January 10th 2013
New Year's greetings to all and faithful members paid their subs for another year of fellowship and friendship. We welcomed a new member Theresa Colthorpe who, although she lives in Thurston, comes, with friends, to our W.I.
Our speaker was Celia Stevens, who wowed us with her enthusiasm for all things Motor Racing. Her obvious love for this sport was infectious. She sang the praises at how the chaps, recognising her considerable talent, have made her welcome in this male dominated activity. Stories of famous tracks she has raced on, for example Brands Hatch, Goodwood and Silverstone. Her driving highlight though was to drive in the 24hour Le Mans race and to finish as well. A grand and rare wrist watch was a 'trophy' she proudly showed us.
The members then watched a DVD showing photos from the activities and meetings our members have shared during 2012. All set to music with cheeky comments on many of the images. Thank you Tracy Martin you're a star! Truly scrumptious cakes and biscuits from Lynda, Barbara, Bridget and Joyce. Thank you ladies.
February 14th 2013
How many of us. I wonder, have little bags with broken beads in, that we don't know how to fix but can't bear to part with? Our speaker this month, Celia Simms, will hopefully give us some ideas and enable us to give these little treasures a new lease of life. Bring along your broken jewels for her advice and be inspired.
Our first competition of the year is to make a piece of jewellery "Good Enough to Eat". Quite literally, let your imagination go wild. Points won will count towards the 'in house' cup. Got to be in it to win it!
Do please come along if you think the W.I. might be for you. You will be made most welcome. There's no charge, even tea and cake is free to guests!