Little Bookham WI have had a busy start to 2016. At their monthly meeting in January members heard a talk about the Grange Centre in Little Bookham given by Gill Caldwell the Marketing and Communications Manager and assisted by Zena Rose. We learnt that as well as accommodation and training opportunities at the Centre itself the Grange also organises and supports independent living opportunities throughout Bookham. Of course the Grange as part of its training programme is well known for its lovely cream teas on Tuesdays. With this in mind a scone making competition was organised at Little Bookham WI’s meeting. There was a good selection of entries all of a high standard. The judges, President Pat Hammond and Gill Caldwell were hard pressed to choose the winner but after much consideration and tasting Dorothy Boston was declared the winner and was presented with a voucher for a cream tea for four at the Grange. Dorothy Lewis was the runner up and received a consolation packet of scone mix!
In February Rosemary Horton kept us transfixed with her story that began with her daughter’s adventures of sailing half way round the world to New Zealand and culminated in Rosemary herself giving up her job to follow her there. The meeting in March ‘Shades of Easter’ was a comedy from start to finish. The members of the committee had previously been given the challenge to buy an outfit from a local charity shop to wear in a ‘fun fashion parade’. Diane Reeder wearing a large daffodil hat was the compere for the evening. The committee wore a diverse collection of outfits resulting in a lot of merriment both in the changing room and the main hall. The fashion parade was followed by an Easter Bonnet competition and Sheila Morley was declared the winner and awarded a lovely chocolate Easter egg.
The members of Little Bookham are looking forward to a visit to Standen house in Sussex and a bursary day in April.
Little Bookham W.I. meets at Little Bookham Village Hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30.