Sunday 9th May
Just completed my usual WI Sunday jobs!
Ready for the Board meeting on Tuesday?  Nearly…….
Is this Blog sorted?  Just about
Ready for Poetry Morning on Thursday?  Absolutely!
Ready to talk to a couple of WIs this week?  Yep, cant wait!

Saturday 8th May
Rain, rain, go away!
Made some Sourdough bread this morning and spent the afternoon working on various documents ready for the Board meeting on Tuesday.  Thought I might as well use the time on indoor jobs and hope for better weather tomorrow!

Friday 7th May
Federation Fit for the Future
As you know we have been doing some serious thinking about the future of the Federation. My little sub-group, Structure, met with Sue Myhill’s Finance group to pool our ideas this afternoon.  We had all decided that you can’t really talk about either in isolation. It was a really interesting meeting  and I think we are beginning to make some serious headway.  Lots to think about though! Meanwhile my ancient Azealea (the aptly named Sheet of Flame) is coming into full bloom. Isn’t it just marvellous?

Thursday 6th May
A bit of a WI just for me sort of day!

Lots of digging and weeding then Ray said he fancied an Eccles Cake at mid-morning coffee time. Only a WI member would turn round and make some rather than nip to Sainsburys!

It was my own WI Meeting tonight and we had a fascinating talk from  dairy farmer Jane Barnes, producer of milk for Stilton cheese. It was really interesting and informative. Also absolutely great to see all my WI friends.

Wednesday 5th May
Agenda… publishing… and tomatoes!
Spent a while double checking my agenda for the Board meeting next Tuesday morning. Then off down the greenhouse for a bit of tender love and care for my tomato plants.  I was completely made up to find the first one in flower!

Then back to Zooming, as we had a great talk from David Roberts of Hornet Books, full of hints and tips about how to publish and promote your works!   Lots of aspiring Warwickshire Federation authors present who really appreciated the talk!

Tuesday 4th May
Sunshine and rain….
Still can’t get over those fabulous rainbows last night

Dead chuffed at the launch of the Grand day out to Windsor on August 2nd.  As you know I have organised the last couple of GDOs and I am absolutely delighted that this time I have a team to help with the planning – three of our newest trustees, Glyn, Trish and Anita will be doing a great deal of the organisation. Happy days.

Monday 3rd May
What vile weather!
Ray made me laugh this morning. I  asked him what he thought we should do as the weather was so vile (I was thinking we could tidy out the garage or something useful) when he said….. “Well, I expect you’ll be making a Nine Egg Victoria Sandwich ready for the Open Garden…… what a great idea!  Happy days.

Saturday 1st May
Greenhouse time….
Potted up lots of different seeds and plants today. Including Gherkins – I have a fancy for pickling them in the autumn!