Papworth Everard WI – November 2017 Report

Outing:  Early in November 18 ladies enjoyed a trip to the Coton Orchard Garden Centre near Madingley in Cambridge. The Garden Centre has had a major revamp and the transformation is amazing.   We all enjoyed browsing the wonderful selection of gifts, clothes and food now on offer, especially all the delicious Christmas fayre.  We followed this with a traditional afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cake!!!  It was a very enjoyable (and filling!) afternoon.

Meeting:With Christmas now very much in mind, our speaker and demonstrator for the evening was Noreen Plows who gave a brilliant account of how she got into the business of flower arranging and how her workshops at her home have taken off beyond her wildest dreams.   Noreen’s workshops include coffee before, and lunch during the day, which should run from 10 til 3, but as Noreen enjoys chatting about all sorts of things, it can sometimes be more like 4 or 5!!  Whilst talking to us about all aspects of her work, she created a most lovely natural Christmas wreath, mainly made from various types of eucalyptus, and this was raffled at the end of the evening with the lucky winner choosing how she wanted the wreath to be finished.  I am sure Noreen has inspired many of us to have a go at making our own wreaths this Christmas.


Choir:   Our choir, Lyrical Voices, will be singing again this year at Ely Cathedral on 2nd December, at the Papworth Hospital Carol Concert – always a wonderful event.

 Next Meeting:   will take place on Wednesday 20th December  – please note this will be for members only

To find out more about what is going on you can log on to our website at or if you are 18 or over just come along to one of our meetings at 7.15 for 7.30 on the third Wednesday of each month in the Studio next door to the Library. You can be sure of a warm welcome.  The visitor’s fee is  £4.00 including refreshments.Pap

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