June 2021 saw something approaching ‘normality’ return to life in the Ridwares for our WI ladies. Firstly that meant working with the BKV Team, & other villagers, to re-plant the village in a blaze of colour. That meant numerous planters throughout Hill Ridware itself as well as round the village hall in particular. Kate Britt has updated the WI heart border and the new VE/VJ planter was co-ordinated with its red & white colour scheme. The weather kept good for us – for a change – and everyone’s hard work was rewarded with fruit cake, smiles & comments from others as to a ‘job well done’! The watering rotas now begin in ernest as we hope for proplonged sunshine. The plants, let alone us, need it!
The Committee managed to meet ‘in person’ for the first time in months and are working hard to re-do the programme of meetings and events for the rest of this year & for the new WI year of 2022. Karen Parsons (Secretary) had been keeping a bottle of Prosecco especially for the occasion, which was much appreciated and , together with the strawberries & chocolate cake, certainly kept the little grey cells of those present fluid & whirling. Thank you for your hospitality Karen.
Jackie Layzell, one of our ladies & a member of Lichfield Litter Legends, was also active during the St Giles Summer Solstice Walk, along with her fellow ‘litter fairies’, not only completing the walk itself round Lichfield City Centre but also collecting litter en route! Great fun was had by all – and lots of money raised for local Hospice care. Well done Jackie!
Congratulations to Gill Bradbury’s daughter, Caroline, on her promotion to a Deputy Headship in a Leeds Primary School, and to Estelle, Tina Gough’s grand-daughter on her BA Hons degree from Nottingham University. A new career & life in London awaits her. Congratulations also to Abbie & Ellie on their respective University Degree success. Good luck to them all in the future.