A good time was had by all at the Christmas Meeting on 14th December 2017. During the business part of the meeting, we were reminded that January is the month for choosing resolutions. Please make your choices of resolutions on the slip provided in your WI magazine and bring it to the meeting. There is no need to panic if you forget, as there will be a few photocopies of the slip available at our next meeting. After this, our hard-working committee members brought the hot mince pies to our tables and served us with mulled wine or fruit juice. Helen surprised us with a new twist on mince pies – mincemeat brioche whirls. All versions were welcomed and we had a good chat as well.
Then the fun began. Volunteers willing to share their humorous choices were: Carolyn - a funny poem called ‘Snowman’; Ann - an extract from the Adrian Moles Diary, ‘Growing Pains. It’s Christmas’; Barbara - a Christmas Eve poem; Lesley - ‘Dust if you must’; Rosina- a poem about grandchildren called ‘Look on the bright side’; and then Sally – ‘Church Ladies with Typewriters’. This was so funny that Sally had a fit of the giggles with each line she read and caused us all to have the biggest series of laughs in the history of most of the members attending the WI meetings. Thank you, Sally, for the choice and the delivery. Ann kindly volunteered to help finish reading it for you and she couldn’t help laughing at each line herself. It was great and they say “Laughter is the best medicine’ so if you are suffering from a cough or an illness give yourselves a treat and google this or the other offerings we heard, but not if it makes you cough! Then we were surprised by a new version of ‘Red Riding Hood’ taken from ‘Roald Dahl’s Rotten Rhymes’ which was directed by Marilyn Wright, who also was the reader, and performed by Rosina, Linda Sennitt and Carla. It was delightful and had a funny alternative ending. Well done, everybody! Happy New Year to all!
February 8th, 2018 – The Sewing Soldier – Lt. Col. Neil Stace will talk about Army life including tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Afghanistan, and his sewing, which he started whilst at school. This will be an open meeting for men and women.
March 8th, 2018 – Our 82nd Birthday – Trisha Lewis will bring a sense of fun and Joyce Grenfell style observation to the 1960s story characters of the WI she discovered in the archives.
April 12th, 2018 – This is a return visit for John Richards who spoke to us in October 2016 on ‘Life under German Rule in Guernsey in WW2. This will be a follow-up talk: ‘Life as a Refugee in England from Guernsey during German Rule’. This will be an open meeting.
Why not come along as a guest, a potential new member, or as someone who is interested in listening to a particular speaker? We are a cheerful group of ladies and we do have fun! If anyone would like to come along or would like more details please contact Carolyn Brown.