Anton is coming to Warwickshire !

Anton is coming to Warwickshire !

Have you heard ??? Anton is coming to Warwickshire!   Wednesday 9th March 2022 Dallas Burston Polo Ground, Southam, CV47 2DL Doors open 12 noon, to be seated at 1.45pm. Open to Members AND Guests.   Brought to the public’s attention through the hit show Strictly Come...
A new WI in Coleshill

A new WI in Coleshill

Ever thought about joining the WI ? Well a new WI is coming to Coleshill   To find out more, join us next Tuesday (26th Oct) 7.30pm Coleshill Community Centre, Temple Way, Coleshill, B46 1HH   Or tell your friends and family in Coleshill   The WI is all about...
Coastal Resorts Quiz – The Winners & Answers !

Coastal Resorts Quiz – The Winners & Answers !

Our quizzes are never easy and this one was no exception!  Here are the answers … did you get question 20 correct ?!? Thank you to everyone who bought a copy and had a go. The winners were 1st Ann Jakeway (Southam WI) £30, 2nd Pam Sampson (Brinklow WI) £20, 3rd...

Autumnal October ….

Sunday 17th October Ready for Let’s Do London! Just bought tickets for the Tower of London!  I have been promising my friend Olwen that we would go one day! And we soon will courtesy of our Federation Day out to London!  HAPPY DAYS ! Saturday 16th October I might just...
Veggie Soup with Cheese

Veggie Soup with Cheese

Thanks to Trustee, Trish Handsley for sharing this lovely Autumn recipe “I tried this soup recently when I was over-run with courgettes from our allotment. Its easy to make, tasty and freezes well. (with thanks to BBC Good Food where it gets 5 stars)”...
Sweet Marrow & Chilli Pickle

Sweet Marrow & Chilli Pickle

Sweet Marrow and Chilli Pickle 3lb marrow – peeled and cubed 3lb onions –chopped MILD: Two chillies, deseeded and chopped finely HOTTER  : Three chillies with seeds left in and chopped finely Layer marrow, onion and chilli in a bowl, sprinkle each layer with salt and...
Still time to book …

Still time to book …

Fancy a day out in London? … we have extended the closing date to book tickets to Thursday 15th oct  With a drop off on Park Lane you will be perfectly placed to shop shop shop, do some sight seeing, or enjoy a lunch or afternoon tea … the options are endless!...
Warwick WI Craft Group

Warwick WI Craft Group

We were delighted to welcome back Warwick WI Craft Group this week. They hire the room upstairs at Federation House once a month to get together and craft. This is the their recently completed bunting, with each pennant made by a different member The current project...
FREE Books

FREE Books

Calling all avid readers … we have a large quantity of The Unlikeliest Packer books which we would like to pass on to our members and WIs. We have plenty to go around and so you could give one to each of your members or perhaps the members of your WI book club,...
Treasure Hunt 2021 … The Answers!

Treasure Hunt 2021 … The Answers!

Did you join us on the Treasure Hunt last week ? Find out how you did.. Goodhead, Askew, Bull Davenport Devonport Fennell Rita Dawkins 71 years Chain link fence, wooden fence, brick wall Park Lane Tithe Lodge 2.2m height limit Catterells Coaches One The Byre 12.5...
The Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week 18th – 26th September 2021 In September we are joining with other members of The Climate Coalition to organise the Great Big Green Week – a huge call for action on climate change The Great Big Green Week will take place from 18th to 26th...

Sunny September

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...
What does COP 26 mean to us?

What does COP 26 mean to us?

COP 26 is the annual UN Climate change conference to be held this year in the UK – from 1st -12th November in Glasgow. HOW ARE WE INVOLVED? The NFWI are part of a Climate Coalition and are already supporting the Glasgow Action Plan. In addition the NFWI will be...
See Nuneaton Acorns on TV!

See Nuneaton Acorns on TV!

Watch Sewing Street & Jewellery Maker this Saturday (tomorrow) to see members of Nuneaton Acorns WI Page   You will see Chris Johnstone at 8:50am JewelleryMaker (Freeview 71, Sky 674, Virgin 756, Freesat 807 or YouTube)   And the Angela Struthers and Marina...
Rev Richard Coles Lunch – Cancelled

Rev Richard Coles Lunch – Cancelled

Lunch with Rev. Richard Coles 5th October 21– CANCELLED It is with regret that the lunch event planned next month with guest speaker Rev. Richard Coles has been cancelled. This is due to circumstances at the venue that are beyond our control. We are desperately sorry...
Flower Power – Winners

Flower Power – Winners

Thanks to Trustee Glynis Forknall for taking on the judging for our latest competition… “Firstly thank you so much Ladies for entering the competition and the high quality of everyone’s entry. I have carefully looked at them all and I am amazed at how much...

… and that was August !

Monday 30th August Thank You! What a beautiful Thank You card from the ladies of Grendon WI Sunday 29th August A Strange co-incidence ….. I had a call on Friday asking if a group of walkers could stop off at the village church for a loo break today.  I said yes but...
This time last week …

This time last week …

This time last week our intrepid WI members took to the waters … well done everyone glad you stayed dry! What next I wonder …
Coastal Resorts Quiz – The Winners & Answers !

UK Coastal Resorts Quiz – now available

As our members and WI friends will know, we test your brains at the end of every year with our cryptic quiz … well this year we are delighted to offer you an extra summer quiz with the theme ‘UK Coastal Resorts’. We are posting each WI Secretary a...

