July 2018

A hot and sunny July included many WI activities ….

At the monthly meeting Terri Owen demonstrated the ancient art of Tai Chi

There was a Pasty Bake Off and poem choosing for Disley Show – our fantastic cook and baker, Maggie S, won the pasty bake off, and also proved herself to be a poet by winning the poem competition

The craft club made rag brooches

Several of our members were involved in this year’s Disley Great Get Together 

The book clubs read ‘Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox’ by Maggie O’Farrell and ‘Victorious Century’ by David Cannadine – a sparkling history of 19th-century Britain

There were various outings:

Agatha Christie’s Love From A Stranger at the Lowry

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein – at the buxton international festival.

Foodie Friday in Stockport Old Town =- a hugely popular street food event taking place between 6pm and 9pm at Stockport Market Place on the last Friday of every month.

Drinking Horns at the Ready – A pub tour in Manchester Beer Week uncovering the weird and whacky drinking past and rituals of Manchester’s historical secret drinking clubs. 

Lunch at The Clink at Styal Prison

County Walk – ‘Bridgewater Canal and Norton Priory’

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Summer Fair Aug 2017

A great evening was had by everyone.

Many thanks to everyone whose hard work made it such a success

Tea duelling …

 

Blind date with a book, yummy cakes and lovely drinks …

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some of the items made at craft workshops …

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Other fun …

What we did in July

July Meeting

The speaker at July’s meeting was Sue Fraser-Thompson talking about ‘Preventative Fitness for Women’. Sue is the Principal Practitioner at Fountain Square Physiotherapy and gave an interesting and engaging talk with lots of audience participation!

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We also had a session of sampling jams, chutneys and lots (and lots) of cakes, in order to vote on which we felt should be part of our Disley Show entry. We also voted on 2 pictures.

The Poppy Project

Several members met for an evening of cutting out and sewing more leaves for our poppy project. We made another 30 leaves and lots of felt and embroidery thread was taken away for leaf making at home!

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Cake Icing

The Baking group went on a cake icing course …

 

Lunch Club

The Lunch Club went to Brookside Garden Centre to eat at the new Topiary Restaurant

 

July Craft Workshop

Lesley B organised a craft workshop intriguingly entitled ‘Texture Magic and Bubbles’

We spent a lovely evening new techniques for making interesting textures

The purple fabric is backed with Pellon Fabric Magic Shrinking Interfacing, and the turquoise fabric has been pushed through a cooling tray, stuffed and sewn together!

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Wigs’n’Wellies

Four members headed over to the Linnet Clough campsite for the WI Wigs and Wellies Camp last weekend. Had a great time doing henna tattoos, drinking elderflower champagne, listening to talks and making lots of leaves for our poppy project with help from lots of other lovely WI ladies

Thanks so much to the organisers for a great time!  It was wonderful to meet so many different people 🙂

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Reading

The Thursday Book Club read ‘My Dear I Wanted to tell You’ by Louisa Young

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April roundup

Our April speaker was Jenny’s husband, Mark Ross, who gave us a very entertaining talk on self-defence (and insight into his and Jenny’s home life!!)

And many thanks to Mark for stepping in at the last minute 🙂

The first ‘5 Minute Advocate’  was Val Edwards and she talked about dementia awareness

(The ‘5 Minute Advocate’ is a new initiative, at each monthly meeting 5 minutes will set aside where a member will be invited to speak on a subject close to their hearts)

The Baking Club had a session of gluten free baking

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The Thursday Book Club read ‘We Need to talk about Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver

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The Bridge Club meets almost every week – they have become addicted!  (official monthly Bridge get-together is the first Thursday evening each month)

The Craft Group met to have a drink and a chat in the Rams Head

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The Supper Club went to the Blue Nile in Hazel Grove

 

Afternoon Tea

The baking group decided to take a break from the Christmas cooking and meet at the Cakery in New Mills for afternoon tea. We were treated to a lovely selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and mince pies. It was a lovely treat for a dreary Monday afternoon, some of us even had enough willpower to save something to take home!

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