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).

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Meeting next Tuesday......

These are the fabulous Christmas Tree shaped gift boxes we will be making next Tuesday! Bring a pen, scissors and a ruler . Other materials will be provided.

Monday, 7 November 2016

November WOW WI Meeting....

Coming at next weeks meeting!
Tuesday 15th entertaining talk from "The Odd Couple” — David Kingsbury and Dean Harris who have speant many years as TV and film your own Christmas gift boxes! 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Book meeting & latest book

WOW WI Book Group meet next Tuesday 8th November at 7.30 pm to discuss The Poison Artist by Jonathon Moore. A creepy gothic psychological thriller very suitable for Halloween!
Caleb a successful San Francisco scientist and toxicologist has recently split from his girlfriend and is under pressure to archive research targets in his laboratory. Drowning his sorrows in a dark secluded bar one night he meets the mysterious and beautiful Emmeline. He becomes besotted with her ...but why does he only meet up with her at night and what is the link to some gruesome murders in the city?  Not to be read late at night if alone!
New members welcome even if you haven't read the book.Email
for the address of where we are meeting. Happy Reading!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

We are planning a trip to Cardiff Christmas Market and city centre shops on Saturday 26th November.
This will be leaving Locking Road Car Park 9 am, then Worle Parkway/Lidl around 9.15 and arriving Cardiff about 10.30 - 10.45. There will be plenty of time for shopping and lunch before we leave around 3.30 pm.
The cost  based on 20 people going) is £14 per person - we need at least 20 members going to make this trip and cost of hiring the coach feasible.

If you would like to go please sign up next Tuesday and pay your £14 next week, or by the November WI meeting (Tuesday 15th) at the latest.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Next WOW WI meeting and trip to Cardiff Christmas Market

At next weeks meeting Tuesday 18th November - we are having  a Beetle Drive!   🐜   Prizes to be won!

For those of you who haven't been to a Beetle Drive before this is a simple dice game played in groups of 4. Each person takes turn to throw the dice and get the right numbers to draw and complete their beetle. A 6 is required for the body, 4 for legs etc...instructions will be given out on the night. The first person on a table to get a complete beetle shouts " Beetle" and moves on to the next table.
Sociable and lots of fun☺ .  
We are also having our AGM which will last about 15 minutes. We still need more members to volunteer to join the Committee as several existing members including myself have stood down .
It is your WOW WI -  come and help the Committee continue to keeping it thriving !

We will also have details of a proposed shopping trip to Cardiff Christmas market and city centre shops  👜🛍  

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Think WI is all jam and Jerusalem?

Just some of  of the activities, speakers and outings WOW WI has since it was started.
Secret World · Thatcher’s Cider· Colour Me Beautiful · Bingo · Ghost Walk round Weston for Halloween. Foraging with Heavenly Hedgerows · Flamenco Dancing Sugar craft with Ann Pickard · Indian cookery · Clothes Schwopping · Easter bonnet competition · Murder Mystery ·  RNLI · Making a Floral centrepiece ·  Arm knitting  · Fabric wreath making · Weston Street Chaplaincy .Weston Foodbank .  Chocolate making.  Beekeeping · Talk by Woman Prison Governor ·  Line Dancing. · Guide Dogs for the Blind ·   Treasure Hunt around Weston · Theatre trip · Trip to Frome Independent Market · Highgrove Gardens · Adam Henson’s Farm · Evening at La Cucina . Digital Photography. Planting Garden Tubs & Baskets .

Aldwyck Vineyard & Wine Tasting . Weaving & Spinning . Trip to Blackmoor Farm Candlelit Christmas Market. Xmas party & Quiz . Michael Eavis from Glastonbury Festival . Fire Brigade visit · Angela Langford Skin care . Jo Richardson Space Detective . Irish Dancing. Pilates.

Purrfect Pottery & Fused Glass. Emma Britten Radio BBC presenter. Bolly wood dancing……

Friday, 9 September 2016

A reminder that we meet again on Tuesday 20th September in the Vintage Church, 7.30 pm as usual to watch and try out Bollywood Dancing!  
Several Committee members are standing down this autumn Therefore we need some new enthusiastic committed Committee members - to join the remaining members - and a new President! !
Please have a think about it and let us know by email or at the September meeting if you are interested.
New committee members would be expected to start from October onwards.
We have a had an interesting and varied programme of speakers and activities in the past few years , all of this due to the hard work of the committee members., but we need help to keep it going!
For WOW WI to continue and thrive, we need you .......

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

WI Book Group

Meet on Tuesday 13th September to discuss The Girls by Lisa Jewell. email for the address


Worlebury Residents are holding a Barn dance at Kewstoke Village Hall next Saturday 10 September at 7pm. There's a live band and caller, tickets include supper, also bar prices are very low. It will be a great night out for all the family. Tickets are available from Sue on 623215 and are priced at £8 for adults, £4 children over 3 or £22 for familes.


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Fused Glass by Emily

Items will be there for collection at our September meeting Tuesday20th!

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Cream Tea in aid of Cancer research- This Saturday!

