Bulphan WI: Report June 2011

Janet McCheyne reports:

“Bulphan WI were out and about for their June meeting: we shared cars and drove to Old Leigh. After a drink in the pub, we walked along the picturesque old High Street, past the cockle sheds, moored boats and even a couple of gentlemen of the road asleep under a pier. It was a lovely evening, the rain held off and the views across the estuary were beautiful.

Next we drove to St. Aidan’s Church hall, where Leigh Evening WI members were waiting to provide hospitality – and lavish hospitality it turned out to be: comfortably seated around tables (with tablecloths – most attractive!) we had platefuls of delicious homemade cakes and lashings of hot fresh tea, all served with a smile. We were able to conduct our business in these most civilised surroundings and we can heartily recommend Leigh Evening Institute to other institutes looking for a good place to visit.

We were invited to decorate a window in the church for their Open Day in June, so I dug out some items relating to the history of the institute and the village, and Joanne provided a lovely flower-arrangement (the first one she has ever done!) in the competition cup.

Our next meeting is a “Show and Tell” session, back in Bulphan Village Hall at 7.30 on Wednesday 13th July. Our more talented members (i.e. not me!) are going to bring examples of the various crafts they do to show us, tell us about them and possibly let people have a go. Visitors to this meeting are very welcome – just ‘phone if you would like to know more details, or turn up on the night. First visit is free, £3 thereafter.

Our August meeting will also be special: hilarious speaker Linda Scoles will be talking to us about “Everything I wanted to know about sex”. Again, visitors are very welcome, but for this talk it will be a women-only audience, please.”

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