Practise your creative skills with Christmas bunting

At the November meeting, don’t forget to pick up your template to make your Christmas bunting to bring along to the Christmas meeting in December.  Making the bunting for the Jubliee earlier this year proved so popular that the Committee has decided to give members the opportunity to show off their skills again.  If you’re stuck for ideas, then just spend a few minutes browsing the internet.

All shot out at Laser Force!

‘Nuked’, ‘targets’, ‘rapid fire’ and ‘warbotic’ were all new terms we came across when a group of us visited Laser Force in Northampton last night.  Some of us learned them alot quicker than others and how to use them to score loads more points, as well as how to fire accurately at opponents to give them ‘time out’ (simply meaning they couldn’t fire for a few seconds and get you back!).

It was great fun running around the obstacles in the semi-darkness and ‘forest’, trying to hit targets to score lots of extra points, firing at others and hiding to avoid being hit yourself.  Our host at Laser Force ably and humorously briefed us before each of the 3 games, before taking us into the armoury each time to put on the harness and get your ‘gun’.  What I didn’t realise initially was that each piece of armour was named.  After each game we had a debrief in front of a computer screen showing everyone’s scores and how many targets they had hit (or not)!  Good fun and a chance to meet new people!

Help using the internet?

If you need help to get going on the interet, such doing some shopping or looking up hobbies, then contact Hazel Stacey, President at any of the monthly meetings, or click on contact us.  Hazel is now our very own Digital Champion.  You can agree to meet up and before long, you’ll be clicking away with confidence.

Christmas raffle

Do pick up your book of raffle tickets at the November meeting.  We have a hundred books, so there’s one for every member to take and sell to friends and family.  This is our major fund raising event for 2012, and will set us up for funding our future programme of events, such as paying for the venue and visiting speakers.  (Out of the £33 annual subscription, a proportion goes to the Leicestershire and National Federations of the WI, leaving us with £14.80 per member.)

Don’t forget, too, to bring in donations for the hampers – local food and drinks would be very welcome.