Trip to Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre – August 2019

The Behind the Scenes tour at the new Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre was a great hit on Friday 9th August. The tour gave us the chance to see fabulous hidden treasures that aren’t on display due to space limitations in the Maritime museum, and to watch the conservators at work in their state of… Continue reading

July meeting – Donna Read – Hand tied flower bouquet

We finished off our last meeting before the summer break with a demonstration and workshop with Donna Read with help from her trusty aide Annie Allen. Donna and Annie went up to New Covent Garden Market the day before and purchased a car load of lovely British grown blooms such cornflowers, delphiniums, peonies , hydrangeas,… Continue reading

June meeting – David Weekes (and Robin) – Life drawing

For our June meeting we had a go at life drawing, tutored by local artist David Weekes. Our model for the evening was a male – Robin who (whilst in his birthday suit) struck a number of theatrical poses with flamboyant abandon donning hats and a cutlass to get into character.  We started with some… Continue reading

May meeting – Nevin Bayoumi-Stefanovic – Krav Maga

This Thursday for our May meeting we were joined by Nevin Bayoumi-Stefenovic, a teacher of the martial art of Krav Maga. Krav Maga is a tactical mixed-martial art/combative and self-defence system that combines boxing, judo, jujitsu, and aikido amongst other disciplines. We were shown how to avoid potentially threatening situations (run if poss), how to… Continue reading

WI Prize Draw – Nutrition Consultation & Masterclass Winners …

Ladies, what absolute fun we had on Thursday evening presenting the ‘(Maria) Kondo your mind & body’ idea. AN OFFER FOR YOU For the Lee WI Chapter, I am offering 5 free 20 min Nutrition consultations (via FaceTime, WhatsApp, Video).  These will be allocated to the first 5 people who contact me on paulasharp31@icloud.com or… Continue reading

April meeting – Spring Clean your mind and Body -Paula Sharp (Nutritional Therapist) and Fawz Farhan (Registered Pharmacist)

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this meeting, but like all WI meetings you must approach meetings with an open mind and a willingness to learn something new. Within the time frame, both Paula and Fawz managed to relax us, clear our minds, and encouraged us to concentrate on ourselves, our breathing, and… Continue reading

Garden Museum Trip – April 2019

If you are interested in gardening, churches or history and haven’t visited the Garden Museum since its redevelopment in 2017, you are in for a treat.  It is housed in the medieval and Victorian church of St Mary at Lambeth, and it is well worth a trip. We had two speakers during our visit, one… Continue reading

March Meeting – Linda Donnelly – Humanist Celebrant

Our March meeting had a very thoughtful theme as our speaker, Linda Donnelly gave us a fascinating insight into the world of a humanist celebrant. Linda performs personally tailored, secular ceremonies for all kinds of life time events from naming ceremonies to funerals and weddings too. https://humanist.org.uk/lindonnelly/ Continue reading

Sleuths needed

Some of you will know we have been asked to track down the Northbrook School War Memorial which commemorates the 57 old boys of the school that lost their lives in the First World War.  Northbrook was the original school on the Trinity School site where we meet, and there is a picture of the… Continue reading

February Meeting – Pilates with Liz Murphy and St David’s Day Quiz

We went a bit ‘off piste’ for February as our planned guest speaker, Sarah Corbett, was unfortunately taken ill and cancelled just 90 minutes before the meeting. Fortunately, we were able to persuade pilates instructor, Liz Murphy, to step in with a taster session of standing pilates. Thanks so much Liz, you saved our bacon!… Continue reading