Monday, 30 May 2016

May Pudding club

On Wednesday evening a few of our ladies went to Carlo's Trattoria for this months pudding club outing. The food really was lovely with some of the ladies enjoy very generous main courses before embarking on puddings. The tiramisu was a particularly popular choice.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

May Gardening group

For this months gardening group meet up some of our ladies went to Hatchlands Park, part of the National Trust. The first view from the car park was of their stunning wisteria. 
The weather was very kind to us as the predicted rain didn't arrive and allowed us to take a rather leisurely walk around the parkland. 
Afterwards we all headed to the cafe for a well deserved coffee and cake. The coffee and walnut cake was particularly good! The plants which were for sale also caught the eye of some of our ladies, with one at least juggling two trees back to the car park!!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Gin Trip

Last Saturday a group of our lovely ladies, plus one honorary WI gentleman went to visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Laverstoke. We were incredibly lucky with the weather as the sun shone for us all day. The coach dropped us off for our tour at 10:30am and after having a great time exploring the old paper mill and brand new (and rather striking) glass houses we spent some time in the aroma room. This was lots of fun as each of chose our favourite aromas, the results of which were used later on to make our personal cocktail. Most of us then had a tour of the working distillery and met Thomas and Mary, the original copper stills. From here we were to The Mill Bar and sat in the sun sipping our freshly made cocktails. 

After popping into the shop for a few essentials (it would be rude not too!) we headed back to the coach where we were taken into the local town of Whitchurch for some lunch. After a little walk past the local Silk Mill and many ducks we all decided to head to The Red House pub for some lovely lunch and of course some more gin! Considering we hadn't booked the staff were brilliant and everyone managed to enjoy a leisurely lunch before the journey home. 

It was a lovely day with lots more Spike WI memories made

Sunday, 8 May 2016

May Meeting

This month we were joined by Jane Spencer, who gave us a great talk on Homeopathy. Whilst opinions may still be divided, we all agreed it was an insightful evening!

We also voted for the WI resolutions, both of which provoked discussion. We also granted our delegate discretion on the day and wait to hear the outcome.

Please contact us if you are interested in the Gin tour on the 14th May, we still have some space!