Once again, Bamburgh WI’s Yuletide festivities were welcomed in by the singing reindeer who, this year, guarded Santa’s Christmas basket of goodies.
The tea tables looked splendid, decorated with the previous day’s results from the Christmas workshop run by Lizzie Harratt.
After a hurried agenda, running through the WI business and voting on the 2014 resolutions, the real celebrations began with a glass of bubbly while a decision was made on who should win the prize for the most festive and tasteful corsage.
Jill McConnell-Wood’s effort fulfilled the sharp, scrutinising judgement of Mim Woodeson. A second prize-winner was Jean Sinton who had a tight tussle with Wynne Binns at the beetle-drive tables.
Competitions and games were interspersed with jokes and repartee, all, of course, in the best possible taste before the gifts from Santa’s basket were distributed among the revellers.
The Christmas tea allowed members to fill their plates with delicious treats and each member was able to take a plateful home to share with non-WI members.
After a very successful afternoon, members left after making a choice from the menu for the New Year lunch at the Mizen Head in January.
The next meeting on January 8, is about Bamburgh’s Historic Past. Carol Griffiths, an archivist, will describe life in the village in years gone by discovered in the research she has done at Bamburgh Castle.
Bamburgh WI would like to wish a merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all their fellow institutes.