Lesbury WI, April meeting

Almost a full complement of members turned up to Lesbury Village Hall without the heating working, but thanks to a varied selection of electric heaters scattered about and members sitting close together we managed to keep reasonably warm.

The usual business was attended to, and it was noted that our Carpet Bowls team had reached the semi-finals of the County competition and that a group had thoroughly enjoyed their outing (and the tea!) at Flodden Field battle site.

Our speaker was Louise Louis, owner of Silk and Sand in Alnwick market place. She was an excellent raconteur, and came up with some very interesting facts about bras – did you know a good bra is made up of 26 different pieces? We began to appreciate why they are so expensive. She explained why wearing a correct fitting bra is so important, both for our body’s sake and for showing off outerwear to its best advantage. Louise had samples of underwear and swimwear that she sells, and also things we didn’t know she sells – thermal underwear, nightwear and onesies as examples.

Among the serious talk, Louise had us in fits of laughter about some of her experiences, especially when she acted as a model at a training session for bra fitters, and her mother appearing in a onesie at Christmas. We thoroughly enjoyed her talk.

Louise judged the competition for Fancy Pants and chose Kathleen Turnbull’s as the winner. We would love to see her wearing them next month.

After the raffle was drawn and the birthday girl Annette Ord was given her flowers, members were reminded that next month is resolution night followed by dominoes and Susan’s bites as a treat.