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Events this weekend 4th & 5th July

Its a busy weekend ahead.

City Gardens Walk

I hope those who are joining  us are looking forward to the tour of City Gardens with John Garrod it promises to be a great day out.


We will meet on the steps outside St Pauls Cathedral at 10.30am on Saturday 4th July, We will break for lunch at the Barbican where there is café restaurant or if you prefer you can bring your own pack lunch

Classics on the Green

Sunday 5 July 2015 from 11am to 4pm, Gander Green, Hampton


We have a small stand at this event where we will promote the WI and sell second hand books & CDs to raise some additional funds.  If you have any books or CDs to donate please drop them into Kit, she will have a collection box in here front drive  this week (1 Gresham Road) or you can drop then to the stall on the day.  If you can spare and hour or so on the stall that would be great so just pop along.

Wanted – Jars for Jams and Chutneys

Finally, Lesley is in Jam & Chutney making mood but need jars to put them in so please start collecting.  Lesley will also take any spare fruit you may have, soft fruits for jam and apples and pears for chutneys along with tomatoes green or red.

If you email thehamptonwi@gmail.com Lesley will be in touch to arrange collection.

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Correct Date for the Garden Party is 14th July

Hello Ladies

I made an error in the date for the Garden Party we will meet as usual on the second Tuesday in the month on 14th July (and not the 7th as I put on the leaflet)

Summer Garden Party

Tuesday 14th July at 7:30pm

Hosted by Janice Kemm,
15 Chestnut Ave, Hampton TW12 2NY

Wet weather venue
1 Gresham Road Hampton TW12 3RB

Please leave a reply to let us know if you can come.

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Tuesday 9th June Meeting

DSCN1943 (2)I am very excited about Tuesdays meeting as we have John Garrod giving us a presentation of the secret gardens of the City of London.  The talk is precursor to our planned outing to see the gardens for real on July 4th. we hope lots of you can join us.

Get Baking  – Saturday is the annual Hampton Carnival held on the green.  We have a stall which this year will be dedicated to edibles so we need plenty of cakes and jam to sell.  This is one of our main fundraising events and helps us raise funds so we can book better speakers and guests.  Last year we one the Best Stand lets see if we can do it again this year.Fairy Cakes

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Middlesex Newsletter – June

Please click the front page to read the Middlesex Newsletter for June.

Thanks Lesley for our Contribution.

MFNews June15



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Luscious Lemon Cake

Thanks to our star baker form  April Pam Watkins for this recipie for Lemon Cake. Why not bake one for the Carnival stall on June 13th

Lemon Cake

4oz Butter
6oz Caster sugar
6oz Self raising flour
4tbls Milk
2 Large eggs
Grated rind of 1 lemon

Syrup- drizzle
3tbs Icing Sugar
3tbs fresh lemon juice

Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin and pre-heat oven 350F or Gas 4
Cream together the butter and sugar then add the eggs
Sift in the flour and add the grated lemon and milk then mix to a soft dropping consistency
Put mixture into the tin and smooth the top

Bake for approx 40-45mins until firm

For the syrup topping
Sift the icing sugar and mix in the lemon juice then pour over the cake when it comes out of the oven.  Leave the cake in the tin until completely cold before turning out and serving

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Middlesex Newsletter – May

Please click the link to read the Middlesex Newsletter for May

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May Newsletter



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Monthly Newsletter May

Newletter May

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Next Meeting on Tuesday

It’s MPerfumeay 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

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Fully Booked


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



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Group Walk on Sunday – Why not join us.

Map of Walk 001We 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.



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