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PAWS October – Anyone for Tea?

PAWS October – Anyone for Tea?

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Almost 6 years ago Jane Malyon decided to start a Cream Tea delivery service.  The idea was prompted by several older friends who could no longer face the journey to London to visit The Savoy, Ritz Hotel etc. for a special tea.  When she tried to register the name of “The English Cream Tea Company” they more or less said Continue reading


PAWS September – Emily Entertains

Emily Yarrow singing

Emily Yarrow at the New Community Hall

PAWS September – Emily Entertains

On September 26th, Emily Yarrow came along to entertain 39 of our members with a night of singing and stories. Emily is a professional actor and classical and cabaret singer. She has worked in the UK and abroad on various Continue reading


PAWS September – NLP, All About You

jane-malyonAfter our summer break it was lovely to see so many members and visitors at our September meeting where Jane Malyon returned with her talk “All About You”.

Jane explained that she was going to show that we are all different in the way we act and process things, and that these can be changed by Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).  Many people have phobias of things like spiders (that applied to several members!) flying, dentists, snakes etc. all of which can be ‘cured’ by NLP by suggestion and sometimes hypnotism – no she did not try it on us!  NLP is observing behavioural patterns, which are often learnt through experience, and changing them to achieve a specific goal.

We had fun finding out what sort of person we were.  Did we rush in to do things no matter what the consequences or did we take it slowly and think more about what we were to do?  So to change that thinking, a new motivation or goal would be suggested.  Body language and intonation is all part of how we speak.  If we are happy about something, we look and sound happy; if we are sad, we look and sound sad.  This is how mistakes in meaning can happen with text and email, because there is no body language to help to understand the true meaning.  An illustration of this was the sentence ‘my cat doesn’t kill birds’; which could be ‘my cat doesn’t kill birds’ or ‘my cat doesn’t kill birds’ – inferring that it may play with them!

This was a fun and enlightening talk and was enjoyed by all present.

Our next get together is October 28th when our speaker Ian Rose is going to tell us all about “Leaf Peepers in the White Mountains”. Sounds pretty intriguing doesn’t it?

Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.


PAWS – May, Confessions of a mass caterer

paws-jane-malyon-may12At our May meeting on the 22nd, we welcomed back Jane Malyon to tell us about “Confessions of a Mass Caterer”.  Jane and her husband have been running Country Cuisine for some 34 years catering for various events from Wedding Receptions to Birthday celebrations.  She relayed a number of amusing stories about the types of people she has catered for from Mr. X, an East-Ender with Mafia connections, who had 200 guests to his Ruby Wedding party together with security and dogs (in case anything got nicked) to a very rowdy (food throwing) party at a Medic’s Annual Ball at a London teaching hospital.  From drunks, uninvited guests, tearful brides to broken items, Jane has dealt with them all.

Our next meeting is on June 26th when Ms. P. Short will tell us all about “Golden Temple Amitsar, India” and we will be having a silent auction of New and Nearly New items.

Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary on the home page of the Winstred 100 website.

Membership is currently full, but visitors are very welcome at a cost of £3.50.

If you would like any further information about P.A.W.S. please ring any of us on the following numbers. Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.