A good evening was had by all. Resolution discussions were lively and in the end inconclusive. 3 groups thought 3 resolutions could be combined, Pelvic floor, menstrual health and don’t fear the smear.
The Fish and chip supper was eaten with gusto and followed by delicious brownies and biscuits from Alison.
At our last meeting we enjoyed hearing the St Denys handbell Ringers from Stanford in the Vale. Afterwards we all enjoyed the mulled wine – alcoholic or not and refreshments of the usual high standard.
We are very proud that one of our members (Jennie Pozzoni) made these poppies for the memorial to the men from Brightwell and Sotwell who died in the First World War. Each poppy has been added in the month that the soldier died.
27 members, friends and partners set off in a coach from the village to Kew Gardens, for what has become our annual summer outing. We had in a guided tour of the amazing, recently renovated Temperate House and the gardens around it, and enjoyed other lovely attractions – the Treetop Walkway , the newly opened Great Pagoda, the Hive sculpture, the steamy Palm House, the art of Marianne North, the Rose Garden, the great Broad Walk borders – looking wonderful with their summer flowers – and some fabulous specimen trees. There was not enough time to take everything in, so many of us felt we will return for a second visit I’m sure. A very enjoyable day. Thank you to Gill Dexter for her work in organising it.
Identifying the plants on the Broad Walk
The Broad Walk
Anne, Eastlyn, Pamela & Helen on the Broad Walk
Gill looking at the view from the top of the Great Pagoda
Meryl & Gill in the Temperate House
With our guide, Angela
In front of the Great Pagoda
The Temperate House
View over Kew Gardens from the top of the Pagoda
Lovely afternoon at Kelmscott. Beautiful house.
The 2018 Fete was certainly one of the hottest I can remember but luckily the WI gazebo (kindly loaned by Bill Horsfield) gave some shade for members and the goods on offer. Takings were a little down but a good time was had by all. There are a few plants left if anyone wants some let me know – Anne Brooker