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Nature Notes for Locked-down times March 23-29

Well, here we are one week in to lockdown and I hope everyone is still standing and sane. Things seem to have fallen into some sort of routine now and thank goodness the weather last week was so lovely; it made getting out for the permitted exercise a great pleasure. I’m...
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Ambling - January 2020 - Britty Wood

Britty Wood Amble January 2020 - overview map
Ten of us set off on a frosty, slightly overcast morning.  We met at Puttenham Common Lower Car Park, next to the Tarn.  We set off across the road and soon warmed up. The walk took us through Lower Puttenham Common and into Britty Wood. This is a lovely area and...
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Ambling - December 2019 - Black Down

Black Down Overview
Eight amblers plus two guests braved the weather and came on this amble. Most of us met at Secrets farm shop car park to car share as the parking at Black Down can be difficult. We started our walk from the NT car park in Tennyson's Lane.When I recced the walk...
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Ukuleles of the Third Age at Rowley's

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The fortnightly "Ukuleles of the Third Age" sessions are going really well with over 30 members, averaging 25 attending each session. We have enormous fun playing & singing all types of music (rock'n'roll being particularly popular), plus being a fun social occasion, which is evident from all the chatting during the...
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Rambling 2 - December - 2019

Mud, Mud Glorious Mud! Unfortunately, no walk, Sidney wood was a tad wet and muddy!!But you could see sections of the normally dry Wey & Arun canal with water levels that could float a narrowboat.Happy Christmas and New Year, look forward to a dryer 2020. Next walk 16th January from the...
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Ramblings 2 - November - 2019

Ramblings 2 - November - 2019
New paths along old ground! Starting at Broadwater Park [Old ground] and then along new paths that took in bits of the Wey South path, Downs Link and back via Unsted, with time for a relaxed Coffee stop!
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Software Management in Linux Mint

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Software Management in Linux Mint (also other Debian based distros )Update Manager Two types of update - Security or Software. If a new version of any package installed on your computer is made available you can upgrade to it. Level 1 and Level 2 updates are risk-free. The higher the level...
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Ambling - November 2019

Frensham common Amble 3 Nov-2019
Frensham CommonIt was a lovely but rather cold morning as 8 of us set off for our amble. We started off quite briskly and as I was chatting away I didn't notice I had missed my first turn. No harm done,  and we quickly got back on the correct track having...
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Ambling - October 2019

Puttenham Amble 2: Oct 2019
Puttenham Common to Gatwick and Cut MillThe weather was rather overcast and rain was forecast, but 8 of us set off anyway. The route was not too muddy despite the amount of rain we've been having. We started from the middle carpark and slowly made our way up to the top...
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Rambling 2 - October - 2019

Rambling 2 - October - 2019
Our October walk was a damp occation and no cameras came out! Almost forgot to enter a blog.We squelched our way across Whitmoor common.Our next walk starts 10:00 from the Nursery Road car park of Broadwater Park Thursday 21st Nov.
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Rambling-2 – September – 2019

Rambling-2 – September – 2019
Rambling-2 has started the new season following the paths around Dunsfold and taking in the views from the slopes of Hascombe Hill. The View was a fine reward having negotiated country lanes that had a feel of the M25 about them, and sections of footpath that had a distinct jungle feel!Next...
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Ambling - September 2019

Amble 1 - 2019-09-16
Hydon's Ball and Greensand WayOn a sunny morning 12 of us set of for the first amble of this season. It started off a bit chilly but soon warmed up. The walk was undulating with some lovely views south along the Greensand Way.  This path can get very muddy but was...
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The Joint Guildford & Milford U3A Singers present

The complete Joint Choir
 - The Sound of Musicals!120 singers from these two groups gave an excellent performance entitled “The Sound of Musicals” at the Millmead Centre, Guildford on Wednesday, 26th June 2019. Admission was free but a voluntary retiring collection for the Guildford Baptist Church Building Redevelopment Project raised £1000. There was a wide selection...
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Creative Mixed Media Art - June 2019

Throughout the year our group have explored ways of combining different media in a variety of ways. We have experimented with paint, pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, collage, clay, textiles and a range of materials and techniques to produce 2d and 3d figurative and abstract artwork. It has been a lot of...
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Ukuleles of the Third Age

Ukuleles of the Third Age
May 2019. I thought it was about time I gave an update on my terrific ukulele group which is now coming up to 5 years of ukulele fun. Most are now competent enough to tackle almost any song, ballads to country to rock'n'roll (which we particularly enjoy). Singing along is encouraged...
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Rambling 2 - May - 19

Rambling 2 - May - 19
A country ramble to the village pond, Coffee, Cake, and conversation. 12 Members of the group making a perfect end to the Ramblers 2 walking season. See you all in the Autumn.
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Hallelujah! What a Savior!

 On Palm Sunday afternoon at Godalming United Church, Milford U3A Singing for Fun Group put on a performance of Hallelujah! What a Savior! (No - it’s not a spelling mistake! - it’s American). Oh yeah - what a wonderful sound! What a fantastic compilation to sing, or to just sit back and...
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Rambling 2 - April - 19

Rambling 2 - April - 19
As well as an enjoyable walk we included some aerobic exercise walking up Hydon’s Ball. Then we all checked how good our balance was!Next walk starts 10:00 from the Car Park on Shackleford Heath, Elstead Road, Thursday 16th May.
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Rambling 2 - March - 19

Rambling 2 - March - 19
Super walk from Brook, but these gates took us a while to get through, hence the late post!
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Rambling 2 - February - 19

Rambling 2 - February - 19
Fine uphill finish on to the Chantries for our last ramble. The view from St Mather’s did not disappoint, the clearing mists adding that extra something. Next walk starts 10:00 from Brook [Lay-by as you enter the village], Thursday 21st March 2019
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Farnham and Cutmill Ponds, 13 February 2019

  Frensham and Cutmill Ponds, 13 February 2019 Once again the weather favoured us; it was sunny and warm, like a spring morning, when almost a full house of 10 members met at Frensham Great Pond. The only one missing was Peter, who had escaped to the Canaries, but Joyce was back again...
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Plant Talks and Walks: course notes for 2018-2019

Plant-Talks-and-Walks-handout-2018-2019This file contains notes for this course. They include:The course programme, including dates, times and places where we meet.Notes on plant types and their identification.Local geology.Processes that cause changes to the flora and habitats.Ecostages in the history of plants and people around Godalming.Please print out a copy of these notes if you...
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Farlington Marshes 9 January 2019

Farlington Marshes, 9 January 2019 It was a beautiful sunny morning when seven of us met at the entrance to the Reserve, but it was cold and when we got out onto the sea wall it was extremely cold, because of the wind off the sea. But we survived and saw some...
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Using Gimp - More Fun with Brushes

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As our last meeting was short, due to the lack of heating, here are a few brief notes on making your own brushes.  Most Gimp users have used the Brush Tool at some time but most of us have never explored its full potential.  Any image can be converted into a...
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Report on Birdwatching Walk at Puttenham

There was a good attendance for our walk on Puttenham Common 11th January.  The weather was rather dull but not too cold.  We started well with three goosanders on Cutt Mill Pond, along with several mandarin and tufted ducks.  Then we found a lovely kingfisher perched by the Tarn.  It was...
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