On Friday 2d June the Active Age for All camera club went on a field photographic trip to Malahide Castle. The day was overcast but, most importantly, dry and warm and we spent a happy 3 hours or so around the grounds, the gardens and the butterfly house. The butterfly house is very warm and humid so it takes a while for the camera lenses to acclimatise and stop fogging up, but it’s well worth the wait as there is a lovely selection of different butterflys. Unfortunately the Castle itself was closed for filming (ironically) that day so we had to content ourselves with the outdoors. The trip gave us the opportunity to practise different camera settings and photography styles from Landscape to Macro (close-up) and to sharpen our ‘camera eye’. We finished up with lunch in the Avoca cafe, all in all a very enjoyable trip. There are already plans afoot for the next outing.
At the moment, AAFA is on a well deserved holiday, but your hard working Committee is still working away on your behalf planning for September. Our new Programme will be available in August. Croquet and Boules still continues on the usual days and is enjoyed by many enthusiasts,and Paul is running his normal Pilates class independly for the summer but not under AAfA banner. We would like to Congratulate Peig McManus on the successful publication of her new book ‘I Will Be Good’ her Dublin memoir What a great achievement, it is a brilliant funny book! We are very proud of her! Peig (pictured below) was one of the founding members of Active Age and it’s first Chairperson, she is one of our staunchest supporters. We are very grateful for all she did for AAfA and we are delighted at her success! If you are interested in joining AAfA or are looking for information please email email@example.com or see our website activeageforall.com Or Text only 0868806808.