Arley Hall is so near to Whitley, but a universe away from our every day life.
Several members of Whitley WI visited Arley Hall to enjoy the spectacular Christmas Floral Art Decorations.
The warmth of welcome by the door decorations and a sit in Rudolphs Sleigh started our visit.
We were not disappointed.. Colours and Arrangements made from fresh local foliage combined with exotic flowers skillfully arranged to match the surroundings. A Christmas Tree decorated with “homemade” recycled baubles, really did seem to aim towards heaven.
Ideas for our own homes… and yes “We could do something like this in the Cheshire Show” !
A one-off Christmas Memories Concert at the Northwich Memorial Court was the venue for another meeting of the Whitley WI’s Culture Club at the end of November.
Where shall we park? How much will it cost? are the most frequently asked quesions.
So the answer given was “Get the Bus…it stops outside!”. Several members did this, not only saving petrol but also supporting one of this years’ WI Resolutions from the Shortlist.
” A CALL AGAINST THE DECLINE IN LOCAL BUS SERVICES”
Yes… use it or loose it!
The Concert proved to be fun, with many Christmas Classics, especially, the actions done during the singing of the 12 days of Christmas.
Seated around circular tables, afternoon tea for 20 members was enjoyed as well.
So a day to remember for many reasons, and it was FUN on the bus. WI Women are far noisier than teenagers!!
How would you like to go to Benidorm on Saturday?
It seemed a long way to go for the afternoon, but then it was made clear that it was the stage show “Benidorm Live” at the Empire Theatre Liverpool. The answer was definitely yes, so members of Whitley WI’s Culture Club headed off on the train to this city by the sea, which was bathed in warm November sunshine, with clear blue skies… Maybe we were in Benidorm after all !
As members of this WI, we don’t just do one thing. The Liverpool Christmas market was open, so a wander round here with its cosmopolitan collection of stalls was an interesting start to the day.
Our ladies like to lunch, so why not at The Liner Hotel?
This city historically was the sailing port for huge ocean liners. Lunch and the interior design with aquariums didn’t disappoint, in fact we can recommend this venue to all.
Then for the Main Event, the Benidorm Live stage show. This featured many of its familiar television personalities.
The story line was simple and light hearted, but brilliant character acting, with use of words and jokes, that you wouldn’t tell to your grandchildren, had the whole audience in laughter for the entire show.
We left the theatre with a really feel-good and in a happy-to-have-been-there spirit.
What’s more, the train back to Warrington was on time with seats for all.
Yes Culture Club (organised by Chris and Sally) adds a lot to Whitley WI. Thank you
Christina our lovely speaker on Pilates from earlier this month would be happy to run a class in Whitley Village Hall if there is enough interest.
Several people have spoken to Chris about learning Pilates following the meeting so Sally has spoken to Christina about the possibility. Let Sally know if you are interested.
Whitley WI, including guests both male and female, had a wonderful evening celebrating all that is Lancashire. Pat Sharp made us a tasty Hotpot, Joan Blackshaw gave us a quiz to test our knowledge of Lancashire, and Rob Mason entertained us with his northern humour and songs. At the end of the evening, there were many delighted winners of raffle prizes that had been sourced by Dorothy Thompson. A well organised and enjoyable event – many thanks to the committee and helpers.
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