April 2024

After four months away from London it was wonderful to be back catching up with friends and enjoying all the things we do as a WI. The month got off to a great start as we shimmied, hip-rolled, and laughed our way through our April meeting whilst the fabulous Sandrine took us through the basics of Belly Dancing. Who knows when we will next put those skills to use but we had a great time learning!

Dining Club took us to the top of the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building for breakfast at the Sky Garden as a change from our more usual evening outings. The far-reaching views both from the terrace and the restaurant looked particularly spectacular in the spring sunshine.

A short train journey took us out to the Chilterns for our April walk near Tring and the Ashridge estate. We were lucky with the weather which meant we could really enjoy the magnificent views and the carpets of early bluebells.

Our Culture Club outing this month was to see the NT Live screening of ‘Nye’, and rounding off the month Birnam Wood divided opinion at Book Club. Some members found it tiresome whilst others would recommend to a friend. We all agreed that one of the joys of Book Club is reading books one might not necessarily have read otherwise.

Weekly games of doubles tennis continued through the month despite the best efforts of weather forecasters to deter us. We know we’ll never make it on any pro circuit but we have such a laugh and we think we are improving…..?