Monday, 27 May 2019

WI Roundup

WI Roundup


AT our meeting on October 5, which turned out to be very successful, we were welcomed by our president Margaret Pyle, who extended greetings to all present, including visitors.

We then tucked into a lovely harvest lunch (costing us each the princely sum of £3), which included pork pie, paté, various cheeses, salad, pickles and chutneys, rolls and bread. This was followed by a scrumptious selection of desserts including fresh fruit salad, crumbles, lemon torte and Austrian apricot cake. All was accompanied by a glass of various fruit juices.

Many thanks go to all who worked so hard, not only on the day setting up everything, but beforehand as well. There were about 50 ladies present who had a lovely meal.

Following the lunch, we had a short official meeting, hearing about events advertised in Berkshire WI News, including a visit to Winchester Cathedral and Christmas market, a talk by Jean Sheppard about Russia and the possibility of a holiday in Jersey.

The birthday buttonholes were handed out. The book club continues to meet and did so on October 3, the present book being Tennyson by Lynda La Plante.

The film club was unable to find a suitable film to see last month but the Scrabble group and the walking group both met twice.

There being no other business, Margaret then introduced our entertainment for the afternoon, which was a fashion show given by four of our ladies wearing clothes from Bon Marché′.

The quarter comprised Liz Hutton, Pat Larkins, Arlene Riley and Barbara Wood. They each wore four different outfits — casual, two smart casual and something for that special occasion.

All four did an excellent job on the catwalk with even some twirls!

Afterwards there was the opportunity to buy (or order) the clothes that had been shown plus another rail of outfits.

Thanks go to the ladies from Bon Marché who came to us.

After all this excitement, we had the raffle and a very welcome cup of tea.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at St Barnabas’ Church hall in Emmer Green at 2pm and would make any visitors very welcome.

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