February’s Events

    Our speaker in February was Tracey Wadsworth who is a beautician based at the Jasmine Room at the Copthorne Hotel, who came accompanied by her assistants, Lauren and Olivia. We were all very interested in the various treatments available, some of which were demonstrated on a few of our members – transformation of eyebrows on Jayne and Phyllis, […]

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History of a Wenvoe Farmer

  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TOWYN WILLIAMS Local farmer Towyn Williams was born April 2nd 1926 at Ford Farm, Llancarfan, and died August 14th, 2016 at Whitehall Farm, Wenvoe. I got to know Towyn and his wife Audrey very well when designing alterations to Whitehall farm and from that time I used to regularly call in when walking my […]

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February’s Books

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Smalltown Mississippi in the 1970s sets the scene for this story of an unlikely friendship between two young lads, Silas and Larry. They are from very different backgrounds of class and race, and neither of them fits in with the locals. They form a special bond; but this is tragically fractured when a […]

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Spring Preparations

  Spells of colder weather and heavy rain have limited our activities but now that Spring is on the way there is masses to do. By the time this issue is out we will have installed two benches and a noticeboard and bee hotel down at Goldsland Farm. Next another orchard which will make it 5 that we have created. […]

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Return of the Quaffers

  A QUAFFERS REUNION I am planning a Quaffers Reunion on April 7th in the Church hall. It will be on a bring your own favourite wine/tipple/water and nibbles. Starting at 7.30pm with a charge of £2.50 per person for the hire of the Hall, over collected money will be donated to a charity (The Church Fund probably). If anyone […]

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February Events Etc

  At our A.G.M. held on the 18th Jan, thanks were given by Betty to all the committee for their support. The committee members were voted to be returned, with the exception of Viv, who resigned as vice treasurer and was replaced by Josie. On the 25th Jan Mr Peter Finch, gave us a talk on Old Cardiff. It was […]

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Hazelnut Cake with Mascarpone and Frangelico Cream

  Hazelnut Cake with Mascarpone and Frangelico Cream   140g butter 200g caster sugar 6 eggs, separated 2 tbsp flour, sieved 200g ricotta 200g coarsely ground hazelnuts 3 tsp lemon zest Glaze:- 8 tbsp apricot jam 50g dark chocolate, grated Hazelnuts to decorate To serve – 250g mascarpone 2 tbsp clear honey Tbsp of frangelico [optional, but tastes better with […]

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Apple and Lemon Samosas

  Apple and Lemon Samosas 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped Zest of one lemon 50g caster sugar 1 tsp ground mixed spice 50g sultanas 4 sheets of filo pastry 25g melted butter   Heat oven 180C. Place the apples, lemon zest, sug-ar, mixed spice and sultanas in a saucepan with 2 tbsp of water and cook for about […]

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