The sun shone on Disley WI on Saturday for their jaunt at the Disley & Lyme Horticultural Show.
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’
Our entry in the ‘WI Challenge’ class at the Disley Show won First Prize!
Well done to all those who helped create the items for the display – lots of hard work went into everything
Receiving the cup …
And the other three entries (which also looked fabulous)
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!
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!
The Baking group went on a cake icing course …
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!
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 🙂
The Thursday Book Club read ‘My Dear I Wanted to tell You’ by Louisa Young
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
The Thursday Book Club read ‘We Need to talk about Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver
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
The Supper Club went to the Blue Nile in Hazel Grove