Well done to Stuart Nuttall for making Nuclear Power so interesting in his very entertaining talk at our October meeting! Margaret and Terry played their part as an atom to be split by Celia, with the help of Lesley. Hopefully we all now have a slightly better understanding of the subject.
WI Ladies visit Portland Bill Lighthouse...
The sun was out as 10 WI ladies left the Village for a trip too Portland lighthouse. But wait why was there a space in the car? Oops we forgot Marion! Quickly turning round at Upwey we dashed back to collect poor Marion still waiting patiently to be picked up.
Start again , on a beautiful sunny morning 11 ladies left the village on the trip to the lighthouse. 9 ventured all the way to the top 153 steps in all , worth it for the view from the top . Our guide was really good ( a WI member from another village) . On return to ground level we were all awarded a badge to say we had made it too the top.
From there we headed into Portland for a quick browse of the charity shops and a very good lunch in the sugar loaf cafe.
The Knit and Sew group is doing very well...
We have successfully knitted up another batch of dementia twiddle muffs and they have been dispatched for use. Also Jan has started knitting hats for bottles of smoothies for Age UK. Now the nights are drawing in, now is a good time do a bit of knitting (the pattern is dead easy), We try to meet every 6 weeks or so for a sew up and natter session – with, of course, tea an cake!
Your help would be most welcome.
WI and the Alpacas
In September we welcomed two very well behaved alpacas -“Lightning” and “Hurricane” to our meeting, along with their owner Wendy Williams. Wendy breeds her alpacas on a farm near Shaftesbury where she offers walking with alpacas (possibly a future WI outing?). They are also available for weddings and visits to care homes. After her talk we were given the opportunity to make friends with the alpacas.
It was good to see a number of visitors and potential new members.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, 11th October when we will be hearing about “Nuclear Power” from Stuart Nuttall.
!6 members from Martinstown WI went along to the Bride valley group lunch hosted by Walditch WI.
13 WI members ventured far afield to Wareham ,we went to the art and craft show at the Purbeck school. The Dorset WI had an exhibition of members work and also this years project pin cushions. Some very clever ladies I must say . Heading into town for a spot of lunch then aboard the mighty Orca for a historical cruise on the raging river, hold tight me hearties !!! A few spots of rain didn't put us of and our Captain was a very jolly soul. Once safely back on dry land it was ice-cream o'clock. On our way back to the car we did get a peck at the lovely stained glass window in the Lady ST Marys church.
Friday, 20 10 2017
We meet: 2nd Wednesday in the month at the Village Hall