May Book Club

May Book Club

This month’s book was Klara and the Sun by Kazou Ishiguro. Set some time in the future, the story starts in a store selling robots, or Artificial Friends (AF’s), who are sold as companions for children. The story is narrated by one particular AF, Klara. AF’s learn...
First Aid Essentials

First Aid Essentials

What talented members we have! Hilary gave us a much needed update on CPR last night. She did it in a very amusing and memorable way too. I always understood normal humans retain this knowledge for six weeks so perhaps we need her back more often. CPR compressions to...
April Book Club

April Book Club

This month we read Exit West by the Pakistani author, Mohsin Hamid. The novel follows two students, Nadia and Saeed, in an unnamed third world city. Saeed is more conservative, living at home, as is generally customary and praying regularly. Nadia is more independent...
Eel Pie Island visit

Eel Pie Island visit

A great time was has by the ladies who got together for the visit to Eel Pie Island Museum.  11 of us got together to visit this fascinating little local museum along with a very interesting guided tour of the riverbank.  As ever, it ended up in the local pub for...
Highclere! At last!

Highclere! At last!

Due to Covid it took 2 years to get there but it was so worthwhile when we did. 13 of us braved the cold spring weather, setting off in a FISH minibus last Friday to visit the home of Downton Abbey aka Highclere Castle. Although the outside of the Castle is huge, (we...
March Book Club

March Book Club

This month we read Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey. Wentworth was the largest Georgian house in Britain, with a room for every day of the year and home to generations of the Fitzwilliams. It was surrounded by the South Yorkshire coalmines, the source of the...
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