Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Our first stitch'n'bitch!

We missed the bake off and we braved the storms, but last night we made it to 
The Keystone for our first stitch'n'bitch. There was a great turnout with sewers, 
crocheters and knitters ensconced in the corner of the pub for a few hours of 
crafting and natter, and absolutely no bitching! It was a lovely evening although 
the lights in the Keystone where a little dim for our talented ladies needs - possibly 
a rethink for next time?

Sophie's patience nearly falters as she learns to knit!

Our lovely ladies - Andrea (legs!) Wendy, Muriel, Jo, Sophia, Caroline,
Sarah T, Sophie and Shirley enjoying crafting and cake

Sunday, 20 October 2013

WI cakes at Compton craft fair

On Saturday we displayed and sold an outstanding array of cakes at the Compton craft 
fair. Our fabulous handy work included WI standard Victoria sponge, the crispiest 
crackle cakes, luscious lemon drizzle and finger-licking cupcakes. We made £50 for the 
cause, so well done and many thanks to all those who made cakes and gave up their time 
on Saturday. 

Jo, Shirley, Sophie and Sarah J before the rush!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Wednesday coffee

Yesterday we met at Caracoli's for our first weekly coffee meet up. Muriel, Sophie, Ricki, Helen 
and Caroline had a lovely couple of hours of chat and coffee, and some even had cake...
Muriel's beautiful coffee art and lemon polenta cake - Delicious!

October's walk and lunch

On Sunday it rained. But averting catastrophe and fabulous troopers that we are, we attempted the walk anyway and got very wet in the process. The plan was to park at The Withies in Compton (which we did) and walk for around 3 miles behind Loseley Park, then back to the pub for lunch. However, as it was raining so hard we only walked for about 45 minutes and hot food and a hot beverage were calling (No pics this month as we all looked like drowned rats). Plans were also changed last minute as The Withies wouldn't allow dogs, so we ended up in The Harrow for a lovely pooch friendly, 3 hour lunch, with great food as the rain came down outside. Cosy!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Guildford Spike WI!

This month was our first birthday! At our monthly meeting on the 3rd October we celebrated with a social evening full of chat, merry making and cake decorating - not to be taken lightly with prizes to play for. A splendid time was had by all celebrating our fabulous first year together.

The party in full swing

Cake decorating...

...a very serious business

Sharon with her winning cake
Our fearless leader! Sophie in action

Macmillan biggest coffee morning event

As part of the world's biggest coffee morning we decided to host our own 
event and made a fabulous £266! See you all next year for an even bigger one!!

WI themes magical cupcakes

Let them eat cake!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Reading group and pudding club unite!

This month our reading group and pudding club joined forces for 
one night only at The Boatman to discuss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
and to eat some excellent puds (as well as some superb dinners!).
A bumper evening of fun at The Boatman.