Author: Ranches Ladies

5 July 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

 

 

The summer holiday period is approaching but unlike other years most UAE residents will be staying put in the region .  Ranches Ladies has a number of online circles still meeting and members will be continuing to paint, sew, make mosaics and enjoy all their crafts.

Although Dubai is gradually returning to normal Ranches Ladies cannot resume its activities, meetings and circles until we have received government approval from the CDA.  As a result we cannot resume our Tuesday coffee mornings or organise the usual circles.  Many Ranches Ladies will be meeting friends informally but please understand RL cannot organise any meetings yet.  Please bear with us and continue with your online activities.

We will let you know as soon as Ranches Ladies can meet face to face again

 

Please continue to email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com with all your pictures, suggestions and activities.

Once a year, with the approval of the CDA, RL has sent a donation to Al Ihsan.  As RL has not yet been authorised to resume our activities we cannot apply to the CDA to make a donation until later in the year.

Tuesday Morning Social

7 July at 10am

 

 

RL is holding our Zoom coffee morning every 2 weeks and the next will be on 07 July at 10am.  We would love you to join us to catch up with your news.

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 7 July

We look forward to seeing you

 

RL Circles News

 

You can view the Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and our home page for updates.  We are keeping a watchful eye on events and will let you know if circles can resume in September/October.

Literary Lunch

The next Literary Lunch book is Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce. A zoom link will be sent later in the month

Thank you very much to those of you who joined the Zoom on Monday, we had a good discussion about the fascinating ‘Lady in Waiting’ and caught up on a lot of other things too

Quilting

Sara’s 4th July table runner and mats

Online Circles

We now have a few regular weekly circles which are held on online and will continue for the next few weeks. On Mondays and Thursdays at 2pm Mariana is live streaming her Yoga classes and on Wednesdays at 2-3pm Optimal Fitness is holding Pilates sessions.   The French Circle meets every Sunday at 10am on Zoom

 

 

Please email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any more information and to sign up

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28 June 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

 

 

The summer holiday period is here but unlike other years most UAE residents may be staying put in the region.  Ranches Ladies has a number of online circles still meeting and members will be continuing to paint, sew, make mosaics, read and discuss books and enjoy all their crafts whilst continuing to social distance.

Although Dubai is gradually returning to normal RL cannot resume its activities, meetings and circles until we have received government approval from the CDA.  As a result we cannot resume our Tuesday coffee mornings or organise the usual circles. Please bear with us and continue with your online activities.

We will let you know as soon as Ranches Ladies can meet face to face again

 

Please continue to email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com with all your pictures, suggestions and activities.

Tuesday Morning Social

7 July at 10am

 

 

RL is holding our Zoom coffee morning every 2 weeks and the next will be on 7 July at 10am.  We would love you to join us to catch up with your news.

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 7 July

We look forward to seeing you

 

Treasurer

 

RL is delighted to announce that Jayshree Pau has agreed to take over the role of RL treasurer when Anne steps down.  Anne is a valued member of the RL committee and she will be greatly missed so we are particularly thrilled that we have found a worthy replacement.

Jayshree is a qualified accountant so we are extremely lucky that she has agreed to join the committee. Welcome Jayshree x

RL Circles News

 

You can view the Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and our home page for updates.  We are keeping a watchful eye on events and will let you know if circles can resume in September/October.

We now have a few regular weekly circles which are held on online and will continue for the next few weeks. On Mondays and Thursdays at 2pm Mariana is live streaming her Yoga classes and on Wednesdays at 2-3pm Optimal Fitness is holding Pilates sessions. The French Circle meets every Sunday at 10am on Zoom

Sadly online Zumba with Sarah has been cancelled but Optimal Fitness are continuing with other online activities, including Pilates, and are offering a 10% discount off all their classes for Ranches Ladies.

 

 

Please email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any more information and to sign up

 

Heike’s incredible quilt

 

A silk painting by Rajul

 

A portrait in watercolour by Carole

 

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21 June 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

 

 

The summer holiday period is approaching but unlike other years most UAE residents will be staying put in the region until they can be sure they can return safely if they leave for a trip.  Ranches Ladies has a number of online circles still meeting and members will be continuing to paint, sew, make mosaics and enjoy all their crafts.

Please continue to email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com with all your pictures, suggestions and activities.  There has been a complete re-opening of malls and businesses in Dubai so we are now able to move around with more freedom. However, social distancing is still in force and we hope all RL members will to continue to keep themselves safe

Tuesday Morning Social

23 June at 10am

 

 

RL is holding our Zoom coffee morning every 2 weeks and the next will be on 23 June at 10am.  We would love you to join us to catch up with your news.

