Thursday, 6 March 2014
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Once more the handmade Pancakes were ready
The whole of Hollingbourne School, Mums and Dads, Grannies and Grandad's, WI Members and friends were here for the races.
Mary Henderson started every race with instructions -" toss the pancake at each chair on the way"
Most of the children took no notice however and just ran as fast as they could.
Alan Williams collated the winners on a scoreboard and hereby apologises for any discrepancies and mis-spellings in the names -
The first winner was Ryan Bibbins
Next Jack Bryce
speedy competitors and lots of onlookers.
The cheering was loud for these runners
Pancakes in mid air
An energetic start to this race - looked like the Olympics
Hugo Chaussy pretending he wasn't really there
Juliet de Banzie
Mrs Tong was a winner for the first time
The Men's race became a little confused
Daddy Bibbins came out in front
The School Cook Mrs Payne was a delighted winner
The Wi Race was won (once More) by a Lenham Member!
The WI Ladies winner was from LENHAM!
Val Williams ( in black)and Sadie Curtis (in Red and black) were out to win this grudge race
and at the line it was Val Williams who crossed first with a grin on her face.
Rita Moon looking on also smiled -after all, it was only a Walking Race!
A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, with refreshments available in the Pavilion
Thanks to all the helpers ( who Made the Pancakes, held the winning ribbon, gave out and collected the pans, gave out the eggs, awarded the rosettes, made the tea, washed up, cleaned the floor etc.etc. )
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Our Trip to The London Studios started with a meal in The Mulberry Bush Pub and a Wander along the Embankment before queuing to go in. As one of us was partially sighted we were given front row seats and Alan Titchmarsh came along to chat with us - quite a bonus. We saw two shows with the first going out on the day with live guests being Simon Mayo and Comedian Ed Burns.
A good day with lots of surprises.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
On 25th February, 11 of us gathered at the Magistrates Court
at 9.30 am by prior arrangement. -
NO! WE HAD NOT COMMITTED A CRIME.
We had previously had a talk by a Probation Officer at our monthly meeting, and we wanted to know more. Two off duty magistrates met us and explained the workings of the Court.
Each case has a prosecutor, a defending barrister, The Clerk of the Court, three magistrates, and representatives of the Probation service or similar. Anyone can go into the court any morning of the week. (after having been searched) The Family court and juvenile courts do not allow this.
It was an eye opening morning, and everyone should spend at least one morning there to see how it is conducted.
Having worked hard absorbing everything that was going on around us we needed some lunch, and
moved on to County Hall, at the top of Week Street. After signing in, we climbed the stairs to the Restaurant where hot and cold meal are served. Rate payers are welcome any day, though if you are a group it is best to ring ahead with your order. Prices are moderate and there were no long queues.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Happy Christmas to you !
(whether you have arrived at this website by accident, or on purpose )
Two home made Christmas cards from our members
Made using a fairly modern technique - Stamping
Made using the age old technique of 'Glueing and Sticking'
Our Christmas party had delicious food, friendly faces, a dance, and a game or two.
This picture looks like the incredibly boring game -
STARE AT A BUCKET !
These three look to the left in pensive mood
To the right totally disinterested
but finally a smile creeps on their faces.
Do come along to our meetings next year,
we have lots of interesting speakers and
will give you a warm welcome
7.30 Hollingbourne Village Hall. Third Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Having learned how to make Japanese folded patchwork, at a West Kent Day School,
(see previous Blog)
It was time for Margaret to pass on the skill.
Seven members JANE, SUE, JEAN, MARY, RITA, HILARY AND VAL
spent a happy two hours, cutting, ironing and stitching.
It is a good craft, one square can become a coaster, a Christmas decoration or a Christmas Card,
5 can become a square box, and 12 - 16 can become a cushion cover.
Each of the seven chose a different central fabric and these were the results.
Members went home with the fabric to create their own masterpiece. -
One among us suggested making a kingsize bed cover -
I imagine this was idle chatter rather than a definite plan, but who knows - we shall see.
