Virtual Show … and the winners are

Virtual Show … and the winners are

Thank you to everyone who has entered our Virtual Show so far. Classes 1, 2 and 3 have now been judged and the winners are … Class 1 – Scones 1st – Jean Ball, Warton 2nd – Shirley Talboys, Broom 3rd –  Julie Sanders, Grendon Highly Commended Jo Taylor,...
Dear Friends (Newsletter No 21)

Dear Friends (Newsletter No 21)

Dear Friends, I do hope that this letter finds you all well. This will be the last Newsletter until the beginning of September as the Office will close for the staff annual holidays at the end of the week.   Sarah and Kathy have worked extremely hard throughout the...
Summer Recipe – Pear & Courgette Soup

Summer Recipe – Pear & Courgette Soup

Another lovely recipe from our Kitchen WIsdom cook book … and a great way to use up all those courgettes! Put a saucepan on a medium heat and add butter and olive oil Add onions & carrots and cook until browned Add courgettes & pears and cook for 10 mins...
John Johnson Zoom Talk

John Johnson Zoom Talk

John Johnson was hearteningly up-beat about the future of his family business, the well known Johnsons Coaches based in Henley in Arden and carrier of many successful WFWI trips over the years. John would prefer to be zooming round the country but he gave us, via...
Great News from ACWW

Great News from ACWW

Congratulations to all Warwickshire WI members! We have raised the full amount of £4765, which was pledged to support 40 women farmers in Tamil Nadu, India. They have now been trained to grow indigenous varieties of rice more productively and have been able to raise...
Dear Friends (Newsletter No 21)

Dear Friends (Newsletter No 20)

Dear Friends Well, here we are in August already and as my dad remarked recently, the nights are drawing in! Never mind, WIs across the county are beginning to consider ways and means of enabling their members to meet if they wish to do so.  I have been meeting with...
Keep Dancing – Quiz Answers

Keep Dancing – Quiz Answers

The answers are all dances The word ‘dance’ is not included in any answer 01           TYPE OF SAW – FOR A PUZZLE? (3) 02           ODD GRADUATE (5) 03           DIRTY BASE (11) 04           STROLL IN SOUTH LONDON (7,4) 05           IT IS BAD IN FRANCE, A BAD BAD! (7)...
Summer Recipe – Pear & Courgette Soup

Summer Recipe – Spanakopita

Thank you to Trustee Sue Gill for this one …. Spanakopita – Greek spinach pies (vegan version) I prefer these at room temperature. Delicious but very tempting to grab one every time you walk past! Ingredients (serves 4): 1 tbsp olive oil Large onion (chopped) 8...
Dear Friends (Newsletter No 21)

Dear Friends (Newsletter No 19)

Dear Friends, I do hope that this newsletter finds you well.  Here we are at the end of July already! I have enjoyed talking to many of your Presidents and Officers over the last couple of weeks as we have started a “Chat with the Chair” session on ZOOM.   This gives...
Keep Dancing – Quiz Answers

Keep Dancing – Quiz Time

The answers are all dances The word ‘dance’ is not included in any answer 01           TYPE OF SAW – FOR A PUZZLE? (3) 02           ODD GRADUATE (5) 03           DIRTY BASE (11) 04           STROLL IN SOUTH LONDON (7,4) 05           IT IS BAD IN FRANCE, A BAD BAD! (7)...
TOP TIPS – Money savers …

TOP TIPS – Money savers …

Thank you to Trustee, Christine Dyer, for these great Top (Money Saving) Tips Instead of buying expensive freezer labels, why not buy a box of address labels and cut them into strips? Takes very little time and saves money. Old tights just get thrown away, but why not...
Virtual Show – The Classes

Virtual Show – The Classes

WFWI Produce and Craft Show … we can’t do it as planned so we are holding a smaller ‘Virtual Show’ and we really hope you will take part! Here are the classes you can enter … Class 1 Four Fruit Scones (photographed on a plate, with one cut in half to show...
Summer Recipe – Pear & Courgette Soup

Summer Recipe – Lemoncello !

Thanks to our newest Trustee, Glynis Forknall for this one I have found a lovely recipe for Lemoncello, I have done it and can highly recommend it Makes about 2 litres. Juice and finely grated rind of 8 unwaxed lemons 800g of granulated sugar 650 ml water 1 litre of...
W F W I – newly planted

W F W I – newly planted

A great big thank you to Jane Whyatt, Jeryl Stone and the members of Hampton Lucy and Charlecote WI for bringing our W F W I planters at Federation House back to life Here is the before, during and after ! Before … During … After … Many thanks to...
Dear Friends (Newsletter No 21)

Dear Friends (Newsletter No 18)

Dear Friends, My Mum always used to start her letters to all her friends and relations with “I hope this letter finds you and yours well, as it leaves me and mine, we are all well.” So I do hope that this letter finds you well. It’s been an interesting week at...
Summer Recipe – Pear & Courgette Soup

FOOLPROOF FRIDAY BAKING …

Foolproof Ginger Cake (freezes well and keeps well) Does anyone remember this one from Anne’s Check in With The Chair video back in the middle of April? Well here is the full recipe …  55g butter 115g dark treacle (of golden syrup or a mixture of the two)...
Virtual Show … and the winners are

Get Creative and Fill a Vase … winner

Get Creative and Fill a Vase Competition … And the winner is Tam Reuter Warton WI, well done Tam a for a very sweet entry !   Second – Sue Steele Norton Lindsey WI   Third – Maggie Bence Southam WI   Comment from the Judge, Trustee Veronica Chapman...
Federation Lockdown Book Club

Federation Lockdown Book Club

Trustee Yvette Hunt introduces the Federation Lockdown Book Club… To get us started some of our Trustees have made recommendation for you including a review of their suggested read. We hope they provide you with literary inspiration to try something new or to...
Dear Friends (Newsletter No 21)

Dear Friends (Newsletter No 17)

Dear Friends Another week has just flown by, hasn’t it? We have all been busy at Federation level as we are beginning to think about how we might make things safe for when we re-open in September. We are following the current guidance as a starting point and I guess...