Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Forbury Times Newspaper out now!

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……Halloween Party!!!

Colleen and Lucy created ‘The Pizza Moon’.  David C, Kath C, Tony and Peggy made the spooky bats…

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photo 10Our Halloween Party this week  was very popular.  Singer Rachel Hyde was spellbinding with her beautiful voice. We danced and ate Maria’s spooky cakes and at the end we were moved as Anne H and Graham sang along in Welsh with Rachel.  Anne sang with good volume, with lovely high notes over the phone to her daughter Hilary!

Party games were “Catch the eyeballs in the web” (a hoop-la game) and “Guess the smells”!  Rita H was really pleased to ring a large velvet spider in the centre of its web of eyeballs. She won the spider!


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Pumpkin and cinnamon and sultana cakes

This afternoon at The Forbury was great fun!..Peggy, Susan, Hilda, Colleen, Raymond and Tony concocted pumpkin cakes from a new un-tested recipe in the run up to Halloween night.  Trixie had helped with hollowing out a pumpkin the day before and the flesh looked good for consumption.  Marius applied his excellent DIY skills and sorted everything out!  with really delicious results.. photo 1_edited photo 3_edited photo 2photo 4_edited

Pumpkin, Cinnamon and Sultana cakes recipe

200g margarine

200g light brown sugar

4 large eggs

300g self raising flour

3 teaspoons cinnamon

zest of orange juice

175g sultanas

500g pumpkin flesh

♦ beat the margarine and sugar together until fluffy

♦ beat the eggs and add to the mix gradually

♦ mash the pumpkin and then beat into the mixture slowly

♦ mix in the sultanas and orange zest

♦ gradually add flour and cinnamon to the mixture.

♦ spoon into a 30cm X 20cm cake tin, lined with paper

♦ bake at 160ºc for 30 minutes


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We would like to invite you to attend our very first More than a Matinee event. Socialise, be creative, enjoy a tasty lunch and watch the latest movie, all for the special price of £10!

From 12 noon – The arts activity will be mono printing, a simple and fun printing technique run as a drop in session. Come and give it a try!

From 12:30pm – Enjoy a tasty courtyard lunch from a selected menu, this can be pre-ordered on arrival for a time that suits you or ordered at your leisure from the cafe bar.

At 2:30pm – Screening ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ starring Colin Firth. A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue! During the screening the house lights will be left on and the sound will be a little quieter to make for a more relaxing cinema experience.

If you would like to just attend the film tickets are £4.80

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Big Draw Paintings


Paintings ready to be displayed for The Big Draw auction on Sunday 26th October


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Halloween Party!

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Forbury Christmas Meal

This year we are again looking forward to going out to The Duke’s Head (Wetherspoons) in Corn Square, Leominster, for our Christmas meals.  Wetherspoons have made these occasions very enjoyable for us in recent years.

  thCAICR3B0 copy  We have tables booked as follows:

 Wednesday 3rd December – 1pm 
Wednesday 10th December – 1pm

If you would like to join your relative or friend from The Forbury for a meal on one of these dates, please let Emma or Kate know. Please bring your full meal payments into The Forbury by Friday 14th November.  Meals will need to be chosen in advance from the Wetherspoons Christmas Menu. This can be found at the following link:

Please book your choice of meal with Emma or Kate at The Forbury rather than with Wetherspoons. (The Christmas menu choices are on page 2 of the form on the Wetherspoons website.)

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Forbury Christmas Bazaar

Forbury Bazaar

We are looking forward to holding our Christmas Bazaar on Thursday 27th November at 2-30pm.  Come and enjoy homemade cakes, mince pies and mulled wine and find some unique Christmas cards and handmade decorations. 

 Thank you for all your donations so far.  We have craft and cookery books, soft toys and clothes to sell. Donations of raffle prizes would be gratefully accepted!

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Making Bakewell Tarts!

Doreen, Raymond, Kath C, Colleen, Dorothy and Rita H worked hard, sharing the tasks to make some Bakewell Tarts. Rita H and Colleen showed their experience of pastry making, both producing lovely, easy to work with pastry. They were careful about the thickness of the pastry bases they cut out. Doreen commented that Raymond had never done any cooking! Raymond, however, worked enthusiastically to produce a smooth blend for the filling, he greased the tray and spooned jam carefully onto the pastry bases. Dorothy and Kath C were quick to beat the eggs and Dorothy spooned the filling onto each tart. Doreen assisted and ensured the completion of the tasks for the group. The teamwork paid off with the delicious tarts later served to everyone for tea.
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The Big Draw!

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