Posts By: Puckeridgewi

Women’s Institute Centenary Royal Garden Party

On Tuesday 2nd June, I was amongst 8000 WI members from across the UK who attended the WI Centenary Garden Party at Buckingham Palace which was hosted by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.   Read all about my day on my personal blog.

May Monthly Meeting – Annual Meeting

Every year, WIs across the country have an annual meeting to review the past year, elect the committee and officers, and debate the National Federation (NFWI) resolution. Reports on the previous year were given by Kirsten on behalf of the Secretary role, and Yvonne our Treasurer.   Kirsten also thanked the outgoing committee and our… Read more »

April Monthly Meeting – Card Making

In April we took our crafty stash, added some crafting tools and a bit of instruction from Vice President Louise, and made some fantastic handmade cards.We give cards to members on their birthday, and I can’t wait for my birthday to see which card I get.This craftiness coincides with the launch of our new craft… Read more »

March Monthly Meeting – Pilates

We welcomed Jane Bailey to our March meeting to give us an introductory session on Pilates. Pilates is a series of exercises that condition the whole body to improve core strength, muscle tone, flexibility, balance, stability and posture.   It was created by German Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s.Jane explained the basics and some… Read more »

February Monthly Meeting

In February, we had a visit from Louise Seddon who owns Brook Cottage Farm in Furneux Pelham. Originally a Bank of England employee with a house in Furneux Pelham, Louise and her family wanted to extend their garden by buying part of the field behind their house. The owner of the field would only release… Read more »

June Monthly Meeting

Our June meeting was one that many of us had been looking forward to with a visit from Toby, the owner of the award winning The Cheese Plate in Buntingford. Toby came to talk to us about the process of cheese making and offered us a chance to try a range of cheese and biscuits… Read more »

May Meeting Round Up – Organ Donation

  Our May meeting was jam-packed with things to get through, even though the numbers in attendance were small on a very wet evening. We started by welcoming Heike Schaefer, a specialist nurse, who came to talk to us about organ donation.   Her talk was very interesting and she dispelled many of the myths surrounding… Read more »

March and April Meeting Round Up

March The March meeting didn’t quite go to plan when our speaker for the evening didn’t arrive. This was something we were a little unprepared for, so we started the evening with an early tea break! Always a good way to tackle difficult situations! Kirsten then led us through the business for the evening and… Read more »

February Meeting Round Up

For our February meeting we were joined by Kerry from Something Lovely Tea Room in Puckeridge, who came along to talk about her experiences of being a woman starting a business. Kerry began by sharing with us that her dream had always been to own a tea room by the sea, serving freshly baked cakes and fantastic… Read more »