Great Day Out

Time for tea

Time for Tea

What a lovely day out and despite the forecast for heavy showers they couldn’t have been more wrong. Well worth the 2 hours drive to see such a lovely and inspirational garden in sunshine.  Thought  I would share the photos via a flicker album so just click the link and enjoy all 100 of them.

Garden Pictures

Where next ladies ?  Post your suggestions here

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Visit to Great Dixter

Hello Ladies

Great DixterJacqui and Lesley have arranged to visit the fabulous garden and house of Christopher Lloyd, Great Dixter on Saturday (19th July) its about a 2 hour Journey and we have 2 spaces in the car if anyone wants to join us, or of course if you want to come under your own steam and meet there that would be lovely.

Just drop and email to or text/call  07725 835461.  or leave a comment here.  First come first serve.





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Have a great summer and see you in September

A big thank you to Chris for hosting the ‘Kitchen Party’ despite the weather it was a very enjoyable evening and gave us a chance to have a good old natter.

August is our summer break and our meetings do not resume until 9th September when we have  cake decorating evening with a local Hampton cake shop.

Something to keep you busy over the summer
This year Hampton WI are the hosts of the competition at the Middlesex Annual Meeting, held on 26th Sept. We will run a Folded Greeting Card competition and encourage our members to take part.  Here are some additional details.

 “Folded Greeting Card – using max size of one sheet of A4 (11.75” x 8.5”) paper/card in any type, any style (ie Decoupage;  embossing;  parchment;  exploding boxes;  paper quilling;  rubber stamps;  Iris folding;  Parchment;  Watercolours are some of the examples)”

Each WI can provide up to 3 entries;  Steve Price to be asked to judge;

1st prize £10;  second prize £7;  third prize £5 cash

If you would like to enter please bring your cards to the meeting in September when we will judge which 3 we put forward to the Annual Meeting.

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MacMillan Coffee Morning

Saturday 5th July

Hampton member Ann Towers invites you to a fundraising coffee morning at her home.

coffee morning

10am – 12 noon – £3 entrance for MacMillan

Tea, Coffee and Homemade Cake

Decorated Fruit Cake Rafflle

Plant Sale


768 Hanworth Road, Whitton, TW4 5NU



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The hard working ladies who are organising & catering our Garden Party next week really need to have a pretty good idea of how many people are coming! So if you are intending to come or if you are bringing any guests, would you please let us know by posting a comment below by the weekend if possible. Please note that we would still like some more shortbread makers too! If you find you can come at the last minute & haven’t told us, please do still come though. So go on-why not reply right now!

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Eel Pie Island – Open Studios Weekend

Glass Robins by Sabrina Cant

Glass Robins by Sabrina Cant

This weekend the artists on Eel Pie island open up to the public.

Eel Pie island is a private island on the Thames at Twickenham.  In addition to  mixed dwellings and a nature reserve, the island is home to 26 artists studios all situated in and around a working boatyard.     Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to interested visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio, talk to the artists and purchase or commission new art worksuh

Our next open weekend will be on Sat Dec 7th & Sunday Dec 8th 2013 from

Please note that there are no credit card facilities at the
studios.   Cash or cheque only

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Summer Garden Party and Social Media

Stawberry and shortbread

Summer Garden Party
Tuesday 8th July,  7:30pm
4 Ormond Avenue, Hampton

If you are able to bring a folding chair that would be great

Our next meeting is out Summer Garden Party. If you are able to bake some shortbread please let us know by posting a comment here.

Don’t forget to bring your plants to swap and send your  Extreme reading photos to us ahead of the evening.


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Suriya has bought the following Facebook group to our attention and recommends that we all request to be a member of the group.  Middlesex Federation WI Group

Pinterest logoKit has also setup a Pinterest account called WI Hampton search for pinners and follow us. There are lots of great ideas and please email us if you have some you would Like kit to add.

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