Loudee sing cuckoo, Summer has cum in. Don’t normally like to talk of the weather, the relevance will be lost anyway by the time you read this, but having been soaked through to my undies on the Irish holiday and shivered through some very chilly evenings at home, did a mini trip to North Wales the following week and my arms are coated in their usual sprinkling of seasonal freckles plus the tide mark where T-shirt ended and nudity began.
Don’t think I am moaning about Ireland though. My first trip, beautiful lush country. Now I know where all our dairy herds have migrated to and I also learnt why Waterford Crystal is so exquisite and soooo expensive. I mean, would you like to serve an 8 year apprenticeship learning how to etch? The whiskey distillery failed to reduce my preference for gin but you’ve got to try these things. Great company and we all helped each other interpret the lovely lilting accents of the locals which, when spoken at a rate of knots could easily have remained a complete mystery!
Washed my fleece post the Irish trip too and felt riven with guilt about all the micro plastic blobs I am circulating into the environment. What with discussion
on "Countryfile" raising the subject too, hopefully we are all aware, but what to do about it all is a far more complex issue.
Again, Liverpool will be over by the time you read this, but at the moment, I am very much looking forward to a great meeting in a city offering culture, café society, a dockland area bordered with a sparklingly clean river.
Don’t forget all you delegates to share your experience with the WIs you have represented. Report back on the results of the Resolutions but try to capture some of the unique atmosphere of these large meetings. Always with tip top speakers, controversy, friendship and a lot of pride in being just a small cog in the WI wheel.
Going to press now but just time to congratulate Lynne Stubbings on becoming the new National Chair. Well-deserved Lynne - all the luck in the world.
Page updated 2nd July 2017