Monday, 20 November 2017

November news...

Thanks to everyone that helped us celebrate our 9th birthday by getting on their dancing shoes and channelling your inner Strictly star.  We also had a fabulous evening at House of Fraser, courtesy of their Personal Shopping team, learning about autumn/winter trends and some fantastic make-up tips.

So, it is our last meeting of 2017 and we have a very festive theme.  Xanthe Ivory, from Ivory Flowers, will be showing us how to make a fully adorned Christmas wreath.  The finished product will be raffled at the end of the meeting. We will also get the chance to make some simple Christmas decorations of our own.  If you have any little trinkets you would like to add to a wreath or Christmas decoration, please bring them along and Xanthe will show us some ideas of how they can be used.

Don’t forget we have a stall at East Street Christmas Market on Saturday 25th November from 10am to 4pm, so please visit us and bring your friends and family.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out on the stall and bake cakes.  If you would like to help out, please e-mail us to find out more.

We hope to see many of you on 29th November, but for those who can’t make it, we wish you happiness and good health for the festive season.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

October news....

Thanks to Ruth McAllister Kemp for sharing her experiences of travelling around the world with her family and inspiring us to think about saying good-bye to the everyday to experience something different.

As autumn nights are drawing in, and Strictly is back on the weekend watch list, we will be warming ourselves with a Latin themed evening to celebrate Malago WI’s 9th Birthday! Sonia Repetto, who has been dancing on-and-off for 20 years, will be giving us a taste of Latin dancing.  She is currently British, UK and European Champion, with dance partner Patrick Moreno, competing in the Amateur Seniors.  Sonia will be teaching us steps from two different dance routines – so get your dancing shoes ready!

A small heel is ideal, but any comfy shoes that you can spin in will be fine.  Rubber soled shoes, like trainers, are not ideal as they can be a bit too gripping.  It is best to wear comfy clothing that you can move freely in.

To help us get ready for the party season, we have arranged a personal shopper evening at House of Fraser on Thursday 9th November.  For £6 per person, we will have canap├ęs and a glass of fizz on arrival, and a jammed packed evening, including evening makeup demos, ideas hair up do and outfit ideas.  You will be able to sign up at October’s meeting and a further communication will be sent out shortly with further details.

We look forward to seeing you for our birthday celebration on 25th!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

September news....

After a lovely summer of outings exploring the city, we are now returning to the hall for first meeting of the autumn.

The nights may be drawing and the weather less warm and sunny, but we hope that a talk from Ruth McAllister Kemp will brighten up your evening. 

Ruth is just an ordinary mum who went YOLO (You Only Live Once) and travelled the world for a year with her husband and two young sons.  Ruth has written a fascinating blog detailing travelling with her family and will give us an insight into How to travel the world with kids (without killing each other) and share her exciting experiences, wonderful places she has visited and what it is like to take a leap of faith.

We will also have a bra bank available in aid of breast cancer.  Please bring along any unwanted bras.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 27th.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

August news....

Following our lovely summer outing to the Clifton Observatory last month, we are out and about again this month to make the most of the summer evenings, so please don’t go to the hall!!

Back by popular demand after a highly entertaining romp around the city centre and St Michael’s Hill last summer; Tim Mowl will take us on another of his entertaining and informative guided urban walks.  Our route this time will start at Harbourside, then on to Redcliffe, Castle Park and the new developments and bridges around Temple Quay, ending at Wapping Wharf.

Please meet at Severn Shed, (near Queen Square) by 7.15 for departure at 7.30 prompt. We will be finishing at Wapping Wharf around 9.30pm – with an optional post walk drink in Wild Beer or one of the other bars/cafes there.

It would be really helpful if you could let us know if you are coming, particularly if you are bringing any guests (£5 as usual)  - that will help give an idea of numbers, otherwise just turn up on the day. Any late arrivals or queries on the day call Avril on 0780 395 4120.

Fingers crossed for good weather.  See you on Wednesday 30th August.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

July news...

Last month’s meeting provided us a real insight in Chirology or Hand Reading and the fascinating science behind it.  Thanks to Lawrence Rook for teaching us about the ancient art.

July sees us venture out on our summer outing so there will be no meeting at the hall.  We have organised an evening focused around the Clifton Observatory including tours of the cave and the Camera Obscura plus fabulous views of the Suspension Bridge.

We are not able to take any further bookings, so unfortunately if you have not yet booked, we will not be able to accommodate you on the evening.  Further details will be sent shortly to those who have booked a place.

We are also out and about for our August meeting, exploring the Harbourside.  Further details will be available in next month’s newsletter.

Fingers crossed the sun continues to shine.