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 23 June

We look forward to seeing you

 

RL Circles News

 

You can view the June Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and our home page for updates.  We are keeping a watchful eye on events and will let you know if circles can resume in September/October.

We now have a few regular weekly circles which are held on online and will continue for the next few weeks. On Mondays and Thursdays at 2pm Mariana is live streaming her Yoga classes and on Wednesdays at 2-3pm Optimal Fitness is holding Pilates sessions.  Online Zumba is every Thursday at 9.30am with Sarah.  The French Circle meets every Sunday at 10am on Zoom

 

 

Please email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any more information and to sign up

Literary Lunch

 

 

The next Literary Lunch will be tomorrow, Monday 22nd June, and Karen has sent out a Zoom link

Book Circle 

 

 

This is the June choice of the Book circle which is meeting on Zoom today, 21 June

Discounts:

 

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

This week RL is delighted to highlight our discount partner Cocoon Spa in Motor City. Look at our webpage http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for details of all our discounts

 

 

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14 June 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

 

The summer holiday period is approaching but unlike other years most UAE residents will be staying put in the region until they can be sure they can return safely if they leave for a trip.  Ranches Ladies has a number of online circles still meeting and members will be continuing to paint, sew, make mosaics and enjoy all their crafts.

 

Please continue to email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com with all your pictures, suggestions and activities.  There has been a complete re-opening of malls and businesses in Dubai so we are now able to move around with more freedom. However, social distancing is still in force and we hope all RL members will to continue to keep themselves safe

Treasurer Needed

 

This is an urgent appeal for someone to assume the role of RL treasurer.  Very sadly our current treasurer, Anne, is leaving UAE to return to Scotland and we need to find a replacement. RL has an accountant to draw up the RL accounts but we need someone to handle petty cash, oversee our banking and keep the chequebook. It is not an onerous role, RL is a non profit making organisation, and would suit someone with experience of handling the accounts of small voluntary clubs like a PTA or scout troops. Experience is not essential!

Please email Hayet, our RL president, to discuss the role and see if it could be for you on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

 

Tuesday Morning Social

23 June at 10am

 

 

RL will hold our Zoom coffee mornings every 2 weeks and the next will be on 23 June at 10am.  We would love you to join us to catch up with your news.  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 23 June

We look forward to seeing you

 

RL Circles News

 

You can view the June Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and our home page for updates.  We are keeping a watchful eye on events and will let you know if circles can resume in September/October.

We now have a few regular weekly circles which are held on online. On Mondays and Thursdays at 2pm Mariana is live streaming her Yoga classes and on Wednesdays at 2-3pm Optimal Fitness is holding Pilates sessions.  Online Zumba is every Thursday at 9.30am with Sarah.  The French Circle meets every Sunday at 10am on Zoom

 

 

Please email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any more information and to sign up

Mosaics

 

Jo, the mosaic circle leader, has been mainly doing pottery in lockdown but has started this mosaic too

 

 

Literary Lunch

 

 

The next Literary Lunch will be Monday 22nd June and Karen will send out a Zoom link nearer the time.  Next month’s book moves us away from fiction and is a true life story Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner

 

Book Circle 

 

 

This is the June choice of the Book circle. The date for the Zoom meeting will be 21 June

 

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7 June 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Tuesday Morning Social

9 June at 10am

 

 

RL will hold our Zoom coffee mornings every 2 weeks from 9 June at 10am.  We would love you to join us to catch up with your news.  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 9 June

We look forward to seeing you

 

Sad News

 

 

We have had very sad news from our dear RL member, Anne Archibald.  Her beloved husband Hugh has passed away in hospital and is going to be hugely missed by Anne, all his friends and his colleagues.  Anne and Hugh enjoyed 40 years of happiness and travelled the world together.

God bless you both

Keep in Touch

 

 

Mandy has sent this beautiful picture of East Preston beach in West Sussex during the glorious weather in UK last week.  There are still many RL members in UK waiting to return home. We are looking forward to seeing you all back soon.

Please continue to email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com with all your pictures, suggestions and activities.  There has been a complete re-opening of malls and businesses in Dubai so we are now able to move around with more freedom. However, social distancing is still in force and we hope all RL members will to continue to keep themselves safe.

