Thursday, 16 October 2014



At our October meeting, we were introduced to the game of Kurling, a form of the original curling game but adapted so that it can be played indoors on any smooth, flat surface, rather than ice. We familiarised ourselves with the rules of the game and its specialist terminology- the hack box, delivery line, near hog line, far hog line and, of course the target. We took possession of our stones and attempted to push, shove, slide or roll them towards the centre of the target with varying degrees of finesse and accuracies. In spite of being instructed to “play nicely” our efforts were accompanied by a lot of noise and much hilarity.

One of our newer members, Patricia, followed the physical exertions of the evening with a calming talk on her Hallowe’en collection- an amazing array of statues and art, much of it obtained from the US, her country of origin. She shared her experiences of the American Tradition of celebrating Hallowe’en, the second largest holiday in the US calendar, with lavish parties and activities.

Recent Club activities have included a visit to a vineyard in Bridport, a WI walk finishing with a sustaining lunch and our monthly dining club get-together, this month at Moreton Tea Rooms.

Events in the near future include Cinema at Athelhampton House, a visit to the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne and Christmas Carol Services at Sherborne Abbey and Christchurch Priory.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 5th November at 7.30 when we will welcome Mr and Mrs Burgess whose talk is entitled “Diamonds and Pearls”. None of us need convincing that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” so perhaps the talk may give us some ideas about what to add to our Christmas list! Santa are you paying attention?

Do come and join us, we meet on the first Wednesday of every month. All welcome.


Halina Simpson

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