Good afternoon everyone, it's not good weather wise is it with billy wind blowing his hardest, the workmen on site got a good look at tomorrows washing as I was bringing the bin in!! My skirt was somewhere around my neck showing everyone my knickers good job they were clean!!
I finished my wrist warmers and I'm very pleased with them
I took the photo in the mirror so that's my left hand, the frill is supposed to hang down but I think it looks better turned back
they're easy peasy to make, just two tubes with a slit for the thumb and a lace edge.
Well as you know last week I went to join the WI and when I mentioned it to Rachel she decided to some with me so off we went to the church hall where we were met at the door by a few ladies who smiled and said "hello". I explained that we had come as visitors with a view to joining so we were asked to pay our £2 were given a raffle ticket and we went into the hall.
As we went in I expected to see lovely bunches of home grown flowers in jam jars, maybe a table with home made goodies on and leaflets with things to do on but it was just a few chairs in rows and a table at the front.
(sunrise this morning)
A lovely lady called Dorothy assigned herself to "look after" us and briefly told us first there was Jerusalem then "the business" then a guest speaker and slide show on Durham cathedral and finally tea and social and she (Dorothy) did the teas.
After a little bit more chit chat I asked "what exactly does the WI do then?" Well not much she said because as you can see we range from 65 to 90 years old in this committee and I'm 80 and have been in the WI for 50 years.
She then explained they have a meeting once a month and also a day out to a country house or to the theatre and that's about it she said smiling, but we used to do things like keep fit and walking but not anymore. She then said they were probrably too old for us two but we'd be very welcome to join if we wanted to.
So we sang Jerusalem, someone read the minutes of the last meeting, they said how much they'd enjoyed the trip out to a house and garden last month and then appologies from so and so who couldn't make it to the meeting.
We stayed for the slide show which was realy good, but by the time it had finished at 9.15 we had to leave as Rachel had to get back for the kids so we didn't have chance to have a cuppa and a chat but on the way out an elderly lady said "it's harvest festival next month if you want to come" and what does that entail we asked her and she replied "we just bring some produce and then buy it back again" but in a sort of dejected voice if you know what I mean.
We said we will go next month as it might be a bit more lively but as for joining.....we were so dissapointed.
On a brighter note, this was Dylan last week,
in July he left his old victorian school along with all the otther kids as a brand new one was being built along the same road and then a couple of days before they were due to go back to the new school Rachel got a text saying the kids could have another week off as the new school wasn't ready for them, is that every kid's dream or what!!!
Mind you although he wouldn't admit it he was bored silly being off another week and this morning he was up at 6 with his uniform on and excitedly waiting for the bell to ring, so I'm just going round to see how his first day went.
Bye for now