Walk around Wistow

It was a glorious Autumn morning yesterday, with clear blue skies, as the MHWI Walking Group set off on a circular walk from the Wistow Rural Centre.

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We crossed through the fields towards Kilby and then passed by the Harcourt Stud where a few inquisitive horses came to say ‘hello’!

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We then joined the canal towpath, following it first towards Newtown Harcourt, and then turning towards Wistow, where we enjoyed some lovely views across the canal and fields of St Wistan’s Church.

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Having walked approximately 4 1/2 miles (or 12,000 steps!), we sat down to enjoy some well earned coffees and scones!.

Do come and join us on our next walk – details to be published shortly.

 

 

 

 

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Craft Club – Thursday, 1st November 2018

The next meeting of MHWI’s Craft Club will be on Thursday, 1st November 2018 between 7pm-9pm in The Lounge, at the Congregational Church, Market Harborough.

We will be continuing with our theme of Knitted Christmas Lights with a view to decorating a Christmas tree for the Congregational Church in December.

 

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New members and occasional members always welcome.

Contact Sarah Trappitt:      sarahtrappitt@btinternet.

 

 

 

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Amazing Pumpkins!

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Russell Attwood from Kettering Pumpkins gave us an extremely enthusiastic and animated talk last Wednesday evening about his unusual form of gardening and his passion for all things ‘pumpkin’!

Inspired by a second hand book he bought on ‘Lasagna Gardening’, he has developed an easier way of managing his allotments, which he claims involves virtually:

‘No digging, no watering, no weeding’!    

 

 

The process involves spreading layers of newspapers or thick cardboard over the ground to suppress weeds, and adding further layers of various organic materials, which are gradually broken down into a rich soil.

Not only did Russell show us some of the amazing designs he carves onto pumpkins, he also brought along some of his homemade pumpkin scones and flapjacks  for us to taste, with the added bonus that they contained no added sugar – the pumpkin being used for sweetness instead.
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A rousing sing-song of pumpkin inspired songs, based on well known tunes, brought his session to an hilarious end.

He even managed to turn England’s green and pleasant land orange!

Look carefully, I am sure you will recognise the song!

 

 

 

 

The pumpkin theme was also adopted for our raffle and some of our members entered into the spirit of the occasion too!
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For more information and recipes, see Russell’s website:  www.ketteringpumpkins.co.uk

 

 

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Next Walk on Sunday, 28th October 2018

This is just a reminder about the next walk of MHWI’s Walking Group which will be around the Wistow area.

Here are the details:

When:   Sunday, 28th October at 10 am

Meet:    Wistow Rural Centre Car Park, LE8 0QF.

Length:    Approx. 1hr 15 mins for the walk, plus extra time for a visit to tea room

Sensible walking shoes recommended.

 

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Please contact Roseanne Steedman if you wish to join us:

oxendon12@icloud.com

 

 

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Bake Club meets on Thursday, 25th October

The next meeting of the MHWI Bake Club will be on Thursday, 25th October at 7pm at Fortnums Home Improvement Centre, Unit H, Riverside End, Riverside, Market Harborough.

The theme will be ‘Herbs and Spices!

 

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New members and occasional members very welcome

For further information, contact Tina Fortnum:

jaysart.gemma@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 24th October 2018 – Gardening, Pumpkins, Stories & Songs!

The next meeting of Market Harborough WI will be on Wednesday, 24th October, at 7.30pm in the Congregational Church Hall.

Russell Attwood will be our speaker for the evening.    He will be telling us all about ‘Lasagne Gardening’ and then entertaining us with a seasonal selection of pumpkin-inspired stories and songs!

Sounds intriguing so make sure you don’t miss it!

 

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Payment for Ghost Walk and Victorian Xmas at Rockingham Castle now due

For those of you who have booked a place on the Ghost Walk on Friday, 2nd November, please could you remember to bring your payment of £8 to the meeting on Wednesday to secure your place.    The walk will now start at 7.15 pm from the Old Grammar School in Market Harborough.

Also, if you wish to attend the Victorian Xmas at Rockingham Castle on Monday, 19th November, at 1.30 pm, payment of £12 is needed.  Meet at Rockingham Castle main entrance (car sharing may be possible).

 

 

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Payment for Social Events

This is just a gentle reminder that payment is required in advance for social events in order to secure your place.       You can now pay by BACS if you have online banking.    Details of how to do this, can be found on our website by clicking here:  If you want to pay by bank transfer.   If you do not have online banking, then you can bring a cheque along to the next monthly meeting made payable to Market Harborough WI.

There are two social events on offer at the moment:

Ghost Walk – Friday, 2nd November 2018

Start Time now confirmed as 7.15 pm

Meeting at the Old Grammar School in Market Harborough.

ghosts-1775548_960_720A fun and light-hearted walk around Market Harborough with a guide, who will explain a little about the history of this market town and some of its lingering residents!

Join us for a bit of exercise and a giggle followed, of course, by a trip to a pub/restaurant for drinks/eats (optional).

Price for walk only:  £8.00

 

 

Enquiries to Denise Smith:   d_a_smith35@hotmail.com

 

Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle – Monday, 19th November 2018

Meet 1.30 pm at Rockingham Castle – car sharing may be possible.

 

Christmas tree decorations-w500-h500You will find yourself whisked back to Christmas Eve 1849.

The Watson family and their servants will take you on a festive tour of this impressive castle.   Be prepared for a few surprising appearances along the way!

Price £12.00 for the tour.

Delicious refreshments can be purchased afterwards.

 

 

 

Enquiries to Tricia Blake:   triciablake@msn.com

 

 

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