24 May 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter



Eid is a grand festival when all family members, close friends, and dear relatives meet and celebrate together with great food, amazing gifts, and create everlasting memories.  May this Eid bring you unlimited joy and may all your wishes come true on this holy day

Eid Mubarak blessed by the grace of Allah


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

Let us know where are you at the moment and send some lovely photos so we can see what is happening around the globe


Tuesday Morning Social

26 May at 10am



We would love you to join us on Zoom on Tuesday at 10am.  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

We look forward to seeing you


RL Circles News


We now have a few regular weekly circles which are held on online. On Mondays and Thursdays at 8.30am Mariana is live streaming her Yoga classes and on Wednesdays at 2-3pm Optimal Fitness is holding Pilates sessions. Please email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any more information


French Circle



The French circle has been meeting every Sunday on Zoom at 10am. As we announced last week, Bea is sadly leaving UAE, but the good news is that we have found a new circle leader, Dominique Simon, and she will start teaching on Zoom on 30th May.

Bienvenue to Dominique, au revoir et merci to Beatrice


 Literary Lunch



The next Literary Lunch will be Monday 22nd June and Karen will send out a Zoom link nearer the time. If anyone wants to join us and you haven’t used Zoom just let her know and she can give you some pointers.

Next month’s book moves us away from fiction and is a true life story Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner. Thanks for the recommendation Liz it looks really interesting


Book Circle 



This is the June choice of the Book circle. The date for the Zoom meeting will be announced nearer the time




Sarah at OptimalFitness has started a Thursday morning Zumba session at 9.30am on Zoom. Carole attended and was full of praise for how well run it was and it is very good value.  Contact Sarah or Jackie on the email below to join this class.

OptimalFitness are also offering a 10% discount on all class packages which will give you access to not only Sarah’s Zumba class on Thursdays but all of their current programmes. This offer is for all Arabian Ranches Ladies members so please tell your friends as they currently offer a wide variety of live zoom classes.

Contact sarah1967.sr@googlemail.com to avail this offer


Poetry Circle


Carole’s poetry circle are keen to Zoom. Let her know if you’d like to join her poetry reading session on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com




Sara has made some terrarium gardens in glass globes and a giant goblet with succulents and cacti. They need very little watering. She has also repurposed old terracotta biriani pots from her local Indian restaurant takeaways. They make lovely plant pots




Eleanor has drawn this delightful chimpanzee.  The art circle may be one of the busiest circles?  If you think your circle can challenge the artists for productivity in lockdown please let us know, the challenge is on



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