This summer our WI has been out and about thanks to the good weather. We have had a taster golf session, a walk to a pub for a meal, a visit to Toomers garden centre and a visit to Highclere Castle. We also supported the village Big Gig, serving tea, coffee and a wide variety of cakes. Money raised will be split between the Air Ambulance and WI funds.
Our September meeting was held back in Broad Town Village Hall. After a discussion about our proposed programme for next year, two of our members presented slide shows of their recent holidays. One member told us about a trip to a remote village in West Bengal, India, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of a hospital by her husband’s uncle and aunt. She was surprised by the wonderful welcome they received, with the whole village involved in the celebrations. She was amazed by the happiness of the villagers despite their material poverty.
The other described her family holiday to the very north of Sweden to see the Northern lights. She showed some amazing photos of the bright green, curtain-like, light show that they witnessed. They also went snow-shoe trekking, dog sledding and experienced an overnight stay at an ice hotel. The hotel is built afresh every winter and is left to melt in the summer. It is built of snow and huge blocks of ice cut from the river. Each room is different and decorated with huge ice sculptures.
October’s meeting will be an evening of line dancing with a cowboy supper and will be held on Wednesday 15th October at 7.30pm at the village hall. New members are always welcome. For more information contact Jane on 731105.