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!