Gill Terrill one of our members is holding a Cream Tea this Saturday 23rd July in aid of Cancer Research. Please support if you can.--  3 -5 pm   28 Worle Court  Worle BS22 6UD.
In aid of cancer research and breast  cancer awareness. Tea +  cake and book stall

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Meeting next Tuesday July 19th

We have a fun filled evening for you  next week, Tuesday 19th July 7.30 pm.
Emma Britten, Bridgewater WI member, plus size fitness instructor and BBC Radio Bristol Radio presenter is coming to talk to us.   📟
 Then in honour of the Queens 90 th birthday🎂 we are having some creative activities.
1) Quiz  - Teams of  4- 6 people,  prizes for the winning team.
2) Create a Playdoh Corgi! - or other Royal item if you prefer! Prize for the most lifelike Corgi.🐕
3) Be Queen for an evening - Create the most royal looking blingy Crown and win a prize!
Playdoh and craft materials will be provided but feel free to bring ribbons, "jewels" and any thing else you want to decorate your crown with.🌠
We will have the usual raffle and notices and in addition to tea and coffee wine, cheese and Bucks Fizz and Kir Royale to drink!

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Book group meeting July 12th

WOW WI Book Group next met on Tuesday 12th July at 7.30 pm at Margarets house. 📖
(Email Margaret on for detail of the address if you have not been before).
We will be discussing  "The Reader on the 6.27 "by Jean -Paul Didierlaurent
New members welcome don't need to have read the book ...come along anyway

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Book we have Read so far this year - May 2016

January. We discussed To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman both by the late Harper Lee.
To Kill A Mockingbid is a true classic but also a very good story and plot about racism, segregation social mores, and  adult attitudes and hypocrisy in the 1950s. Written from the  viewpoint of Scout a 10 year old girl in southern small town America. Recommended.
Go Set A Watchman was Harper Lees first attempt at this story written about Scout as an adult, this is a less well developed novel, uneven in content and style, and was published against Harper Lees wishes ine the last two years of her life.
February- Versions of Us by Laura Barnett. Jim and Evie meet as students in the late 1950s  in  Cambridge. Jim asks Evie for a drink. What follows are three versions of what their lives might have been together, and separately, depending on that one decision as to whether she accepts his invitation  or not. Engrossing isfa little confusing at times, we read three different version sof their lives all based on "what if"  - also recommended.
March. A New Woman by Charity Norma. A topical tale of  the fallout when a happily married man, or so everyone believes, comes home one evening and tells his wife of 20 plus years that he is transgender and wants to live the rest of his life as a woman. A good read, let down a bit by rather pat ending.
April - The Truth & Other Lies by Sascha Arango
Famous bestselling author, loving husband, generous friend—Henry Hayden is a pleasant person to have around. Or so it seems. And when his mistress, who is also his editor, becomes pregnant, his carefully constructed life threatens to fall apart. ... completely amoral Henry lies, cheats and worse with impunity. A pacey easy read that leave you wondering........good beach or holiday read.
May- All Together Now by Gill Hornby. A light-hearted easy read about a struggling town choir who are united by the joy of singing, funny and occasionally poignant with some colourful characters. Another good beach read.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Look up to the sky

Building rockets

For April's meeting WoWWI members were given the challenge to build a rocket out of spaghetti and marshmallows, these are some of our amazing constructions!
We also listened to a fascinating, interactive talk by Jo Richardson from Space Detectives about our solar system and beyond.
Yes Tim Peake was there!

Black hole demonstartion

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Coming up ... April

Jo Richardson
We have an "Out of this world" speaker for you this month! 🚀  Jo Richardson A Space Detective/STEM Space Ambassador South West UK. Jo has been involved in Public Education Outreach about Space and is a member of the BBC Stargazing Live Team, she also works on behalf of the European Space Agency and Space Agency UK  and helps deliver the Tim Peak Primary Project to schools. 
The theme of her talk will be Our Place in Space.... is there anyone out there??..........

Committee member Jo will be awarding prizes for the team who can make the best space rocket out of spaghetti and marshmallows.
Some ideas!

We will also be briefing you about the WI National Resolution that we will be debating at our May meeting. This year's resolutions will then be debated  and voted upon at the  National Women's Institute AGM in Brighton on June 4th.

This year's two Resolutions are:  
Appropriate Care In Hospitals for People with Dementia and 

Avoid Food Waste , Address Food Poverty.

Please see this month's edition of WI Life, page 21 and online.

As usual raffle, notices and any members announcements. Cake 🎂☕ will be available for purchase and - on a trial basis - wine. 🍸

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Coming up ... March

We meet at the Vintage Church this Tuesday 15th March at 7.30 pm as usual. We will have a great evening of Irish dancing, a demonstration and then a chance to try it. Riverdance here we come!
As it is so close to St Patrick's Day we will be offering Baileys to those who would like it, and wearing green.

We will also have feedback on the activities and outings that members want, and what progress we have made so far and of course our usual notices and Raffle!