 

RL Circles News

 

We are keeping a watchful eye on events and will let you know if circles can resume in September.  Please look at our weekly circles calendar on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and our home page for updates

We now have a few regular weekly circles which are held on online. On Mondays and Thursdays at 2pm Mariana is live streaming her Yoga classes and on Wednesdays at 2-3pm Optimal Fitness is holding Pilates sessions.  Online Zumba is every Thursday at 9.30am with Sarah.  The French Circle meet every Sunday at 10am on Zoom

 

 

Please email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any more information and to sign up

 

Art Circle

 

 

Elizabeth our circle leader has sent a message of thanks to the members of the art circle who have shared their art work throughout the lockdown and given us all something to enjoy.  Elizabeth is hoping to return to UK soon.  This is a painting of Rita’s grandson

 

Quilting

 

Sara has completed this traditional Card Trick quilt and has even had a go at “stitch in the ditch” quilting.  Quilters have thoroughly enjoyed being able to quilt uninterrupted for 3 months!

 

Rags to Riches

 

 

Anne and Jeannette have been spending a lot of time crocheting these mask mates.  This was an enjoyable pastime for Anne while she has been at the hospital with Hugh and is hugely appreciated by hospital staff

 

Literary Lunch

 

 

The next Literary Lunch will be Monday 22nd June and Karen will send out a Zoom link nearer the time.  Next month’s book moves us away from fiction and is a true life story Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner

 

Book Circle 

 

 

This is the June choice of the Book circle. The date for the Zoom meeting will be 21 June

 

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31 May 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

 

Eid Mubarak blessed by the grace of Allah

Still Going Strong

 

 

Ranches Ladies was front page news back in 2010. It is wonderful that Carole has kept our organisation flourishing for over 14 years and that we are still here as strong as ever in 2020. A few faces may have changed but Carole is still an active member offering her support and advice to the Committee and our president, Hayet, and running her ever popular Scottish Dancing and Poetry Circles.

What a marvellous thing to see, thanks to Clementina for spotting it

 

Keep in Touch

 

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 as the lockdowns are easing.  We are watching carefully all the news about the easing of restrictions and will let you know when we start to discuss the next steps

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

 

Tuesday Morning Social

9 June at 10am

 

 

RL will hold our Zoom coffee mornings every 2 weeks from 9 June at 10am.  We would love you to join us to catch up with your news.  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 9 June

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.  Online Zumba is every Thursday at 9.30am with Sarah

Please email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any more information and to sign up

 

French Circle

 

 

The intermediate French circle has been meeting every Sunday on Zoom at 10am.  Dominique will lead the class today

 

 Literary Lunch

 

 

The next Literary Lunch will be Monday 22nd June and Karen will send out a Zoom link nearer the time.  Next month’s book moves us away from fiction and is a true life story Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner

 

Book Circle 

 

 

This is the June choice of the Book circle. The date for the Zoom meeting will be 21 June

 

Mosaics

 

Karen has finally completed her mosaic table top.  It is a marvellous art deco design and she has been using all the skills she has learnt in her mosaic circle classes

 

Art

 

Rajul, the silk painting class leader, has been getting creative with her daughter. They have done some intricate zentangle designs and Rajul painted this lovely watercolour

 

Carole has painted this wonderful watercolour of Neil Gow, an eighteenth century Scottish fiddle player

 

The Gardening Circle

 

Pest Control Tips from the Gardening Circle

If you have a problem with leaf rust on your plants – especially ficus and frangipani, Susan has had great success treating hers with NeemGuard which is available from Amazon and also the Dubai Garden Centre. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle.

Look out for mealy bugs attacking your hibiscus and frangipani plants at this time of year especially on the new leaves and flower buds. These can be sprayed with a mixture of 2 tsp of washing up liquid in 4 lts of water in the late afternoon

 

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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

Zumba

 

 

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

 

Gardening

 

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

 

Art

 

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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17 May 2020

.Ranches Ladies Newsletter

 

This is a good time to say thank you to all the frontline health workers wherever you are, you have put yourselves in danger to protect us and your selflessness has not gone unnoticed. Thank you all

 

The holy month of Ramadan is entering it’s last week.  This has been a quiet and gentle period of time and we are looking forward to the celebration of Eid. 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

17 May at 10am

We had a surprisingly successful RL Tuesday Social on Tuesday 12 May via the social messaging app Zoom! As a result we are very keen to keep them going and plan to do a second one on Tuesday 19 May at 10am.
Please let us know if 10am UAE time suits you or if another time would be more convenient. Beth was able to join us from South Africa but it is earlier in Europe and UK and we would like as many RL members to join us as possible
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.

