Orchards Social Club

The Old Dairy


Sunday 11th November

8.30am to 11am

2 Bacon, 2 Sausage, 2 eggs, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, black pudding, fruit juice, toast, marmalade, as much tea and coffee as you like.

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Shine a Light-lampshade workshop with Tutor Gary Mills

at Timberscombe Village Hall

Date: Sunday 11th November 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: £38 per person Deposit Required (cost includes all materials)

Information and booking contact: email:

phone: 07967903558

As those long dark nights draw in as we head into winter, why not have-a-go at making your very own personal lampshade to add a bit of fun and colour to any room. This workshop is suitable for all abilities with the outcome of a 20cm diameter x 18cm high personalised lampshade.

I propose 3 design options to choose from: Applique Stylised Florals and stitch, Country Theme and stitch or Rows of Houses with stitch to suit most tastes, but if you wish to create an idea of your own please do so. But keep it simple as time will be limited as we move onto the lampshade making.

The workshop will firstly concentrate on a length of fabric supplied, where you will applique and stitch your design for the intention to become a lamp shade. If you haven’t used bonded applique and free machine stitch before this could be a great opportunity for you to practice. You will need a sewing machine for this part of the workshop. (if you don’t have one I can bring one along for you to use)

Once your design has been completed you will then be guided through the process of making your lampshade using the materials supplied within this workshop.

Outcomes could give a dim room a new bright focal point or even could be teamed with a stylish lamp base for a very personal gift for Christmas.

Equipment required:

  • Scissors both fabric and paper
  • Small thread scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and threads.

Police Beat Surgery
A chance to drop in and meet your local PCSO Linda Brooks.
Please pop in for an informal chat.
Dates of Forthcoming Meetings all at the Old Dairy 10.30 – 11.30am
Thursday 8th November 2018
Thursday 20th December 2018
Thursday 17th January 2019
Thursday 14th February 2019
Thursday 14th March 2019
Thursday 11th April 2019
Thursday 9th May 2019
Thursday 6th June 2019
Thursday 4th July 2019
Thursday 1st August 2019
Thursday 12th September 2019
Please note these sessions are subject to operational commitments and may be cancelled at short notice.


Wootton Courtenay Christmas Village Lunch

November 30th at 12pm
Free Mulled Claires Kitchen Cider on arrival and free tea and coffee
£12.00 per person-
Roast Turkey, homemade sage and onion stuffing ball, pigs in blankets, goose fat roasties, honey parsnip ,seasonal veg and a delicious reduction
(V)Butternut squash, leek and lentil bake with mushroom gravy,

roasties and seasonal vegetables

Duo of Christmas pudding and mango fool

Can be gluten free upon request-to book your places email me on or call me on 07799066638.

Countdown to Christmas 2018

with Tutor Gary Mills and Nick Webber at Timberscombe Village Hall

  Date: Sunday 9th December 9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: £48 per person Deposit Required (cost includes all materials)

Information and booking contact: email:

phone: 07967903558

Its coming around to Christmas again…… Where has that year gone?

So, for this year’s countdown to Christmas workshop I am proposing a more ‘contemporary feel’ with this stylish fresh foliage door wreath which I have designed and produced a couple of Christmases ago and this simple to make Scandinavian styled Reindeer Decoration. Plus, I’ve asked Nick to come and demonstrate his easy recipes (for you to taste); three of his delicious Christmas canapé ideas for you to impress your family and friends on Christmas day or a drinks party over the festive season.

Outline of the day: Note the extended times 9.30am -4.30pm

First thing Nick Webber, with all his catering experience and expertise, will demonstrate his recipes for homemade savoury canapés.

While the canapés are baking in the oven ready for break time, I will demonstrate and teach you how to make your own stylish contemporary fresh foliage door wreath.

During the break time you will be able to view and discuss the further table decorating ideas I have designed and put together for you to spark your own imagination for laying a visual festive feast on Christmas day.

The second half of the day I will be demonstrating and then you will be making a simple to make Scandinavian styled reindeer decoration made with linen, applied embellishment and found twigs.

There will also be more of my past projects on display and the kits to make them if you wish to purchase for yourself or for gifts to give to your other creative friends.

All materials to make one door wreath and one textile Christmas decoration will be provided.

All you need to bring are: an apron for the floristry, a pair of secateurs, kitchen scissors, fabric scissors, snips and hand sewing needles (sewing machine optional if you have one as figure can be hand sewn if you prefer)