Tuesday, 10 April 2018



Wow its June

The may meeting was full of plants as our ever so knowledgeable plant guy had come to call, he brought his usual selection of plants but its his knowledge and experience that is essential when planning your garden well in my case what plants to buy that the slugs will love, honestly, they get fatter and my plants get skinnier – next year I am just planting more shrubs, I get on well with those! He planted the most beautiful hanging basket that later was auctioned and wowed us all by lining it with moss. Apart from coming in the ubiquitous plastic bag the jury is still out on whether moss is a sustainable alternative for the lining as it takes years to re-grow and in some areas its protected but since I started on my plastic free lifestyle I question everything. Yes, I am that person who is seen tutting and shaking my head in most shops especially supermarkets

However, I stray off the subject of the last meeting which I really enjoyed, this was one of the reasons I remain a member after 7 years, good interesting speakers, sitting with friends and eating cake, this time it was lemon drizzle and very yummy it was too

A 2-part quiz followed obviously about vegetables, now the first part was “name that veg” lovingly laid out for us all to look at, well as I clearly didn’t recognize half of the odd-looking produce I failed miserably at that but I did win the second part (multiple choice) and took home packets of seeds!

We also discussed moving premises and held a straw poll but I presume a more thorough discussion will take place next time so all members can vote, I for one would like to stay put, WOW WI’s already had 3 homes.

At the next meeting there will be a talk on Food Safety in the home and for our craft session we need to bring a ruler and scissors not sure if I have a licence to carry scissors but I will take the chance!

I didn’t win the raffle

Is there anyone who would like to share any tips on their plastic free journey? I think its saved me a ton of money as if it has plastic in it or on it I don’t buy it!!

 I visit Replenish Weston the shop in meadow street where you can buy lots of things, too many to list here, and fill your own containers its such an excellent idea. There used to be one many years ago on The Boulevard but I think it was just ahead of its time and sadly closed



Hi everyone


Have a look under the headings for info on meetings, book club and lunch club dates, just a couple more dates here for knit and natter
Monday July 2nd and Monday August 6th 2-4 at Shirleys.
Thursday July 5th and Thursday August 2nd 7.30-9.30pm at Cheryls. Please contact Cheryl for all sessions on 01934 239909.

Margaret's walk will be Wednesday 27th June, details will be at the WI meeting.

Also as we don't have a meeting in August we are arranging to meet up at Bistro Pierre on August 21st at 7.30pm. Please put your name down at the meeting if you would like to come. No deposit required just need numbers so that we can book a table.








Thank you Margaret and Cheese for a really lovely walk today.
The weather was a bonus but such a great walk that I didn’t know was on my doorstep. Stopped for a drink in a very friendly pub with a leftover royal wedding feel to it much to our amusement.
Thank you ladies for your company
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WOW its May!


Welcome to the latest blog of the WOMEN OF WESTON’S WI (to give it its full title)


Well the meeting on April the 17th didn’t go exactly as planned but then what does really? The speaker didn’t arrive and Cheryl (El Presidente) wasn’t able to attend either, not related though I understand. I’m sure there was panic behind the scenes at first but it didn’t show and soon we were discussing the weighty topic of this year’s resolution which really needs a whole blog of its own! The resolution was carried and this will be put forward to head office oh sorry NFWI, this was passed by a majority vote with some against and a couple of abstentions.


Then Margaret provided us with Comedy Gold, she should really lurk around open mic venues! She gamely offered us a game of Bingo thanks to the trusty bingo game we had in storage apparently and the rest as they say is history definitely a *you had to be there* kind of moment. The best most hilarious game of Bingo I have ever played and I have played a few

The raffle played out as usual no winning ticket for me, not actually sure what the prizes were, then name the famous faces in an Influential Women of History quiz.  Pictures had been placed around the room for us to identify but I must say I put in a poor performance not helping my team in the slightest so sadly not a win this time

I could blame the yummy slice of cake and mug of tea but I won’t, please please keep this up!! Loving the use of china mugs ladies

The war on plastic is certainly gaining momentum with lots of info on Facebook and other social media sites please go have a look. My bathroom is much tidier without all these different products so surely that’s a bonus?

