W.I. Newsletter September 2018

Summer is now over with autumn upon us, so this month meant being back in the village hall for our monthly meeting.  For us this meant Yoga with Tamsin Kelly.  No-one came along prepared by wearing a leotard, or any other sporty gear, not even under their day clothes, but that didn’t stop Tamsin urging us to try a few gentle moves.

We remained sitting, but with plenty of room to spread out our arms and were encouraged to move forward and from side to side.  We were also asked to take in deep breaths and exhale slowly.  Tamsin is passionate about this ancient activity, which has been practiced for thousands of years. It was originally taught by men for men, but is now predominantly embraced by women. 

The benefits of yoga are many, it can help with stress, balance, mobility, agility, digestion and flexibility and there are many forms out there from the very gentle to the energetic and active.   Some of our members already attend classes, but from the questions being asked, it is possible that a few more may be interested in taking it up.  After all, if you don’t’ use it you lose it and we all want to remain as active as possible for as long as possible.

Earlier in the evening our President Kate had thanked members for all their hard work at the fete, but despite our best efforts with many delicious cakes and refreshing beverages, our net income was down on last year.  Although apparently this was also reflected across the other activities and the gate monies.

Our skittles team had been in action this month, but despite an enjoyable evening at the White Hart in Stoke with an excellent buffet supper sadly they will not be progressing further in this year’s competition.

Our planned speaker for October has had to cancel due to unforeseen work commitments, but no doubt a replacement will be found in time for 25th October. This month we had four visitors to our meeting and we do encourage the ladies of the village to come along and give us a go. There is no pressure to join, just come and see what is on offer. All we suggest is a voluntary entrance fee which we pass on to a local charity.


Diary Dates:

11th October –    Supper Club

13th October –    Breakfast Club

13th October –    Walking Group

23rd October –    Reading Group

25th October –    Monthly Meeting 7.30 p.m. in The Village Hall

27th October –    Lunch Club

30th October –    Anton Danebury Group Meeting