What a fantastic year Brislington WI has had!
We began the year with a fun shabby chic session,where you all brought along a piece of wooden furniture, which was transformed into a gorgeous new piece after getting to grips with the paint & sanding technique!
In February, we had a pirate join us, who regaled us with tales of the sea and Bristols maritime history.
In March, we had a health spring clean, where we learned how small changes can have a huge effect on our health for the better.
In April, we had a real CSI Officer visit us. She provided an interesting talk, and showed us some gruesome photographs.
In May, we had a huge amount of fun making lampshades under the guidance of our craftiest member Kirsten Clarke.There were some beautiful examples made with carefully chosen fabrics.
In June, we had Andy Hamilton visit us and teach us how we can forage for food make alcohol out of the things growing in our neighbourhoods.
In July, we were taught how to weave with willow, which produced some lovely examples.
In August, a few us took a trip to a Winery in Wraxall near Shepton Mallet, we had a great time walking amongst the vines on a summers evening, and tasting the delicious wine!
In September, we had our main event of the year-the Garden party! What a success! We raised £600 towards our charity of the year - the rainbow centre.It was beautiful hot day, and everyone was thrilled with their refreshments. Everyone had a fun day, especially the kids! Many thanks to Janice our events manager!
Later in September, we were visited by Matthew Tosh, who showed us the amount of work it takes to execute a fireworks event & the physics of how fireworks work.
In October, we had Fright night at the Arnos Manor Hotel where the manager spoke about the history of the hotel & showed us around the haunted bedroom!
In November we had quiz & cheese night! An entertaining & enjoyable night was had by all!
In December, we had our Brislington WI Christmas do! Lots of delicious nibbles were provided by everyone, they soon vanished & the dance floor was teeming with a lively bunch of ladies!
This year Brislington WI raised £1000 for the rainbow centre, our chosen charity of the year- a massive accomplishment, especially as it is being matched by a local businessman totalling £2000!
We couldn't have done this without each and every one of you!
Here's to 2016!