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The Gallery was last updated June 2019

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We've changed the style of our gallery of pictures. To see other events we've had in previous years click the link button on the right…

Sailing - June 2019

At the end of June, nine of us had a go at sailing.  This time we had a lovely sunny day with some wind, though it was very variable.  Several of us capsized, though luckily the water wasn't cold and we managed to get back in the boat again and have fun whizzing across the water.  Unfortunately getting out of the boats at the end proved to be the most difficult part for some people.

Climbing the O2 - June 2019

Then in June, 32 of us climbed over the top of the O2. The fabric walkway was very steep to start with and led up to a viewing platform at the top. Luckily the rain more or less held off and we all descended safely.

 

Zumba - May 2019

Much less scary – though possibly more exhausting – was the Zumba taster session in May. Who would have thought it would be so hard to follow a few basic steps. More practice required!

 

Cycling in the Velodrome - May 2019

To further prove our invincibility, sixteen of us attempted to replicate our Olympic heroes in May 2019 by cycling around the Velodrome in which all those gold medals were won. When we realised the bikes had no brakes, we were far too high to touch the ground, our feet were strapped to the pedals and that fixed wheel meant we couldn’t stop pedalling without having a nasty accident, we were not feeling quite so brave. Nonetheless, we persevered and were soon whizzing around at the top of a very steep slope.

 

Walking on Glass - April 2019

In April thirteen brave souls decided to test their mettle by ‘walking on glass’. Everyone rose to the challenge and emerged (almost) unscathed, thus proving to themselves that they were invincible.

 

Circus Skills - March 2019

Then to round off March 2019 a circus workshop had us all trying to juggle, spin plates and ride unicycles. Not as easy as it looks I’m afraid.

 

Barn Dance - March 2019

In March a very successful barn dance was attended by 55 enthusiastic dancers. Although some had trouble remembering the moves, especially as the evening wore on, that just made it more fun.

 

Painting Workshops - March 2019

More of the successful painting workshops were held in March.  20 members, who thought they couldn't paint, produced very realistic seascapes and Highland cows.

 

Jiving Lesson - January 2019

About 30 of us attempted a jiving lesson in January.  The instructor was very patient - he needed to be.  We were all jiving (and exhausted) by the end but have now forgotten everything we learnt.