Hello ladies and welcome to the November newsletter
First off, I would like to apologise heartily for the errors last month, both for the incorrect meeting code and to you ladies who were left in the Zoom waiting room for far too long. That was our first Zoom meeting and it’s been a learning curve for us. I’ve realised that doing two things at once is just too much for me (whoever said women were good at multi tasking clearly doesn’t know me!) and I was so busy keeping an eye on the speaker, seeing as I was the only one who could talk to her, that I forgot to check the waiting room. We’ve solved this hiccup and now lovely Lynne, our new assistant treasurer, will be the lady at the virtual door speedily granting access.
I am awaiting our next meeting with interested curiosity. Quite how we’re going to all learn to play the spoons I don’t know, but I’m certainly up for finding out! Jo May came highly recommended for Zoom meetings on the Unofficial WI Facebook page, and, as it happens, she’s also a friend of a friend of my husband’s so I went to one of her spoons workshops some years ago. Great fun. You can use any old spoons you happen to have but if you want to be really prepared scroll down to the bottom of the email and I’ll repeat the links I shared last month for buying the perfect spoons for bashing together and making sweet music.
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Sadly, we’re not going to be able to don our party dresses and get together for a knees up this year. This doesn’t mean we can’t have fun though. There ain’t no party like a WoSWI Zoom party! Our Christmas festivities will take place on Thursday December 10th at 8pm. We are putting together a party pack for each of you, which will contain everything you need to join in with the activities, games and competitions, plus a treat or two. Your pack will be hand delivered to your address by one of our utterly marvellous committee members a couple of weeks before the party.
https://www.knockonwood.co.uk/Bones-and-Spoons – here are some joined-up spoons that have been made especially for playing. They’re a bit easier to hold than spoons from the kitchen!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/KitchenCraft-Colourworks-Measuring-Multi-Colour-4-Piece/dp/B003D4HHPG/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=kitchencraft%20plastic%20measuring%20spoons&qid=1597746210&sr=8-10&fbclid=IwAR2R5_EP-7X4DxnpgY1AbTp7tWrlDRPXNVaTZA9EZv-Ojlt5YPlGby4M3SE – the smallest spoons in these sets of plastic measuring spoons tend to be the favourites in my face-to-face workshops – they’re usually a bit gentler on the fingers than metal spoons. But obviously you need to buy two sets of these to get a pair! I’m not necessarily suggesting buying from Amazon – I’ve seen these in lots of kitchen and hardware shops.