Wednesday night was our first WITCH (WI The Craft Hub) meeting. Great to see so many from the village join us. Excluding our helpers, we had 9 WI members with 18 non-WI! So after a brief introduction to the night, everyone got on with the business of creating some lovely tea-towels and tote bags, whilst enjoying some tea & cake along the way. Couldn't do an all in one picture of everyone so had to split it into 3; talking of 3s, we had 3 generations of one family join - can you tell who they are?
Based on our performance at the March Hare Leisure Centre, probably not very fast! Cynthia, Sue, Sass, Mary Briscoe and I went to the WFWI Sports Taster Day last Thursday. First was the go-karting: 2 sessions 'racing' round the track. I think we all went quicker on our second go having got used to the track and the karts. However, not quick enough to be the fastest over all. Then onto crossbow shooting. We all hit the targets - so beware if you see any of us sporting a crossbow! Lunch was provided after an exciting but long morning. Photos below - can you identify the drivers? Separate videos can be found on our Facebook Page.
"Hip bath, hip bath, lavatory, lavatory, bidet, bidet, douche!"
Perhaps not what you may expect to start a blog but according to Gyles Brandreth, an excellent way to prepare yourself when public speaking. That's what Cynthia, Jenny & I discovered when we went to the WFWI Lunch today at the Chateau Impney where Gyles was the guest speaker. After enjoying a good lunch, we sat back and listened to an excellent talk by Gyles on various topics from the use of the English language to the pursuit of happiness with a few anecdotes along the way. An excellent start to the week!
BRITISH BATS - with Aidan Marsh.
Fortunately we had no-one suffering from chiroptophobia at our last meeting. They would not have enjoyed the talk from Aidan Marsh; it was all about bats! Aidan provided interesting insights into the activities of bats, their life cycle, their habitat and the need to mitigate disturbance of the bats when either building or renovating buildings. So for those of us who are not chiroptophobic, it was a really good talk.
(okay - you probably guessed but in case not, chiroptobia is a fear of bats).