What we're about

Hi I am Amanda and I started this group in April 2016 supported by my friend Jill, who gave me emotional support to do it ! It was a bit of a leap in the dark !

As singletons, we wished to extend our friendship group.I have been amazed by the response and we have made some fantastic friendships along the way !

However now a year later, I am changing this group from a singles group to a social group!

This means we can welcome all people in our age group, whether they be single, married whatever!

Many of our new friends have volunteered to be event organizers and are now as involved as I am in providing a large variety of meetup events which have been really successful ! So If you find yourself sitting on the sofa alone to often , thinking wouldn't it be good to extend my/our social group, come and join us!

Our meet up groups meet regularly, and we discuss what our members would like to do on future meet ups. Men and women, all of that certain age that we find ourselves, are welcome. Its good to have a nice mix. The sky is the limit for what we could do as a group , (barring sky diving, actually possibly, this could be a bit hard on the knees! )

Our aim is to have fun, frivolity, laughs, and larks, and make some great friendships, along the way. Hold onto your hats! Do hope you can join us you may well enjoy it!

My commitment to you is to organise at least one event a week, of various types and locations. In the event of my being unable to attend a meetup, through sickness or holiday, I will ask another member if they will host it for me, and remunerate them for there time.

If anyone wants to make a suggestion for an event, I will happily undertake to organise it if is feasible and something that I feel will be a popular event for the group.

All events will be within a reasonable distance of Abingdon so members should not have that far to travel to venues. The exceptions are of course when holiday meetups are arranged!

I charge £24 subscription a year for being a member of the Nifty Fifty, Sassy Sixties social meet up group. This equates to 0.50p per meet up if you attend 4 in a month. I will need you to pay a pro rata subscription into my bank account 8 weeks after joining, whether or not you have attended events. This will enable you to have a taste of Nifty Fifties and Sassy Sixties before you subscribe. I will send a receipt to all those who pay into my account , and my bank details are listed below. I will need you to state your full name as a reference on the payment.

To try to make it clear, if someone wishes to join for example on 6th June 2018, they will pay £18 eight weeks after joining ( 9 months payments whether or not they have attended any events) and then pay £24 again on 5th March 2019. The yearly subscription will always be due on that day for everyone

Miss A.J. Fordyce 09-01-29 account number 04352619

If you could message me privately when you have made payment that will help enormously in my double checking that I have received it.

There will be no refunds after the subscription has been paid.

There will still be costs for the members, for tickets to events, so each member will no doubt want to carefully consider whether they want to still be a member of the group.

The yearly subscription is an additional cost.!

Lastly fortunately, I have not had to ban very many people from the group, but if I have to in the future, a refund of your subscription will not be paid.

Upcoming events (5+)

RSVP to film Finding Your Feet and dinner at the Wildwood Wantage 26/1/18

Hi everyone, How about joining us for dinner and a film at the Wildwood Wantage. The dinner is at 5.45 and it costs just £19.95 for the dinner and the film . Great value. Be a great chance for new members to come and get to know us a little over dinner. The Film is at 7.45, we just go upstairs and find a sofa and a friend to sit and share it with whilst watching the film. The film is - FINDING YOUR FEET RATING: 12 On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate. It has a brilliant cast I have already seen it but want to see it again! The food is STARTERS Garlic & rosemary bread add mozzarella & caramelised onions £1 Baked brie honey, hazelnuts, roasted garlic, black pepper, toasted sourdough Calamari Cajun mayo Caeser salad poached egg, Grana Padano cheese, anchovies, brioche croutons, cos lettuce, Caeser dressing MAINS Pomodoro pasta & salad like an Italian primo course - light portion of healthy tomato pasta & a side salad Spaghetti Bolognese traditional homemade beef ragu Classic burger 7oz beef patty, relish, burger sauce, fries Hot pepperoni pizza red chilli, thyme Pizza Fiorentina black olives, spinach, egg, Gran Moravia cheese DESSERTS Chocolate brownie mint choc chip ice-cream Ice-cream cone ask your server for today's flavours If you would like to come - please select the food you would like and post under comments so that we can give them a pre order. Pay on the night please. I will need your RSVPS by 5th January please and then I can go ahead and let them know how many to expect Cant wait!

RSVP to Cafe Aroma Jazz at Kings Head and Bell, Abingdon

The Kings Head & Bell

The first Jazz Aroma jam session will be on Friday 1st February for all you jazz lovers. If you want to join, sing, play, just come along - or just come along and listen. It will be held in the upstairs room at the Kings Head and Bell on the first Friday of every month going forward so you can make it a regular date in your diary too if you wish. It's free, and no booking required with the pub, but do please RSVP in here so we know who is going. We'll meet upstairs from 7.30pm - just look out for me as I will bag a table for approximately the right number or as many as possible.

RSVP to drinks night at the Bear and Ragged Staff Cumnor Saturday 9th Feb 8pm

Hi everyone. You are cordially invited to join us at the Bear and Ragged Staff Saturday 9th February for drinks from 8.00. The Bear & Ragged Staff in Cumnor is a world away from the Newbury & Swindon roads that stream past only a mile from its door. The heart of the pub is a glorious Tudor beauty. Ancient fireplaces, flagstone floors and mullioned windows with carved lintels, make the bar one of the finest anywhere. A comfortable eatery, conservatory and South-facing terrace provide spaces for every mood . Come and meet us in the bar to the right of the front entrance, which has been reserved for our use. I will be there to meet and greet you. It will be lovely to welcome some of you new members. A chance for you to meet fellow new people and us older inmates! Cant wait excited about this venue. It opens up onto a garden area, is nice and cool in this weather, and a nice large area we can spread ourselves out in. There is a large car park, and the food there is very nice, so if you want to come earlier and grab yourself a bite to eat? Post on meet up if you want to eat and the time and see who would like to join you. Last time some of us migrated to the Conservatory which worked well, all in all it is a delightful pub.

RSVP to Chinese Year of the Pig meal and Lion dancing display

Fancy celebrating the incoming Year of the Pig, Chinese style? At the New Dancing Dragon in Summertown there's not only a Chinese feast lined up but a lion dance display too! The lion dance display is at 6pm and then we'll eat afterwards, so I suggest we all arrive for about 5.30pm to get drinks and be seated. The cost is £30 per head, with a £10 deposit per head payable on RSVPing as I have to confirm numbers and pay over the deposit in the next week to 10 days to ensure our tables. When you RSVP, please take note of the bank account details and pay your deposit (times the number of people you are RSVPing for - guests welcome) with your name as the reference. The menu is as per the restaurant's website - set menu or individual choices. The restaurant website is this: http://newdancingdragon.co.uk/ I'm setting the RSVP deadline to Friday 25th January but if we reach 20 before then I will close RSVPs and confirm numbers then to ensure we don't lose the provisional booking.

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