Thursday, 24 August 2017

August news....

Following our lovely summer outing to the Clifton Observatory last month, we are out and about again this month to make the most of the summer evenings, so please don’t go to the hall!!

Back by popular demand after a highly entertaining romp around the city centre and St Michael’s Hill last summer; Tim Mowl will take us on another of his entertaining and informative guided urban walks.  Our route this time will start at Harbourside, then on to Redcliffe, Castle Park and the new developments and bridges around Temple Quay, ending at Wapping Wharf.

Please meet at Severn Shed, (near Queen Square) by 7.15 for departure at 7.30 prompt. We will be finishing at Wapping Wharf around 9.30pm – with an optional post walk drink in Wild Beer or one of the other bars/cafes there.

It would be really helpful if you could let us know if you are coming, particularly if you are bringing any guests (£5 as usual)  - that will help give an idea of numbers, otherwise just turn up on the day. Any late arrivals or queries on the day call Avril on 0780 395 4120.

Fingers crossed for good weather.  See you on Wednesday 30th August.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

July news...

Last month’s meeting provided us a real insight in Chirology or Hand Reading and the fascinating science behind it.  Thanks to Lawrence Rook for teaching us about the ancient art.

July sees us venture out on our summer outing so there will be no meeting at the hall.  We have organised an evening focused around the Clifton Observatory including tours of the cave and the Camera Obscura plus fabulous views of the Suspension Bridge.

We are not able to take any further bookings, so unfortunately if you have not yet booked, we will not be able to accommodate you on the evening.  Further details will be sent shortly to those who have booked a place.

We are also out and about for our August meeting, exploring the Harbourside.  Further details will be available in next month’s newsletter.

Fingers crossed the sun continues to shine.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

June news....

Last months meeting proved to be a really though provoking meeting and definitely gave us the feel good factor. Cat from Nudge Fit gave us some fab ideas on how to nudge our way to happiness and somehow managed to get us all to put a pencil in our mouths!  Helen from Jessie May gave us a personal insight into the charity’s work and how the hospice at home nurses really make a difference.  It was heart-warming to see how the lives of both the children and their parents are transformed by the amazing work the nurses do.

 June sees us learning about Chirology (Hand Reading to you and me!) Have you ever wanted to what career suits you best? What sort of partner you should look for? How you can improve your health? Lawrence Rook will reveal all! Lawrence is a qualified Chorologist with over 10 years expertise in the field.  He will be introducing us to the history & science behind Chirology as well as covering hand examination & showing how modern palm reading is a remarkable tool for insight and analysis.

As you know we like to get out and about for July’s meeting & this year is no different! Our “Tour & Tacos” outing to the Clifton Observatory camera obscura and caves, plus a stroll across the Suspension Bridge, will be on Wednesday 26th July. Please sign up at the meeting to confirm your place and let us know whether you prefer meat or veggie tacos (all are GF). If you want to bring a friend please do, at the bargain price of just £10 (including tour/tacos and bubby of course!!) We will confirm final details closer to the time but we are suggesting rendezvous at the Observatory at 7.30pm.  You will need to make your own way to and from Clifton.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 28th.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

May news....

Last month’s meeting saw us learning the art of needle felting with Juliet Fleming and from the results, we are a pretty talented bunch.

This month, we are lucky to have two speakers, both of which will give us the feel good factor.  Cat Taylor from Nudge Fit will be talking to us about Psychological Self Defence - Evidence based tips, techniques and challenges on how to increase your happiness.  Cat is an Occupational Therapist and Personal Trainer specialising in mental health, positive psychology and wellbeing. Having worked for a number of years in adult and young people’s mental health organisations, Cat is now embarking on a freelance career developing her own unique brand of personal training and life coaching, enabling people to nudge their way to happiness.

Our second speaker is Helen Mackie, Community Event Fundraiser for Jessie May, a Children's Hospice at Home service caring for local terminally ill children.  Jessie May supports families and children with life limiting conditions by providing vital respite care, emotional support, end of life care, and bereavement.  Helen will talk to us about the work of Jessie May and share some their families’ stories.

As summer is here, we are in the process of finalising our summer outing in July.  It promises to be a meeting with a view!

Come along on Wednesday 31st and find out more!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

April News....

Last meeting saw us learn about designing our own edible garden with Neils Corfield. Hopefully the lovely weather over Easter has inspired us to get out into the garden.

If you are feeling inspired and crafty after the Easter break our April session will certainly get you in the mood.  Local potter and needle felting enthusiast, Juliet Fleming, will give us an introduction to the wonderful world of needle felting... an accessible and addictive craft which allows even a complete beginner to achieve lovely results in both two and three-dimensional projects.

Juliet will take us through the basics and help us create our own 3D piece by felting onto polystyrene balls as well as talking about techniques that are more advanced, materials and suppliers.

Juliet says: “Once you've got the bug (and you will!), the only limit is your imagination.” So for those who are interested in doing more, we can look at setting up a some smaller group sessions.

In order to help ensure our members get the most out of their membership, the WI will be launching  My WI, allowing members to access the WI much more easily.  The WI will be sending out passwords shortly so please much sure we have your correct email address.

At this month’s meeting, we will be asking members to vote on whether they support the resolutions, which will go to the WI AGM in June. More information on the resolutions - Alleviating loneliness and Plastic Soup: keep mircoplastic fibres out of our ocean, can be found on the WI website.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 26th.