Top Hat at Kilworth Hall. Top notch! On Saturday 3rd September, 20 Rutland Red Hatters and friends, beautifully turned out in red and purple, met on the lawns of Kilworth Hall. Everything was laid on – beautiful surroundings, lively company, warm sunshine, plentiful drinks, and a delicious picnic packed in Queen Tess’s elegant individual boxes. We have been to the theatre at Kilworth several times … Continue reading Top Hat, Kilworth
A small gang of Red Hatters headed to Southwell (say it Suth’ll or South-well whichever you prefer) Racecourse for Ladies Day on 20 August. Inspired by The Lady Tryss de Rioja (aka Joanne from Wing) who clearly has an eye for the gee-gees and had been the previous year, we decided to go for the Trackside Lawn ‘upmarket’ enclosure. We therefore had the luxury of … Continue reading Racy Ladies!
On Sunday 9th July, 26 Red Hatters and friends were picked up bright(?) and early by a cheerful coach driver. The journey down was slow and traffic-jammed, but by midday we arrived and negotiated the walk over the stepped bridge and into Hampton Court Grounds. Some of us looked at the formal gardens round the Palace, before entering a large and bewildering showground packed with … Continue reading Hampton Court Flower Show
Five Years! Unbelievable… and we don’t look a day older! We celebrated last night in Morcott village hall, midst a sea of balloons and bunting, wine and music. I did have to tazzle about the lanes of Rutland looking for our musician, who got seriously lost and ended up outside the Wheatsheaf in Edith Weston, on the verge of tears. However, he was duly rescued and … Continue reading 5th Birthday Party!
It was all hands to the wheel on Wednesday when a dozen of us gowned up in bright blue overalls and rubber gloves to take a spot of car mechanicals in the Kwikfit Garage in Melton. Fuelled with big fat cream cakes and hot drinks from the dispenser (free!) we set about learning the art of changing a tyre, checking for wear on the treads … Continue reading Kwikfit hoot
Written by Joanne… Well, ten intrepid trainee pie makers gathered at The Old Pork Pie Shoppe (where were the rest of you?) Pork Pie Meister Andy, was there to greet us and persuade us into baking attire. Reluctance to shed our red hats was cleverly overcome by being given a stylish RED hairnet ! Hands washed,smiles fixed, we gathered round a long table where the ingredients … Continue reading Pork Pie Making
Oooh it was spooky… Ok, it wasn’t that spooky, it was more fun than scary and we laughed a lot as we gingerly stepped down dark alleys knowing that Matin Tempest, the professional actor who leads the ghost walk, would inevitably jump out at us, and leave our skins behind. Even though we came to expect it, he would double cross us by appearing high … Continue reading Ghost walk