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 Mary Mears

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Leigh on Mendip Community Coffee Mornings.

1st Monday of the month in the Memorial Hall from 9.45 to 10.45am.

Come along for a coffee and a chat! Everyone welcome.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Let's Cook Local has started!

What a fabulous start to our first Let's Cook Local course!
We set off this morning, each feeling a little apprehensive! What had we got ourselves involved with?
No need to worry! The staff at the Key Centre were very welcoming and our 6 young Mums very interested, friendly and willing to get on with everything! Their children played in the crèche next door while the pizzas, green salad and fruit was prepared. There were a few too many people trying to get to the sink sometimes, yet we achieved it all admirably.
When it was all ready, the children joined us to tuck in; they were very cute and extremely well behaved.
Thanks to Ann, Barbara, June & Sue we left everything spic and span, ready for our next session.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Birthday Party

We spent a very enjoyable evening at Mary's house to celebrate our 63rd birthday - gorgeous food and lots of fun playing musical bingo! Thank you everyone for your lovely company!

Monday, 23 January 2012

The president's blog....

Can I recommend to you to look at our national president's blog? So relevant and interesting!

Here is an exerpt:

The essence of the WI is bringing women together to find company; to provide opportunities to learn new skills; make a difference within their communities; and possibly above all, be themselves and have fun. Empowerment and education were the original words much used, and the same is true today, but we may go about it in different ways.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Frome Times Person of the Year!

Our very own Gill Baker is one of the nominees for the Frome Times "Person of the Year" 2011 competition!
I just picked up a copy today and there she is, smiling on the front page!
If you would like to vote for her either use the form on page 11 of the paper & submit it, or go to
frometimes.co.uk and simply click on Gill's name!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Let's Cook Local course is set to go!

Our very own Let's Cook Local course will start on Monday, 30th January at the Key Centre in Frome! Sue V, Ann, Barbara and June B will be helping me. The children's centre will recruit the course families and provide staff to run the crèche while we are cooking. As soon as the meal is ready we will all eat together. The aim is for the parents to feel more confident and able to cook healthy meals at home using local fresh produce, economically and with as little waste as possible. The funding has been secured by NFWI from the National Lottery.

Photos of our Christmas meal, December 2011

All of these photos were taken by Caroline!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Our first meeting of 2012 - a great success!

Ben Gait, a local chiropractor came along to tell us how to live well, looking after our health and body. We did some exercises to warm up the spine (which I did again this morning! - a good start!). You can see how to do them by searching  Google for 'Straighten up UK'  - this will lead you to a You tube video showing exactly what to do!
There are plans for a theatre trip, a craft course and our birthday party (more bingo? musical this time!)
We met earlier in the month for lunch at The Bell - to be repeated next month, Friday 3rd February, 12.30 - very sociable!