The Alexandra WI finally celebrated its 10th anniversary, albeit a year late, in October. We held a slimmed down event due to uncertainty with Covid restrictions, though we wouldn’t have guessed that we would also have to contend with a fuel crisis!
Our theme was ‘Celebrating Wonderful Women’ and members were asked to dress up as well-known women or to just come as themselves, as indeed we are all wonderful women! Members and guests had a welcome glass of prosecco. Our first game ‘Who Stays in the Balloon’ involved Beatrice Shilling, Emmeline Pankhurst, Sarah Gilbert and the Fairy Godmother. Each passenger stated their case to remain in a hot air balloon, with one evicted to save the other three!
We had food and more prosecco and of course no meeting is complete without cake, which was beautifully made and decorated by June Lewis. Our previous president, Emma Watson, did the honours in the cutting of the cake for us.
Cantamus choir, of which one of our members is part of, provided great entertainment. Also on display was our anniversary quilt made by members and sewn together by Maggie.