival takes place while we are there) and 2 nights in San Sebastian.We will be on a DBB for 4 nights and LBB for the other 3 nights(allowing us to to take in the delights of the numerous “tapas bars” in Logrono for our evening meal)
There will be 3 wine tastings during the trip
Travel Agent about to book flights , if there are any more members who are interested in joining the tour please contact George Birchall on 07826 048379 or 0151 287 0308