W.I. Newsletter October 2022

Bollywood came to Abbotts Ann this month courtesy of Annabel Brash from Farnborough.  Apart from her day job, Annabel has been a fitness instructor for approximately 30 years and runs regular exercise classes including sessions in care homes.  She started by giving us some background to the Bollywood film industry which is more productive than the more familiar Hollywood making three times as many films each year.  Some of the elaborate costumes worn in the group dance numbers can cost as much as £27,000 each, but the tailor creating these beautiful outfits earns approximately £1,500 per year! 

Then all those attending this month’s meeting got a chance to participate.  Some remained sitting and others took to the floor to take part.  First, we learnt the hand movements which included lotus flowers and bees.  We then had the opportunity to put them together with foot movements to music.  All those attending had great fun and thoroughly enjoyed the lively evening. 

We had one member, Sue Hancock, celebrating her birthday so we sang to her as she was presented with her birthday posy. 

Our President, Lynne, thanked all those involved in our Halloween Coffee Morning held in the village hall just two days previously.  She particularly thanked Sue George, Lynda Goldstone and Sharon King who had organised the event.  We are also grateful to all those who attended, particularly a group of mums who attended with their young children who enjoyed the activities provided in the Jubilee Room.

Our walkers had strolled around Kings Somborne this month, including part of the Test Way and had a lovely lunch in the village pub afterwards courtesy of our waiter.   The monthly Coffee Morning was again well attended.

Our next meeting is on 24th November at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall.  Elizabeth Howard is going to instruct us all how to create our own Christmas Door Hanging.  Members have been asked to please bring along the following:-

1 metal coat hanger, garden wire, tree baubles (5 or 6 – or more), lengths of yew or conifer, tree ivy (with berries), ivy as well as covering for table (newspaper), rubbish bag, secateurs, or similar, and garden gloves if you wish.



10        –           Coffee Morning: 10.30 a.m. Sports Pavilion (refreshments from £2) open to non-members

12        –           Walking Group

17        –           Supper Club

24        –           Monthly Meeting – Abbotts Ann Village Hall : 7.30 p.m.