What no snow! Yippee and the first meeting of 2009 when several of our members who had been unable to get to the hall because of the previous bouts of snow and ice were able to join us in a very fun meeting.
Every effort was made to keep business to a minimum; however it was felt
very important to remind the ladies of two forthcoming events the
â€œResolution Lunchâ€ set to take place prior to the May meeting and a trip
to Hampton Court Palace on Tuesday 23 June. The trip to HCP is open to
non WI members and so if you are interested in finding out more about it
please contact Linda on 01303 891734.
Carole was of the opinion that Andy had made the ground move for us all â€“ and he blushed! It set a really light hearted tone to the rest of the afternoon and once we had stood up and sat down a few times and rotated this joint and that joint we were all nicely warmed up and ready for the next phase â€“ charades.
These proved really popular with much laughter and banter echoing round
the hall â€“ a very enjoyable meeting.
For more information please contact either Carole Seabrook on 01303
891420 or Margaret Charlton on 01303 892721.
The annual Hawkinge, Acrise and Paddlesworth WI Jumble Sale is almost upon us.
Make a note of the date or you could miss out on the Hawkinge Sale of the
Lots more snow fell just before the February meeting and again the
Hettie Quinn, vice president, took the meeting as Carole was spending
Oh and of course THE JUMBLE SALE, taking place on Saturday 14th March
Please come along and join us, we have had several new ladies join us
Snow lay everywhere, cold and crisp and even â€“ would any of our members brave these dreadful weather conditions to help make the January New Yearâ€™s party go with a swing?
Well, of course they did and thirty seven intrepid ladies arrived to greet each other and join in the afternoonâ€™s fun.
Although Carole promised us not too much business there was a fair amount to be brought to everyoneâ€™s attention and at last it was time to start the â€œBeetle Driveâ€.
Initially there were the usual moans and groans and quite a few â€œhow do we play this?â€ to be heard but it didnâ€™t last and soon everyone was shouting for a six or a five or a four or a three or a two or a one to be thrown to get their beetle drawn. How can so few people make so much noise? It was wonderful to hear and certainly chased those January blues away.
After ten games had been played â€“ yes ten â€“ it was time to declare the winners and losers; who were â€“ winners (highest scores); Christine Allard and Diane Lowe and the losers (lowest scores) well it has been decided politically correct not to name them! However all four players received a prize!
Then time for tea and to partake of a shared buffet and more importantly time to catch up on all the Christmas and New Year gossip. Meanwhile the Drama Group prepared to entertain with a short Panto â€“ but I wonâ€™t say more as our roving reporter, Janet Cripps, is writing a review and you should find it elsewhere in the magazine.
I promised in the last report to let you know who had a birthday in January and at the beginning of the afternoon we had sung â€œHappy Birthdayâ€ to Gillian Philcox, Hettie Quinn, Margaret Prior and Hilary Clark. The monthly competition for anything starting with the letter â€œCâ€ was won by Barbara Pemble with a beautiful fancy hair comb.
Carole had reminded us that there is to be an outing to Hampton Court Palace on Tuesday 23rd June, so please put it in your diaries. This will be open to WI members, family and friends and if there is room any odds and bods interested in going. If you would like more information regarding this trip, please contact me on 01303 891734. The cost will be in the region of Â£35.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 3rd February in Hawkinge Village Hall, starting at 2pm. The speaker is Imogen Corrigan who is going to tell us all about the Bayeaux Tapestry.
Several new ladies were made welcome in January and so if you have the
first Tuesday afternoon in the month free why not come along and join
us. For more information please contact the secretary Margaret Charlton
on 01303 892721 or our president, Carole Seabrook on 01303 891420.
It was a relief to wake up on the morning of our December meeting to
I had begun to think that the rain would never stop but there was to be
Lots of activity greeted us at the door though as two Parish Councillors
Only one birthday in December but sadly Ruth Prior was not present to
Soon it was time for our first entertainment of the afternoon; Dennis
Then after a very welcoming cup of tea and seasonal mince pie the second
Did I really look like a bloke in drag?
All the players were excellent, even though some of the lines got a bit
Carole Seabrook very kindly offered to cook and did us proud. She
Only six of our ladies had birthdays!; Joan Basset, Pam Hoy, Ann
There was also a report by those ladies who manned â€œthe gazeboâ€ at
The original speaker had been obliged to drop out and as we had all
Joan is a master of the understatement; regaling us with the
The meeting proper will start at 2pm. For any more information or if you
It was opened by our president, Carole Seabrook, and Jerusalem was sung.
Sunshine, strawberries and a super tea made the annual garden party a
Fun was had by the playing of boule; croquet; solving anagrams on
A truly smashing afternoon was enjoyed by all at the June meeting.
The feel good factor was palpable and attendance was
However, she did say that they can take over your
Well done everyone who entered and especially Avis.