Do we have any new book clubs yet? Its really easy to set up the hardest part is choosing which book to read but if anyone wants any advice or just a chat then let me know

So, this blog is a really big thankyou to all the committee members who made the last meeting so great can’t wait for the next one who knows what may happen
 
 
 











Vocalise are holding this superb event on Saturday 19th May at 7.30 pm   Boulevard united Reform Church WSM. Tickets are £8 on the door or £7.50 in advance from Ann Clewlow 01934 627709






its April

Welcome to this the 2nd of these blogs, hope you enjoyed reading the first one. Our March meeting was entitled “What happens to our water and waste” rather a catchy title and one I was not particularly interested in but of course in the interest of our group and in solidarity to Women everywhere I rocked up as some may say to the meeting and found that the speaker from Wessex water made a rather dry subject quite interesting. The facts and the figures went completely over my head although I am sure they were important but the fact that they had created Bleadon Levels Nature Reserve was, as I had no idea this existed

It was created when construction of major sewage works was carried out and consists of 27 hectares of land according to the website www.wessexwater.co.uk just search for Bleadon. The car park is open Monday to Friday but can be accessed anytime on foot via a footpath at Uphill. Some of our members clearly knew all about this and visited regularly but as a recent dog sitter and walker I pricked up my ears

After the speaker left there was time for a short craft session and chat with friends and the raffle of course (no didn’t win again) but for me the highlight was cake, yes, a slice of homemade cake and tea served in a china mug as we do not now use polystyrene cups (dreadful things) sadly we used to! But we have seen the light. Please continue the cake!!

My own fight against plastic is going well I think but it is an ongoing battle from sourcing items to buy without ANY plastic packaging to politely declining the small plastic bags that are offered in the shops for no good reason and then watching my family’s faces as I am counting the number of plastic bottles they have in their bathrooms. If anyone would like to let me know about their own fight against plastic I would love to hear from them! Perhaps this is something we should all be doing as a group?

Well I have consulted my very handy ‘what’s on all year’ guide and next month is a talk by the Gemini project and a craft session of course. I have taken a photo of The Programme 2018, to give it its official title, on my phone so I can peruse at a moment’s notice I’m just waiting for someone to ask me

Are there any new book clubs formed yet?

Hope to see you all at the next meeting

 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Welcome to the Women of Weston "WOW " WI blog this is where you will be able to keep up to date with all the news and events going on at our WI.
 
Just click on the tabs above to find out more regarding dates of meetings, book club, lunch club etc.
 
You will just need to log in regularly to find out what is going on, and if you would like any stories, photos or events added just email the WOW WI committee on wearewowwi@googlemail.com.
 
New members are always welcome just turn up on the night, the first meeting is free.
 

 
 
 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas Meeting .....

WOWWI meet next Tuesday 20th December 7.30 pm as usual
Wear your Christmas jumpers, don't forget your Secret Santa gift (to value of £5 ) and food for the buffet! Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Vocalise Christmas Concert Venue

Monday 12th December 7.30 pm United Reform Church, Boulevard

Chrismas Musical Events this Weekend

Christmas Music..... 2 fab events coming up....
Sunday 11th December 3 pm St Pauls Church, Walliscote Road, WSM. The award winnng Weston Brass Band & children from Hutton Primary School. Tickets £7 on the door. Festive music and songs, also a raffle.
Vocalise Choir Christmas Concert! ...
Monday 12th December 7.30 pm . A concert of popular Christmas music and carols for everyone to enjoy, followed by mince pies and drinks. Join Vocalise and friends for an evening of festive entertainment. Tickets £6 in advance from Ann Clewlow, choir director, 01934 627709, or any choir member, or £6.50 on the door. Raffle. (Support your fellow WI members Gill and Marianne).