WI Newsletter – July 2007

After such a busy June, this month has been less hectic and for our July meeting we enjoyed the kind hospitality of Sue Farr at her home in Quarley. Despite the ever-present threat of heavy showers that have been abundant this summer, the evening remained dry and we were able to take pleasure in an amble around her colourful garden. For the majority of us it was a relaxed evening with time to chat, but as ever, there were others working hard in the kitchen providing refreshments suitable for a summer evening, including delicious strawberries and cream with meringue.

Earlier in the month, several of us had enjoyed a Medieval Urban Bounce (more usually known as a guided walk) around the streets of Winchester, courtesy of the Winchester Museum Service. The shops were closed so there were no distractions – eyes were concentrated on the buildings and not their contents – as the history of the city was revealed by our excellent guide, Graham Scobie.

Our regular walking group is taking a summer break, but two of us did venture out again at the end of July for a return visit to Micheldever. It is quite surprising how the same route can be so different within a space of just two months.

Diary Dates:

01 September – Village Fete – The WI will be organising the refreshments as usual

27 September – 7.30 p.m. Village Hall – Jane Benson will be giving us an insight into the role of Hampshire’s High Sheriff

01 October – Danebury Group Autumn Meeting

25 October – 7.30 p.m. Village Hall – Clive Judd (a change to our planned programme)

30 October – HCFWI Autumn Council Meeting, The Anvil Basingstoke (ticket only)

There is no meeting in August – but we will of course be at the village fete providing the refreshments.

Sharon King