Now we've had several fantastic trips we will be separating the photographs out on to individual pages categorised by 'adventure'! This will make it easier to see the crazy stuff we've been doing.
(The Gallery was last updated April 2019)
Some photographs from things we've done so far…and had a great deal of fun doing!
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Barn Dance - 22 March 2019
We have now held our first barn dance!
We had around sixty members attend this delightful evening. To say we had fun would be an understatement!
One of the great things about barn dances is that it's very forgiving. With a quick bit of tuition from the caller before each of the dances it's quick to learn what to do so that everyone can get on with it. The main thing is that, even if you get it wrong, there will be someone who pushes the non-conformers in the right direction.
The food was either a fish and chip supper or a veggie option.
Given the success of this new experience we may consider holding more of these nights. Hmm? Yes, we know. It then ceases to be a new experience but who cares. We're bound to have some attend who've not been to a barn dance. So, for them, it will be a new experience!
Click the link button below to see the Barn Dance Gallery…lots of pictures!
28 members of the New Experiences Group tried something a bit different in January. We went to the Learn to Dance school in Burnham for a jiving lesson. A very lovely young man was very patient with us all, guiding us through each step at a time until we could manage spins and hip bumps with various degrees of competence. Both partners trying to spin at the same time tested even the most co-ordinated and it was more luck than judgement whether we ended up facing each other at the end of the move. However, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had a very good work-out.
In early December 2018, 34 members were really keen to try the Escape Room. This is where you are locked in a room and have 60 minutes to escape by finding various clues and unlocking padlocks to discover more clues. What we didn't expect was that we would be blindfolded and handcuffed together and then left in a dark room. It took quite a few of our minutes to find lights and several more to find a key to open our padlocks before we could start to try to escape from the room. We had 6 different Escape Room groups. Some managed to escape and others didn't but all enjoyed the experience. 11 of us combined this with a murder mystery game. Guessing the murderer was a bit of a lottery but several of us managed it.
18 of us went paintballing on October 23rd 2018. Some were dragooned into it but were glad they went afterwards. Some of us spent a lot of time hiding behind oil drums trying not to be hit but others were very gung ho. There were a few bruises but we all survived to fight another day. Our two teams drew 36-36.
We tried our hand at windsurfing on October 5th 2018. It proved to be quite difficult, particularly since there was absolutely no wind but we enjoyed it nonetheless.
We combined Orienteering with a Scavenger Hunt in Black Park in August 2018. We had great fun on the Go Ape course in Black Park in late May 2018. There were a few scary moments but we all emerged unscathed with nothing worse than trousers full of woodshavings. In April 2018 we tried the Go-Karting course in Aylesbury. As our circuits were timed this resulted in some very competitive overtaking.
In October 2017 18 of us travelled to Herrings Green Farm to take part in a field sports day. We tried rifle shooting, archery and crossbows with some success. Then laser clay pigeon shooting with success for some but abject failure for others, followed by knife throwing (abject failure all round). It looks so easy at the circus!! However, we all had a great time and notched up a few new experiences.
On 28th December 2017 we held a murder mystery party. The setting was a Hollywood Awards ceremony and many attendees dressed the part. As well as working out who the murderer was, excerpts from new films were acted out, resulting in much laughter all round.
- In early December 2017 a group of us went to "Unique Like You" in Chalfont St Peter to paint some ceramics for Christmas presents and decorations. We were all pleased with our unique creations.
We went to the Chalfonts St Giles Lawn Bowls Club on Tuesday 1 August 2017. The pictures show how good we all were. 🙂
8 drowned rats after our 2nd new experience in May 2017- a Segway Safari in Black Park on the wettest day of the year. Great fun was had whizzing through all the puddles.
Group members at our first new experience in April 2017 - a treasure hunt in Chalfont St Peter