This is summary of our activities for the past couple of months. It is also published in the Folk Group Newsletter.

December 2023

Our Harvest supper meet at Wildhern was well attended. Supper consisted of jacket potatoes with three different homemade fillings followed by a good selection of puddings, brought along to share by members. Unfortunately, coping with an uncooperative oven, which refused to remain hot, meant there was a delay with the spuds. In hindsight, we should have just started with the puddings! We had live music with dancing, singing, poems and stories to complete the evening.

The Christmas meet at Ibsley was very enjoyable. On Friday evening, we shared cheese and biscuits and mulled wine (gratefully made by Sue), plus mince pies, and in between mouthfuls, we managed to sing carols, which really put everyone in the Christmas mood. On Saturday, apart from the usual evening ceilidh, we had a Christmas movie with popcorn, shared crafts, music and singing during the day. Although the weekend weather outside was cold it was hot hot hot in the hall!

In February we begin camping again with the Wessex birthday meet at Ibsley. By the time you read this we will have ‘a cunning plan’ for the weekend programme.

Unfortunately there is no camping available for our AGM at the Weyhill Fairground as the site we planned to use is no longer available. And because the AGM needs to be advertised in advance we have not been able to find an alternative. Around the hall is the Fairground Craft Centre with a café on site for lunches for those wishing to make a day of it, and the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the Army Flying Museum are just a short drive away.