Reminder: Quiz and AGM this Wednesday!

Quiz-Time

Wednesday, 23rd September at 7.30pm

Zoom access codes as well as the annual reports and links to the voting site have been sent out to members by email. Please check your junk mail folder or get in touch with us at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com if you have not received yours!

See you all on Wednesday!

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Quiz Night and AGM on Wednesday, 23rd September!

Quiz-Time

Wednesday, 23rd September at 7.30pm

It’s Quiz Time again! For our September Monthly Meeting we will see the MHWI’s favourite Quizmaster James Hunt return to our Zoom screens with another set of testing questions. A bottle of prosecco is waiting for the winner – so get pen and paper ready to join in!

On the same Zoom call we will also be holding our virtual AGM – look out for an email with the annual reports and details on how to vote, which should be hitting your inboxes in the next few days.

Raffle

And to round the evening off, there will be a raffle of three surprise gifts – we’ll draw from the member list, so you don’t even have to queue up for a ticket!

 

Hope to see you all on the 23rd!

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Book Club Update

The Book Club had a good meeting on Monday to discuss travel related books the members had enjoyed. These covered a variety of topics and authors including:

On Patagonia – Bruce Chatwin

The Thread – Victoria Hislop

Just one damn thing after another – Jodie Taylor

The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford

Rowing for my life – two oceans, two lives, one journey – Kathleen Saville

As they say: If you can’t travel in person – grab a book and go on a journey…

The chosen book for the October Meeting is ‘Those who are loved’ by Victoria Hislop:

And if you would like to prepare for the months ahead, the following books have been chosen by the club:

November: Redhead by the Side of the Road – Anne Tyler

December: The Cafe – Libby Page

The next meeting will be on 12th October at 2.30pm. Book Club members will be advised of the meeting details by email, so if you would like to join in, please email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com to add your name to the list.

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Reminder: Book Club on Monday!

For all you bookworms out there a gentle reminder that the next Book Club is on

Monday, 7th September

The subject is Travel (in the widest sense of the word) and we will be discussing members’ personal choice of travel related books.

Meeting details are sent to Book Club members by email, so if you would like to join, please email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com to add your name to the list.

Happy Reading!

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September at the Market Harborogh WI

August has been a busy month for the Market Harborough WI with some of our special interest clubs getting active again and our first tentative try at a face-to-face monthly event in the form of a socially distanced Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the park Aug 2020

As the autumn weather is going to make the options for outdoor gatherings more difficult the committee members are starting to think about how we can organise in-person indoor meetings again and will be writing to the members to seek their views.

In the meantime, here is the schedule for September as it stands at the moment:

Wednesday, 2nd September

Walk with Fiona in the Langtons

Thursday, 3rd September

Craft Club

Monday, 7th September 

Book Club

Thursday, 17th September

Committee Meeting

Wednesday, 23rd September 

Monthly Zoom Meeting – AGM and Quiz

Details of the various meetings will be announced in due course on this website and/or via email directly to the members. So save the day(s) and do get in touch via marketharboroughwi@gmail.com if you have any questions or suggestions.

 

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Harvest Abundance

August is when the fun starts at the allotment and the plot pays back for all that planning, sowing, digging and weeding with a vengeance. We have been harvesting plenty every week both in the greenhouse and outside.

Allotment in August 1

We even managed a glut of cougettes – note to planning committee: may be sow less next year – and the raspberries are having a ‘second wind’ as the autumn varieties are taking off. At the other end of the plot the flower seed harvest is in full swing as well and the various parts of the calendula are laid out for drying.

All of this is bringing home to us how much we have lost touch with the natural seasons due to the year-round availability of fruit and veg in the shops. It is a real pleasure to watch the plants grow and ripen and then enjoy the taste of the fresh produce. And then get creative to try out new recipes to avoid wasting any of it. Have you tried courgette cake? Or kale and beetroot crisps? Or raspberry gin? And then there are the jams and chutney opportunities….!

September is set to bring another bounty of vegetables and of course the squashes and pumpkins will be starting their race in the ‘Best so Far’ competition. So watch this space!

And if you would like to come and have a look and a natter, the allotment is at 41A Cricket Pitch View at the Stevens Street Allotments (off Logan Street) – right at the end of the main drive down. Look out for Emiline, our scarescrow and mascot. As long as the weather is dry(ish) we are there every Monday from 11am.

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Reminder: Craft Club next week!

The Craft Club meeting on 3rd September will be dedicated to the blanket knitting project to support an initiative by the Framework Knitters Company
Blanket Knitting Project
So get your knitting needles and wool remnants sorted and join in! Meeting details will be send to all members by email, so if you are not on the mailing list already, now is a good time to send your details to marketharboroughwi@gmail.com
Happy clicking!
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Reminder: Members Picnic in the Park on Wednesday!

The weather seems to be holding up, so here is a gentle reminder of our planned Picnic in Welland Park. If it stays dry, we will be meeting near the Cafe in Welland Park between 5pm and 7pm and hope that you can join us there.  If you have not signed up yet, there are still some places left – just email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com and we’ll add you name to the list for the roll call. So sign up and come any time – even if it is just for a short time to say hello.

Keep an eye on your emails and/or our social media streams for last minute changes in case the weather does change it’s mind!

What to Bring

Since we can’t share utensils etc. yet, everyone should bring their own food and drink and something to sit on – be that a chair, a cushion or a blanket. We also recommend that you bring a mask and some hand sanitiser.

Things to Remember

– If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms please don’t attend and let us know that you are not coming

– Social distancing rules apply – keep 2 meters apart and don’t share food/drink/utensils.

– If the weather is hot (hopefully!) please remember to bring plenty of water, a sun hat and sunscreen. Insect repellent/anti-allergens may be useful too

– The public toilets may not be available…

Hope to see you all there!

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Come Walk With Us!

With the restrictions for group meetings being eased, the Walking Club has got its boots on again and is organising a walk as our next MHWI social event:

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020

Meet at 6pm

Weather permitting we will meet at Tur Langton for a circular walk which will be about 3 1/4 miles and take around 1.5 hours. This is an opportunity to get out, meet fellow members in person after all this time and enjoy some of the fabulous countryside in the area.

If you would like to join in, please email us at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com so we know how many of you to expect.

Participants should wear appropriate footwear and clothing and remember to bring a bottle of water. We’ll keep an eye on the weather and will confirm if it goes ahead on the day before the walk, so check on this website or our other social media streams for updates.

So come on – get your boots on and join us!

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Reminder: Virtual Book Club Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that tomorrow, 10th August 2020, is our next Virtual Book Club Meeting, which will be held via Zoom and together with the Leicester Ladies WI.

Our August book is

August Book Club

Zoom access details have been distributed via email – please get in touch with marketharboroughwi@gmail.com if you would like to join and need the codes.

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow

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