Blueberry Muffins

"The magic in new beginnings is the most powerful of them all."- Josiyah Martin.


Saturday 8th January – Coffee at the Boston Tea Party – 10 am

A return visit to the Boston Tea Party in Montague Place, for our first coffee cake and chat of the year. As we have to book a table, please contact Queen Judy by 6th January at the latest, if you’d like to come.


Tuesday 11th January – ADGM at Haskins Garden Centre 11 am – 2pm

Our first Ageing Disgracefully General Meeting since 2019!

As those who were members back then will remember, this is the one meeting of the year where we really expect everyone to attend if at all possible.

If you really can’t make the date, please contact Queen Judy to let her know

We are also going to take this opportunity to hold a Red and Purple Sale, so bring any Red Hat clothing you would like to sell or give away to other members.

The ‘meeting proper’ (after the sale) will start at 11.30 am with a break for lunch between 1-2pm.

This is the meeting at which members decide which of many possible events and outings we are going to plan into the timetable for 2022 so it is your chance to have your say

If anyone has any ideas for events in 2022, please let us know your thoughts.

Tables will be well distanced, and you will be required to wear a mask when not sitting at your table.

As we have to book a room at Haskins, please send RSVPs with a firm ‘yes’ or ‘no’  to Queen Judy by Saturday 8th January at the latest




Zoom Book Club – Monday 17th January 2:00 pm

Our mid-winter season brings a return to a couple of popular Zoom sessions from last year. Join this one to discuss books that you have been reading and might recommend – or otherwise. A great way to get ideas for our winter reading sessions!


‘At Home Lunches’ – Friday 21st January 12:45 pm

Kathy, the Viscountess of Verse together with Maria, Duchess Deux-Divorcée have very kindly offered to provide ‘at home’ lunches to our members.

Estimated cost will be £15 pp to include the delicious meal, soft drinks or wine. Numbers strictly limited so please contact Kathy or Maria as soon as you can to secure your place.


Sunday Lunch Club – Sunday 23rd January

Location to be confirmed, but please save the date if you’d like to come


Zoom Tipples & Nibbles – Friday 28th January 6.30 pm

A chance to get virtually together with some of our favourite tipples (and nibbles) and discuss our choices with the group.

Our first theme will be ‘Drinks for a cold evening’ – and these can be alcoholic or otherwise!


Saturday 5th February – Coffee at Haskins 10.00 am

Our February chance to enjoy a coffee, cake and chat at Haskins.


Wednesday 9th February – Lunch at Northbrook College 12:00 for 12:30

All places at this very popular restaurant have now been booked, but if you would like to go on a waiting list, please contact Maria as soon as possible




Friday 18th February – ‘House of Games’ afternoon – 2:30 pm

A fun afternoon based on ‘House of Games’ and kindly hosted by Kathy, Viscountess of Verse. Cost £7 includes soft drinks and snacks but bring your own alcohol if you would like to do so.

There is a maximum of six people so please contact Kathy as soon as you can if you would like to take part


All subscriptions of £20 for the year are due by the end of February. If you can, please pay by bank transfer (with reference ‘Subscription’) otherwise you can pay by cash or cheque at the ADGM


Please ensure that you do a lateral flow test on the morning before coming to any indoor event (restaurant/private home). We have worked hard to keep ourselves free of Covid and with winter approaching want to stay as healthy as possible and

Covid free. This is important not only to protect ourselves but also our friends and to keep the Blueberry Muffins running. Moreover, please do not attend any event if you have any

symptoms usually associated with Covid even if you have had a negative test. Many thanks


And don’t forget our ongoing online chats with WhatsApp:

·        BM What’s Cooking A challenge for our Blueberry Muffin cooks each week. Let your imagination loose!

·        BM Weekly Film Club – What we plan to watch/have watched and reviews

·        BM Poetry Competition – Showcases our talented Blueberry Muffins poets

·        BM Book Club – What are we reading? Reviews and recommendations

Cookery Book Challenge: One recipe from every cook book on our shelves!

·        BM Winter Wonderland: share your photos showing the winter in Sussex

·        Events for January and February

·        Saturday 8th January – Coffee at the Boston Tea Party

·        Tuesday 11th January – ADGM

·        Monday 17th January – Zoom Book Club

·        Friday 21st January – ‘At Home’ Lunches

·        Sunday 23rd January – Sunday Lunch Club

·        Friday 28th January – Zoom Tipples & Nibbles

·        Saturday 5th February – Coffee at Haskins

·        Wednesday 9th February – Lunch at Northbrook

·        Friday 18th February – House of Games