Garden Birdwatch Event at Laurel Dene

Dear Members

We have received an invitation to this event, if you would like to attend please contact  amanda.speck@careuk.com so she can work out numbers for refreshments.


RSPB

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Chocolate & Caramel Flapjacks

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Plus chilling
Equipment: 22cm Square tin

Chocolate & caramel flapjacks

Ingredients
200g soft brown sugar
200g butter, plus extra for greasing
2 tbsp golden syrup
350g whole oats
397g can caramel (we used Carnation Caramel)
200g plain chocolate
1 tbsp unflavoured oil, like sunflower

Method

1. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas
2. Place the sugar, butter and golden syrup together in a saucepan and gently heat until the butter has melted, stirring occasionally. Take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the oats, mixing thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a lined and lightly greased 22cm square tin, pressing it out evenly using the back of a wooden spoon. Bake in the centre of the oven for 40-45 mins.

2. Allow the mixture to cool in the tin for 10 mins (or for best results, leave to cool completely overnight), then evenly spread over the caramel. There can be discrepancies between the thickness of caramel, and the more you stir the runnier it gets. If it looks too thin pop it into a pan and boil for a few minutes, stirring. Then leave to cool – it should be thicker. Chill until firm.

3. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, then stir in the oil and pour over the chilled caramel flapjack base. Let the chocolate set, then cut into squares. Setting chocolate on top of something squidgy can make it difficult to cut, this is why the oil is added.

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Middlesex Area Newsletter February 2015

Hello Members

This is a small change the website, I am removing the newsletters tab at the top of the site and replacing it with a monthly post into your inbox.  If you want to look back at old copies just look under the categories box in the right-hand side menu, towards the bottom.

Click the link below to read the current newsletters

Middlesex News Feb 2015

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Things to bring to the meeting tomorrow

Hope you are all looking forward to our first meeting of the new year and have remember to pay you membership fee.

We are starting some new collections this month so please bring along

Unwanted clean and serviceable bras

Bra
Foreign Coins

coins

Last year we asked for any unwanted new and un-used Christmas Presents for Gleny’s raffle stock and it was very sucessful, so please bring them along

Also Jigsaw club back in operation £1.00 to swap/borrow a jigsaw

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Happy New Year

Hope everyone has enjoyed Christmas and the new year celebrations.

2015 Fireworks

Our next meeting is on 13th January and we are sticking to a tried and tested formula of informal quizzes that you can dip in and out of or of you prefer its just a time for a natter.

Subscription payments are now due for the coming year and to make Chris’s life a lot easier we prefer and online or telephone banking payment to be made.  The account details are below, please use your initial and surname as a reference and drop an email to lloydhome@blueyonder.co.uk

Amount £36.00
A/c Name Hampton WI
Account No. 85829668
Sort code 77-30-24

 

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Christmas Card and Gift

Our last meeting of the year is on Tuesday.

Christmas pud

Suriya and Kit will be demonstrating some Christmas crafts and you all get the chance to make a card and matching tag.  You will also be able to practice some gift wrapping so bring something small to wrap.

If you have a Christmas craft idea you like to share then please bring it along.

As its Christmas we also have some wine and mince pies. christmas

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Makes and Bakes for Sunday

Hampton Village

Make and Bakes

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Sunday 30th November  is the Christmas Lights on event in Hampton, and we need plenty of  Makes and Bakes to sell.  They can be dropped off on Sunday after 2.30pm to the stall which will be located on the Green.  Please label your containers if you would like them returned. 

 

Christmas pudGlenys has offered to collect any if you are not able to drop them off but please only if you really can’t  deliver (call 07836 342439)

Those that have offered help will be contacted by Kit in the next couple of days and if you can’t help out but do have time to pop by and see us that would be lovely.

 

Road Closures

To make the biggest Christmas event in the area safe for everyone we have requested road closures in the village on Sunday 30 November between 3.00pm and 7.30pm.

The roads affected will be Station Road (from junction of Percy Road to junction of High Street), Ashley Road (from junction of Percy Road ), Station Approach, Tudor Road (bridge only) and Wensleydale Road (to junction with Gloucester Road).

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Annual Meeting – Voting for the new committee

At our next meeting on 11th November we will be voting the new committee.

The following members have been nominated so far

ballot boxSuriya Goodlett
Kit Greenleaves
Chris Lloyd
Lesley McGrath
Glenys Telford
Jacqui Prout
Loraine Childs

There is still time to nominate more members to the committee so please contact Jacqui with your nomination.

If we receive more than 8 nominees a vote will take place and the top 8 will form the new committee.  Once the committee is formed all members will have the opportunity to vote for the President from the elected committee.

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Stourhead – Day Trip

Would anybody like to join Lesley, Glenys and Jacqui on a visit to the National Trust Gardens at Stourhead, Willtshire on Saturday 25th October.

Stourhead

Stourhead

We hope to see some great Autumn Colour.

We have one space in the car but of course you can also make your own way and we will meet you there.

Just get in touch 07725 835461 or jacqui.prout@outlook.com

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Graphologist Adam Brand – 14th October

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We look forward to an interesting evening with handwriting expert Adam Brand.  I have heard Adam before and I can assure you it will be fascinating.

After the main presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and also for some lucky l members have their writing analysed

If you would like to found out more about Adam’s work click here   www.adambrand.co.uk

Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting and 3 year anniversary is in November and in preparation we are inviting nominations for the new committee.

If you would like to put someone forward then this will be you opportunity.  We must receive nominations by 4th November so that we can prepare for the vote at the annual meeting so bring them to the next meeting or email our secretary jacqui.prout@outlook.com  Don’t forget to ask your nominee if they are willing to stand.

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