Armed with my piece of calico bunting from the April meeting, I pondered on how to decorate this with a Diamond Jubilee theme. Then I spotted a bundle of fabric in a sewing shop in Leicester – just the thing – pieces of red, blue gingham and Union Jack flags. I spent a relaxing Saturday morning designing 2 flags, using patchwork as my theme, with buttons and loops to decorate. I proudly pegged them on the line at the May celebration evening, along with a couple of dozen others. The standard was very high and I was glad I had made an effort. Well done to the 2 winners.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Resolutions night was a huge success on Wednesday 23 May 2012. After giving unanimous support to the resolution at the fothcoming National WI AGM, members were entertained by a delightful array of songs performed in the Congreational Church by Great Bowden Choice: ‘You’ll never walk alone’ to the leader’s own choice of ‘Why I love music’.
Members then tested their knowledge on all things Royal in a quiz. Questions, Guess Who and a fun round of Royal Pictionary, proving how resourceful members can be when drawing stick people! The evening was rounded off by a Dutch supper, with a strong Jubilee theme.
The Bricklayer’s Arms at Kibworth hosted a WI Skittles evening on Friday 11 May. Members had great fun playing both table and long alley skittles. We found out that a ‘cheese’ is a hard, wooden lump that you throw to knock the skittles down: underarm, overarm and sideways all being tried with varying success! A couple of people had played before and they happily explained the rules and scoring. A simple, but tasty, pub supper completed the evening.
Everyone agreed it was successful evening and plans are already afoot for the next skittles evening in a Market Harborough pub. Hope to see you there. Details to follow.
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