Telscombe news
Telscombe news

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BINGO EVENING: On Friday June 24, 6.45pm for 7pm at the Civic Centre. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball (50p per single ticket) and Flyer game (£1 a sheet). Free cup of tea/coffee at half-time break. Proceeds to Mayor of Telscombe’s charity fund.

YOGA: Every Monday 7.15pm to 8.15pm, and Thursday 6pm to 7pm at the Civic. Contact Jane Tel: 07703 167895.

FITNESS PILATES: Monday 9.30am to 10.30am and Thursday 7.30pm to 8.30pm at the Civic Centre. Get fit, tone up, prevent back pain, improve flexibility and posture. Equipment provided, just bring some water. Only £5.50 per class or £36 for eight weeks. Contact Jennie Palmer Tel: 07825 702775.

ZUMBA CLASS: Every Tuesday, 7pm to 8pm at the Civic Centre. This is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party. Just drop in and join the fun. £5 per class or five classes for £20. Contact Alex Murphy 07988 610269.

FOOTNOTES: Always a sign that the summer season is upon us, are the invitations to barbecues, and one evening this week found me tottering along to a friends’ house, to partake of one of these al fresco occasions. Now experience has taught me to take a few precautions when coping with barbecues. Not least I have found, it is ill-advised to wear anything which is new or has to be dry cleaned. Also stout footwear is necessary, I have ere this, suffered from burnt toes through wearing open sandals to one barbecue. Then there are paper plates. Now I am not good with paper plates. They tend, in my hands, to bend alarmingly with the weight of sausages, etc., and with a drink in the other hand they are almost impossible to control. I did think once of wearing an apron to one do, but decided against it. So I now wear old trousers or shorts, a shirt I should have got rid of years ago, and lace up shoes, (I will not wear trainers at any time). I also lug along a raincoat, as I have dealt with people who refuse to believe it is raining, and continue cooking despite rivulets of water cascading around their feet and expect their guests to do the same. I do not expect the food to be anything remotely like tasty. I have endured blackened pieces of meat, with a wooden stake thrust through them, which, despite my best efforts, I have been unable to identify. All cooked on something resembling a prop from Starship Enterprise. I never cease to be amazed at the complexity of the latest barbecues, which the proud new owner insists on showing me. Gas powered, electric starter, warming grills, all in polished steel, with rows of coloured buttons along the top. I start to wonder why they didn’t just put an extension pipe on their cooker in the kitchen, heave it into the garden and use that. But I say nothing, chew endlessly on the expensive and over cooked piece of meat, keep juggling the bending plate in one hand and the glass in my other hand, and look forward to the late supper waiting for me at home. The company is good, however, and, wonder of wonders, the sun is shining. Have a good week and enjoy yourselves, wherever you wander.

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