Pillaton WI Report - December 2010

Christmas spirit fuelled our imaginations during the festive month, starting early with a craft evening at the end of November to make Christmas tree decorations. Ably led by Rosemary Long, our Craft Secretary, about a dozen Pillaton WI members created prettily decorated card boxes just large enough to take a scrummy chocolate treat to hang on the Christmas tree. While our hands and minds were kept busy, our after dinner hunger pangs were satisfied by the first mince pies and cream for the season, accompanied by steaming mugs of coffee to warm us in a rather chilly village hall.

Our December meeting was the annual Christmas Party with delicious hot food by Shirley Floyd, Christmas crackers and silly hats and a gift from Secret Santa. Anyone looking in through the windows would have wondered what was happening, as ladies let rip with party poppers and wonderful flying balloons. These made the most satisfying rude noises as they flew wildly around the hall, before deflating and plopping to the ground to much riotous laughter. Perhaps the mulled wine that welcomed us to the party had a part to play, or maybe it was just fun to be a child again, but oh boy! It was great!

The tradition of donating to a Charity Christmas card rather than sending individual cards to everybody raised a very presentable sum of money for the Mustard Tree cancer support centre at Derriford Hospital, where some of our members have received much care and help.

Sadly, for the second year running, the snow and ice put paid to our planned Carol Singing around the village, when we had hoped to raise money for ShelterBox. The conditions were just too treacherous to risk walking on the untreated lanes and pavements, so we must just hope that next Christmas will allow this much loved tradition to resume.

A reminder that the New Year will offer some really interesting County events, including February 18 “All a Buzz”; February 23 “Come and Try”; and March 11 “Operetta” with Peter Clarke. Details are in your County News.

Our next meeting will be on January 10, when we will be initiated into the art of belly dancing – I can’t wait!

Pillaton WI is a friendly group and welcomes new members, so if you would like to come along to see what we do, please join us in Pillaton Village Hall. We meet at 7.30 pm on the second Monday of each month. If you would like to know more about Pillaton WI, please contact me on 351289.

Ann Henderson

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