Ullesthorpe WI members have had a busy and enjoyable two months. 

We spent our July Meeting with our twinned WI in Stretton on Dunsmore . Their speaker was Paul Taberner who had amusing and serious stories of his life as head of the Police CSI Unit. This was a very light hearted and entertaining talk. Our hosts then produced an amazing supper.  Thank you and we look forward to meeting up next year. This has been an annual event for over 30 years. 

We recently enjoyed a “Surprise Outing” to play a competitive game of crazy golf at Blaby. The winning team were awarded a trophy!

Heather Wilson was our speaker for the August meeting . What an amazing and talented lady. Her talk was entitled “Mad Hats and Beautiful Things”. She has a studio in Hebden Bridge but frequently visits the Midlands to stay with family. We were so lucky to find her.

She makes crazy but beautiful fascinator type hats for special events. 

Her main talent is producing paintings for people recording their lives and families. She meets with the family and using old photos she draws and paints family members, places, houses, hobbies and transforms them into a magnificent painting. Just the thing for a special birthday gift.

We are looking forward  to a visit to Tutbury Castle and a special open garden in Aylestone .