So, the first real meeting of the year starts on
Friday 13th August - with a change of time to 2.15pm
Dodford Village Hall
Well, that was a year that was!
Dodford WI is hoping to restart meetings very soon, starting with a get together lunch at the local giving people a chance to catch up.
So, do get in touch with Pat or Jackie, to let them know if you are interested in joining us, and for further information.
Here we are in December, with Christmas only a few weeks away. The Dodford Parish Magazine offers a chance to wish HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a GOOD NEW YEAR to all readers and to all our Dodford WI members.
Christmas may not be as we usually know it but hopefully we will find ways to enjoy this special time of year. We can get busy baking Christmas Cakes and mince pies whilst listening to radio plays or favourite music in the comfort of our kitchens. We can turn the news off for a while.
If we end up eating too many mince pies then the great outdoors is just there, open for us to go out and get a bit of exercise, as much or as little as we want. This gives us a chance to wave and chat (socially distanced of course) when we meet along the village roads. We’ve got good views to enjoy, if it’s not raining! We might even enjoy some snow this year?? If it does, we could build WI snowwomen.
We won’t be too disappointed if it doesn’t snow for Christmas because hopefully we will have made an extra effort with our Christmas decorations to add some extra warmth and sparkle to these December Days. A little creative activity with greenery snipped from our gardens will do us good. Door decorations and table decorations are easy and fun to do.
Although WI’s Denman College in Oxfordshire is currently closed and in the process of being sold, which is a huge loss to the WI, the college is now offering online tutorials which cover a range of topics and talks. On a practical level there are courses in cookery and crafts, plus exercise and relaxation. The courses change weekly and run during the day and in the evening too.
Our WI Christmas party has also had to be abandoned. Last year we enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Dodford Inn. Let’s hope 2021 will be a better year.
Until then, we wish all our WI members and Dodford Village a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR