On Wednesday 30th November an excited coachload of Vall del Pop U3A members left Jalon at 8.45 am on a fresh morning on route to La Zenia boulevard, with everyone wearing their obligatory masks whilst on board. We arrived at La Zenia to clear skies and some lovely sunshine. Everyone was eager to begin shopping, with some of us enjoying a welcome coffee and pastry beforehand.
On Sunday 6th November a coachload from the Vall del Pop U3A ‘swinging sixties’ era descended on Benidorm Palace for an evening of remembrance of our youth for a one-off performance entitled ‘Twist & Shout’ and what an evening it was. For two hours the group, six singers and their four piece backing group, sang and danced us through the sounds we had all grown up with and without a break for breath they took us effortlessly through all of the expected hits and many more.
Last week new members, Liz and Alistair Macleod, hosted a fun evening of Trivia (Quiz) and Bingo at Pepe’s restaurant in Alcalai. This was a new event for Vall del Pop U3A but 40 members decided to test their brains on the trivia quiz, working in teams of four, and their luck with the bingo. We all agreed that a simple meal choice of chicken & chips or fish & chips would be good, and I have to say that Pepe's team did us proud.
On Thursday 13th October 32 U3A Vall del Pop members enjoyed a fabulous Indian evening at the New India Gate, Orba.
On Thursday 9th December 32 of the Vall del Pop U3A gathered on a rather chilly Jalon Rastro site to await the coach to take them to the Neuvo Centre in Valencia. There was much excitement and some apprehension, as due to the pandemic this was the first time they had been able to participate in such a venture for two years. In compliance with covid regulations the number of places on the coach had been reduced in recognition of social distancing and covid passports were checked in readiness for them potentially being required in the shopping centre.