Craster WI, April meeting

The stone carving at the entrance to Craster.
Picture by Jane Coltman
The stone carving at the entrance to Craster. Picture by Jane Coltman

Romanian traditions

Craster WI met in the Memorial Hall on Thursday, April 7. Rosemary welcomed members and we sang Jerusalem.

Marion gave the total of the table-top sale, over £300, and she thanked members for their help. She also told us that over 20 bags of litter had been collected for the Clean for the Queen project. It’s a pity that litter is beginning to return.

Details of our annual outing to Belsay and Kirkharle were given. There was an invitation from Howick WI for a quiz night on May 4.

A letter of thanks had been received from Bradley, who had a table-top to raise funds for the First Whittingham Scout Group, which is going to Uganda.

Rosemary then introduced Christina Knox, who came to tell us about her home in Romania.

Christina, who now lives in Northumberland with her husband and two children, told us about the costume she was wearing, showed beautiful slides of her country and taught us to say ‘norac’, which means cheers, with the glass of wine she brought, with some lovely savoury and sweet dishes. Christina and her daughter demonstrated a traditional dance.

Rosemary thanked her and her family. She is a lovely person and presented the talk well.

Supper was served by Heather and Pauline, helped by Winnie. The Romanian dishes were really appreciated.

Birthday flowers went to Nancy Nicholson, Pauline Brown and Joi. The competition for a necklace results were Ann Mallen, Shirley Tucker and Trish Flegg.

This concluded a very pleasant evening in ‘Romania’.