Blueberry Muffins Newsletter – April 2019

Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!    


W. H. Gibson




A wonderful opportunity to visit Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.

Travel by coach with several convenient pick up points between Lancing and Angmering.

The trip will include coach travel, entry to the Gardens and ticket to ride on the steam railway

Although the trip will be free for those members who paid their 2018 sub, we will require a £15 deposit (payable by cheque to the

Blueberry Muffins), which will be returned on the day of travel. 

Latest date for £15 cheque deposit payments to Queen Jenny or Queen Judy will be 20th April latest. After that date any spare seats will be offered to non-members 

Members are able to bring friends; however, we will hold a waiting list for friends and places will be available once all our members have had a chance to secure their own places.  Any friends joining us will need to wear Red Hat colours/hat etc. and pay a non-refundable £20.00.   We have a 49 seater coach, so there should be room


Saturday 6th April March

Denton Lounge 10 am

We will meet this month at the Denton Lounge, Marine Parade Worthing.  As usual, no need to book but hopefully a good number of our ladies will be coming to enjoy a Saturday morning coffee and a chat


Sunday Lunch Club

“The Last Resort”

Sunday 28th April 1pm


Because of Easter, our regular Sunday lunch will be on the fourth rather than third Sunday, but we will have a chance to sample this delightful private club at 72 Marine Parade Worthing and enjoy one of their delicious roasts.

Please contact Countess Krissy as soon as you can to let her know if you would like her to book you a seat.

Knit & Natter

Thursday 18th April 2pm – 4pm

Angie, the Princess Cucina, will be hosting this month. Please do let her know if you would like to come so she can cater for you. Contribution to costs is £2 for a lovely afternoon of – well – Knit and Natter plus tea and biccies of course!


Shakespeare Sonnet Walk

Saturday April 20th

This year’s Shakespeare Sonnet Walk from Westminster to The Globe Theatre will be held on Saturday April 20th. If you have never been on one of these walks before, they are great fun.  Participants carry a long stemmed rose as identification and at certain points along the way you are accosted by, often strange, people, who will quote sonnets or other pieces of Shakespeare’s writings to you.  The walk takes a couple of hours at a leisurely pace. . All tickets for this event have now been sold, but please contact Angie if you are interested in joining the waiting list.


Away day in Horsham!

Friday 26th April

Let’s flourish our bus passes and pop on the Metro bus to Horsham! There we can have a good old mooch round the shops,

including a number of excellent charity shops, and then regain our energy with coffee and cake followed by a lunch for those who wish to stay for that as well. Full timing and bus details will be sent round nearer the time but, meanwhile, if you are interested, please contact Jessica, Princess of Pebbly Beach, so she has an idea of numbers

Events in April and May

Saturday 6th April – coffee at the Denton Lounge

Thursday 18th April – Knit & Natter

Saturday 20th April – Sonnet Walk

Friday 26th April – Horsham Away-Day

Sunday 28th April – Sunday Lunch at ‘The Last Resort’

Saturday 4th May – coffee at Munch

Thursday 16th May – Outing to Exbury Gardens




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