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Kit Greenleaves 07813 332096
MEETINGS HELD ON
Second Tuesday of each Month
Start - 7.30pm - Please arrive from 7.15pm
The White House, The Avenue,
Hampton TW12 3RN
Next MeetingPlush Folly CosmeticsMay 12th, 2015www.plushfolly.com – Demonstration (Soap or Candle Making TBC)
- Monthly WI Meeting June 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm The White House Community Association, The Avenue, Hampton, Uni ted Kingdom
- Monthly - Stich and Craft Evening June 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Contact Kit Greenleaves for details Hosted at Kits home, a relaxed evening of Knitting and Stichin g
Where to find us
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It’s May already and this month we welcome local business owner Sally Hornsey from Plush Folly for a talk and interactive demonstration on the Changing face of Perfume. This will be Sally’s second visit to our group, as she was so good we thought we get her back again.
The Magazine Rack
At the suggestion of one of our members we will start a magazine swap. Please bring along any old magazines that you think another member might like to read. All magazines left at the end of the evening will be put into the recycling bin in the car park at the end of the meeting
Dinner at Mertis – 16 Members are going
If you have booked for dinner at Merits on Wednesday please bring £15 in cash with you to the meeting on Tuesday
Big thanks to Loraine for arranging dinner at Merits on
Wednesday 13th May at 7.15 pm
There are currently no more spaces available as the restaurant is fully booked.
It should be a good evening and the food is usually excellent and great value
This is the menu currently published on the website but it is subject to change
Homemade seasonal soup of the day
Grilled sardines on bruschetta with fine herb salad
Chicken terrine with piccalilli and toasted hazelnuts
Chicken Cordon Bleu with white wine and tarragon cream
Roast loin of pork, caramelized shallots in balsamic and a pancetta wafer
Pan fried cod with confit of tomato, fennel and lemon crushed potato
Pea and broad bean risotto with chargrilled asparagus and lemon oil
Pistachio and olive oil cake with poached apricots, purée and sorbet
Coffee mousse with, raisin purée and brandy snap
Lemon posset with handmade shortbread biscuit
We have four names (Jacqui, Anne, Linda and Glenys) signed up for the Walk on Sunday 10th May but more are welcome so please come and join us. We will try to share cars so I suggest meeting at the White House and if you are happy to drive please bring the car and if not needed it can be left in the car park to collect after the walk.
Meet at 10.00am – outside the White House so we can organise car sharing. The forecast is drier with sunny spells. *
10.45 – Arrive at The Four Horseshoes
Walk – Approx 4.5 miles over heathland through Burrowhill Green and Chobham Common
Finish – At the Four Horseshoes
13-15 Burrow Hill Green, Chobham, Surrey. GU24 8QP
Please call or email Jacqui to confirm your attendance and if you want to join us 07725 825461
* We may postpone if its really wet but I will be at the White House to let anyone know who should turn up.
Keen eyed Lesley spotted this advertised in the WI Life. We didn’t really know what to except from a musical based on the WI campaign for better rights for ‘working girls’. performed at a theatre above a pub in Clapham
But it turned out to be a hoot and at the end of the show we even met the writer, Barbara Jane Mackie.
It’s on for a couple more nights if you’d like to see for yourself
Us with Barbara Jane (next to Jacqui) and next to her another WI lady from Hampshire
All the materials will be provided but if anyone has an embriodery hoop it would be great if you could bring it along
Just for fun and and an egg-citing prize please bring along your entry for the
Easter Bonnet competition
Our Star Baker for the week is Pam Watkins – Thank You Pam
Sunday 10th May – Walking Group
Finally – A number of people showed an interest in a Walking Group. If anyone would like to take part in our first walk for a couple of years I have planned one around Chobham Common on Sunday 10th May
Let me know if you are interested -Jacqui
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I fixed the link that didn’t work on the previous post
There is still time to take part in our members survey just click on the clip board to take park.
Here are just a few of the comments made so far.
– I am a relatively new member and enjoy the evenings when I do get along.
– London Walks – quite reasonably priced and interesting!
– I think the Hampton group is very enjoyable. Thanks to the lovely ladies who organise
– Name badges are brilliant idea and introduction of any activities which encourage mixing/ circulating of groups of members
– The organisers a doing a good job – thank you
– Love the social side and the craft items ladies make
Easter Bonnet – Don’t forget to get creative and wear your Easter bonnet with pride to the next meeting, Kit promises us an egg-citing prize for the best hat
Tatters Staines – Closing Down Sale
I sadly noticed on Saturday that he lovely Tatters fabric shop is closing down but they do have some good deals on fabric so get there quickly before you miss out.
We would really appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to complete this simple survey about our WI group. Just click the clip board below
There is more information on the following items on the events page now.
– Perivale Nature Reserve April Open Day
– 10% Discount on Te Deum at The Royal Albert Hall
– An evening at the Landmark Centre with former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion
– Flower arranging workshops
NEXT MEETING – 14th April
Silk Painting with local artist and teacher Sylvie, all materials will be provided but it you have a small embroider hoop then please bring it along
PLUS – Easter Bonner Parade – Come dressed for Easter in your bonnet, there is a prize for the best