Now its not something I usually do on a 2nd Tuesday of every month, but tonight I had a glass of white wine with my tea before embarking on my very first WI meeting in the local village (ever so slightly tipsy)
Not 3 ft into the room and I had been taken for 60p on the treacle toffee, then quick as a flash on another table another 50p gone…
Right shall we have tea first?.. Me, not being backwards in coming forwards chimned in with the majority who opted for “first please” Next out came the scones (homemade of course) I kid you not… It was like everything I knew it would be and more – a wonderful group of forthright ladies with large tote bags and plenty of knowledge to willingly share with their newly joined member!
First up was the guest speaker talking of her travels to Australia and the wonderfully in sync escapades she got up to. “There were no mobile phones of course and we had plenty of Oz to see, couldn’t remember where we had booked for this one night”
Cue a few old veterans on the first row, whispering loudly to her friend “Well, I would’ve written it down, wouldn’t you?”
After she had spoken and past around her pictures of Australia the meeting continued with the AGM.
The Lady Chair started asking her fellow board members and Secretary if there is anything she needs to bring up and before anyone else can speak she quips in herself with a “Oh I do”…leaving Secretary closes jaw closely… and makes a sort of squinty smile face.
As they discuss their recent Christmas dinner at a nearby restaurant, Chair thanks her helpers muttering a sort of backhanded comment about the Table place names – “I suggested something different but you went with your idea anyway…” Smiles. (I’m likeing this lady more and more)
Bring on the Christmas meet – everyone is to bring a bowl, a small secret Santa gift and as part of the competition a table decoration!
Stayed tuned for the next installment!