Craft and chat
As King Lear’s fool would say, “‘Tis a naughty night to swim in”, as Lesbury WI members battled the elements to attend the evening.
We were joined by five members from Alnmouth and two from Shilbottle to boost our depleted numbers. Several lucky friends were sunning themselves in warmer climates.
Our president issued a very warm welcome to members, visitors and our guest speaker, Robert Whitten, before we rattled quickly through the business section of the meeting. This was aided by the treasurer who stated that she had nothing to report after a very quiet month. We will have to do something about that.
Our summer outing to Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle was advertised for August, with a promise to arrange one for July to Holyrood Palace for an exhibition of the Queen’s wardrobe.
Once correspondence had been dealt with our speaker was introduced, and immediately began to entertain us.
Although he was to demonstrate sugar craft, this did not hinder him from telling us all about himself and his interests, about which we learned quite a lot.
Not only does he demonstrate sugar craft and make wedding cakes and novelty cakes to order, but he also runs a B&B and holiday cottages, as well as having a keen interest in developing his own home and garden.
While talking, he demonstrated how to make hypericum berries and three different styles of a pink rose, ably assisted by a self-appointed assistant, Thelma.
The results were then turned into a small spray, which was donated as a raffle prize.
There was much laughter throughout.
A delightful supper was then enjoyed by all, before Susan thanked our visitors for coming along on such a foul night.
We were thanked for a most entertaining evening and supper, before the evening came to a close, rather later than usual.