Review Mar: Music Therapy-We welcomed music therapists, Music for Wellbeing along to the meeting to give us some information on how music therapy works and we were able to get involved in the practice through singing, music making and using out bodies as... Continue Reading →
Review December: Xmas bring a dish party!-Thanks to everyone who came along to the Xmas bring a dish party. Such wonderful food from our talented members, and a great night had by all – especially handbag bingo! Thanks to our wonderful president, Alison Bingham for another... Continue Reading →
Review October: AGM & LinkAge-Last month we heard for LinkAge, this year’s charity all about the great work they have been doing with the over 55s in our area, and how our fundraising will help. We also summed up the year in pictures, went over... Continue Reading →
Review July: Bowling and Pimms-July was something a bit different – an open meeting where we also welcomed male visitors to enjoy our summer party. The Pimms was poured and the men from the bowling club got us practicing our bowling technique before incentivising... Continue Reading →
Review April: Store Cupboard Spa Night-A fun-filled evening mixing, mashing and whisking up some beauty products from everyday ingredients. There were fruit bowl facials, lemon juice nail brighteners and egg yolk and banana moisturisers to name just a few. We also had a demonstration on... Continue Reading →
Review February: Social & Re-Gifting Auction-A lovely evening all round. We shared in savoury treats, socialised, and raised over £120 pounds from the re-gifting auction which has got our fundraising for LinkAge Bristol well underway. Here are a selection of photos.
Review January: Membership & parkrun-We started the year by taking new memberships and membership renewals. After that flurry of activity we had the notices and vote on this year’s resolutions. Of the five choices, Stop FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) got the most votes and... Continue Reading →
Review November: Author Kerry Postle-Our speaker, local writer Kerry Postle is a previous member of our WI so was doubly welcome. Kerry has successfully published her first novel and used her experience in researching, writing and finding a publisher to illustrate her presentation. Kerry gave us the fascinating story of her choice of subject matter, Wally Neuzil, and what inspired her to start her book. This was the result of two incidents, firstly, she was attacked by a teenage student in her classroom when she taught modern languages in a secondary school. This was distressing and caused Kerry to question her life.
Review June: Nordic Walking-We had a great time learning a bit of nordic walking on a glorious summer evening in St. Andrew’s park. Huge thanks to Roz from www.bristolnordicwalking.co.uk for the demonstration.
Review March: FoodCycle-A really enjoyable meeting from FoodCycle. Here are some resources that may be useful: Food Cycle – http://www.foodcycle.org.uk Incredible Edible – http://ediblebristol.org.uk Sims Hill Shared Harvest – http://simshill.co.uk The Community Farm – https://www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk Real Economy – https://www.realeconomy.co.uk Chutney recipe (I just change the veg according... Continue Reading →
Review January: Aromatherapy-We heard from Anne Polet from Greenleaves Aromatherapy. Anne gave an informative talk about how she got into Aromatherapy, what it actually is, and how we can all use essential oils in the home. She also gave a demonstration in hand... Continue Reading →
Review May: Angie Belcher-We were treated to a gig by the hilarious Angie Belcher, with much hooting (and snorting!) of laughter by all. Angie, also did a question and answer session afterwards, where we found out more about how she got into comedy and poetry.
Review March Meeting: Integrate Bristol-In March we had a talk by Integrate Bristol, an anti-FGM charity. FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation, sometimes called female circumcision, which is a traditional cultural practice carried out in some African and Asian communities, not linked to religion... Continue Reading →
19 April: The psychology of superstition-We hear from Dr Stuart Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Stuart Wilson is one of the few people in the world with a Ph.D in parapsychology but he gave up studying the paranormal and started researching why normal... Continue Reading →
Review: August Meeting – Lawn Bowls-Our August meeting on Tuesday 18 August was spent playing lawn bowls at Bristol St Andrews Bowling club, our WI meeting venue. It was a bright, sunny late summer evening and ideal weather for playing outdoor bowls. We had some... Continue Reading →
Review: July Meeting – Inspirational Women-This evening Lucienne Boyce gave an inspiring talk, highlighting how hard the suffragettes fought in their struggle to win the vote for women in this country, and we also started putting together our wall of 100 inspirational women.
Review: May Meeting 2015, Chocolate Tasting-This evening Zara gave us a delicious insight into the world of the chocolatier while skilfully delivering an interesting and highly informative talk on the history of all things chocolate.