May Newsletter

Hello friends

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed seeing so many of you over the weekend. I love entertaining and cooking for people and hosting seven back to back tea parties is my idea of heaven! It was really lovely being able to spend proper time with small groups as I’m usually so busy floating about at meetings that I don’t get to chat to anybody for very long. What a fabulous bunch of women we have in WoSWI and roll on being able to all meet again; not long now. 

Next Zoom meeting May 13th 8pm

We’re going for classic WI this month and an expert from Create98 will be showing us how to do a modern flower arrangement and sharing hints and tips. You can, of course, just watch, but should you want to join in and beautify your home, below is a list of the things you will need.

A vase or container that is around 20cm high and has an opening around 10cm in diameter at the top – filled half full with water
A roll of floristry pot tape (if possible – see link to amazon below costs less than £3) cellotape may work as an alternative or parcel tape 
Approx 7- 10 stems of foliage – mixed lengths around twice the height of the vase  cut from the garden (or anyone else forageable!) 
A few (say 3)  branches of flowering blossom
A bunch of tulips or roses (eg. From supermarket) and then a filler flower (3-5 stems) this could be gypsophila for example or carnations.

Link for pot tape.

Me. Myself and WI

There’s still time to book into one of the events below – just reply to this email.

Monday 10th 6pm.. Run with Anne (distance open to discussion!). Meet at the Saltwater Cafe at 6pm.

Tuesday 11th 12.30. Pub lunch with Vanessa at The Peterboat in Leigh. So far ten people have signed up for lunch and I have an outside table for 6 and another for 4, booked in my name (Vanessa Milligan). We might be able to extend the booking but you’ll need to be quick!

Wednesday 12th 4pm  Walk with Sally Anne  in the Barling Magna Wildlife Reserve . Possible bacon butty cook out! No dogs, unfortunately.

Thursday 13th 10am. Walk with Lynne along the seafront, with a stop off at Rossi’s. Meet at the Sealife Centre

Friday 14th 10am. Walk with Sarah Cambell and dogs, meeting at the Cherry Orchard car park.

Saturday 15th 2.30pm. Dip in the sea with Sally Anne.

Sunday 16th 3pm. Knit and natter in Sarah’s garden, near the hospital. 

What’s happening next month?
For our Zoom meeting on June 10th we have a personal stylist coming to talk to us about looking gorgeous whilst being kind to our planet. She’ll be discussing the life cycle of a pair of jeans and also showing us how to shop from our own wardrobes, rather than succumbing to disposable fashion. Here’s her website, if you’d like to check her out

See you soon.