Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas party!

The last meeting of the old year was our Christmas party. Doreen is now President...again... well done to her. Linda had made mince pies and arranged all the party food, tables were set, crackers put out all ready for the fun.

After a short meeting we got on with the party. Jean Ford gave us some lovely Christmas thoughts and the afternoon finished with a good rendering of Jerusalem.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Christmas Lunch at The Wesley House

The Christmas lunch was well attended with 23 members enjoying the ambience at The Wesley. It is always a pleasure to be there, and they don't disappoint. After a social chat over a drink we went to the atrium for our meal. The food was excellent, and we stayed to chat over our tea and coffee at the end. It had been a very pleasant get together.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

To the Theatre

10 of us went out to lunch at the Bella Italia, then onto the Everyman Theatre to see Felicity Kendal and Simon Callow in Chin Chin. The actors were very good, but the play was weak, too bad, as classy actors like that should have better scripts...

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Monthly Lunch!

This month we were back at The Corner Cupboard on another wet and windy day. 12 had signed up, but 4 withdrew due to the start of winter colds etc. The food was hot and good, service good and the conversation flowed. Audrey recounted she was charged £70.00 at The Cats' Whiskers for a cut, wash and blow dry..we were all shocked at the price. After lunch we went back to Dorothy's for coffee and cake!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Late October Outing

We went on a coach ride round the Black and White Villages of Herefordshire..unfortunately the coach was a little large to get around some of the lanes to villages off the A44, but we did see some stunning houses with very different architecture from the Cotswolds. The day was fine and sunny, so the countryside could be admired with a few leaves changing.
The piece de resistance of the outing was a very good WI tea in Kington. Sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones and cakes, what a feast. We were made so welcome too in the local Masonic Hall.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

October Monthly Meeting

Mid October already, we are still looking for September..This month we had a chiropractor, Jennifer Tomes, come to demonstrate her skills and give us an insight to her method of making us feel less pain and be more mobile..!! her talk and demonstration was so good that 5 of us are having her come to our home to get sorted..fingers xed.....

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

October Lunch

October has taken us all by surprise after such a glorious summer. 12 of us gathered at Lady Jane Tearooms for another excellent roast lunch. The food and service is always first class, and we do enjoy eating there..

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

September Meeting

The speaker this month was Bob Hemmings on The Shazam! Show. As non of us seemed to know what this is it was great to be informed.  Doreen and Sally had made great cakes, lovely for Adeline as it happened to be her birthday...

Thursday, 5 September 2013

September Lunch

September 4th saw us back at the Lion, only 7 of us that day, so we got the lovely table in the window. It was a warm day, the only snag being the wasps flying in and out of the open window behind us. Val popped her head in, but we couldn't persuade her to stay..

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

An outing to Daylesford Organics

My WI had a very successful visit to Daylesford Organics yesterday. Many of them had been before, but never realised how much land there was behind the buildings and what a large operation it was. The Gloucester Old Spot pigs were enormous!
We looked at the 'overpriced' clothes, but found the food on sale was quite reasonable! Beautiful weather too!
We had tea in the cafe, and thought of a return maybe lunch next time!


The group at the tomato polytunnel, sampling tomatoes





Doreen had a tasty one!




 Nancie and Dorothy having a teatime conversation!

Friday, 9 August 2013

August Lunch

We met at the Plaisterers for the lunch on August 6th. The weather was kind to us, so we managed to eat out in the lovely garden. A wonderful change to be eating outside.

July Monthly Meeting

Back to the Methodist Hall, it was so good to have the June Meeting out of there, but reality returned.
The speaker this month was Angela Panrucker who gave a very interesting talk on pub signs, well illustrated with her slides.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

July 3rd Lunch

This month we met again at the Corner Cupboard, the food was good, and the service much improved! No long waiting..
After lunch we walked to Dorothy's home. She has a lovely cottage, and we really enjoyed seeing that and the terraced garden

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Courtyard Garden Cream Tea!

June's monthly meeting was held in Adeline's front courtyard garden. Ably helped by Linda and Rosemary the members enjoyed strawberries, scones and clotted cream.
They wandered round the the back garden with the varied plants, and for the first time saw this blog on one of the two computers in the house.
The members really enjoy the change, and after Linda's great celebration last June, hope this will be an annual event!!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Lunch Group outing in June

This month saw us back at the Wesley Bistro, as usual good food and service. There are 12 core members with a new member trying us out..

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tetbury and Westonbirt House

We had an outing to Tetbury for shopping and lunch, then a tour of Westonbirt House. Tetbury has some lovely shops, quite different to the regular small town shops, good tea rooms and the market.
The tour of Westonbirt House was in the school break, but the guide was fascinating with the history of the house. The gardens were lovely too, despite the rain, lovely cream tea, and a great ride back to Winchcombe.

 

Westonbirt House is a country house in Gloucestershire, England. It belonged to the Holford family from 1665 until 1926. The first house on the site was an Elizabethan manor house. The Holfords replaced it first with a Georgian house, and then Robert Stayner Holford, who inherited Westonbirt in 1839, replaced that house between 1863 and 1870 with the present mansion which was designed by Lewis Vulliamy. He also remodelled the gardens, diverted the main road and relocated the villagers. The house is constructed of high quality ashlar masonry on a grand scale. The exterior is in an Elizabethan style, with a symmetrical main block and asymmetric wings, one of them containing a conservatory. The interiors are in a sumptuous classical style. The house was fitted with the latest technology such as gas lighting, central heating, fireproof construction and iron roofs. It is now a Grade I listed building.
Extensive formal terrace gardens were created around the house and 25 acres (100,000 m2) of ornamental woodlands were planted in the 19th century. Since 1928, the house has been occupied by the girls' boarding school, Westonbirt School. Westonbirt House is open to the public twice a year, in October and in June. The gardens are open more frequently, but only on certain dates during the school holidays. The house is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies and is used as a wedding venue.[1]