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12th April 2018

Spring had arrived at last, as the hall was filled with the scent of hyacinths and colours of spring flowers!  Members arrived armed with baskets of greenery from their gardens and even from local supermarkets! Christine, our speaker and florist, does a lot of floral arrangements for Dyrham Park. She  showed us how to create a beautiful hand held bouquet out of spring flowers. Christine taught us that daffodils should be kept on their own in vases, as their sap affects other flowers.

Christine talked about the different qualities of flowers.  She taught us the important use of same colours in an arrangement and also foliage to create height and how it was used before using oasis. Christine informed us that bridal bouquets have gone full circle from formal/casual/ back to formal. Some posies were good enough for a bride!

The evening ended at 8.40pm.

8th March 2018

The WI resolution to be discussed in May was voted in nationally as “mental health”.  Next Dr Jen Heath, (clinical psychologist) gave an interesting workshop about food and how we can avoid eating too much or too little of it. We were shown how to eat “mindfully” .Dr Jen gave us insights into why we sometimes eat too much, or too little, and how we could employ coping mechanisms to help us enjoy the food that we eat and feel positive about ourselves.  

POP UP café and craft morning 10th March Although the  weather wasn’t great we served up a morning of fantastic crafts and a bustling café. Members kindly donated delicious cakes and more than one person had an extra slice! Others cooked bacon butties, served endless cups of tea, washed up and folded raffle tickets. We were delighted to make £250 profit. A huge thankyou to everyone for all your help and support.  

8th February 2018

On a cold and wet night in February we met to have a go at paper crafts. The evening started with voting on the five resolutions on the shortlist and result would feed into national WI voting. Then Becca and Matt patiently helped us make a card and a rosette in suffragette colours- purple for dignity, white for purity and green for hope – very fitting on the week of the100th year celebration of votes for women.

March’s meeting is “A slice of Dr Jen –Clinical Psychologist Jen Heath “at 7pm Thursday March 8th in the village Hall (SN14 8HA).

Members signed up for our fund raising event: Pop up Café and Craft stalls:

Saturday 10th March 10am- 12am in the village Hall SN14 8HA.  We have craft stalls, bacon rolls, cake, coffee, tea and a

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