Thursday 30th September
Lynne was Brilliant
What a fab talk on Zoom tonight by Lynne Stubbings about the highs and lows of being National Chair.   Brilliant.

Wednesday 29th September
Beginning to look a lot like autumn…..
The bracken is turning colour and makes for a quite splendid display down the lanes.

Tuesday 28th September
Leisure Activities meeting today.
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend but I understand that the Leisure Activities Team an re dead keen and raring to go with plans for lots of future activities.  Well done Veronica and team .
Veronica Chapman

Monday 27th September
What a Great Effort.
It made me so proud to see the huge collection of toiletries and sanitary wear for our Afghan sisters when it was delivered today!  Fabulous effort. Well done, everyone.

Saturday 25th September
No WI as it was Ray’s birthday….
And for a special treat we got a new special collar for Cooper.  He loves it!

Friday 24th September
Great Inter Federation Working!
Delighted to receive a whole load of goodies for our Afghan appeal from the members of Mile Oak WI in Staffordshire.  Smashing!

Thursday 23rd September
Great talk on Zoom tonight!
Sue Robertson gave us a fascinating talk on the role of women in the magistracy over the last hundred years.  Wish a few more people had come – they missed out on the most interesting and informative talk!

Tuesday 21st September
Busy, Busy!
Another carful of stuff for Afghan Appeal! Lots of work going on behind the scenes at the moment.  Finalising the insurance and planning for the Annual Federation Meeting 2022.  Watch this space!

Monday 20th September
Great Big Green Week
Had a great time with the ladies of Finham WI this morning.  I was invited to be their speaker which was lovely AND I got to go out on a Litter Pick with them.  Brilliant! AND they had collected loads of stuff for the Afghan appeal!

Interesting planning meeting with M&P tonight.   Lots of Annual meetings coming up!

Sunday 19th September
It’s been a bit of a week…..
Apologies – my Dad isn’t very well at the moment so the WI has had to take a little bit of a back seat this week.  I posted one of his favourite pictures of a field of poppies this week – he always says he thinks he is like the odd pink poppy in the middle!

Friday 17th September
First car load of toiletries safely delivered …
What a great feeling to deliver a car packed to the gunnels with toiletries and sanitary wear for the Afghan Refugees. Huge thanks to all my local WIs and friends for such a great contribution!

Thursday 16th September
The raspberries are fabulous this year..
I have been picking Autumn Raspberries by the colander and freezing them so that I can make jam later!

Tuesday 14th September
Great Board meeting today.
We got loads done. Even set a date for the 2022 Annual federation Meeting – put it in your diary now.  5th July 2022. Happy days

Sunday 12th September
Ready????
Sorted for Tuesdays Board meeting? Yep
Rung your Link WIs – almost all a couple weren’t around so will have to try tomorrow.
Completed Blog/ nearly
Sorted Zoom invites out ???? aaaaaargh! Not yet!

Saturday 11th  September
Stunning advert for the WI and our Federation.
Well done to the ladies from Nuneaton acorns WI who did such a fabulous job of promoting the WI on tv this morning.  You made us all very proud !

Friday 10th September
And now for the Crab Apples………
What a wonderful colour my Crab apple Jelly is.  Very proud of it!
Think we have our future plans sorted after we had an Office and Finance Meeting. Think we are almost ready for the Board meeting next Tuesday too. Fingers crossed that I haven’t forgotten something really major.

Wednesday 8th September
Greengage Heaven
OOOO! Someone gave me some lovely greengages today . they make the very best jam!!
Also getting quite excited about the Sewing Street programme on Saturday which will feature members of Nuneaton Acorns WI!

Tuesday 7th September
Planning for the next Board Meeting Proper….
It’s the normal monthly Board Meeting next week so Sarah and I have been working on planning and the agenda to ensure we don’t miss anything important! It was lovely to meet up with various sub-committee members on Zoom this morning to catch up about the changes to our Insurance cover.

Monday 6th September
Board Meeting
We had to have an extra Board meeting early this morning to make a sad decision about the Lunch with Rev Richard Coles. We had been unable to find a venue big enough to provide Lunch on October 5th so sadly we have had to postpone and refund almost two hundred people.  Especial thanks to Sue Myhill, our trusty Treasurer and Sarah for processing all this.

Sunday 5th September
Been jamming all day
Blow me down if the damsons aren’t ready at the same time as the plums this year!  Calling a Trustees meeting for the morning as the Rev Richard Coles situation isn’t looking too positive.

Friday 3rd September
NO news yet
Spent almost all day on the phone trying to sort a venue for 170 people with a two course lunch. This isn’t looking too easy. Meanwhile Ray is as pleased a punch with our enormous dinner plate dahlias!

Thursday 2nd September
Well, let that be a lesson to me!
Late last night the text messages started flooding in about the shock closure of Dunchurch Park Hotel. There I was, with my feet up enjoying a glass of sparkling water as you do…… panic…. panic…… need a new venue for Rev Richard Coles on October 5th !

Anyway, we all set about trying to find somewhere (along with all those other very disappointed people)  Will let you know how we get on.

Meanwhile tonight I had the pleasure of talking to the members of Bishops Tachbrook WI on Zoom  We had a great laugh – made me forget my woes for an hour or so!

Wednesday 1st September
Well, September is here….
And the garden is looking great. I’m picking raspberries and plums every day and the WI is taking a little bit of a back seat ….. and the flowers are absolutely fabulous