WI Newsletter – August 2011

At the beginning of this month there was the chance to relax in the lovely Somerset countryside as members along with family and friends explored Tyntesfield, now owned by the National Trust and located on a ridge overlooking the Vale of Nailsea, just seven miles from Bristol. The sun shone as we toured the house, chapel, gardens and grounds. The House itself is a richly decorated Gothic-Revival extravaganza and the gardens were full of glorious colour.

Before the journey home some of us indulged in a delicious cream tea in the newly opened restaurant.

This month’s walk was centred on the village of Crawley, where we had been for our June meeting. This time it was the surrounding countryside that was the attraction, but on our way back to the village pub for lunch, there was time to visit the local Church.

Our president Sue George, enjoying her summer break from the village pre-school, hosted our monthly coffee morning, which was very well attended, with the sun warm enough for members to enjoy sitting outside in her garden

The lunch club met at The Oak in Smannell and despite it being a Bank Holiday weekend, this too was well attended.

This month’s meeting will be sparkling as Winchester Jeweller, Jeremy France, will be reminding us that Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. So if you fancy being dazzled by our company then come along to the village hall at 7.30 p.m. on the 29th September.

Diary Dates:

03 September – Village Fete (WI Teas)

10 September – Walking Group

20 September – Reading Group

29 September – Meeting 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall – Jeremy France: Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.

Sharon King