Wise Birds Quiz Night

Get your thinking caps on and brush up on your trivia as we enjoy a Wise Birds Quiz Night at our November meeting – a general knowledge quiz where we promise no questions about football.  We will also discuss the upcoming Plastic Soup campaign and enjoy some Halloween themed snacks and bakes

After last month’s major haul of drawing materials for the children in the refuges, this month’s collection for Solace Women’s Aid will be gift sets for the women for Christmas.  We heard from Jessie from Solace how they receive lots of donated presents for the children at this time of year, but very few for the women.

….. and it’s National Kindness Day on November 13th so we will be sharing ideas of how we might mark this as individuals

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Yarnbombing around De Beauvoir

Yarnbombing in de Beauvoir, Valentines Day 2017

It started on Valentines day when De Beauvoir woke up to find the cycle path outside St. Peters had been yarnbombed. The bollards had a knitted cover and the newly planted trees either side where decorated with knitting and hearts. Anyone who saw it felt very loved.

Next up was International Women’s Day when the other end of Northchurch Road, on the junction of Southgate, was decorated with tiny pink pussy hats and the slogan of this year’s theme: ‘Be bold 4 Change’. No-one has yet owned up to being the mysterious knitter (or more likely knitters) and the secret is causing a stir. Local press coverage rang up our WI looking to solve the mystery of the Banksy style yarnbombers. Whoever they are – they can certainly knit! #debeauvoirk2p2

November Meeting – Strictly Dancing

The November meeting was our annual group meeting with other local WI groups and we had visitors from N1, Stow Roses, Stone Rangers, East End and Stoke Newington.  We learned how to lindy hop,  calypso and dance to Bombay Dreams with top choreographer and west end performer Jreena Green.DBWI_Nov2016

Jreena also works with the Green Candle Dance company who believe that everyone has the right to practice, learn, watch and appreciate dance, regardless of age or ability.  Their classes at Oxford House, Tower Hamlets include Dance and Dementia, Older Men Moving and Green Candle Senior Dance Classes.  See their website for details.

 

 

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Our prize winners

The sun could not have shone brighter for our first joint De Beauvoir WI and De Beauvoir Gardeners Flower and Produce. Everyone I meet who attended has had nothing but praise for the event and how much it brings the community together. If you missed the prize giving (or if you sadly missed the show altogether) we can happily now give you a link to all the winners HERE and a gallery of pics HERE.

Special mention has to go to some of our own lovely ladies who took away some of the top prizes. Justina Kochansky won first prize for her piece of homemade jewellery which was then awarded the Silver Cup for the BEST EXHIBIT in the show. Gillian Rowe won the highly prized Rose Bowl for the highest number of points in the flowers and fruit and vegetable categories.

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Other members who did very well include our knitting guru Pamela who won both first and second prize in the tea cosy category. The picture below shows why!

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Sara Lawrence got first prize for her cupcakes. Jacqui James was a popular winner in the Dog Show after her gorgeous dog Humphrey (below) wowed the audience with his best trick.

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