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

gluten free

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


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!


The First Baking Group …


The baking group met for the very first time last Tuesday to talk about areas we might cover over the next few months and to share some old favourite recipes.

Maggie brought delicious scotch pancakes and Joyce brought a really tasty sausage ragout.  I am sure either would be happy to share their recipe if asked.

We have decided on a programme of recipe sharing and masterclasses with hints and tips, peppered with an occasional trip out for afternoon tea to see how the professionals do it.

At the moment we are a select group, but more members are most welcome.

The programme for next year will be put together over the next week or so ready to share with the rest of the WI at the October meeting.