July 2018

Blueberry Muffins Newsletter


"The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me." -  James Russell Lowell 

Sunday Lunch Club

Sunday 8th July 12.30 pm

Gillian, the Lady Chatterley, has booked what will certainly be an excellent Sunday lunch at Rustington Manor. Please telephone her on 01903 248643 if you would like one of the available places. As you will notice, we have varied our usual ‘third Sunday of the month’ because 15th is the day of the Wimbledon men’s final (and England v Columbia!)


French Night at The Egremont, Worthing

Wednesday 11th July 7:30 pm

Ooh-la-la- an evening à la Francaise in Worthing! Come along and enjoy a meal with lots of fun. The lady to contact if you’d like to take part is Angela, the Princess Cucina.

Knit and Natter

Tuesday 17th July 2:00 pm

After a short summer break in June, Knit & Natter returns to the home of Queen Judy. As always, everyone is most welcome. However, as we aim to finalise the costumes for the Convention  please make a special effort to be there if you are going to Portsmouth. Enjoy a chat and cuppa as well! Cost is £2 to cover refreshments. Please contact Queen Judy so she has an idea of numbers.

Coffee at Haskins Garden Centre

Tuesday 24th July at 10:30 am

Informal get together for coffee and a chat plus a chance to do a bit of retail therapy





“Curious about Brighton” Walk and cream tea

Tuesday 21st August 11:00

Have fun discovering Brighton with a self-guided, heritage walk plus an optional treasure hunt. For anyone who would like to stoke up their energy levels first, we will meet for brunch at The Breakfast Club and the walk (around 12.30) will be followed (for those who wish to partake) by a delicious cream tea at the new Ivy Restaurant in the Lanes. As we will need to book at the Ivy quite early, please contact Jessica, Princess of Pebbly Beach, as soon as possible to let her know you’d like to come

To see the Ivy tea menu, please follow this link:




Tuesday 13th November 10.30 am – 2.00 pm


This is the one event of the year when all our members are expected to come along. If you can’t then please let Queen Judy know as soon as possible. Otherwise – please save the date now!


Blueberry Muffins Christmas  Party

Arun View Friday 30th November 7.00 for 7.30 pm

Prices to be confirmed in few months but expected to be around £22 for 2 courses or £26.50 for three courses

Arun View is easily accessible by public transport – 3 minutes walk from Littlehampton Station or 5 minutes from the 700 bus stop. Please pay your deposit of £5 to Queen Judy by 4th August at the Denton Lounge at the latest Cash or cheques payable to Blueberry Muffins



Events in July and August


Saturday 7th July – Coffee at Denton Lounge

Sunday 8th July – Sunday Lunch at Rustington Manor

Wednesday 11th July – French Evening at the Egremont

Tuesday 17th July – Knit & Natter

Tuesday 24th July – Coffee at Haskins

Saturday 4th August – Coffee at Denton Lounge

Tuesday 21st August – Brighton walk and cream tea

Tuesday 17th July – Knit & Natter

Tuesday 24th July – Coffee at Haskins


Tuesday 21st August – Brighton walk and cream tea



You are reminded that it is your own decision to take part in these events and you do so at your own risk. 


If you offer someone a lift, and especially if you take payment for it, you are advised to check your motor insurance policy beforehand.


Blueberry Muffins’ real names, phone numbers, home addresses and email addresses will never be published on our website, but members’ Red Hat Society titles and photographs will be featured.  Anyone unhappy about being part of a group photo appearing on our website should notify Queen Judy or Queen Jenny