July Newsletter

Hello friends

My diary can often be a bit on the dull side but I had a really nice, action packed time last week, including seeing Cosi Fan Tutti at the Royal Opera House and trying out a Mexican restaurant (Pieno-Lleno on Southchurch Avenue. Really good) and it was all thanks to the lovely friends I’ve made at WoSWI. Making new friends and improving my social life was the reason I joined the WI and it’s paid off in spades. Now I have next week’s meeting to look forward to, so thanks to all of you for brightening my life xxx.

Essex County Annual Meeting
On Thursday Jane Sealy and I went to the County Annual Meeting in Colchester and were entertained by the charming Jennie Bond, the former BBC royal correspondent. It’s the first time I’ve been to a county meeting and I’ve vowed to return next year with a much bigger posse from WoSWI.  There were 750 women in attendance and it was inspiring to feel part of a larger organisation than just little old us. 

July 14th
Looking forward to seeing you at our meeting next Thursday. A calligraphy expert from Create98 (what a wonderful organisation that is) is coming to teach us penmanship skills so that we can wow our nearest and dearest with our fabulous handwriting. If you get bitten by the bug there will also be calligraphy sets to buy.

August 11th
Your WI membership gets you 11 meetings a year and we don’t usually meet in August, but we’ve decided to have a picnic at Shoebury East Beach, after our lockdown get together there was so successful. Meet at 6.30 and bring your picnic tea. An actual meeting spot will be announced as it’s quite a big place to wander around looking for familiar faces!

See you soon

Much love