Food and hot drinks are included in the price so I hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you soon
love Michelle x
While dealing with school, college, university, a few full-time jobs, plus some heavy personal losses, journalist Dale Hurst wrote and published his first novel last year after eight years of work.Dale comes to us to talk about the inner workings behind the book, his exploits as a journalist, and the plans for his upcoming second and third novels.
The Berylford Scandals: Lust & Liberty was inspired by Dale's love of Regency and Victorian-era fiction - the darkness and morbidity of Charles Dickens, the sentimentality of Elizabeth Gaskell and the humour of Jane Austen. He injected all these things into his own story about Lady Oliviera Vyrrington, whose simultaneous love for two men brings about many a downfall and changes her life forever. The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a servant boy and a cryptic note left for one of the Countess' friends are also entwined in the plot.
As the launch at The Grasshopper there will be a little glass of wine included too.
Elizabeth Cooke, Author
Elizabeth Cooke is an Author of 16 books and fantastic artist too, I am thrilled to have Elizabeth speak at my club. She has always had a fascination with books both as a reader and an author. One of her earliest memories is being taken to a library and trying to reach up to the shelves, being too young to read, but recalls a real thirst to know what was being said inside every cover. Books of all kinds are intimate and memorable for her because she still sees them as doors into a private world. A writer reveals their thoughts, sensations and memories: a reader takes the author’s hand. Of whatever genre, a book is a shared experience.
She began her career winning a national short story competition, and worked producing some 120 stories and serials for IPC magazines. Her first novels were psychological thrillers of the ‘unnerving slow-burn’ variety, but her main focus has been historical themes and actual events told from unusual perspectives.
Linda will talk about Colloidal Silver, which is antibacterial and anti inflammatory gel or liquid. I have been using it for years for all sorts of things, however these are just a few; if you are stung by a horsefly or trap your thumb in the door, go down with a full blown chest infection, or poisoned by the local tapas bar... you NEED Silver on you. It acts fast and will deal with a huge variety of situations and make your life and your holiday easier. It is excellent too on sunburn, superb with dental infections and wonderful on heat rash/nappy rash and “ what on earth is this rash” situations!
Rowena Bird, Co-Founder of LUSH
Rowena spoke at one of my events over a year ago and it was sold out very quickly. I would definitely advise booking this one early as you are in for a really honest look at her life along with her passion for creating more products for LUSH.
Rowena has dedicated her life to Lush, albeit named Cosmetics to Go before, and she tells her story of how life was at the beginning, how tough times have seen them through as a team and how Lush now is a household name worldwide. We are proud of their roots remaining as a strong business in Poole and its hard to find someone who has never heard of them.
Heather Garbutt –New Paradigms in Love Relationships
Sarah Ali Choudhury–Indian Cookery
Sarah will be talking about her journey over the last two years of her success that has swept the nation. Sarah is a multi-award winning Indian food expert and columnist for her recipes and has featured in Forbes, The Sun, The Telegraph, The Guardian and many more too long to list. She is now recognised as ‘The Curry Queen”. Her TV career boasts working alongside Raymond Blanc, Prue Leith to name just a few and the Asian Curry Awards have crowned her ‘Personality of the Year’ in 2018.
I am thrilled she will be joining us to demonstrate a Vegetable Jalfrezi and speak of her new cookery school launching this year.
Our Christmas Party - The Marsham Court Hotel
Thursday 5th December 7pm- 11.30pm
Price is £45 or £39 Premium Members - 3 Course meal, welcome drink and entertainment included