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This months book is The Collector by John Fowles. Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, art student Miranda. Coming into unexpected money, he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to understand her captor if she is to gain her freedom…
Please read itinerary in full: If you are unable to attend for any reason please be sure to change your RSVP, otherwise our departure will be delayed. My contact number is[masked]. We meet outside the Fishery Inn pub (near the 🚂 station) at 14:00 for a 14:10 departure. This is also where it ends if you fancy a cheeky beverage🍺🍷☕️ as a reward after 👍🏻 NB: I have arranged free car 🚗 parking at the pub. You must enter your car reg on their machine in the pub, before we depart. They have reserved seating for us on our return. We start with a short walk along the canal, then under the A41 and up the steep Felden Lane to the Chiltern Way. Along the walk we will incorporate bridleways, kissing gates, open pastures, enclosed paths, arable fields, unmade roads, amazing houses, a golf course, little country lanes and finally back to the pub whereby we would have completed an approximate 6.5 mile route. Will be 2.5-3 hours. Fairly easy walk with one hill and all gate stiles have been removed. The walk takes into consideration the recent advice by the government that groups of up to 6 people from different households are allowed to meet outdoors from June 1st. We will have two separate groups of 6. Please take the following precautions if you are planning on attending this walk: 1. Only attend if you have no symptoms or believe that you have not been exposed to the virus 🤒 2. Only attend if you, or anyone you are a carer for, are not in the vulnerable category. 3. Greet people without physical contact 🙋🏼♂️ 4. Walk at a safe distance from others on the walk, at least 2 metres apart ↔️ NB: This event is not led by a qualified leader, or covered by insurance. Please wear suitable boots 🥾 and clothing. The organiser cannot be held responsible for any injuries, however caused. Members are expected to take responsibility for their own preparation and safety (including fluids, sun protection and a snack).
Bring a chair or a blanket & join us for drinks on the green (seating is very limited so please bring your own). The pub will also be serving a limited range of cocktails in the outdoor gazebo & also a wood fire pizza van will be attending in case you feel peckish. There are 3 hosts & we will split into 3 groups of 6 people each. Numbers are restricted due to current circumstances so please only RSVP if you are definitely attending & as always keep your RSVP up to date to allow someone on the waiting list a place. Recent advice from the government states that from 1st June up to 6 people from different households are allowed to meet outdoors. We will sit in 3 groups each with 6 people. Please bear in mind the following Please take the following precautions if you are planning on attending 1. Only attend if you have no symptoms or reason to believe you have been exposed to the virus 2. Only attend if you, or anyone you are a carer for, are not in the vulnerable category 3. Stay at a safe distance from others at least 2 meters apart. 4. Greet people without physical contact Pam, Iris & Russ
The food festival starts at 12pm, Melanie and I will be there from 1.30pm onwards and I will post a message at this time letting you know where you can find us. The food festival has a bar and a disco and plenty of choice of food. Hopefully there will be something that tickles your taste buds. Feel free to bring chairs and picnic blankets so we can get settled for the afternoon. Please remember to adhere to social distancing rules throughout the event.