- 18th September - 8:00pm : ‘The Abel Label’ - By Katie Ellis.
- 16th October - 8:00pm : ‘Fire Safety in Your Home’ - By Melanie Quinn.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012


West Kent WI arranged a revisit from Julia Davies
who demonstrated to members from the county, some tasty and easily prepared food. 
Her lively personality had us in fits of laughter - she described a specialist cooking method as being as difficult ' as milking a mouse'.

 She demonstrated to a full Hall (Hollingbourne believe it or not) One meat dish, two vegetable dishes, one fish dish  - two puds and two drinks.   - A lot was achieved in two hours.
 There was nearly a calamity towards the end - her wonderful Strawberry Cheesecake was in danger of becoming a  lemon one - when the strawberries she had prepared earlier had disappeared. However help was at hand and Christopher in Hollingbourne's Village shop came up trumps with a punnet of strawberries.
At the end we had a chance to try everything( the cooking smells had been very tantilizing) - shown here are Smoked mackerel pate,  and Stuffed peppers. On the right was Sesame Chicken breasts with soured cream ( the jellied beetroot to accompany was off the side of the picture unfortunately.)
It is  helpful when West Kent is able to arranged events on our side of the county and it is being repeated next week with a full house again.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

An invitation from Penny Johnson

The majority of our members accepted Penny's invitation to a strawberry tea and a walk in her garden in June.   Instead of having to do the 'waiting' - we were 'waited upon,  by Penny and Hilary, and the rain stopped for once,  long enough to explore. 
It also gave us a chance to look at the many paintings and curiosities Penny has.  Having a great interest in Egyptology she explained one of the papyrus tomb pictures she has - including the heiroglyphics- it seemed so clear to her, but still double dutch to us. 

A lovely way to spend time together.

Friday, 8 June 2012


Mary Henderson, Sarah Cheetham, Ann Stanton and Snow White at the WI Hook a Duck stall.

Our Traditional Fete stall attracted over 120 Duck hookers of all ages.  If they hooked particular ducks with lucky numbers they could win a delightful duck badge created by Margaret Weaver.The competition for the Highest total score was a close run thing with Charles Gower's score of 85 narrowly beating Lance Taylor-Dean's 82. The highest achievable score was 87 ( 30+29+28)   Charles won a specially designed Duck Pond Cake designed by Penny Smith.      Bon Appetit to the Gower Family.

New President/Presidents

Each year in May a new committee is formed and
 all Hollingbourne WI members then vote for a new president.  
This year however we have a change -  
instead of a single President, 
we have a joint presidency - 
Mary Henderson and Rita Moon -
we wish them every good wish. 
It is also time to thank Val Williams (the retiring president) for all her new ideas in the last three and a half years 
(If you don't know, it was she who brought the idea for the Safari Market to theVillage)

the contact numbers are now - 
 Mary Henderson 01622 734370 (left)
 Rita Moon 01622 880552 (right)