Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Thank you.

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that supported our WI stall and my craft stall at this years village sports. It is very much appreciated.
Diolch yn fawr.

Another installment from Ruth Bond's blog

Factory farming debate rumbles on

There has been extensive press interest in the proposed “factory farming” resolution, both before and after the AGM, and whilst most has positively recognised that more discussion is needed, an article in Farm Business recently caused me to put pen to paper to try to explain the situation to the Editor. I have copied the letter I sent over to him below for your information.

Dear Sir,

I am writing to respond to the recent article “Time to Focus on Jam again” (Farm Business 24 June 2011) which fails to recognise a key factor; the National Federation of Women’s Institutes does not have, and never has had, any kind of mandate to work on the issue of large-scale farming. Delegates at the AGM rejected a vote on one of their resolutions looking at planning permission surrounding large-scale farming units on 8 June 2011, calling on the industry and relevant bodies to open up a rational and transparent debate on the future direction of UK farming.

Friday, 24 June 2011

The WI Real Jam Festival, 8th & 9th of October 2011

Welcome to the WI Real Jam Festival 2011, proudly
sponsored by Stoves
Building on the success of the first competition last 
year, this event aims to bring together the best of the
best preserve connoisseurs and to find the ultimate
jar of jam for 2011.The Women's Institute, famous
for cooking up an amazing array of preserves, is
encouraging people to get into their kitchens and
cook up their best jar of jam for the competition.
At this year's festival, there will be classes for
everyone including children, celebrities,WI members
and a class just for men, so the whole family can take
part and enjoy turning delicious produce into
prize-winning entries. New on the competition
schedule will be classes for hot and spicy jam or jelly,
boozy jam and a set recipe to challenge the best of
the best jam makers!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Next Meeting

Just a quick reminder that the next meeting is on Monday, 11th of July 2011. Rufus Adams will give us the final part about the life of Lloyd George.
The competition is an item with or a picture of a historical building.
The tea hostesses are Kathy Roberts and Christine Fisher.
Vote of thanks Eve McKenzie and raffle Trefina Roberts. 

Monday, 13 June 2011

Extract from Ruth Bond's blog about the AGM

An AGM to remember

Not since 1992 was there such an instance at an NFWI AGM. During the meeting, a member begged leave "to move to the next business" but it was not granted. In 2011 when the same thing happened, leave was granted and we all moved to the next business.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Siwgr a Sbeis

On Monday the 6th of June we went to Siwgr a Sbeis, a bakery based in Llanrwst.
We started the evening with a lovely meal of baked potato, mixed salad, ham and quiche followed by bite size fruit flans, mocha choux  and meringues filled with strawberries and cream. All prepared and baked by Siwgr a Sbeis.