After our Summer recess it's always nice to get back to our usual activities and catch up with friends we might not have seen over the Summer. And it was especially nice to have a really good talk and slide show as well!! Alan Wilson gave us a most entertaining talk about his visits to Spain - not the sun, sand and beach type of visit but into the mountains and other scenic areas. The talk was entitled "Spain and its Hidden Gems" and the hidden gems were the wild flowers that can be found, sometimes where you least expect them and some of them being quite rare.
We were promised rain and gale force winds for this Monday just gone (12th) so we really didn't expect that anyone would turn up for the walk. So it was a very nice surprise to find that it was not raining and that the wind wasn't that bad and in the end there were 6 of us walking. I must admit we didn't walk as far as we usually do because we were expecting to get a downpour but it never transpired and we all returned home nice and dry if a little windswept!
Remember, anyone is welcome to join our monthly walks - you don't have to be a member of our WI or any other WI and there won't be any pressure on you to sign up!
The next one will be on Monday, 10th October but will be starting by the Village Hall in Cullingworth at 9.30 am.
For those of you who don't know, the West Yorkshire Federation has issued £10 to each WI in the Federation and challenged us to make more with it to help boost the coffers! On 3rd September we held a very successful Car Boot Sale in Airedale. After spending an afternoon pricing all the items that had been collected - and there were a lot of them - another 6 of our members very courageously set off in the early hours of the Sunday morning to try and sell everything; I understand there were buyers swarming round the car even before they had time to park up and nearly everything was sold. A cheque will soon be on its way to the Federation Office less the
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