March Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the March Newsletter. Thankfully the snow seems to be behind us – and here’s hoping that is where it will stay.

There is a lot to get through this time so put the kettle on,  make a cup of tea or coffee, (or an alcoholic beverage if the sun is over the yard arm when you read this) pull up a chair and settle down to read in peace.

Did you enjoy the Fairy Village which sprang up overnight last week? The members of the Craft and Laugh Group worked hard, but had so much fun in doing so. Now you can see why we were asking for your unwanted dolls.

If you are interested in attending the WI Group Meeting Tea on Thursday 24th May tickets cost £6 and Dee needs the money at the April meeting. If you have not already booked your space but would like to attend then speak to Dee. We need numbers so that we can order tickets.

There is still some availability on the coach trip to the National Memorial Arboretum on Tuesday 15th May which leaves Tysoe at 8.45 am.  Cost to members £12/non members £15.  For those who have already booked their place and have only paid a deposit Dee needs the balance at the next meeting.

The visit to Myton Hospice is on Tuesday 17th April.  We will be car sharing and leaving Tysoe at 2.15pm. This is your last chance to add your name.

A few places are still available on the Sausage Making Extravaganza on April 19th at 7pm.  Tickets cost £25 and payment will be needed at the next meeting.

The coach trip to Marlow and Henley on Thames will take place on  Thursday 19th July. Cost to members £12/ non members £15.

On Friday 20th April (time to be confirmed) a couple of members from Kineton Camera Club  have offered to give us some advice on how to frame and set up shots etc.  This will be a “hands on” experience, as it were, and we will be walking around the village. You can use whatever camera you normally use so this will include digital cameras and mobile phone cameras, as well as those with more sophisticated equipment. Please speak to Dee if you are interested.

There will be a board available at the meeting for those who have expressed an interest in the Walking Group. Please add your name and obviously anybody else who would like to join in with this activity is very welcome..

We also have a few available places on the Fabric Flower Making Workshop on Tuesday 5th June which is being held in the Village Hall at 7pm.  Cost is £15 and once again £5 deposit will secure your place so please speak to Dee.

Are you interested in attending the Craft Show at the NEC on Saturday June 30th? You will be travelling by mini bus.  The cost,  which includes entry to the show, is £15 to members and £20 non members. We have a couple of seats left on the bus.

There will be an informal workshop on Wednesday 30th May at 7pm if you would like to learn to crochet.  A couple of ladies from the Craft and Laugh Group  will be on hand to help you master the basics of crochet. As places are limited this particular is restricted to members only.

Now, to whet your appetites, here are a few things the committee are considering for future activities.  A visit to the Richard III exhibition in Leicester. Attending a theatre show or musical. A visit to the Houses of Parliament. What about trekking with llamas? I’m sure you will agree this is quite varied and hopefully there will be something to interest you.  More information will be available at a later date.

As you are all aware NFWI have a training facility, Denman College, in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. There are myriad courses available at Denman and I have a course brochure  listing them.  These courses range from cooking to calligraphy, patchwork to polymer clay jewellery, Tai Chi to traditional jazz and everything in between. This information is also available online. We are looking to arrange a Taster Day at Denman which might pique your interest enough to want to attend a day course or even a residential course. As part of the constitution we can offer members only a reduced trip to Denman. Please let us know if you are interested. Although the Taster Day is only open to members, the majority of courses are  open to non members so you could have a few days away with a friend and learn a new skill.

Do you have any purple, green, red or black buttons  taking up space in your home that you want to dispose of ? We would be very happy to take these off your hands – any shape or size welcome.

Is anybody aware of any women’s shelters, or similar outlets, where we can donate our unwanted toiletries?

Thank you so much for all your donations last month.  Myton Hospice took away 15 bags and 3 boxes for which they were very grateful. Your donations to Charlie’s Fund have raised  £250 approximately and there is still more to sell.  Dee is happy to continue accepting your donations.  Why not check out our Facebook page and watch a little video clip of Charlie expressing his thanks to you all?

Well there has been a lot of information in this Newsletter so I hope you have kept up with me!

I hope you have lovely Easter but don’t eat too many chocolate eggs!

  • Our next meeting is at 7:30 pm on Wednesday April 4th when the speaker will be Helena Boschi who will be helping us “To Get The Best From Our Brain”.

Don’t forget the Flower of the Month – we always like to see what is growing in your garden – and the competition is to show a photograph of anywhere or anything in Tysoe.   See you next  Wednesday.


Christine Harrop – Secretary




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