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Mary's Birthday

Busy Week Of Fun

A warm autumn morning on Sunday 22nd October saw the Vall del Pop U3A hosted a car boot sale on the Rastro site in Jalon. As we entered we were encouraged to start with sausage in a roll and coffee – but no shopping and browsing was to be the first order of the day. As we wandered around the stalls, including clothes/china & glassware/books & games/tools & electrical items, my wife was attracted to several stalls with clothes, I found another stall selling cakes!

It was nice to see that the U3A had encouraged local charities to attend with Jalon Valley Help and Paws Xalo both in evidence. It was very pleasant, after the shopping, to sit and enjoy coffee with sausage in a roll whilst listening to Paul Corazzo entertain us with songs.

A few days earlier, on Tuesday 17th, 42 of the U3A ladies visited the reopened Vall del Pop restaurant in Lliber and enjoyed their lunch in the glazed naya set on an elevated terrace with beautiful vistas over the vine covered valley. They were served with drinks and an aperitif before their chosen starters and main courses arrived. Everyone was impressed with how delicious and beautifully the waitresses present the lunch.

It was a special day for one of the ladies as Mary Wood was celebrating her birthday and she was presented with a small bouquet and card, with a chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’ from us all.

Earlier on Saturday 14th October, Liz Miller hosted after a fabulous evening of 60/70s singing and dancing. As members arrived some second takes were necessary to discover who was under the various hairstyles, colourful clothes and make up.

It was a night of fun with entertainment provided by Kenny's Musical Cabaret bringing back memories of teenage years with tunes such as Sweet Caroline, Brown Eyed Girl and Always on My Mind, coupled with songs from Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. What a treat.

After they had tucked in to Chicken Curry , Chili and lots more it was time for everyone to get up on the dance floor and sing along to their favourite tunes. It's amazing that we can remember all the words but can't remember where we have left our car keys!!! A very big thank to Liz Miller for raising an amazing 638€ for local charities.

Written by Peter Sockett, aided by Sally Ellis & Sandra Welham
Photos from U3A

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