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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, 201522 days to go.
- Monthly - Stich and Craft Evening April 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Contact Kit Greenleaves for details Hosted at Kits home, a relaxed evening of Knitting and Stichin g
- Monthly WI Meeting May 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm The White House Community Association, The Avenue, Hampton, Uni ted Kingdom
- Monthly - Stich and Craft Evening May 20, 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
Click here to Visit the Hampton WI Pinterest page
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
DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/thehamptonwi
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
Please click the link to read the Middlesex Newsletter for April
Knitting, Stitching, Chatting at Kit’s on Wednesday
18th March, from 19:30.
1 Gresham Road, Hampton.
Come along and learn to crochet bunting, plan you Easter bonnet or simply carry on with your current project.
Here is the recipe for the lovely cake that Pauline made this week
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours
Use: 20 x 8cm (8 x 3in) loaf tin
Makes: 10 large, very rich slices
125g (4½oz) unsalted butter
75g 3oz) golden syrup
200g (7oz) dark chocolate, minimum 60% cocoa solids, broken into pieces
50g (2oz) digestive biscuits
50g (2oz) whole walnuts
50g (2oz) sultanas
50g (2oz) glace cherries, reserving a few for decoration
Line the loaf tin with greaseproof paper or baking parchment and set aside.
Melt the butter and syrup together in a small saucepan over a gentle heat until they begin to boil.
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water then mix thoroughly with the butter and golden syrup.
Pasteurise the egg by beating it slowly and continuously into the hot chocolate mixture.
Break up the biscuits into large chunks; remember- they will be broken further when mixed so dont-make them too small.
Add the walnuts, sultanas and most of the cherries.
Pour the chocolate mixture on to the dry ingredients and mix together with a spatula or wooden spoon
Press the mixture into the tin and decorate with reserved glace cherries. Leave to set in the fridge for about 4 hours. Remove from the fridge paper and cut into slices or cubes. Serve chilled
Links below are to copies of the Hampton Newsletter handed out on Tuesday and the Middlesex area newsletter for March
There are 2 centenary events coming up and each WI had been allocated one ticket for a lucky member to attend.
We will run a ballot on Tuesday evening to establish the lucky winners.
Special WI Royal Garden Party, in the presence of
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
Tuesday 2 June 2015
The event will start at approximately 3pm and finish at approximately 5pm.
The successful candidate will be responsible for paying for their own ticket and travel Estimated ticket cost is £35 (to be confirmed by the Palace)
Centenary Baton Handover to Surrey
Monday 18th May 2015
A Mississippi style River Boat Steamer has been booked from Walton Bridge for a river cruise along the Thames between Middlesex and Surrey. This is a joint event with Surrey Federation with both Federations having 75 places.
Time 1.30 at Walton Bridge Pier and will return at 6pm.
Cost will be £22.00 and will include Afternoon high tea.