Winter in lockdown

Despite being unable to hold our meetings at the Town Hall we have had zoom meetings with speakers each month

In November we had a talk from Sarah Slater of Hampton Court Palace. Her talk was entitled – Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip. It was amusing and entertaining and enjoyed by us all!

December we had our usual Christmas party. Each member had a goody bag delivered -which included a small bottle of Prosecco and we had games with prizes, and a raffle. We were entertained by story teller Ursula Holden-Gill, who told several stories with a festive twist

In January we learnt to juggle and do magic tricks. Martin Mor did a class via zoom with us. Some of our members were very talented and vowed that they would continue to practice in order to be able to entertain others in the future!!!! Martin did not charge us for the event but asked us to bake goods to be donated to a local women’s refuge. This was a lovely idea, and many of us baked goods which were delivered for the women and children prior to Christmas

In February, Jane Raywood-Booth, from Overgate Hospice, gave us a lovely talk – again via Zoom, about alternative therapy. She explained the role that the therapies play in palliative care at the hospice. She advised on the therapeutic properties of various oils and how to mix and use them. At the end of the evening she did a guided meditation/ relaxation session with us. It was lovely

All in all, our winter meetings have been really good and we are continuing to find different ways of working to keep our WI going