Quite a busy month for us. It started with the W.I. Centenary Garden party at Buckingham Palace, an exciting and memorable day for Helen Rossin and Angela Smith, then the Centenary AGM at the Royal Albert Hall attended by The Queen – you may have seen her cutting the celebration cake there on the TV News?
About twenty of us joined in the annual Group meeting of local W.Is. at Hardwick where we were keen to see just how such meetings are organised as, for the first time, it will be our turn to host the event next year. Being a relatively new W.I. we are still learning!
Then about two dozen of us were made very welcome at The Black Bull, Brampton for our monthly lunch, after which we moved on to relax outside in the sunshine at the nearby Frosts Garden Centre for teas, coffees and some retail therapy. For July one of our members will be hosting a Bring and Share lunch at her home.
At our June meeting, where we were joined by visitors from the village and by members of other local W.Is., we provided cheese and wine to accompany the fashion show that was staged by Bonmarché of St Neots. Seven of our members strutted their stuff along the catwalk showing off the Season’s fashions – they looked just great.
We are running a cake stall at the Pendragon School Fete where we will be trying to live up to the general W.I. reputation that its members know how to bake a cake….?! At the end of term the W.I. Endeavour Cup and associated book vouchers will be presented to the winning pupils for their project work.
On July 15th, our 8th birthday, our Speaker will be Sue Baker, an Egyptian Belly Dancer, talking about the history of the dance and the costumes before inviting us to get on our feet to get a wiggle on or to try our hand at playing the finger cymbals.
There is no monthly meeting in August, but as our meeting on September 16th will coincide with the actual date of the centenary of the founding of the first W.I., at Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (and the rest!) on Anglesey in 1915, plans are well underway for an appropriate celebration.