By Margaret:  At the November meeting of Glossopdale Womens’ Institute, Sarah Parkin encouraged the Members to look forward to Christmas, by showing how to make Christmas wreaths from easily available materials.  Strips of bin bag liners can be used to wrap around a circular frame, foliage from evergreen trees in the garden can then be poked into the circle and then further decorated with flowers, fir cones, baubles or whatever is attractive and available.  The wreaths can be whatever size you fancy and used to hang on a door or stand on a table with a candle in the centre – and members were given a stern warning not to let the candle burn down sufficiently far to risk setting the foliage alight!  Another version on a board was more unusual, but equally attractive.

Members went away with plenty of ideas for their festive decorations.  It will be interesting to hear how successful we have been at the next meeting at 9.30 a.m.on 19th December, to be followed by a Christmas lunch.












A selection of tempting cakes from our May cake competition.  Glossopdale WI ladies take the tasting element of cake competitions quite seriously.  It wasn’t the best of meetings for those of us aiming to stick to our diets!