May’s meeting

At our meeting on 8th May we were shown the techniques of hand spinning by Gilly Pusey. Her dedication and enthusiasm for the craft was evident as she talked us through the whole process from collecting the fleece to the cleansing and dying of the end product. There were so many different breeds of sheep and different qualities of wool that I quite lost count. Gilly brought along some of her delightful quirky dolls to show us and you can find these on her web site. In addition to her spinning both with a spinning wheel and a spinning spindle, rather like a top, she explained to us the technicalities of dying and how one can use natural products to produce a number of subtle colours.

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Odney Club in Cookham

Six of us enjoyed a sunny afternoon strolling around the extensive  grounds of the Odney Club in Cookham.  Whilst the planting was rather disappointing  – one, admittedly splendid, tulip border and a long herbaceous border with not a single flower  in bloom! – there were a great many fabulous specimen trees and a very pleasant water garden area.   There were plenty of benches scattered around and so we were able to bask in the sun and survey the peaceful scene at leisure.  Tea and cakes rounded the afternoon off well.

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Photos from the 2018 BcS WI AGM

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Snowdrops at Kingston Bagpuise

A beautiful sunny though cold afternoon in a garden at Kingston Bagpuise. The snowdrop display was attractive in clumps scattered under the trees and we finished our walk with a lovely tea and cake!



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Loneliness Summit – 14th February 2018

Loneliness Summit – click link on the left for full report.

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Joyeux Noel

On Wednesday  6th December five of us went to Basildon Park to see Joyeux Noel – the whole house was decorated.  A large tree in the hall and several other rooms. As the blinds were down it all felt very festive. We managed to get a quick cup of tea and cake before it all closed at 4 o’clock.

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World Kindness Day

Successful coffee morning at Root One – a lot of chat and coffee !
Might repeat it regularly.

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