Pondero Talk – Family feuds: Let’s get the facts straight

22nd May 2024

/ 1.5 hrs

Class Description

Pondero – Exercise your mind


Pondero Talks are designed to exercise your mind. Given by experts in each field, the talks are open and interactive, and cover a range of topics from Psychology to Engineering, all designed to keep minds active. The ‘buy tickets’ button will take you to the Pondero website.



How often do we become embroiled in a war of words and attitudes within our own families? Some differences are petty ones but others are very significant and the wounds go deep. Let’s take the time to separate facts from opinions and use the Me-You-Us rule to get clear about the facts. The may save an important relationship and bring some clarity to our hearts and minds.


Linda Bolland is an Emotional Management and Anger Specialist with 20 years’ experience in the field. Her work has led her to international audiences in Kuwait and the Tribal Lands of America as well as to many groups and individuals experiencing stress and anger management issues here in Britain. More recently her work has focussed on helping women involved in the criminal justice system to understand and manage their emotions and responses more positively. Linda is also a co-author of Women of Courage, Women of Destiny and is an expert in the Channel 4 documentary series “Banged Up”. Linda can be found on Facebook.

We will begin the session with coffee and networking – a chance to meet with new and familiar faces in our beautiful green oak barn.

All abilities welcome

Class size

/ 1.5 hrs

What to expect
  • Time to network and meet new and familiar faces
  • An interactive talk - questions and contributions are welcomed
  • Refreshments provided - Honesty tea or our own blend of coffee and a slice of cake from Honesty Bakers and Makers
Important Information

Tickets for this event need to be booked through the Pondero website.

Where is this located?
  • Honesty Cookery School
  • The Barn, North Sydmonton House
  • North Sydmonton
  • Hampshire
  • RG20 4UL
  • UK

Book a class

22nd May 2024

Pondero Talk – Family feuds: Let’s get the facts straight

/ 1.5 hrs

North Sydmonton House, The Barn, North Sydmonton, Newbury RG20 4UL
07708 620287

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The Barn, North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury RG20 4UL, UK


What is a Cook Together ticket?

Cook Together tickets allow an adult and a child between 10 – 18 years to book onto a course for a cheaper price. You will work together at the same workstation and produce enough food for you both to eat. This is part of our drive to encourage young people to enjoy cooking from scratch.

Can I book for a large group?

We have eight workstations and accommodate larger groups by working in pairs or small groups around each station. People often report they enjoy working in this way as it makes the event sociable and allows people to take a short break from the cooking as there are others to take over.

Who can attend these classes?

Most of our scheduled courses are for adults only. However, where you see a ‘Cook Together’ ticket offered then you can book for a place for a child over the age of 10 years with an adult.

It is also possible to book a bespoke course for children with an adult from the party remaining in charge of the group. Please make enquiries to cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

Do I need to be a confident cook?

We welcome people of all cooking experience and abilities. Our tutors will assess and adjust to your needs.

What if I have a food allergy or special dietary need?

Some of our courses can accommodate allergies and special dietary requirements however for others the replacement of one ingredient for another will not work. As there is such a range in what people require we request that you ask at the time of booking by emailing cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

What should I wear/bring with me?

All ingredients and equipment are provided, including aprons. For a cookery course we advise wearing layers as the cookery school can heat up once the ovens and hobs are on. Closed shoes are also requested for health and safety purposes and a band to tie back longer hair.

If you are attending a course that could be messy please adjust your clothing to take account of this.

We hope to make our courses as sustainable as possible and so request that customers bring containers to take home any food left over at the end of a course.


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