Stewards Newsletter

June 2018

Hallo and welcome to the Newsletter for flaming June. Somebody told me that it was called Flaming June because the weather was always sunny and warm when we were children. Hope it’s true this year.


We had a great result from the Tombola on the 12th of May and we made a profit of £90.00 – all thanks to you and the wonderful prizes you gave. We are already collecting for our next tombola for which we would like to raise the bar and collect a whopping 200 prizes. You are all absolutely FABULOUS.  I don’t want anymore than that THANK YOU as I won’t be able to store any more!


2 lovely excursions coming up in July:

“Me and My Girl” at Chichester Festival Theatre on the 23nd July.  SOLD OUT but we have a reserve list. With all Theatre trips, we have to book and pay for the tickets well in advance. For instance, we will have to pay for the Pantomime on the 1st September otherwise we will have to hand back our allocation. “Cinderella” is the Panto at the Theatre on the 17th December. Full details of all our excursions are on 2 Notice Boards at the Centre, one in the foyer and the other in T in the Park café. Please collect and check your tickets for “Me and My Girl” from the Office now.


WEYMOUTH DAY EXCURSION on the 18th July – coach departs at 9.00am from the usual place. There are a few tickets still available.


These are actual complaints received by Thomas Cook Vacations. 


They should not allow topless bathing on the beach, it was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”


“On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”


“It’s lazy of the Shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoon as I often needed to buy things during “siesta” time. – this should be banned.”


“My fiancée and I requested twin beds when we booked, but instead we were given a room with a king size bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-imbursed for the fact that I became pregnant, this would not have happened if you put us in the room that we booked.”


A few factoids that I found interesting.


Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has received so much fan mail at the Louvre in Paris since arriving there in 1815 that it is the only painting at the gallery to have its own mailbox.


Giraffes are able to walk unaided at just one hour old.


When the Waltz was first seen in Britain at a Royal Ball in1816, The Times described it as an “indecent foreign dance” with its “voluptuous intertwining of the limbs.” I wonder what they would say about “Strictly Come Dancing?”


LEXOPHILIA – I have been sent a list with that title. I had no idea what it meant but looked it up in my Dictionary but nothing was listed, so I looked it up in my iPad which said that “a Lexophile is a person who loves using words in a Pun ridden way.” So here are a few from the list which I found clever and amusing.


Velcro, what a rip off!


Jokes about German Sausage are the Wurst


I didn’t like my beard at first, but then it grew on me!


I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down!


When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble!


I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop at any time!


I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.


And there’s more, but I’ll save them for another time


I have just been given the latest Pam Ayres book and as usual it makes delightful reading. Having a 6 month old Great Grandson called Marlow, I found this little poem quite appealing.


Have you met my little grandson?  No, I didn’t think you had.

Who’s he like? Well some have said, he’s rather like his Dad.

There are family resemblances, that some have claimed to see.

But anyone with half a brain, can see he looks like me.

Mr grandson’s very beautiful, with gorgeous eyes that shine.

Cornflower blue and frank and true, uncannily like mine.

He’s absolute perfection; I have his photo on the shelf.

Each time I glance across, it’s just like looking at myself.


QUIZ TIME The May Crossword was a great success. Congratulations to the winner Jean Jevon and there is Box of Belgian Biscuits in Reception for you.  Closing date for the Quiz this month will be 10.00am on the 27th June and it’s all about animals!


TUESDAY 19TH JUNE STEWARDS ANNUAL “THANK YOU LUNCH” AT SINAH WARREN. Always a lovely sociable day with an excellent meal and a glass of wine. Relax after lunch around the Outdoor Swimming Pool or take advantage of the Leisure Club, Indoor Pool, Jaccuzi and Sauna.


STOP PRESS – “EVITA” a West End production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Webber Musical at the Kings Theatre on Tuesday 13th November. We have booked 48 seats at £42.00 including the coach for the evening performance. An open day for the bookings will open at 10.00am at the Centre on Tuesday 10th July.


Best Wishes.


Cathy Kennealy