February already …

Sunday 28th February Prepped for next week?? Just finishing this Blog, have written the weekly Newsletter for members and sorted the second monthly WFWI update for emailing early next week. Read the paperwork ready for the big NFWI Constitutional Change meeting...

January 2021 – We’re ready for you …

Sunday 31st January Ready for tomorrow night? More or less.  I have made several cakes in preparation for my talk on the Nine Egg Victoria sandwich tomorrow night…… just got to make sure I am totally organised so that I don’t look foolish! Saturday 30th January Am I...

December … jingle all the way !

Thursday 31st December Review of the year Took me ages to decide which WI posts from our social media channels to post for this.   Even though we have been shut down effectively for most of the year I was totally amazed at the amount and variety of things we have...

November …

Monday 30th November Marmalade anyone? Made a big batch of orange and lemon marmalade today as I seem to have run out of frozen Sevilles.  Can’t understand it as I had a forty pound box last January!  Time flies when your cooking and having fun! Sunday 29th November...

September …

Wednesday 30th September How very dare they! I was somewhat taken aback today to learn that I had apparently emailed all of the Board of Trustees asking them to buy Amazon gift vouchers to the tune of £400 and send “me” a photo of the pin no on the back and of the...

August Already !

Monday 31 August Blimey its almost Autumn.  Looking forward to re-opening Federation House tomorrow. It will feel like we are starting to get back to a little normality.  Don’t forget that the hours are reduced and it’s a good idea to check on the phone whether you...

July Blog

Friday 31st July No WI stuff today as it was our tenth Wedding Anniversary- celebrated on Zoom….. and we ate the Easy Cheesey biscuits as nibbles with our champagne! Thursday 30th July Easy Peasey Cheesy Biscuits were the subject of my last  Check in with the Chair...

June …..

Tues 30th June Great Public Affairs meeting today. What an interesting meeting Jane is sorting out all of the Speakers for Serious Science 2021 – goodness me, she does have the knack of finding really great speakers! There are two sub- groups of the committee...

June …..

Sunday 21 June. Longest day today! Can you believe I just said that? No, me neither! Now I have finished the Blog I am off to sort out the greenhouse. Watering and feeding the tomatoes and cucumbers. Lovely Stuff! Friday 19th June Afterzoom tea with Newton Regis WI...

May … we all stay safe

Sunday 31st May Preparation day I have got a bit of a busy week between the WI and my Dad so thought I would try to get ahead today. Sorted and checked last week’s Blog, wrote this weeks Newsletter and started on the script for Check in with the Chair No 11! Friday...

May … we all stay safe at home

  Sunday 10th May Bit of a WI Afternoon. Well, it was a bit cold outside to do digging so I have done all my routine WI Stuff. Newsletter, Blog and a Book Review so far! Better get on and check I have everything ready for the Board meeting on Tuesday! Saturday...

All Change April!

Thursday 30th April Check in with the Chair day! Every Thursday morning Ray (who has the patience of a saint I must say) has the job of videoing me spouting off on Check in with the Chair. This week was filmed indoors and featured my Gran’s recipe for Rhubarb and...

A March like no other …

Tuesday 31st March Nice to see you, to see you nice… Had my first Zoom meeting with Sarah today. It was so lovely to see her and to be able to discuss things “face to face”. I am so pleased with the way she and Kathy are handling this very difficult situation. Got the...

February … show the love

Fri 28th February All ready for Tutankhamun! Can’t believe we are taking 98 members to see the Exhibition next Thursday! Just been checking all the coach lists and the Risk Assessment documents. Spoken to the Blue Badge Guides too. All very exciting! Can’t wait!...

… And that was January !

Friday 31st January Policy Spent much of today working with various members of the Board on checking our range of Policy documents. Next Tuesday is our Annual Policy Review Day and we are all working in teams checking loads of documents. Thank you, Margaret for...

December …

Thursday 19th December CIO – we have done all we can……… hopefully the Federation will officially become a Charitably Incorporated organisation on the 1st January 2020. This won’t change anything for our members but will make us a very happy Board of Trustees! Looking...

A WI summer …

Wednesday 28th August Starting to get organised The next Board meeting is coming up soon and we have an O&F (Office and Finance) meeting next week so I have started on the paperwork…… and I made some of Delia Smith’s Olde Doverhouse Chutney with some of those...

June so far …

Thursday 13th June Packing! I was so sorry to miss the George Elliott talk today at Federation House – well done Terry for organising it so well. I thought I had better start on the washing and ironing as we are off to Ardnamurchan in Scotland for a fortnight...