February GM, Flora Fraser: historian and biographer of The Washingtons: George and Martha

February's General Meeting was a big success at the Wentworth Golf Club, with special speaker historian and biographer Flora Fraser, giving us a new insight into America's first Power Couple - George and Martha Washington, in her new book: The Washingtons: George and Martha. We learned fascinating details such as the fact that Martha was often with George on the battle field, and that her social skills and high ranking very much balanced out her very quiet husband who sometimes never said a word during an entire formal dinner.

January General Meeting at Wentworth Golf Club

Welcome back to a New Year with AWBS - 2016 is destined to be a great one. Why? It's our 35th Anniversary, and we LOVE being 35, don't we ladies?!  At today's general meeting we heard from all our Activity Leaders tell what they have in store through the Spring, from a sight seeing tour by boat on the Thames to antiquing trips in Antwerp, from Country walks to Book Club to Planning Your Trip to Italy, we've got something for everyone. Our Best fo Britain room vendors had terrific January sales for us, as well as exciting raffle prizes.

December General Meeting with The Queen's Six

Queen's Six

December's General meeting was a very special event, with lots of happy members! Why, you may ask? Well the historic location: Windsor's Guildhall featured - where Prince Charles and Camilla, as well as Elton John and David Furnish, tied the knot. Another reason - our featured entertainment were none other than The Queen's Six - an all male acapella ensemble of the Queen's personal choral singers who all reside in special quarters inside the grounds of Windsor Castle with their families. This highly presigious group sing eight services a week at St.

Christmas Lunch with David Beckham

We enjoyed champaigne and chat to start and then were ushered into the dining room for a full traditional English Christmas turkey lunch with all the trimmings.

But before we could tuck in, David Beckham paid us a visit.  Well, it wasn't Him of course, but someone who has made a career out of looking like him (Andy Harmer).  He refused to remove his shirt to show us his tattoos.  He told me that he didn't have any  :(  and that they got painted on when shirt-removing was required.

Ode to Craft Fayre

Our vendors’ll be nestled all snug in their booths,

In hopes that our AWBS friends will come through.

To shop for their prezzies, but not only that,

‘Cause Santa is there, and not taking a nap!

He’s waiting for kids who want pictures with him,

You’ll also meet Else, yes, she from Frozen!!

But wait, there are Elves who your faces will paint,

So stay, sis, cause Mom’s gone off shopping – the Saint!

Or is that Mom stopping to chat with her friend?

And hey, where is Dad? Has he wandered again?

New Member Coffee

Please join us to meet other new members to AWBS.  This is a great chance to meet new friends, make connections and learn about the area, and gain support as you transition to living in England.  Learn about the great activities and events at AWBS.  


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