By Janet McCheyne
Our open meeting attracted plenty of visitors, including groups from Briscoe WI and Millwood WI. We all enjoyed a welcoming drink on arrival, very interesting nibbles provided by Sally and then settled down to listen to Linda Scoles, all the way from Suffolk, on the subject of “Everything I always wanted to know about sex”.
From her early days on a ranch in America to present-day conversations with her grandchildren, Linda entertained us with amusing anecdotes and even broke into song from time to time. Linda is a very funny lady, and Jenny spoke for us all when she gave the vote of thanks.
After tea and cakes, members were reminded of some of our future events:
Saturday, September 3rd 1 – 5pm Visit the WI stall in the Hobbies & Handicrafts Tent at the Orsett Show
Saturday, 10th September 8pm Opera Dudes cabaret-style entertainment. £8 Bulphan Village Hall
Bulphan Village Community Forum. Tickets from Janet
Wednesday 14th September 7.30 Bulphan WI monthly meeting: Waitrose
Wednesday 21st September Coach outing to Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, leave village hall 9.15.
Coach costs £12, pay your own entrance when you get there.
Wednesday, 12th October 7.30 Bulphan WI monthly meeting: Facing the Challenge
Wednesday 9th November 7.30 Bulphan WI monthly meeting: AGM and “What I couldn’t do without”
ADVANCE NOTICE: 2.30 Saturday, 4th February 2012: Lord of the Dance, Cliffs Pavilion £39.50
We are applying for a grant and if successful, the whole institute will have the opportunity to go to Denman (the WI’s residential college in Oxfordshire) so members were asked to indicate preferred dates/courses.
We always welcome new members and visitors – you don’t have to live in Bulphan to join – you just have to be a woman!
Enquiries: 01375 891002