Newsletter 16 October
Melbourne Cup BBQ: The 5th of November just wouldn’t be the same without the traditional Hester Barbie run by our talented residents at Hester. The sign up sheet will be available at reception next week.
Ladies’ Day (Oaks Day) Afternoon Tea 2.00pm Thursday 7th November: Ladies (and Gentlemen) don your finest chapeaux and join us for a glass of bubbles and a little light refreshment. More details to come.
Upcoming Monthly Dinner Dates: 30th October (Menu details on Newsletter PDF), 27th November
Hester Committee Meeting Minutes
After each monthly meeting the minutes of will now be available on file at the Hester Library (not the Reception desk as written in last week’s newsletter). If you would like a copy of the minutes please let the Committee Secretary know and it can be organized for you.
Miele Excursion Expressions of Interest
Miele may consider a cooking demonstration for the particular type of oven we have at Hester, pending on 12 people interested in attending. Further details will be provided once we have established that we would be able to comply with the required numbers. The Expression Of Interest form is now available at Reception for those who wish to attend.
Plastic Bottle Tops
Please continue to donate your plastic bottle tops (container located in the Hester café area). The Shepparton News is coordinating a project in their area recycling bottle tops for the manufacture of prosthetic limbs.
Servicing of Air Conditioners
In the near future there will be a sign up sheet for those residents wishing to have their air conditioners serviced before the long, hot Summer. More details (such as cost and time to be confirmed)
Please refer to your Monthly Movie Schedule for information on the Tuesday evening movie.
Did you know…
The meaning of the Nursery Rhyme “Mary, Mary quite Contrary”
“Contrary” is one way to describe a murderous psychopath. This popular English Nursery Rhyme, which reads like a solicitation for gardening advice, is actually a recounting of the homicidal nature of Queen Mary the First of England aka Bloody Mary. A fierce believer in Catholicism (as was her mother Catherine of Aragon), Mary’s reign as
queen –from 1553 to 1558 – was marked by the execution of hundreds
of Protestants (Silver bells and cockleshells are torture devices, later
that were attached to male genitals). Certainly not garden accoutrements.