She then moved on to explaining why mindfulness is currently so popular in our busy, daily lives, what it is and the opportunity to try a couple of exercises to experience a few moments of peace and tranquillity.
‘This is one of the Sam Ireland mystery series – Sam being a female private investigator based in Glasgow. The writer had attempted to emulate the vernacular of life in a gritty Glasgow setting but some members were deterred from reading the book because of the bad language and violence. The changing first person narrators kept us alert, as did keeping track of the various criminals and bodies that kept appearing! However, we appreciated the dark humour and took the rather improbable scenarios in our stride. We liked the short chapters which added to the feeling of pace. The intricately woven tale of gangland crimes was mingled with a unwitting romance between Sam, the private investigator, and Fergus, the hitman, whom she unwittingly dates after meeting online. . It did make us think that perhaps more care was needed when using dating websites!’
Members are now reading ‘Animal’ by Sara Pascoe which will be discussed at our next Book Club meeting on Monday, 6th February at 7.30 pm at The Angel Hotel. New members very welcome.
Resolutions: Make your voice count
Every resolution passed throughout the WI’s 101-year history has stemmed from a concern put forward by members. This uniquely democratic model offers the opportunity for you to combine your voice with 220,000 others to make a real difference on important issues. This year, 85 resolutions were submitted. These were narrowed down to six by representatives from federations at a shortlisting meeting in London on 29 September.
Download details: resolutions-shortlist
The next step is for you to consider all six and select the one you would most like to go forward for further discussion and final voting at the Annual Meeting in June 2017. The selection process is open to all WI members and you can make your selection by filling out the selection form found in the November& December issue of WI Life.”
We will be discussing the resolutions at our meeting on Wednesday, 25th January and collecting voting forms.
If any of you want any further information, there is lots on the WI website at: