Butterfly Image Consultancy – Changing Self Perceptions!

Having won a Style Consultation at the WI Christmas Raffle, I met with Victoria of Butterfly Image Consultancy  in her studio in Lubenham, just a short 5-minute drive from Market Harborough. Victoria was very welcoming and once we were settled over a cup of tea, she asked questions to find out my style personality, what parts of my body I felt comfortable about (and what not!), and the type of famous personality I identified my look with. It emerged that I tend towards the Natural style, with a bit of Classic and a sprinkling of the Dramatic!

Victoria then advised all the different types of shapes of clothes that were best suited to my body shape and tailored this to how confident I feel about different parts of my body. She gave excellent advice on how to use colour and accessories to brighten and lift every day outfits as well as giving guidance on work wear, evening wear and everyday clothes choices. Victoria also identified which shops would best suit my style and she recommended specific items of clothing that would most suit me. I was relieved to find out that I didn’t have to try to remember all of Victoria’s suggestions as she noted down everything as we went along. I was also given a tailored advice sheet on how to develop a capsule outfit and a diagram showing ideal necklines and sleeve, coat and hem lengths.

It was a really enjoyable and interesting consultation. Victoria gave me a fresh pair of eyes on how I view myself and I feel confident about trying out some different styles of clothes. Victoria also offers colour and makeup consultations. Ladies, if you’d like to feel more confident about your clothes choices, I recommend that you have a look at the website and get yourself booked in!

Fiona, Market Harborough WI Member

Whow! So many things to do around the county

Federation have just issued details of a whole load of events around the city and county.  You will be spoilt for choice on what to do.  Why not get together with other MHWI members, car share and make an outing?

To tempt you, there is a garden tour at Brooksby College, followed by refreshments (including an evening option),    There are two competitions: a quiz with a local venue in Little Bowden (let’s put MHWI on the map by getting a team together) and a photograph competition (you have all summer to click away).

Crafts include crochet and handstitched cards (panels for cards and memory books).  You can also learn Indoor Bowls, join others at the monthly Lunch Club or attend a Faith Visit in Leicester.  Looking ahead, there’s a holiday for members and non-members at Warners, Cricket St Thomas next January.

Saturday’s ACM meeting well received

On Saturday, several MHWI members attended the Leicestershire & Rutland Federation of WIs ACM meeting (annual council meeting?) at Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen.  Several sources have been in touch to say what a good day it was.  Below are some pictures from those who attended.  Isabel Aldrich’s rhubarb and ginger cake was ‘highly commended’ and tasted ‘lush’ she reported that evening!

Oh, and next year, is the centenary of this event and the Federation is seeking a large venue so as many Leicestershire and Rutland members can attend as possible – watch this space for details.

Lucy Worsley delivering a humorous speech on The Home

Lucy Worsley awarded the Membership Bell – WI with most new members in a year


Bargain tickets at the Curve this week – £10 each!

Brush up your driving skills (Midlands course)

NFWI have sent out the following invitation and MHWI members may well be interested in this successful course with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).  There is a fairly local one being held on Saturday 16 September 2017 at the British Motor Museum, Gayton, Warwickshire:

Following the overwhelming success of last year’s Driving Days, held in conjunction with the IAM RoadSmart, the NFWI Science & Leisure Committee is pleased to confirm that two further days will be taking place in 2017.

Please find attached a document advertising the two driving days, as well as a Booking Form.  Both documents are available to download from the WI Moodle under General/Sport and Leisure.

This year’s driving days will cover topics such as how to control a car in bad weather and how to drive with passenger distractions (precious cargo).  We have also listened to previous suggestions, made by members, and have not only lengthen the practical driving time session, but all members will now be allocated an IAM professional for the duration of their time in the car; this professional will work with the member to develop their parking and manoeuvring skills as well as adapt the practical driving time to concentrate on the needs and requirements of each member i.e. motorway driving, junctions, country roads etc.

Please note that the location of these events has been based within the areas which have received the highest level of interest from members.  We would like to encourage members to continue registering their interest (via email to h.neal@nfwi-unit.org.uk), so that we can continue to build our database and accurately map suitable venues for the future.

Places are limited at 60 per venue and it is anticipated that both days will book up fast.  Places will be allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and members are advised to book quickly in order to secure their place.

Application Form 2017

IAM Advert 2017


Charles Hanson of Bargain Hunt speaking tonight

A reminder to be there by 7 pm this evening (it’s an early start) at the Welland Group of WIs meeting when Charles Hanson of Bargain Hunt will be our guest speaker.

Don’t forget to wear a hat (if you wish).  Mad Hatters is the theme.  A £1 donation will be requested, proceeds to support Wear a Hat day again which raises money for brain tumour research.

Exciting invitation to meet Louise Jensen, author of The Gift

Author – Louise Jensen

Author, Louise Jensen, will be joining MHWI Book Club members at their next meeting on Monday, 3 April at 7.30 pm at the Angel Hotel.  Louise will be discussing her latest book, ‘The Gift’.  All MHWI members interested in reading this book and coming along for the evening are warmly welcomed.  Let’s make this a great evening.

Louise’s story of how she became an author is inspiring and worth checking out the link to her website above.