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.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Plenty to remember in November....

Here is an aide-memoire for November's meeting:
You need to bring with you:-
Your cheque and choices for our Christmas meal on Tuesday 3 December (look at your emails for details)
Your payment of £7 for the visit to the American museum
Your Secret Santa gift for the Food Bank
Your contribution to our 'bake and share' evening, where we bring a favourite recipe, baked and cut into small squares so that others can try it.  (Savoury or sweet) To accompany it, bring a copy of the recipe which will be put here, on the blog.

It may be that our speaker brings items for sale - when I saw her speak at Cranmore she had some publications, plants and produce for sale; so you may wish to bring some cash just in case!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

An intriguing evening!

This month's WI meeting didn't go according to plan as we had to call in a replacement speaker at very short notice. We also had a rather long business section as there were so many dates to note down and decisions to make. We have so many events and activities to choose from!
Graham Harris gave us a fascinating insight into the genealogical research he has been involved in. Not only has he been hidden away for hours in front of his computer screen, searching the internet for clues and information; he has spent countless hours in cemeteries and church yards poring over grave stones, studying OS maps and yet more days travelling about looking for evidence of where his subjects lived. This last activity has involved talking to villagers and visiting their homes, uncovering memories and evidence of who and what went before.
Each piece of evidence uncovered seems to lead to more questions... Truly an engrossing and engaging undertaking.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A memorable evening at Nunney

The Autumn Group Meeting at Nunney last night was one of the best! We were entertained by the Frome Ukelele Club, who played songs we all knew and could sing, clap and tap our feet to! It was fun and the room was full of smiling faces!
The entertainment by Nunney WI was a song from two moustachioed Wild West cowboys accompanied by a squaw and a line of saloon girls. Once again, we all joined in with the chorus! Fabulous!

The competition judge was extremely kind and placed my cake joint third with another tambourine cake which was much more elegantly decorated (i.e. It actually looked like a tambourine!). In second place was a colourful xylophone and the winning grand piano was exquisite! Accurate in every detail, right down to the sheet of music entitled 'Jerusalem'!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Competition cake?

Brief: a musical instrument cake maximum size:  12" x 12" x 12"
Any guesses?
I think we really need to concentrate on recruiting an experienced cake maker and decorater to our WI !

Friday, 4 October 2013

Another lovely lunchtime with friends!

Today, seven of us met at The Knatchbull in Stoke St. Michael for our monthly WI lunch. Two of us - intrepid, hardy types, walked there, despite the heavy rain which began to fall the moment we set off! It was lovely to catch up on holidays and see a new face amongst us! Welcome, Karen!
As usual, the conversation was lively and the company excellent!
Our next lunch will be on Friday 1 November, shall we try The Mendip Inn?