social, WI meetings

The Dog’s Trust

by Marie Dixon

A sunny summer’s evening and the holiday season approaching- the Willows WI members had a special treat from the representative of the Dog’s Trust who presented a most interesting account of the care love and attention to good health that the dogs receive and how many volunteers are involved in keeping the excellent policy of Trust.

There was a special guest – a member’s dog who behaved very well much to the appreciation of the members! Many gifts of food and toys were collected in support of the charity- this was followed by cake and coffee plus a super raffle- the next meeting is August 29th, when a Wellness programme is planned- see you there x

Food & drink, WI meetings

An evening with Leagrams Organic Dairy

by Marie Dixon

At their social evening on October 25th The Willows WI Sale enjoyed a presentation by Leagrams Organic Dairy – a family run business, specialising in making organic cheeses – a mother and daughter team, who captured the interest and the taste buds of a fascinated audience. Within fifteen minutes with the help of boiling water, some rennet and several very strong smelling cultures, wonderful smooth cheese was produced and various samples were offered to the membership, flavoured with ginger ,onion, and pineapple. As an added feature many cheeses were for sale together with related items.

The evening was run with professional ease and a great deal of humour. And do remember the valuable lesson we learnt… ‘Do not put your cheese in cling film – always silver foil –it preserves the cheese for longer!’