A big thank you to Kerry Walters from Flexi-fit for a relaxing evening of yoga stretches and breathing.
A lovely relaxing evening of felting last night, with some gorgeous results! Thank you to our very own Liz for teaching us this very social and therapeutic craft.
Big thanks to local historian and author Mike Stone for sharing his fascinating tales about local spirits, ghosts and legends. We all know a lot more about our local landmarks and buildings thanks to Mike.
It was great to see so many people at Saturday’s hugely successful progressive supper. You’ll be pleased to know we raised an whopping £1436, (with £718) to each WI. That will be plenty to pay for everyone to take part in a first aid course. Well done all!
Special thanks go to Susan, and Ursula, who did a brilliant job in organising it. On the night we had help from Debra and Faith, manning the bar, along with people helping in the kitchen. Thank you to all the host for the fantastic starters and main courses, and for welcoming people into your houses.
And lastly thank you for all the dessert contributions – they were amazing.
Monday 16 June was another hands-on session – this time learning Sugar Craft with Andrew Bradfield. Everyone enjoyed making their own sugar fondant rose and it has inspired some of us to go away and develop our skills. Thank you Andrew!
Monday 19 May was a hands-on hand massage session with Maggie Croft. We learnt lots of useful tips on hand massage and everyone went home very relaxed. Thanks Maggie!
Thank you to Hips and Haws for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of country dancing. There was lots of laughter, skipping and tassel twizzling to be had!
On Monday 12 May, All Angels WI and KSM WI did a fantastic job picking up litter around the village. Well done ladies!
The Knitting Circle meets on alternate Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings (starting from Wednesday 26 March at 8pm in The Jolly/Thursday 3 April from 10 – 12pm in KSM Club). Everyone welcome from beginners to experts!
There was a fantastic turn out for the All Angels’ quiz night and everyone’s grey matter was well and truly warmed up! To everyone’s bemusement and amusement there was a Mexican quiz master with an excellent command of English. The final scores were high, but it was team “Bakers’ Half Dozen’ who claimed the trophy leaving team “Autumn Club” with the wooden spoons.
Thank you to everyone who came along and made the night such a success – we raised £133.28! Well done and a big thank you to Debra and her team.
Please note that there have been changes to the original events’ calendar, notably for the events in May, June and July so please use the events’ page to update your diaries. We hope all the events will proceed as planned, but the programme is always subject to change especially as many of the events rely on people giving their time as a volunteer.
Pampered Chef consultant, Claire Pugh, gave a short presentation before it was all hands on deck to create two delicious savoury rings. Everyone enjoyed trying out the products or watching and we especially enjoyed tasting the end products. However, the tasting did not end there as many members had brought in their favourite family recipe for other members to try. A huge table was covered with cakes, biscuits and savouries and everything looked and tasted delicious. All recipes will soon be added to the website so keep a look out for your favourites.
The committee have well and truly excelled themselves by filling the 2014 calendar with an eclectic mix of meetings ranging from wine tasting and chocolate making to dancing, photography, reiki, first aid and IT safety. Take a look at the events page for all the latest information. We hope all events will proceed as planned, but the programme is subject to change.
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We are looking forward to getting back into the swing of things starting with our exciting baking session on 20 January. Hope to see you there!
There was a great turnout for our evening of festive wreath making. Everybody was supplied with a metal ring, a bag of moss and a plentiful selection of greenery and given a quick demonstration on how to put it all together. The results were fantastic; look out for them on doors in December! We were also joined by journalist Polly Hudson from The Mirror and the NFWI’s Head of Communications, Charlotte Fiander. Take a look at Polly’s double page article in The Mirror .
Well done to our knitters especially Sue Aplin, Debra Low and Liz M for donating 27 ‘Innocent’ hats to Age UK. Look out for them in the supermarkets this Christmas. They look so cute!
Fantastic evening enjoyed by all on Monday 21st October with cheese tasting and a very interesting talk by local cheese maker Ceri Cryer; maker of delicious milk, cream, butter and ice cream at Brinkworth Dairy in Wiltshire.
All Angels WI joined members of Kington St Michael WI on Saturday 5th October to plant spring bulbs in the village. These new bulbs are to replace the ones that were removed by the recent gas works near The Ridings with a grant of £100 from British Gas.
Luckily there was a good turn out from both WIs as there were over 500 daffodil bulbs to plant. Well done to everyone who helped as it was hard work digging holes on that bank!
It was also a lovely social occasion and enabled members of both WIs to get to know each other better.
Everyone had a go at spinning at Liz McCarron’s spinning workshop. We all had fun and came away with some sort of thread! Some of us really got the bug and bought our own spindle set.
Hannah organised a successful “speed dating” exercise as an opportunity for members to get to know each other before having some fun trying on clothes as part of our swishing party. Debra made some delectable posh nosh and Liz A made an exquisite Lemon Drizzle cake… superior even to the queen cake baker Liz M. We fear this may spark a competition! Our programme planners Caroline, Faith and Susan are busy planning events for the rest of the year and into 2014. They presented a list of ideas and suggestions and members were given the opportunity to vote for their preference.
There are no upcoming events at this time.