Tag Archives: Women’s Institute

Christmas at Castle Howard

We had a fabulous day yesterday at Castle Howard for our WI Christmas day out. It’s become a bit of a tradition that we visit one of the stately homes decorated for Christmas. This is the second time we’ve been … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

Last year a few of us from my WI went to Alma House in Ripon for a workshop with Rachel Poole to make a stained glass nativity, we loved it and we were really proud of our nativities. So when … Continue reading

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Tea & Tents

I’ve recently had a wonderful long weekend at Tea & Tents, a camping and crafting festival organised by members of the Unofficial Women’s Institute facebook page. There were 500 WI ladies from all over England and Wales all staying at … Continue reading

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Walking in Sunshine

Our Women’s Institute walking club met on Monday for a glorious walk around Menston, a village next to Otley where I live. We try and meet up once a month once the weather improves (we’re fair-weather walkers!) and usually we … Continue reading

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Flowers with Friends

A couple of years ago I started a craft club with my Womens Institute, we aim to meet once a month, at the moment there’s just a handful of us so we meet in each others houses. Usually we just … Continue reading

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Wentworth Woodhouse

Last week my Women’s Institute had a fantastic day out at Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham in South Yorkshire. We had an amazing guide, full of character, who really brought the place alive, his knowledge of the history of Wentworth Woodhouse … Continue reading

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Jam Jars & Tent Pegs

Last year I had a fantastic time at a Women’s Institute camping weekend called Tea and Tents. It was awesome, 560 ladies from all over the country,lots of crafting and lots of fun, it was a bit like Girl Guide … Continue reading

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Denman College

Last weekend I was at Denman College, learning lots, eating lots and generally having a wonderful time. Denman is the Women’s Institute college in Oxfordshire. It’s a beautiful Georgian house and they run brilliant courses on all sorts of things, … Continue reading

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Tea & Tents 2016

I’ve just had an amazing weekend at Tea & Tents, it’s a camping and crafting weekend originally organised on the unofficial WI facebook page. There were 570 WI ladies at Walesby Scout camp in Nottinghamshire from all over England and … Continue reading

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Wire Birds Workshop

I had a delightful few hours today at a workshop organised by the Women’s Institute (For my sins I am President of our local one!) It was called Little Wire Birds and it was run by a lovely lady called … Continue reading

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