Posts Tagged: Standon

October Monthly Meeting – In The Pantry

Ian Waller visited in October and gave his talk about the story behind the well known food  brands you find in your cupboards. He told us about how Cadbury started making chocolate Easter eggs in 1875, and how Dairy Milk didn’t appear until 1905. Many of the food brands also issued collectibles such as the… Read more »

Film Club – Suffragette

On 20th October, 3 of us turned up at the Empire Bishop’s Stortford for the first Puckeridge WI film club, which fittingly was a screening of Suffragette. The film stars Carey Mulligan as a mother, accidentally caught up in the suffragette movement.   She then takes up the cause. The film takes us through some of… Read more »

September Monthly Meeting – Pointless

Our September meeting was Pointless.   No, we haven’t gone all despondent.   Due to our planned speaker having to cancel at the eleventh hour, we came up with our own version of the TV game show Pointless.   Unfortunately Alexander Armstrong was unavailable so Secretary Louise stepped into his shoes, and we had to… Read more »

June Monthly Meeting – Ceramic Painting

Sarah of Something to Treasure visited our June meeting with a collection of blank ceramics for members to decorate.   Everyone listened as Sarah described hints and techniques to try, before being set loose on the range of bowls, vases, plates and cups.   Even those who were less than confident in their artistic talents… Read more »

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 »

Standon May Day

Puckeridge WI enjoyed a very sunny May Day in Standon at our WI stall. Raising funds was not the main aim but creating awareness and perhaps getting a few new members was what we wanted to achieve. Knowing that there would be a lot of competition to sell cake, we decided to give away our… Read more »