Today was our first session at The Venue in Borehamwood. We had a few members and also a visit from 2 new members living locally who wanted to see what the session was like.

It was also a lovely surprise to see Cynthia Barker The President of Rotary Club Elstree & Borehamwood who joined in all the session activities and helped during the session.

Members enjoyed sitting and chatting and working on a word search quiz. They also enjoyed playing Jenga building blocks until it falls down.Karen then arrived to do some chair yoga with members which they all enjoyed especially using the colourful silk scarves.

It was then time for musical entertainment with Moshe and as always Moshe surprises everyone with his many languages. Cynthia took the microphone and sang a beautiful Philippine song then Danielle also sang a Bulgarian song, Alfonso joined in singing an Italian song and Mel and Monique joined together to sing a traditional Jewish song called Hallelujah.

It was a really fun afternoon enjoyed by all.

Annette took the session today.

Everyone had a great time. There was so much energy in the atmosphere and as usual it was joyful to see so many lightbulb moments on members faces.

The announcements were made as Lisa requested to start off the session and the register of attendees taken. Annette prepared photos for reminiscing today and also included a quiz and jokes; It was all centred on Cars.

James and Rowena Dr Angela’s grandchildren
James and Rowena Dr Angela’s grandchildren

The members enjoyed participating in the exercises which also prompted conversations around the theme. Members travelled down memory lane and shared stories highlighting treasured memories.

Moshe then arrived to entertain members with his music and took special requests from members. He included a Bollywood song for two of the members which they enjoyed. Happiness was on high level and most people were on their feet, dancing.

Everyone left with a smile. Thank you to Dr Angela and Melissa and Melvyn for their help today at the session.

This was our first session today and we had a small group of 6 people. Members who attended commented what a wonderful bright and large venue it is.

Lisa welcomed everyone and gave them a word search puzzle and some colouring to do which they found enjoyable whilst chatting and drinking their teas and coffees.

We were then joined by Richard who attended to do some chair yoga but one of the members was very keen to do more challenging exercises and therefore Richard ended up doing more standing up yoga. Everyone felt they really exercised well and it was nice to finish off with some deep breathing exercises with the eyes shut which was very relaxing.

The session then followed with Lisa playing some of the music favourites which everyone enjoyed singing and dancing to. Members also enjoyed some golf putting too. For a first session it was very successful.

Members always look forward to attending Stephen’s House & Gardens. Lisa welcomed everyone and gave some updates. We had 2 new members today.

Everyone then enjoyed chatting and doing a word search puzzle and some colouring which they enjoy. Risom was not helping with the teas today as he had other garden duties. We had a lady called Christine who was very helpful.

It was then time for some chair yoga and as Richard was away today, Karen Steadman attended to cover for Richard. Everyone enjoyed the exercises with Karen and most of all enjoyed throwing the bean bags across to each other.

The session then followed with Dennis who was able to get members up and dancing straight away. His choice of music is excellent and members really enjoy listening to Dennis.

Thank you to our volunteers today – Valerie (a Trustee and Rotarian), Ian and Michael from the Rotary Club and Mark (another Trustee). Everyone was so happy today and left with a smile.

Today we went to Monmouth Street in London to visit Hotel Chocolat. We learnt how chocolate was made then we had a tasting session in the basement. After this we bought some chocolate to take home. Everyone had a great time.

Chocolate tasting session in basement at Hotel Chocolat where we learnt how chocolate is made
Chocolate tasting session in basement at Hotel Chocolat where we learnt how chocolate is made