When and where we meet:

Every 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Leigh on Mendip

Visitors welcome!

For more details contact Sparks Beattie

on 01373 812467 or leave a comment here on our blog

Leigh on Mendip Community Coffee Mornings

3rd Monday of the month in the Memorial Hall from 9.45 to 10.45am.

Come along for a coffee and a chat!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Community Coffee Morning is 10 years old!

What a very special treat to welcome two of our original members who joined Leigh on Mendip WI in 1949, as well as the daughter of another of our founding members.
Happy Birthday! 

What a great evening!

After a very full business section with such a wide range of events available for us to enjoy, we settled very quickly into the engrossing 'iris folding' activity. The ladies from Somer Craft Addix provided everything for each of us to create an amazing card! Sarah, Sue and Ivy were very patient and expert in their teaching skills and everyone was very happy with the end result.

We congratulated Barbara on the tenth anniversary of the community coffee morning. She thanked all of the people who have helped and made especial mention of Patricia Simpson, whose encouragement and support enabled her to set it up.
There are some posters in the hall showing the range of plants which will encourage bees to thrive in our gardens, and we have some postcards to send off to the Minister for Bees (a government office created thanks to the NFWI campaign to save our bees) to lend more support. Please ask me if you would like a card to send.
You will also find two information sheets from the ACWW on our hall notice board; please take some time to read them next time you have the chance. One concerns the use of plastic bottles (in particular drinks bottles and bottles for feeding babies) where harmful chemicals are transferred to the contents when the temperature is raised. The other is a reminder to ignore and delete scam emails which claim to be from friends in trouble asking you for money.

Make some time to read through this month's County News as there are a whole range of  activities to enjoy, from a variety of sports, to crafts, singing in Wells and a visit to a bee centre.

And finally... don't forget to come along and enjoy the village access walk on Sunday 27 April, leaving the hall at 2.30 and returning in an hour for tea and cake! The first year we were soaked to the skin, last year it was dry and overcast, so this year it will surely be a lovely sunny day.....?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Improved performance!

At last night's Hall Quiz our 'Ladies Who Lunch' team made a much better effort than last year! At one stage we were third on the results board! Woo hoo! We were the only team to score full marks on our 'joker' round! (Of course, it was the 'Food & Drink' section!).
It was a fun evening, thank you very much Sue and the Hall committee for organising it.

Friday, 4 April 2014

April lunch together

A select group of us shared a different venue today for lunch; we went to the Strode Arms in Cranmore. The food was very good, and, as always, the company was great! We had a good time together.
Our next date is Friday 2 May. Does anyone have any suggestions for a venue?

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Let's celebrate!

On Monday 14 April our very own Community Coffee morning will be 10 years old! 
Congratulations to Barbara and her team of helpers for providing this consistent service to our villagers.
Any opportunity to have a party? Shall we all make a special effort to drop in for a coffee and celebrate their success?

Monday, 31 March 2014

Spring Road Show at Henton

What a great roadshow, put on by our County trustees and committees at Henton today!
Barbara and I had a most enjoyable and informative day, meeting friends from across the county and hearing about all the great events and opportunities arranged for our delectation this year.
The main speaker was Emma Britton, the BBC Somerset breakfast show presenter - and she was excellent, painting a vivid and very entertaining picture of her life.
The theme was based on the centenary of WW1 and several members had brought along very interesting mementos and letters from that time. We heard some very poignant poetry, learned a little bit about the role played by women at the time in recruiting boys for the front and finished the day singing some songs of the time.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Spring Group Meeting

Here is Barbara's report on the evening:

Jane, Marguerite and Barbara went to Beckington to the Group Meeting. We had the usual business meeting and Eileen Hurd WI, our adviser, reported on her trip to Cardiff : The Inspiring Women conference and gave us a written report. Hazel Hillman from Chewton Mendip is our board of Trustees contact and she reported on the training day being put on by the Arts Craft and Cookery committee.

We then heard from Andy Fussel, a farmer who has diversified into growing oilseed rape. When he first grew it he sold it but then thought he would make biofuel. This proved to be uneconomic so he decided to make cooking oil. He is very enthusiastic and passionate about his product and went on Dragons Den in 2010 hoping to get financial help. It was amusing to hear his tales of the experience but he didn't get funded but it did get his name Fussel and the logo into the public domain. He had various products for sale. 

We had a ploughmans supper followed by coffee. A lady from Rode judged the competition which was something made using oilseed rape. Unfortunately Sue Rodford's entry of delicious looking Chocolate Brownies didn't win. Buckland Dinham came first with a fancy sponge cake. 

Barbara went home with the first raffle prize and the evening ended quite late arriving home just before 11pm. A pleasant evening.