booksBook Club members enjoyed their ‘Poetry and Prosecco’ session last month.    A wide range of thought provoking and amusing poetry was chosen, such as ‘Glad of These Times’ by Helen Dunsmore; ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost; ‘Sardines’ by Frank O’ Hara; and last, but not least, ‘I’m Going to Kill My Husband’ by Pam Ayres!!!

The next two meetings and book choices are as follows:

Mon 19 Mar at 8 pm

 ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman’s bestselling debut novel.


 “Eleanor leads a simple life, wears the same clothes, eats the same meal every day, and buys the same 2 bottles of vodka each weekend ….!”


Mon 16 Apr at 8 pm

 ‘Red Sparrow’

Jason Matthews’ espionage thriller.

“Dominka is fresh out of Sparrow School, where Russian agents are taught the art of espionage seduction.”

Recently released as a major film starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Meetings held at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough.  New members/occasional members always welcome

Contact Valerie Hitchcox:


‘Cocoa Amore’ evening

In spite of the snow, many members still ventured out for our chocolate evening on 28th February 2018, led by the award winning chocolatier, ‘Cocoa Amore’.   

W20180228_194620e were first given an interesting talk on the origin and history of cocoa, with plenty of samples being passed round – first cocoa pods and cocoa nibs, then chocolate of different flavour intensities – white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, up to 100%!


Then it was members’ turn to have a go at truffle making.   Here’s some eager members raring to go!





Plenty of rolling and squidging of chocolate ganache went on, with everyone managing to make a bag of truffles to take home with them.


We are sorry some of our members didn’t make it to this session last Wednesday because of the awful weather.    Unfortunately, we didn’t save you any of these delicious chocolates ……….!!!!

However, ‘Cocoa Amore’ are now based in Market Harborough at 10 Church Street and also at 34 Silver Street, Leicester.   Check them out at :







Craft Club

The next meeting of MHWI Craft Club will be this Thursday, 1st March 2018, between 7pm – 9pm in The Lounge at the Congregational Hall, Market Harborough.

Members will be continuing to work on their own projects with the theme of ‘Embroidery’ for this month.


Craft Club Embroidery

New members always welcome.

Contact Sarah Trappitt :

Chocolate Indulgence!

At our monthly meeting this Wednesday, 28th February 2018, our session will now be led by Cocoa Amore’ – the award winning handmade chocolate company, who have recently opened a shop at 10 Church Street, Market Harborough.Cocoa Amore chocs

We will be starting with a talk on the origin and history of cocoa, followed by a chance to try out making a chocolate truffle or two ourselves!

Indulge yourselves and enjoy!


Social Evening at Leicestershire Craft Centre

Last night members enjoyed a really fun and creative evening run by the very helpful Kathryn at Leicestershire Craft Centre in Market Harborough.   Members had the choice of three different activities:

Machine Sewn Cards

Members quickly dived into the stash of material provided and came up with their own innovative ideas for cards:

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Transform everyday articles, boxes, crockery, with strips of paper and diluted PVA glue, into new and decorative objects.

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Want to have a go and get a bit messy!   Oil based paints added to a washing up bowl of water, and swirled round, before dropping in your paper, fabric, bauble for a few seconds.   Not as easy as it looks but great fun!

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Bake Club

The next meeting of MHWI Bake Club will be held on Thursday, 22nd February 2018 at 7pm at Fortnums Home Improvement Centre, Unit H, Riverside End, Riverside, Market Harborough.

The theme is Muffins and Cupcakes, savoury or sweet.

Now look away quick if you are on a New Year diet ……..!

Because here are some of the amazing creations made by members of the Bake Club in January.  The theme was pies and tarts.


New members always welcome.

Contact Tina Fortnum on:



Poetry and Prosecco at Book Angels!

The next meeting of MHWI Book Angels will be held on Monday, 19th February 2018, at 8pm at The Angel Hotel, High Street, Market Harborough.

prosecco glassesBring along a favourite poem or two to share at our Poetry session and enjoy a relaxed, social evening, while sipping a glass or two of Prosecco!

Can’t find time to read a whole book, then poetry is the perfect thing!   There is a whole range of poetry out there now on almost every subject and human experience.  Give it a go and unwind with some beautiful or amusing words!


New members, whether regular or occasional, always welcome.

Contact Valerie Hitchcox: