Still time for Top Tips and Recipes!

WI Centenary logo eeD5k3OX_400x400Apologies – 31st May is actually your last chance to submit tips and recipes for our WI Centenary Top Tips booklet due out later this year.  Get emailing and send them to:

You can also hand in hard copy to a Committee member at the April or May monthly meetings.

(copyright – your personal, favourite recipes, please!)


Last chance for Top Tips and Recipes

WI Centenary logo eeD5k3OX_400x400Today is your last chance to submit tips and recipes for our WI Centenary Top Tips booklet due out later this year (end of May).  Get emailing and send them to:

(copyright – your personal, favourite recipes, please!)

Prize winners – let us know how your skills raffle prize went

Last Wednesday saw our first ever skills raffle.  Members donated their time to do a whole host of things, including learning to knit or crochet, baking a cake, demonstrating decorating cup cakes, learning to play poker, babysitting, making bath bombs and bubbles and a car valet.

If you were a lucky winner (or even the skills person), then do send in a photo and a few words letting us know how it all went!  Email:


Congratulations to Diane! Off to Buckingham Palace

Diane Claridge (1)-w500-h500Market Harborough WI member Diane Claridge was the delighted winner of the ballot to represent us at the WI Centenary Garden Party in early June at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Countess of Cornwall (Camilla).  This once in a lifetime event will be attended by several thousand members of WIs across the UK.

Diane immediately received several offers of the loan of large hats or fascinators!  We look forward to hearing all about Buckingham Palace and a picture of your outfit.


Update – gin distillery tour – Wednesday 15 April

The 15th is the correct date!  Apologies for the typo!  Follow this link for timings and directions:

Have a great evening and let us know how it goes!


Easter chicks and lambs!

Easter bunnies and lambs (1)-w500-h500A brilliant evening thanks to the resourcefulness of the Committee. Having been advised only yesterday that the dancers could not make it due to a ‘family grievance’, several Committee members stepped in, sought ideas on the Not the Official WI Facebook page, located a whole range of resources (coloured card, tissue paper, wool, stickers, pens, rulers, scissors and Easter eggs) and made tonight a successful evening.

Members eagerly made decorated Easter boxes and filled the contents with tissueEaster bunnies and lambs (2)-w500-h500 paper strips and tiny Easter eggs.  .

An Easter quiz rounded off the evening plus our first ever Skills Raffle.  Members had donated a whole host of exciting offers.  These included a car valet, babysitting, baking a cake, decorating cup cakes, learning to play poker, making bath bombs and soaps, learning to knit and crochet and playing the piano.  All part of our ‘caring and sharing’ theme.   Don’t forget to let Helen Salisbury, Committee website/blogger have pictures of the fun you have with the skills sharing and what you make or do.




Centenary news update – exciting things happening!

WI Centenary logo eeD5k3OX_400x400Keep bang up to date with all that’s being planned locally to celebrate the WI Centenary year.  News of our film show in conjunction with Octagon Films, trip to WI Craft Fair in Harrogate and the WI Centenary History book all now updated.