Marion Monks: It was a great morning. A lovely start to Christmas.
Vicki asks: Who knew that the iconic No7 Brand is nearly 80 years old!! Sophie Clapp, an Archivist at The Boots Group, gave a fascinating and illustrated talk about the history of the brand and its many incarnations. What was particularly interesting was how the marketing changed over the years and how the product range has expanded.
Vicki says: Sixteen of us met at Beauvale Priory on a gorgeously sunny morning and enjoyed lively conversation over coffee and cakes – or, in my case, a bacon cob. All agreed we need to organise this again!
Marion: Interesting speaker who gave us a real insight into living with Alzheimer's and some of the ways we can help.
We met this afternoon to make folding cards decorated with teabags! The teabags are used and allowed to dry and then emptied of tea leaves, which stain the teabag in various hues of brown. Janet S made a lovely kite feature from hers.
Who knew that Treehuggery could be so interesting? Yes the artist was into treehugging, but this added to her skill as an artist. What she could do with reclaimed, reused, recycled artefacts was amazing. A great introduction to help us crack the recycling competititon this May.
This year 2017 we are celebrating 100 years of the Nottinghamshire Federation and 90 years of Watnall WI.
To be part of this you need to be in it. So subscriptions of £39 are due, but this is only around £3.60 a meeting which is pretty good value for a night out.
It's good to be back! Thank you to the vice-presidents and the committee for all their hard work in my absence.
An enjoyable evening at the County quiz at Ravenshead - challenging questions and good company.
Looking forward to the visit to Doddington Hall - hope the weather is better than last year!
It's a new year and here we go again. Most of us have paid our subs of £37.50 and are looking forward to this year's programme. The talk by Specsavers on vision and hearing was quite good and interesting but I am looking forward to some spooky tales about Wollaton Hall next month
It's been a busy month .... holidays, committee meetings, sewing days and tomorrow - our open day (well, afternoon) with tea, coffee and lovely cakes, scones and biscuits. 2 - 4pm - if you can make it, it would be lovely to see you!
Tuesday 18th is our annual trip, this year to Burghley House. Hoping the weather will improve!