We had a kettle, we let it leak;
Our not replacing it made it worse,
We haven't had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe!
- Rudyard Kipling
The June Fulham WI meeting will take place this Monday, June 1 starting at 7.30pm sharp in the upstairs function room at THE PETERBOROUGH (may have gone back to being called the Southern Cross) on the New King’s Road.
Please remember subs are overdue. Cheques should be made payable to Fulham WI for £29.00.
Please find here a link to Streetmap for directions:
Henrietta Lovell – the ultimate Tea Lady!
She’s been called a couturier of tea – but Henrietta Lovell believes that fine tea should not be for the privileged few. Henrietta’s passion for tea began when she had to travel to China for work. Now a champion of the delights and range of teas from silver tip white tea to rarest oolong, Henrietta has just become Selfridge’s consultant on fine teas; she also runs the Rare Tea Company and is the proud winner of the 2009 Observer Food Monthly Award for best Independent Retailer. Henrietta will be joining us to discuss the art of making the perfect cup of tea; what to drink if you want to keep up your anti-oxidants but keep down your caffeine; and to explore the subtle possibilities that tea can offer.
Dayo Sowunmi – “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet!”
The BBC has recently launched its Poetry Season – a passionate plea about why poetry matters. We have invited poet Dayo Sowunmi as an advocate for poetry in the modern age. Dayo will explore what poetry means to different people and how it has affected the world we live in. Plato’s quote: “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet!” will form the overarching theme of his talk.
FWI 2.0 – Facebook and Twitter
For those techno-savvy ladies, you’ll be happy to know that the FWI has gone all 2.0! We’ve had a facebook group for a while now, so we’ve moved on and set up a Twitter feed too. To follow us please got to www.twitter.com/fulhamwi All the latest news and events will be posted here in real time.
FWI Events – ALL EVENTS unless stated are open to family/friends
Book Club – Wednesday, June 10
We have chosen to read The Return by Victoria Hislop. We plan to discuss on June 10 at The Peterborough from 7.30 onwards.
FWI cake stall at Fair on the Green – Saturday, July 4
After successfully making around £900 last year we have decided to take a stall at the 2009 Fair on the Green. We are looking for volunteers to make cakes, bread, jam, chutney etc that we can sell on the stall and also those who would be interested in helping on the stall on the day. It was a fun time last year – and we are praying for sunshine again! The money raised from the cake stall will be split between our chose charity for 2009 and the FWI. Email email@example.com if you are interested.
FWI Annual Ball – Saturday, July 11
After the success of our annual Christmas Balls we have decided to organise this years’ Ball in July. We will be holding the event at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair – it will be reception drinks, 3-course meal with ½ bottle of wine, disco and a casino. The theme is “Mid-summer Masquerade” – so get creative with those masks! The money raised from the Ball will be split between our chose charity for 2009 and the FWI.
There will be 140 – 160 tickets to sell at £50 each. We are currently setting up an online payment website for the ticket sales and will be sending a full email with details within the next couple of days, Tickets will be on sale at the June and July meetings. However to reserve your table (of 8 people) or individual tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be having a raffle where we will be asking for help with prizes. If anyone can offer a raffle prize or know colleagues/friends/family who would be happy to donate a prize please let us know on the usual address: email@example.com
Cartier International Polo – Sunday, July 26
Last year we did not run our annual trip to the Cartier International polo in Windsor and a few ladies have been asking if we will be doing it again this year. We will be looking into costs of tickets and transport and will let you know ASAP. It would be great to get a rough idea who would be interested in this event. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on Monday evening!
Fulham WI Committee x