Friday, 18 October 2013
One of the WI's aims is to provide education/training for its members.
Today FRANK, provided First Aid Training to Preserve Life, Prevent the Condition Worsening and Promote Recovery. - i.e. Initial assistance to a casualty for sudden illness. The most important point being to ring 999 or 112 for paramedic.
1. After Heart attack and Stoke, Peanuts are the third most prominent Killer in the UK.
they can get stuck in the throat and you choke, ( and those eaten from a bar saucer are probably full of germs)
2. For items stuck in the throat - administer
a) 5 back slaps b) 5 abdominal Thrusts at the base of the ribs, holding from behind.
do this up to three times and the 0bstruction should move.
c) If the person becomes unconscious don't worry, they will stop coughing, and begin breathing
3. If you discover a person unconscious . remember D R A B C
a) D- Danger - have they been gassed, electrocuted etc - there may be danger to you (a helper)
tap them with the back of your hand (you will not be electrocuted)to find out if they are conscious
b) R - Response - talk to them, are they replying?
c) A - Airways - Lift chin to move head back and clear airway. Is there an obstruction?
d) B - Breathing? Place hand flat on the stomach to see if it rises and falls.
e) C - Circulation
Having checked the airways for obstructions, the nose is squeezed, and the mouth blown in twice.
Pressure is applied to the heart -( Halfway between the nipples)
Press down firmly 15 times with one hand above the other. (to the timing of Nellie the elephant)
This can be repeated i.e. 2 breaths, 15 presses, until the patient breathes.
So make sure you collapse in front of a local Trained WI Member!!!
If you want to join in such a class, contact us and we can put you in touch with Frank.
Monday, 16 September 2013
The day dawned grey, but could have been much worse weatherwise, and it did not stop our valued customers driving from all parts of Kent to get here.
There were all kind of stalls
An Open Air affair with a million videos & DVD's and a very smiley faced seller
Secluded affairs where one could be discrete in ones purchases
Very 'Home and Garden' Affairs with Oast house, stream and accompanying ducks.
One even with a notice attached to the house saying 'MAKE ME AN OFFER' - whether she was saving on House Agents, or just selling her unwanted treasure we didn't ask.
This ' Invitation to our Deck', was also publicised by streamers (out of picture)
attached to the two poles in the front.
attached to the two poles in the front.
Some even managed to squash into a gap between houses
Items on sale were many and varied, with a Dinner set worthy of Downton Abbey.
This buyer was obviously delighted with his Man of Wood a unique momento.
What I always wanted - an outdoor wheeled table/drinks trolley, plus an electronic musical machine
purchased and wheeled off before I get could there!
Socks had been converted magically into all kinds of animals and were selling well.
Children has a fantastic collection and at just the right height.
This year the Pavilion was selling everything at £1 - one person's trash was another person's treasure.
Joyce had previously cooked and sold our hot food, and this year was the turn of Mary Henderson and her friends to provide this service.
We also needed -'Tea Ladies' Rita, Sue, Hilary, Joy and general dogsbodies, Jane, Margaret, Val and Janice.- and our two man team of Gazebo erectors Jim Henderson (WI husband) and Moray Dennett who has no affiliation to the WI, but gives his time and we are so grateful.
Our Tea and Hot food tent was popular, as were the Craft stall from Bearsted Green WI
and the Cake stall from Leeds WI.
and the Cake stall from Leeds WI.
West Kent Federation Chairman Sheila Miles paid us a long promised visit with her Husband
The object was to visit as many stalls as possible and note the name of the individual picture displayed at each site. There were 6 people who got them all correct so a draw was necessary for the outright winner who was ROBIN DEARLE OF HOLLLINGBOURNE.
These 6 will receive a free map for next years Safari.
Satisfaction is what we aim to provide, and finally a picture of a very satisfied customer leaving one stall having just purchased his NEW BICYCLE from them.