Report from Bulphan WI March 2013
Bulphan WI must be good for you! Although we have members from all ages, we presented flowers and cards to 2 more members who had reached fourscore recently: Rene Strong and Bernie Cowles.
Tracy Mackness, of Giggly Pig fame, has now been rebooked for our meeting on 10th July and we have lots more to look forward to: we will be celebrating St George’s Day with afternoon tea at Marygreen Manor in Brentwood, enjoying a visit to New hall Vineyard (with wine-tasting!) for our June meeting and we were able to book tickets for the Silver Bells Christmas Show at the Thameside Theatre before they sold out this year! The wine-tasting visit on 12th June is open to non-members/anyone and will cost £10. Please book with Sally Wall on 01268 542129. We pile into cars at the village hall at 7pm – it should be a brilliant evening out.
Rita Appleby and Marion Hatt went all the way to Colchester in the fog for the WI’s County meeting, but had such a good time: they were particularly impressed with June Ward, county chairman, and Adam Henson from Countryfile, the speaker.
Graham Bendall gave a splendid talk entitled “A Gamekeeper’s Year” and he focussed on gamekeeping past and present and the changes – good and challenging – there have been to country life and gamekeeping over the years. We also learned a lot about magpies, badgers and pheasants.
Mary had a hectic time selling Spring Group tickets – unfortunately the Orsett Hall Gold room is a small venue and we didn’t have enough tickets to go round. Apologies to those ladies who were disappointed.
Invitations were issued to our Cabaret Evening in April, to celebrate our 84th birthday. To help us with catering, this is by invitation only, but members may bring friends at £6 per head (pre-booked). We rounded our evening off by hearing some more ladies telling us about their working lives – with some surprising revelations.