Bamburgh WI, June meeting

DOGGED DISPLAY: Business was kept at a minimum for the June meeting of Bamburgh WI as we had special guests arriving.

Bamburgh Bakers had received a very complimentary letter from Pegswood and Bothal thanking us for providing them with an excellent high tea during their visit to the village and castle.

We are now hoping that the weather stays kind for us when we cater for at least 100 members at the sand sculpture challenge. Once again our members will be baking cakes and scones for the coffee and tea breaks.

We are all looking forward to the coffee morning at Bellshill as those who attended last year had thoroughly enjoyed this Federation event. The lunch club will be held at Armstrong House. This is an Abbeyfield home and some of the residents are WI members. The highly-qualified chef is expanding her culinary skills by offering lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays to non-residents. We are therefore looking forward to a delicious lunch at a very competitive price.

Alnwick and Bamburgh WI croquet teams are deciding on a date in June or July to have a friendly game or two and any novice player wishing to join us is very welcome.

Scott Smith, from North Sunderland, arrived in the Pavilion to tell us briefly about the sheepdogs that would be herding the sheep into their pen.

Unfortunately, as we prepared to move outside the heavens opened and only those members who were acting as field stewards ventured forth. However the rain did not spoil the spectacular sight of the dogs herding the small flock of sheep. All onlookers were amazed at their aptitude and Scott’s training skills.

When the dogs and sheep were returned to their modes of transport it was the turn of the puppies who delighted all by their excitement and interest in their strange surroundings.

These balls of fur brought oos and aahs from all the members and cuddles accompanied the sighs.

This is the second time Scott has entertained Bamburgh WI with the expertise of his wonderful sheepdogs. It is an experience we all look forward to.

Our next meeting is on July 13 when Anne Fenwick will tell us what can be seen Through The Vicarage Window. Anne is a very amusing speaker and we are promised a lot of laughs about her life as a vicar’s wife.

Visitors are very welcome to join us to discover what Bamburgh W I has to offer over the coming months.