Whitley WI Monthly meeting – 7th January 2021

Whitley WI hit the ground running with our first monthly meeting of 2021 on Thursday 7th January. Not to be stopped by Covid, we are now using Zoom rather than meeting at our village hall. Chris and Melanie informed us of the many and varied events available to our members in the next few months; please see our calendar for details (http://www.whitleywi.org.uk/index.php/events/ ). We then had a fascinating talk by Jen Quayle titled “Tales from Mongolia”. Jen spends at least one day a week at Knowsley Safari Park and through her work there was given the opportunity to go to…

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KNOCK KNOCK. WHO’s THERE? ZOOM. ZOOM DID YOU EXPECT?

Christmas deliveries came early to Whitley WI members…Santa Chris and her Elves had been beavering away in their workshops for many weeks, putting together goody bags of lovingly made home-crafted items. All were gift-wrapped and delivered in the days before the WI’s Christmas Zoom party.On the wettest day of the year, Santa and the Elves had to dodge puddles and pot holes, mud… glorious mud, and Sat Navs who thought they knew better than their drivers….deliveries were successful, and the cold and soggy Elves headed back to their homes for dry trousers, and much deserved cups of tea or other…

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A DECEMBER WALK ‘Who could get the muddiest?’

When Boris tells us we can go out for a socially distanced walk, in groups no larger than 6, Whitley WI walking group decided to enjoy such a walk, even though it was December and the weather a bit murky… The news had also said that humans need Vitamin D which is made in our bodies by sunlight, meaning time outside in winter.The decision challenge of when to go, where to walk (with no thick mud), and where to park had been made in the previous week when lots of us met under the cover of Zoom. Up for the…

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A walk from Marbury to the Anderson Boat Lift

After the success of our last walk to Daresbury we decided that we would do another socially distanced walk; but this time around Marbury Park. Not being put off by a little bit of rain we walked around the park before finding a suitable spot to get out our picnics and camping chairs for lunch. Luckily for us the rain had stopped by then. After lunch some of us continued walking along the canal to the Anderson Boat Lift where at the café coffee and ice creams were bought. On the canal we saw a number of narrow boats selling…

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Whitley WI Summer Picnic – August Meeting

Not exactly the picnic we had planned. We were going to be on the field outside Whitley Village Hall, but due to the wet weather we reverted to back-up plan B which was to have this event in the hall. So with masks on, thirty of us sitting six to a table, got to see and talk to each other as a WI for the first time since our March meeting. Following the WI COVID-19 guidelines, the tables and chairs were sanitised before and after our gathering and no singing of Jerusalem took place. Our chairman Chris welcomed us back…

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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS.

A Picture is worth a thousand words This Picture tells it all…. Escaping from our bubbles, happy walking group members commenced our walk to the Daresbury Firs, initially crossing the busy dual carriageway of the A56.  The route was full of wild flowers and such a pleasant walk through the trees so tranquil, all the better for the feeling of freedom. We steadily made our way down carefully negotiating a few of the tree roots till we came to a gate, which led us into a field of more wild flowers with a field of yellow which looked similar to…

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