AGM and Meal - Monday 17th January 2005

Due to the Twinning Visit being in early November, we did not hold the Autumn Supper this year. We decided instead to roll this in with the AGM in January.

The AGM will be held at the White Lion at 7.30pm on Monday 17th January 2005.

The evening will cost £16.50 for a three course dinner with coffee and mints.

If you wish only to attend the AGM, the formal AGM meeting will be held immediately before the meal. AGM form

Call My Bluff Wine Tasting

The Call My Bluff Wine Tasting evening on the 24th of September was a great success and a lot of fun with some 60 people attending. We all learnt to tell our Gewurztraminer from our Merlot, to distinguish Chardonnay from Sauvignon Blanc. We tasted six wines. For each wine we were given three descriptions of the wine and its origin, we then had to choose the correct provenance for the wine.

Many thanks to C&R Grocers for providing an excellent spread of Cheese and French Bread.

The 2004 Sucé Visit to Cricklade

The 2004 Sucé Twinning Visit took place over the weekend of 29th October 2004. We had some 35 visitors from Sucé

The main event of the weekend was the Halloween Barn Dance with the Woodpecker Band and pig roast at Prior Park School on the Saturday evening. Everyone dressed up and every table had one or more pumpkin lanterns. Dancing went on to mid-night.

On the Sunday there was an organised excursion to Bath, which everyone enjoyed.

You can see pictures of the Barn Dance on our web site Cricklade Twinning Website.

The 2005 Sucé Twinning Visit

In 2005 we get the opportunity to visit the Sucéens. The visit is scheduled for the last weekend in May - the weekend of the 27th May.

More details to follow as we firm up details with Sucé.

The cost per head this year will be between £100 and £125 covering coach, cabin and sailings, up somewhat on previous visits due to P&O withdrawing their cross Channel service. More precise details of travelling arrangements will be available at the AGM.

We will be travelling out on Friday the 27th May leaving Cricklade at 4.30pm catching the 23.15 overnight sailing from Portsmouth to Caen arriving 7.30am on the Saturday expected arrival in Sucé is midday. We return on Tuesday 31st May catching the 17.00 sailing from Caen to Portsmouth arriving 21.45 back in Cricklade before midnight.

Please let us know if you are interested in going on the visit - no commitment at this stage. However to reserve a place, a deposit of £20 per head will be required.
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Other Events Scheduled for 2005

Safari Supper - Saturday 9th April 2005. Following the outstanding success of last year's Safari Supper, we will be doing it again on Saturday 9th April. For those who don’t know, this does not mean indulging in the consumption of exotic animals, but in moving between a number of hosts for each course of your supper. We will be looking for hosts.

Summer Barbeque - July 2005. The Summer Barbeque will be held in July details to follow.

Boules Tournament - September 2005. The Boules Tournament will take place in September details to follow.

Autumn Meal - November 2005. The Autumn or Late November Meal will take place in November venue and details to follow

Interested in Teaching French

If anyone is interested in teaching French part time to Junior school children, please contact Yvonne Keeble on 751963.