August Already !

Sunday 9th August Home again…. And it’s the Sunday before the Board meeting on Tuesday! Lots of sorting an checking of paperwork, writing up the Blog and a Newsletter for members as normal.   Then I made the mistake of going to see how the courgettes have behaved...

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...

May …

Thursday 29th May OOO I do love the M6 roadworks….. Met Sue , our lovely Treasurer at Dunchurch Park Hotel this morning. We are going to try their Marquee venue for a special Christmas Lunch with Paul Martin on Monday December 2nd. The flyer will be in the next...

A busy end to April …

Serious Science – Wow! I was sorry to miss Serious Science tonight but was wearing another hat as a Governor of the local school. Gillian Crisp, Chair of Public Affairs reported that: “ Andrew Lound wowed us all with his in-depth presentation of the Apollo missions to...

April … the Bake Off !

Tuesday 23rd April The Trustee Team and the Denman Bake-Off…. What a day……… they even had the music on and a timer on screen- no pressure then! We put on our Team Warwickshire T Shirts, courtesy of the lovely Sue Myhill and her sewing machine and we were off! There...

April … so far

Sunday 14th April Preparations All In Hand…. Feedback for Dallas Burston re AFM on Monday ? Check . Planner for Speakers Showcase on Monday ? Check . Agenda for Membership & Promotions Committee on Tuesday ? Check. Agenda and plans for Digital Strategy Committee...

What does April have to offer then?

Sunday 7th April Ready !  Got everything sorted for tomorrow. Clothes in car for a quick change after Dame Stella as I am straight off to Kingsbury WI’s 75th Birthday Celebration Evening after finishing off at Wroxall Abbey! I just love racing up and down the M40 and...

Manic March – final flurry of activity

Sunday 31st March Getting ready for Tuesday …. The Board has an Office and Finance sub-committee which meets to discuss all matters financial . We will be reviewing the AFM, the half yearly budget report, insurance and the next stages of the CIO. Can’t wait!! Friday...