RL Circles News

 

We have had some lovely RL news from UK where Nazreen’s daughter Zoya has given birth to a healthy little girl in Liverpool, Feya Abidi.  The medical team were amazing.  Congratulations to the whole family

 

 

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 like Dianne who is in lockdown in Grantham, Lincolnshire in UK having been evacuated from deepest, darkest Peru.  Dianne is missing all the circles, particularly Scottish Dancing, and all our lovely Ranches ladies

 

Quilting

 

 

Look at this masterpiece by RL quilter Jo Curtis. Jo has been using the lockdown to complete a lot of her unfinished projects.  This particular 3D quilt takes an enormous amount of preparation and planning and is not for the fainthearted.  Absolutely stunning

 

Silk Painting

 

 

Rajul is looking forward to when the circles will resume and she can restart her silk painting classes. She is a talented artist but she can teach you some of her techniques and skills so anyone can produce a silk painting of their own.  This particular piece has been inspired by hope following the period of lockdown.

Mums and Tots

 

Natasha Tompkinson is Yvonne Elliott’s daughter and she has created a new Instagram page where she’ll be sharing ideas on how keep your child happy and entertained whilst learning at the same time. She is an early years teacher with a wealth of knowledge that she’d love to share.

All you have to do is search for @inspire_tiny_learners on Instagram!

 

 

Keeping Fit

 

Sarah at Optimal Fitness is offering to start an online zumba class for RL on Thursday mornings, suggested time 9.30am.  Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you are interested in some fun fitness!

 

 

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

 

Colour for Life Webinar

 

Veronique from Studio One Hotel announced that Studio One is hosting a free webinar with Colour Specialist Mark Wentworth this week. He will be talking about your life colour and how colour can impact your life!  We would love for Ranches Ladies to join, Mark is amazing – Veronique has had a chance to witness it first hand!!
You can find more info and register here: https://www.colourforlife.com/the-colour-studio-studioone

 

Dadiji & other stories by RL member Kumkum Ramchandani is now available on Amazon.ae. Kindle version on amazon.com.

 

 

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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

 

Crafts

 

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

NOW.GIVINGTUESDAY.ORG
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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3 May 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

 

May Day 2020

 

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

The CDA have sent this additional guidance:

Tuesday Morning Social

 

We have all missed our Tuesday social morning meet ups but Jackie has had a great idea.  We will have an RL Tuesday Social on 12 May via the social messaging app Zoom, just bring your own coffee.
Download the Zoom app to participate and email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to take part.

RL Circles News

Please contact Jackie on 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. 

 

RL member Alexandra has been staying in Germany with her family after she and her husband contracted Covid-19.  Thankfully she has made a full recovery.

She sent a short message and pictures from the lockdown in Germany, SAARLAND at the French borders. The border to France is at the moment still closed – even married couples and families not allowed to meet each other…Whereas this duck family Alex took the photo of in the border river Saar seems to be united and happy.

 

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

Book Circle

The Book Circle had a good meeting via zoom to discuss A Gentleman in Paris. 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

Crafts

Yvonne Laird’s friend introduced her to chalk paint to upscale furniture. So she’s been working her way through her old bedroom furniture of 17 years and giving it new life! Instead of getting rid and buying new.

The owner Muby of shabbymeetschic.com has been very helpful and Yvonne has joined her UAE furniture artisans Facebook page for tips and inspiration.

 

Anne has sent these instructions for Mask Mates.

Knitting wool has to be able to be washed at 40 degrees first. I am doing size 5 needles double knit or thicker ply. Cast on 30 stitches garter stitch for 12 rows ( knit every row ) cast off. Button each end. Can adjust size to suit.  Hospitals and Clinics are desperate for them

 

And you can make a mask! It is quite straightforward and everyone has to wear a face covering outside. It is difficult to source elastic at the moment so these masks have ties.  Watch “DIY Fabric Tie Face Mask with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/X_-R8Ox3Spw

Giving Tuesday

The Giving Tuesday organisation has come up with a special global day of giving and unity in response to the COVID-19 emergency on May 5 2020.  More information is available on their website: https://now.givingtuesday.org/about/       #GivingTuesdayNow

Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.  We can still show social connection and come together on behalf of our communities even while practicing physical distancing.

Kindness is contagious. Buy flowers or groceries for a neighbor, offer to walk a neighbor’s pets, call a friend, hang a heart or sign in your window, host a concert from your balcony.

We believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community.
NOW.GIVINGTUESDAY.ORG
Jackie is planning to put a lot of plants in her driveway in La Avenida next Tuesday 5 May for GivingTuesdayNow for people to help themselves. Maybe other people have useful stuff to give away to anyone who wants it?
French

We are about to start our 1st zoom French lesson today. I don’t know why we haven’t thought of it earlier! Is anyone else continuing their language circles on social media during lockdown?

Keeping Fit

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.

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