We do need some new Committee members as two members have recently stood down. Anyone interested in joining the Committee - please see any Committee members for more information.
 Also -  a reminder that memberships fees are due on Tuesday if you haven't already paid. Cash or cheque made out to WOW-WI for £37.50

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Book meeting

WOWWI book group meet next Tuesday 8th March 7.30 pm at a members house to discuss A New Woman by Charity Norman. New members always welcome

Email we are for address and directions

Happy Reading

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Coming up .. February

This month it is all about caring for our skin - and ourselves! Angela Langford has won awards from magazines, bloggers and skincare experts for her organic skincare range. She will be talking to us about how she started and developed her business and rumour has it there will be free samples! There will also be products for sale on the evening.
Don't forget - membership is now due - £37.50 please. Cheques made payable to WoW WI.
Tea, coffee, cakes and raffle.
Your ideas for future talks, activities and visits for WoW WI will be decided on by you at this meeting.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Spinning around

Sarah Harris

Our last WI meeting was all about spinning. Not the healthy exercise good for you sort, but the sort that has been going on for thousands of years.
she made it look so easy!
Sarah Harris from The Spinning Weal came and told us all about the different sorts of spinning you can do - she even suggested sticking a skewer in a potato to start off with! It sounds really boring, but it wasn't, it was fascinating and funny!
having a go

She told us a little about dying your own yarns and let our members have a go at spinning.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

WOWWI Book Group - next meeting

WOW WI book group next  meet on Tuesday 9th Feb at 7.30 pm, to discuss Versions of Us by Laura Barnett. Email for venue.
New members welcome...just turn up. Happy Reading

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

WI AGM Delegate

WOW WI has been selected to send a delegate to this years NFWI AGM in Brighton June 13th/14th. All expenses paid
The delegate will vote on WI resolutions and represent WOW WI, Congresbury Afternoon WI, Congresbury Evening WI and Hewish & Puxton WI.

If you want to be the delegate please reply ASAP by email as we need to let Avon Federation know within the next 2 days.

Being the Delegate requires you to attend a Delegates workshop in Keynsham on Monday 7th March.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Coming up ... January meeting

This month's meeting is this Tuesday, 19th January 7.30 pm as usual in Vintage Community Church, Hughenden Road.
I bet you're imagining this!
We will start out evening with a spinning demonstration and talk by Sarah Harris of the Spinning Weal in Clevedon. There will be an opportunity have a go yourselves!  You may be surprised at how much fun and addictive this is!

Sarah and David Harris

Then we will have usual notices including any member's announcements and the raffle.

The evening will finish with a Unwanted Christmas Present Bring & Buy! Bring along and donate that unwanted Xmas present - it may be perfect for someone else to buy!
Any money  raised will go into WOW WI funds. 
2016 membership is now due (sorry!) of £37.50. But what good value at £3.41 a meeting!

Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday and bring a friend or neighbour

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Book LIst 2016 ...and latest book report

Happy New Year!

Here is the list of books  chosen by WOW WI book group  for the next few months.

January (12 th) - 2 books - To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman
both by Harper Lee. 
February (9 th) Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
March (8 th)  All Together Now by Gill Hornby
April (12 th)  The New Woman by Charity Norman
May (10 th) The Truth and Other Lies by Sancha Arango
June (14th)  The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons

Book Report 2015.....

September we read The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Much anticipated and much hyped in the press, this book was for most of us slightly disappointing. Set in 17th century Amsterdam it tells the story of Nella a young woman arriving from the countryside to live with her new husband Johannes, a wealthy merchant. Married life is not as she expected, nor are the other occupants of her new home. When her husband presents her  with a large dolls house she engages a mysterious miniaturist who then sends her tiny figures and furniture that appear to reflect her life and foretell  her future. Beautifully written and atmospheric,  however we felt that the  ending was rushed and plot overall uneven. Worth a read but not a Must Read.

October we read  The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin... an entertaining  easy read about a woman in the last few weeks of her life, surrounded by her large Irish family. Funny and sad, a good story and an enjoyable tear jerker.

November was Funny Girl by Nick Hornby. This novel starts in 1964 with Barbara, a smart ambitious girl from Blackpool, and follows her life in London as she carves out a career as a comedienne and actress in  the early days of TV sitcoms. The references to television programmes and family life in that era, and how it changed over the decades was enjoyable and produced  a lot of reminiscence about TV and radio programmes we  grew up with. However there was little empathy felt for the main characters, and we felt the book was aimed at  a  London media readership. One for Nick Hornby fans only.

...............................Next Meeting Jan 12th- location will be sent out by email soon. New members welcome .

Do you like singing?

Vocalise  a local friendly  mixed choir, are holding a " Come and Sing" evening on Monday 11th Jan. We meet in the United Reform Church on the Boulevard at 7.30 pm each Monday until 9.30 with a break for coffee and chat. Entrance at the back of the church, 3rd door on left along Worthy Lane

Men and women welcome to the open evening on Jan 11th where you will have a chance to chat to current choir members and take part in an open rehearsal with no auditions and no commitment at this stage. Come a give us a try. For more details call Ann on 01934 627709 or email ann.clewlow@btopenworldcom - or just turn up!