WI meetings

Me, the police, the Queen and other mishaps

Guest speaker Lilian King, ex-Chief Superintendent of the GMP entertained the members  with flair and confidence. Telling stories from her professional life; she introduced the many facets of her extensive experience – embracing the audience with anecdotes that caused much laughter! Lilian was a huge success with her natural ease and charm. A highlight was her meeting with the Queen and a slight misunderstanding of the conversation –  but all went well!!  The members loved her!

The evening was well attended with a large audience, creating a happy atmosphere… but that might have been thanks to the wonderful collection of cake created by the Willows Bakers!! It gets better each meeting and it was noticed that it all went!!! Lovely stuff ladies!! Thank you.

The Willows charities still flourish –the food bank contributions were outstanding!

The next meeting is 27th November  and will be the AGM – See you there!

Marie Dixon

Food & drink, Health and wellbeing, social, WI meetings

The cheese lady returns!

Another packed house on Wednesday 25th September – this time many members had experienced the entertaining delivery from Leagram’s Organic Dairy last year.

Faye Kitching presented the Fayre of delicious cheeses and she reminded us that her father was the mind behind it all and that the jokes included were his – and she relished in this. Her slick professional style was directed with fun and knowledge on the very subject of cheese. In a space of 40 minutes we witnessed the finished article in a net bag reduced from the size of a very large football to hand held cheese. The normal timing for this finished product takes up to 9 hours!!

There were many flavours and shapes and sizes and taster pots for all – an absolute joy and so entertaining and throughout this we were constantly aware of the love of cheese and their value to society – the evening was a huge success and enjoyed by all.

In addition the Baking Team added wonderful cakes and selections of sweets that turned a cheesy evening into a banquet feast! The year has passed so quickly and the Willows WI is preparing for the 2020 programme- that promises to be interesting and varied.

Best wishes to all readers and see you at the next meeting on October 23rd.

Cheers, Marie.

Health and wellbeing, social, WI meetings

Wellness and wellbeing event

by Marie Dixon

The Willows WI arranged and presented an evening of wellness and well being, and the members were delighted to be advised and pampered by
professionals demonstrating their crafts, including crystal healing, body
conditioning, massage, reflexology, an introduction to BSL sign language to
stimulate the brain. The room was filled with busy areas of people engaged in information to increase their wellbeing.

This followed last year’s successful wellness event, and it is proving to be popular – maybe more in 2020.

As always the members enjoyed the wonderful cakes provided by this month’s baking team – and the raffle completed the evening’s entertainment.

The Willows WI continues its journey in the community providing friendship and communication for women and rejoice that they have a full happy membership. Plans are well in hand for the programme into 2020 – details to be announced soon.

See you all at our next meeting – Wednesday 25th September!