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I work as an environmental educator, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and spent 10 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun. To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!


Thursday, 9 January 2014

Joining the local WI



Yesterday I had an evening out which is rare for me and which I really enjoyed. I went ( just up the lane/in summer across the field via a footpath) to my local WI and really enjoyed myself, so much so that I have joined up :)

We listened to an interesting talk about the WI Denman college and the wonderful courses they offer - I can now see what I will spend a bit of my inheritance from Aunty Betty on - some residential course involving textiles I suspect :)

She would have liked that :) She liked nice feeling/looking fabrics and was always very interested in my latest craft efforts :)And then I can look at what I made and every time I make something else I can remember her :)

10 comments:

  1. I give a cheer! Sounds like a lovely time :)

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  2. It was :) I met up with some local women who I like but don't get to see very often :)

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  3. There is something so properly British about the WI. Great to learn they are still there.

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    1. Is there an American equivalent Tpals?

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  4. This sounds great, hope you get to go on some of the courses!

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    1. We are off on a taster day out in April - sampling several crafts :)

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  5. I have been to hundreds of W I meetings.......as a guest speaker, ha ha. They are such a friendly bunch. Strange that I have never joined the group in my village, maybe I ought to take a look.

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    1. I have done talks as well, but never thought to join!

      And guess what I got asked to do in March by "my" group...!

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  6. How funny - I've joined the WI as well this month!

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  7. Guess what I 'be joined the Wi as well. !!

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