Friday, 1 October 2021

Our first meeting in Aberystwyth Football Club was well attended this morning and it was great to see everyone again after such a long time due to the pandemic.  Lots to catch up on over a cuppa with most of our members enjoying a cooked breakfast provided by Ruth's Kitchen.  I think this is going to be a very popular Friday morning meet up breakfast club!  Look forward to seeing you all again next week.  🙂Aislinn x


Friday, 24 September 2021


Change of venue for future AFG Friday morning meetings!

Starting from Friday, 1st October we will be meeting up every Friday morning in The John Charles Lounge, Aberystwyth Football Club, Park Avenue.  Ruth’s Kitchen will be open for business serving tea, coffee, biscuits and breakfasts from 8.30 until 11.30.  AFG members can turn up when and as they please throughout the morning but the lounge will close at 12.00 noon.  AFG committee hope that by moving to a spacious airy venue with easy access and adjacent carpark our members will feel more encouraged to come along and thereby gain confidence to mix with friends again, as we learn to live with this highly transmittable virus while managing the risk to ourselves and others.

AFG committee have thanked the manager and staff at Harry’s for making us feel so welcome the past 3 Friday mornings and we intend to book group lunches there again in the future as we did before the pandemic. 

We look forward to seeing you all,

Love and best wishes, Aislinn, Margaret, Edith, Mel and Lynn x

Friday, 3 September 2021

AFG Committee meeting in Harry's 02 Sep 2021.
From L to R Edith, Aislinn, Margaret, Mel and Lynn

AFG committee met up for lunch at Harry’s yesterday to discuss the best way to get things going again in respect of Covid 19 being a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future.  If nothing changes with the current GOV.WALES advice, we have agreed a start date of Friday 10th September, 10 o’clock.  The manager and all the staff in Harry’s are delighted with this news and will be waiting to welcome you all.  Hopefully, by the end of this month our bespoke lunch menu for members only should be in place too. 

The advice given in guidance and support from GOV.WALES is that we need to learn to live with this highly transmittable virus and manage the risk to ourselves and others.  Even though most legal restrictions have now been lifted, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread the virus, even fully vaccinated.  So, by exercising common sense and considering the risks, a cautious approach to how we, the committee, organise future meetings, outings and events is needed in order to try to keep everyone safe.  If all goes well, we will organise a coach trip early in December to Charlies, Coed y Dinas Welshpool, for our members to do some Christmas shopping.

We are really looking forward to seeing you all again soon, stay safe, love and best wishes from Aislinn, Margaret, Edith, Lynn and Mel x

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Chair:  Margaret Woodliff  Secretary:  Aislinn Knight
Committee Members:  Lynn Bennett & Mel Burgess

What a treat! AFG Committee met up today for lunch in Harry's! We had a lot of catching up to do as we’ve not been together around the table for over a year – it was great! We discussed and agreed that meeting up in Harry’s every Friday morning between 10 and 12 with the option to stay on for lunch would probably the best way to start off to get the friendship group up and running again. We must be patient though, so we do not have a start date for your diary yet.  We will be keeping a close eye on any updates and easing of restrictions, and hopefully, if all goes well, we will see you all soon.  

Take care and stay safe.  Aislinn xx  


Sunday, 3 January 2021

AFG Plans for 2021

Happy New Year!  And now some good news as a vaccine against Covid-19 will soon be administered to our group who are all over 60 years old.  So, with this in mind, AFG Committee are now making plans for members to get together again later in the year when safe to do so.  To start off we thought it a good idea to meet in Harry's Bar & Bistro, North Parade every Friday morning for coffee and catch up at 10 am with staying for lunch an option.   The first outing to be rescheduled will be to Hereford Cathedral, members who are on this list will be contacted to arrange a mutual agreeable date.  

We will of course keep you fully updated via our Facebook Page and Blog.  Looking forward to seeing you all.  Aislinn x

Friday, 10 July 2020

A big thank you to AFG member and horticultural expert Anne Ellin who has this morning tidied and re-planted our flower tubs situated on the fence behind Wetherspoons, Aberystwyth Railway Station, (funded by Aberystwyth Town Council).  Also, a thank you to AFG committee member Mel Burgess who regularly waters and looks after them throughout the year.  They’re looking great!
In view of the easing of lockdown restrictions in Wales and looking carefully at the current situation here in Aberystwyth, AFG Committee are still of the opinion that we have to put the health and safety of our members first.  So, for now we think it best to err on the side of caution and not make any plans for our members to meet up until we are certain it is safe to do so.  We of course miss you all and hope that you are all keeping well.  Stay safe!  Love and best wishes Aislinn x