MEDIEVAL ANTIBIOTIC STUDY

Freya Harrison, from the School of Lice Sciences, one of our Serious Science lecturers, is carrying out a study at the University of Warwick, that she would like WI members to take part in. The trial is being run in collaboration with Warwick’s Clinical Trials...
Spotlight on Sub Committee Members

Spotlight on Sub Committee Members

In Warwickshire we have four very active sub committees. They meet every other month and along with the Board of Trustees they arrange all the trips, workshops, talks and lunches that we offer to members  Creative Activities Leisure Activities Public Affairs ...
Bursaries – Leam Boat Centre

Bursaries – Leam Boat Centre

Over the last few years we have worked with Leam Boat Centre on several successful watery events, including this weekend when we have nearly 30 ladies having a go at Paddle Boarding!  The Boat Centre is now offering bursaries so if you or your WI knows anyone who...

July is here …

Saturday 31st July Memories of a happy day …. It was a no WI day today as it was our Wedding Anniversary!  Well, it was until the phone calls about changes to Windsor started coming in! Friday 30th  July Windsor….. all change please. We are looking forward to Monday...
Don’t forget to recycle for ACWW

Don’t forget to recycle for ACWW

The last bagful of recycled items that we sent off to Recycling for Good causes resulted in a cheque for…£132.10p for ACWW! (The current total collected for the Education Fund from Warwickshire is £1094.61) Associated Country Women of the World – ACWW What...
Hello from Stockton

Hello from Stockton

Our June meeting was held at the Football Club and although it wasn’t the celebration of our 90th anniversary which we held there last year, the enjoyment was even greater as we hadn’t met all together since last September! We had over 30 attending and we also...
W F W I Planters – facelift for the summer

W F W I Planters – facelift for the summer

A message from the WI Members who very generously gave up their time (& plants!) to give the W  F  W  I planters at Federation House a new lease of life for the summer! “FOR THE RESILIENT WOMEN OF WARWICKSHIRE WIs … Who over many months kept families...
A WI Picnic – Kingsbury WI

A WI Picnic – Kingsbury WI

Message from Sue Denstone – Kingsbury Treasurer “We thought you’d like to see some pics of our WI Picnic at Kingsbury Water Park. It was the first opportunity for members to meet up after lockdown. About 20 members attended and really enjoyed catching up...
A refreshing tip for Fizz Friday !

A refreshing tip for Fizz Friday !

Refreshing Tip… Did you know that a certain supermarket (has something to do with Nectar) sell a little bottle of Prosecco flavouring and if you add it to a bottle of pink lemonade (full fat or diet) then serve with ice it is a lovely refreshing drink that...
WI Promo Packs

WI Promo Packs

Order a promotional pack … We know lots of women are interested in joining the WI at the moment and so to help you promote your WI locally we have prepared a special promotional pack for you. The pack contains copies of WI Life, Become a Member leaflets plus,...
Time to order your 2022 Diary

Time to order your 2022 Diary

Time to order your 2022 WI Diary Orders for the 2022 diary are now being taken. Next year’s diary will have a green cover that is completely recyclable. Please contact your WI Secretary or order one. (£5.50)
A belated happy 102nd birthday to …

A belated happy 102nd birthday to …

Hampton Lucy & Charlecote WI ! Thank you to Jane Whyatt for the report and wonderful photos “22 members met in the garden of Charlecote Village Hall last week, first real meeting since September 2020. Even the  sun was happy for us ! Special guest was...
£50 Prize for Flower Power Competition!

£50 Prize for Flower Power Competition!

FLOWER POWER COMPETITION Your Flower Power entry could be … A fresh flower arrangement., knitted, painted, crochet, needle felt, watercolour, cross stitch, sugar work, patchwork, embroidery, origami, clay, pressed flowers, hand drawn, screen printed, applique...
Scam Awareness 2021

Scam Awareness 2021

2021 Scams Awareness Campaign, which will take place from 14 – 27 June. This annual campaign is all about creating a network of confident, #ScamAware consumers who are able to recognise a scam, report it to the appropriate agency and talk about their experiences...
Wishaw WI Reunited

Wishaw WI Reunited

After months on Zoom and WI meetings in a bag Wishaw WI were finally reunited in June. A blanket made of squares knitted by members was showcased followed by a celebratory fun game of croquet. Thank you Terry Barker for sharing these great pics, it’s great to...
Summer Makes and Bakes …

Summer Makes and Bakes …

Summer Makes & Bakes with Anne & Sue! Join our resident experts at the stove and sewing machine for an informal crafting and cooking chat. Anne will have some great tips for using your garden/allotment produce and Sue will share some of her wonderful quilts...
Warwickshire WIs Book Club

Warwickshire WIs Book Club

Do you enjoy reading? Would like to share and discuss books with others? Are you in need of some new author suggestions? Warwickshire WIs is looking to start an on-line Book Club. Lots to discuss so if you would like to be part of this new group then why not join us...
Summer Makes & Bakes

Summer Makes & Bakes

Thank you to Anne for sharing this lovely recipe, if you give it a go please let us know! Cheese and Courgette Muffin Surprise 225g Self Raising Flour 100g Courgette – grated 100g Cheddar- grated 175ml Milk One Egg 55ml Olive Oil 10 Cherry Tomatoes Salt and black...
Lady Denman Cup Writing Competition

Lady Denman Cup Writing Competition

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615-17. @The National Gallery Lady Denman Cup Competition 2021 “Let me show you what a woman can do!” Schedule The NFWI is pleased to announce that the Lady Denman Cup Competition 2021 will...