Thursday, March 13, 2008

WRI night

Tonight is the monthly meeting of the Mount Blair rural, yep, I've joined the rural, or should I say WRI. And no I've not started putting a blue rinse on my hair and wearing a pleated tweed skirt before you ask! Our group has a real mix of ages and some real characters. The first night I went along I was warmly welcomed and taken by the arm by one of my egg customers (a dear little lady who lives up the road) and she took me round and introduced me to everyone, now how sweet is that? I've made loads of new friends and really do feel like I'm a part of the community now. I've been cajoled into entering competitions and the like, and if I'm totally honest I absolutely love it.
Tonight we are having a joint meeting with the Kirkmichael group, over at their hall. The talk tonight is "A day in the life of a vet" by one of the local vets from Blairgowrie, I'm really looking forward to it as it's one of the many jobs that I fancied doing when I was a child. For me the best part of the evening is most definitely the supper, some groups just have tea and biscuits, whereas our group really goes to town with a full supper of savoury and sweet goodies, so no dinner is required before you go!
The competitions this evening are a bowl of bulbs and a jar of marmalade. As usual I checked the programme at the beginning of this week (always at the last minute!) and luckily had some hyacinth bulbs flowering, so I've titivated them with some pussy willow twigs and raffia. I made marmalade a couple of weeks ago with some lovely organic seville oranges, so bobs your uncle I'm all sorted for tonight!
Right, better go and get on, eggs to collect, dog to walk and a drake to catch, more on that one tomorrow!
L x


Brierley & Clover said...

I'm so tempted to join our Australian equivalent of the WRI - the Country Women's Association (CWA). I'm dying to learn the secrets of a good sponge cake! Glad you had a great night!

Samantha said...

Hi Lisa,
certainly sounds fun - shop you have a good time!

Primrose Hill said...

Morning ladies!

I had a great night last night, good fun as usual and lovely to meet another group of people.

My marmalade and potted bulbs both got second prize so I am feeling rather pleased with myself today! ;)

It's a gorgeous morning so I'm off out to walk the dog and let the chickens out.

L x

Anonymous said...

Loving the new look blog, very refreshing.
Weather was fab here in Darwin also today.
Second place.....well done!

Will pop by again soon


Nonnie said...

Really sounds like fun. Is it like the WI? I'd love to belong to something like that. When I lived up in Yorkshire I used to go to a flower club once a month with my Mum and I loved it. Living where I am at the moment there is just no sense of community at all and I long to be out of London and somewhere where I might feel like joining the WI or a flower club again. I don't have long to wait, plans are afoot for an escape to the country! Love your pot of hyacinths by the way.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 2nd prize, well done. Love the new banner.

Ragged Roses said...

That sounds like fun and it sounds like you did very well with your entries too!

Emma Herian said...

Wow second prize, well done! I can see you in the next Jam and Jeruselem!

tea and cake said...

Well, Lisa, you did so well! I've never even been placed and there, you get second in both! You truly are making such a lovely difference to our rural, it's great to have you around! K x