SPRING IS IN THE AIR – Latest News from Second Helpings

2022 Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee – the celebrations begin!

Queen Elizabeth’s accession took place in February 1952 and to celebrate Mike & Pam Jackson invited fellow residents at Charter’s Village to a very special gathering to commemorate the day.

It started with a magnificent hole (and thank you to the gardeners for preparing the ground) into which was planted Cercis canadensis “Forest Pansy”, a small tree with heart-shaped leaves and clusters of pink pea-flowers followed by flattened, deep purple pods. Pictured below is Mike doing his utmost to fill the hole in 😊

Afterwards residents were treated to a champagne reception where a selection of delicious canapes were enjoyed. Mike gave a toast to the Queen & thanked all those who had helped to organise the event. To end,  David Tas, a close friend of a resident wrote and read a beautiful poem called “The Coppice Wood”.

It was a real privilege to have been asked to provide the canapes for this celebration, I’m delighted every last one was eaten and thank you all for the positive comments & the royal seal of approval!

Special Offer on Deluxe Cream Teas in March

Thinking ahead to Mother’s Day or a birthday treat for a loved one? Beautifully presented in a takeaway carry box, our 4-course deluxe cream tea hampers are a perfect treat to give as a gift. Add your own small gift and/or greetings card to personalise and make it extra special. Deliveries are free within a five mile radius of Lingfield and gift vouchers, for future use, are also available to add to the surprise.

Savoury Starters (choose 2)
Mini Quiche
(Cheddar & Spring Onion, Gruyere & Sun Blushed Tomato, Peppers & Chorizo, Mediterranean Vegetable, Butternut Squash, Bacon & Goats Cheese or Smoked Salmon dill & capers)
Sticky Cocktail Sausages, or
Gruyere Cheese Straws

Finger Sandwiches (choose 3)
Egg Mayonnaise & mustard cress
Cucumber & mint cream cheese
Smoked salmon and lemon cream cheese
Avocado, lettuce & bacon
Mature cheddar & pickle
Ham & wholegrain mustard dressing
Chicken with curried mayonnaise
Dolcelatte or Brie and grapes
Prawn, lettuce & Marie Rose sauce
Rare roast Beef with horseradish sauce (supplement applies)

Sweet
Two mini Homemade classic plain scones with jam and clotted cream

A Whole Cake of your Choice!

Chocolate Mars Bar Cake
Chocolate & Raspberry Cake
Victoria Sponge with Cream & Strawberries
Lemon/Orange Clementine Cake
Carrot Cake

Beverages

Soft Drinks of your choice or Sparkling/Still Mineral Water

Special Price is £25.00 per person (minimum 2 people)

Spring Floral demonstrations and 3-course Lunch on Saturday 9th April

Back by popular demand! With Easter just around the corner you might be planning special meals with family and friends so come and have a lovely leisurely lunch and get some amazing ideas of how to decorate your doors and tables with beautiful spring arrangements.

Our lunches with floral demonstrations have proved to be very popular in the past and we are delighted that Tess Moore will, once again be with us, adorned with beautiful spring flowers!

Final timings have yet to be agreed but there will be canapes & refreshments on arrival and Tess will show us how to make an Easter wreath for your door.
After lunch there will be a further demonstration.

There will be a choice of 2 starters / a help yourself mixed buffet followed by a choice of 2 desserts.
Everyone will receive a little surprise to take home.
If you are interested in attending, please reserve your place(s) now as numbers are limited
Cost is £35.00 per person

And finally….what’s to come

CHARITY DAY
in aid of Alzheimer’s Society & MacMillan Cancer

Stall holders will be meeting in March to finalise a date in late June/early July. Details to come next time.

ALL THAT JAZZ

Watch this space “Sunshine, Cream Teas and Jazz” ……  July date to be agreed

Recipe of the Month – Biscotti with fruit & nuts

A delicious treat to dunk into your coffee, or something stronger!!

>> View/Download the recipe here <<