February 2023

February saw us taking our Friday park walks a little farther afield as we explored Islington & St. Pancras Cemetery, Hampstead Heath, Holland Park, and Regent’s Park. Jan Knight’s informative presentation about ‘Giving to Charity’ made up our regular monthly meeting with the evening topped off by Deb generously providing pink fizz to celebrate her birthday. We had a great circular walk in the vicinity of St. Margaret’s, Hertfordshire (with a pub lunch in Ware) following at times the River Lee or along a disused railway line. There were plenty of snowdrops and even some friendly birders who identified a group of Red Crested Pochards for us and let us look through their binoculars.  Book Group had a welcome return to ‘in-person’ meeting for the first time in three years with a good discussion of The Hare with the Amber Eyes.