December 4, 2019

Pop Up Christmas Cards

November 12, 2019

The ladies are getting their cards ready for Christmas.

October 9, 2019

“With one exception the group did enjoy this book. Most finished it but many found it took time and required some effort to read in parts; a lot of the group found the sections written in dialect particularly challenging. Readers enjoyed comparing the book to recollections of Dracula films.” Average scored 7.64



October 8, 2019

Our next meal is on Wednesday, 16th October at The Horseshoe, Warlingham.  I shall book a table for 12.15 p.m.

Please reply by Friday, 11th October as to whether or not you wish to attend.

Kind regards,


October 8, 2019

We were reviewing 'I See You ' by Claire Mackintosh. Our overall score was 8.25 out of 10.

Some comments were:

'A good easy read.'

'I couldn't put it sucked you straight in.'

'There were so many twists and turns, it kept you hooked.'

'I read it really quickly.'

'I liked the fact that the characters were normal, bog standard people!'

'I enjoyed trying to work out who the baddies were as there were only a limited number of suspects... didn't get it right but enjoyed trying!'

'I thought the mum came over exactly as described, always unintentionally upsetting her daughter with her remarks.'

I thought the policewoman was very lucky her boss was so supportive.'

'There were a lot of red herrings along the way.'

'It became too far fetched at the end, why did Melissa decide she suddenly had to murder Zoe? She leapt from money laundering to murder.'

'The ending was not plausible'

'The ending was really disappointing, it was obvious that nothing had happened to Katie.'

'It highlighted that some peopl...

October 8, 2019

A small selection of some of the items the ladies made for our Christmas Fair

September 15, 2019

“Most of the group really enjoyed this story including those reading it for a second time. All of us found the information about leprosy, its treatment and Spinalonga really interesting. A couple of readers thought that parts of the book felt a little rushed or had other small reservations” Average score 8.36



August 14, 2019

“Whilst the group acknowledged that the book was clever and inventive all found it just too confusing with the large number of characters and the way it jumped from one day to another. Most felt that it was a long slog to read although a few readers did quite enjoy it overall” Average score 4.4


August 13, 2019

We were discussing ' Ordinary Thunderstorms' by William Boyd. Our score was 8.75 out of 10.

Some comments were;
'I enjoyed it and kept looking forward to the next part'
'Initially I kept wondering why Adam, after finding Wang dying ,decided the best option was to buy a tent and camping stove and become homeless'
'I then revised my opinion after discussing the book with my husband and he agreed he would hide!'
'I enjoyed the book very much, it kept my interest and I wanted to know what was happening with each person. However it was a little too detailed in some places.'

'Why did he pull the knife out?...He was such an intelligent man , he should have known this was the worst thing to do.'
We had a general discussion about the 'knife incident'. Someone thought it was because the scientist wanted to die quickly and knew this would speed up the process. Someone else thought that he knew he would be targeted and killed anyway so there was no point trying to survive. We all felt that Adam totally p...

August 8, 2019

It was a lovely summer evening, ideal for a local 2.5 miles in the countryside surrounding Caterham followed by an enjoyable evening meal at the pub.  10 of our WI ladies were there.

Picture was taken by our WI lady from the camera group: Isabelle.

July 10, 2019

This book achieved consistently good scores and all of the group enjoyed the story and the descriptions of the Australian outback and way of life. A few readers felt that it was a bit overlong and that the denouement was a little unrealistic.

Average score 8.38

July 8, 2019

Demonstrating the technique of cutting a particular shape as you can see from the example below.

June 17, 2019

“Most of the group found this memoir interesting and some really enjoyed it but others found it hard to read due to the subject matter. A few of the group thought that the book was a bit overlong or found sections hard to believe, but all were impressed with what she had achieved.” Average score 7.92



June 5, 2019

Hi, the ladies came today and they made copies of these cards. They could have turned them into Father’s Day Cards, so they left them blank and didn’t put the happy birthday on. 

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