Hello Girls

We are all paid up now ladies, this year we have 41 members. Lots of WI’s are experiencing real problems, somehow, we seem to be coming through intact. Thank you all for sticking with us – things will get better.

The committee have met to discuss how we get back together in a safe fashion.

In the meanwhile, the zoom meetings continue.

May’s speaker is Dave Penny. He will be entertaining us with stories of his life as a pantomime dame. Dave has been involved in Amateur Dramatics for about 11 years and has acted in over 20 performances. He is also a playwright and has written an acclaimed play called ‘The Boys aren’t home’.

Please note the date change – we will meet on WEDNESDAY 12TH MAY at 7.30pm on zoom.

On June 3rd we have Melanie Gibson-Barton. She was booked in 2019 and is happy to join via zoom. She is a very professional speaker and some of you will know her already. This time she will be talking about the Belgian Royal Family.


The plan for the July meeting (as we speak) is a Garden Party at Frinsted Village

Hall outside on Thursday 1st July 7.00pm. We would ask you to bring your own chair and refreshments, if this is a problem just let me know. Obviously, this is not ideal, but we just want to keep you all as safe as possible. It will be so lovely to see each other again!

We are organizing an outdoor lunch on Saturday 22nd May (according to restrictions) at The Plough Lewson Street. Can you please let me know asap if you are coming as I will need to confirm the booking quickly? A text to 07729828959 would be best.

Another date for the diary is the Jazz at Torry Hill on 17th July. Tickets available which obviously need to be booked in advance.

On 27th June 1.00- 5.00 Milstead Church are organizing an Open Gardens. There are 6 fabulous, rarely seen gardens open with teas at The Rectory. MwF WI are running a cake stall at the event to support the Church. We will need cakes. Could you please let me know which cake you are making? Experience has taught me that we often get a glut of one type of cake, so advance notice of which cake you are making will help. Can you please confirm which cake asap? If you have trouble delivering it (them!) let me know and we will get it collected from you. Once we start baking again it will feel as if life is getting back to normal!! I know you will not disappoint.

At present we are thinking about resuming indoor meetings in September. Can you please let me know your thoughts?


Take care, keep safe and take your vaccine when you are offered it.

I cannot wait to see you all soon.

love from Angela xx


Words by Angela Coleman