Longhoughton and Boulmer WI, October meeting

CHEESE AND WINE: Members of Longhoughton and Boulmer WI were ready to meet and catch up with all the news and enjoy a cheese and wine night.

We thought it might be a good idea to brighten up the winter by getting together occasionally to do some proggie matting or rag rugging. A few times were sorted so prodders at the ready.

Our October meeting left us with stars in our eyes, we were catapulted into outer space by Adrian Janetta, a member of the Northumbrian Astrological Society who meet at Hauxley on clear evenings.

Three-D specs were passed around and we visited every planet in the solar system, magic.

Time to come back to Earth.

The traction engine rally at Brunton was a great chance to meet up with all our friends. The weather was great but the credit crunch was evident.

Ann Brixley donated one of her lovely quilts and we decided to raffle it at the rally. Tickets sold very well and this helped our funds, thanks Ann.

We have lots of nights to look forward to, the group meeting at Shilbottle with a colour stylist, Brizlee quiz night an evening at Howick and the bouldering wall at Willowburn, we can’t wait.

Our subject at our next meeting is “If you want to get ahead get a hat.” The speaker Mary Pinder and the competition is a hat or fascinator.

I might have put the proverbial foot in it, not literally of course, when I mentioned a while ago that a pup from Berwick Animal Refuge had puddled on the hall floor. This resulted in a rather terse letter reminding pets are not allowed in Westfield Park.