10 May 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter



The holy month of Ramadan has commenced.  There has been a relaxation of the strict restrictions.  Please follow all the social distancing guidelines issued by the government and have a safe and happy month


Tuesday Morning Social

12 May at 10am


We are having an RL Tuesday Social on Tuesday 12 May via the social messaging app Zoom!
You will need to download the app, if you don’t already have it, and email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to let her know you would like to join our Zoom coffee morning.  Jackie will then send you an email invitation which you can use to join the Zoom meeting.  Just click on the link in the email you receive at 10am on Tuesday.
The meeting will start at 10am on Tuesday 12th May and bring your own coffee
Don’t forget to download the Zoom app to participate and email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to take part

RL Circles News

As the circle leaders are getting to grips with social media a number of the circles are having virtual meetings online.  Jackie has been able to set up a calendar of circles for May



Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com with your pictures, suggestions and activities. We love to see what everyone is getting up to during this unusual time.

Where are you at the moment? Please let us know and send some lovely photos

Mandy is with her family in West Sussex, waiting for flights to resume like so many people. The weather is glorious and they played a sunset game of rounders with their neighbours, keeping 2 metres apart in a large field.


French Circle


Very sadly our wonderful circle leader Beatrice is leaving UAE and we need a replacement teacher.  The French circle is a thriving group and we need a French speaker who would be willing to lead the Ranches Ladies French Circle

Please let Jackie know if you can think of someone on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com and of more information about the role

Book Circle & Literary Lunch


Our next book is Grown Ups by Marian Keyes which will be in May. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for an actual meeting but if not, zoom is a good alternative!



The Literary Lunch Circle is reading the Lido by Libby Page




Inspired by the lovely art we see from members of the art circle every week, Supriya has picked up her paintbrush and produced this delicate painting of a rosebud


And Rajul is making the most beautiful pencil drawings, alongside her beautiful silk paintings, but she also recently finished this intricate embroidery


Giving Tuesday

Jackie set up her plant give away in the drive way of her home to help #Givingtuesdaynow on 5th May. She has green fingers and loves propagating new plants from her existing collection

Keeping Fit


On Tuesday 12 May at 3pm RL member Rana Nazar will commence her sessions of face yoga. Anyone interested in joining can contact her either by email to Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or via her facebook page at Rana Nazer



Mariana’s yoga group usually meets every Monday and Thursday but while classes are on hold you can still carry on keeping fit!  Mariana is live streaming her yoga exercises. Check out this link to join in at home

Here is the new event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2458192011111567/




Join Phillipa (and her dogs) for therapy Pilates. Phillipa is a physio at OptimalTHERAPY offering small, specific pilates classes via ZOOM where she can give you individual attention and feedback. Ranches Ladies get a discount on the Wednesday afternoon class.

For more information or to book contact Phillipa at 0502056246 or phillipa@optimalfitness.ae.
Mon 5-6pm, Wed 2-3pm, Thurs 7:30am & Sat 9am.




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