At the latest cookery session members prepared vegetables to go with sausage, mash, and gravy, and we also served hotdogs for the non veg lovers.

It was great to welcome new members and to see everyone socialising and having fun with the quiz and bingo (thanks Ffion). Thank you to all our volunteers who work very hard every week – we couldn’t do it without you.

Next time the lovely Cheryl & Zoe will be serving up chicken curry and rice, and our members will be preparing the ingredients. See you all on Friday, 11am until 2pm.


We have relaunched our Reconnect through Cookery project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. For our first week back members prepared salad, mushrooms and onions for spaghetti bolognese (chosen by Ffion), served with a side of cheesy garlic bread.

Lucy’s choice of chicken stir fry during week 2 was also delicious, and we served it with spring rolls and prawn crackers. Members also prepped broccoli, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and pak-choi, and everyone did a great job. Thanks to Ffion for the bingo session, and well done to all the winners.

Massive thanks to everyone who volunteered at both sessions. It’s been great to see everyone enjoying socialising and catching up with their friends. We have missed you. We do have limited spaces available but if you would like to join us please email or call us.


What a fantastic cookery session we all enjoyed last week.  Moira chose to make creamy buttery mash served with fish fingers and peas (or beans).  The meal was prepared and cooked by everyone, and we’d like to thank all our volunteers and staff for their help on the day.  As we didn’t make the fish fingers from scratch, we also had time to make pancakes and rice krispies cakes, and the group also took part in a quiz and dancing.  Next week, Adrian has chosen to make hunters chicken and rice. 

Cookery Course Week 3

The group enjoyed another fantastic cookery session on Friday 3rd February when they made pizzas, using the healthy option of tortilla wraps as a base. Learning how to cook and establishing healthy eating patterns is one of the most important lessons we can learn, and the food tasted delicious!

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world, and for good reason! It’s affordable, delicious and there’s a different flavour option for everyone – you can even add pineapple if you have a sweet tooth.

Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered on the day – you really are appreciated. Next week Richard will be showing us how to make spaghetti bolognese.

Cookery Course

Great start to our Cookery project last week which has been funded by #ComicRelief Community Fund in Wales! This project will help our local community by encouraging people to eat healthier and become more independent.

We’d like to thank everyone who volunteered on the launch day of the project, particularly Natalie who suggested making leek and potato soup (eaten with a warm baguette), a perfect choice for a cold and frosty day. The food was delicious and the positive feedback from the group was great to hear.

The course continues Friday 27th January at 10.30am at Fleur-de-Lys community centre. You are welcome to book a place on 07940 474640, but hurry because the class is almost full!