April began with an invitation to spend our meeting at Carolyn & Steve's home. Any club business was swiftly dealt with before moving on to a splendid social evening of friendship & fellowship. Our monthly meal was enjoyed at The Watermill at Ings. In a very relaxed atmosphere we were able to order from an extensive menu, without the need for any pre booked group orders. Perhaps we should try one of their monthly Story Nights for a meeting at some time??
Back at The Salutation we heard from Colin Ranshaw, chair of the Sandgate Hydrotherapy Trust, who explained the benefits of the hydrotherapy pool. Over 450 people each week experience the life-changing benefits of physiotherapy in water - from patients with arthritis, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, head injuries and severe disabilities, to mothers and toddlers, children with learning difficulties, and people recovering from accidents. The comforting temperature of 34. C helps prevent cramps and shivering, and improves circulation, while the weightless feeling of being in water enables people to exercise with greater movement and much less pain.
Our month concluded literally with ‘The Icing on the Cake’. We were invited to Ginger Bakers at Plumgarths near Kendal for a talk and tour from Lisa. From humble beginnings in her home kitchen Ginger Bakers has grown into an award winning family business supplying farmers markets, cafes, coffee shops and deli’s, not forgetting Harrods(!) with delicious cakes and bakes using the freshest ingredients and sourcing local products and packaging.
Very much a ‘foodie month’ enjoyed by all!
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