Bunwell and Carleton Rode WI Report

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We enjoyed a well-attended December meeting when Christine Hewson, Chelsea Medallist and Chairman of Breckland Flower Club, demonstrated stunning Christmas Flower Arrangements, all of which were later Raffled. With six new ladies expressing their wish to join us in 2016 it was a very enjoyable afternoon. The following week we went to The King’s Head at New Buckenham for our Christmas Meal. We were so well looked after by owner Barry Tunmore and his team of staff that various members have since returned for meals. Delicious food and a very convivial time was had by all. We shall surely repeat the visit in the future.

Our January meeting was very well attended despite the cold weather, helped by bright sun streaming into the Hall. A welcome return visit by Rachel Rusholme Pilcher, Norfolk WI representative for Science, saw us ‘Discovering Genes and DNA’. Not a dull subject at all as all was explained in a fascinating way, followed by the extraction of DNA from two samples of Blueberries. A delightful afternoon with lots of questions.

Our meeting on 17th February at 2pm in Bunwell Village Hall will be a short talk about Bread making by the President, Chris Potter, with lots of different types to sample, and with a demonstration of the making and baking of one particular loaf. Here’s hoping it rises to the occasion!

All our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (apart from December when it is the 2nd Wednesday), at 2pm in Bunwell Village Hall. Visitors are always welcome.

Saturday March 5th sees our Craft Day in the Village Hall, when Tutors will teach their individual craft. The sessions are from 1000-1600. Participants choose one of 5 crafts.
Cost £20 per person, to include materials, drinks throughout the day and a light lunch of Baked Potato, various fillings, salad and desert.
Jewellery, Blackwork Embroidery, Greeting cards, Patchwork or Stained Glass.
For more details or to book a place, please contact either:
Veronica Pell 01953 603708
Christine Potter 01953 788792
Experience from our Craft Day 2 years ago shows that places fill quickly!