Back in August, when we were experiencing glorious sunshine for days and weeks on end; we invited a journalist from Red magazine to come along to the East Dulwich WI’s Summer croquet and picnic event, which happened to fall on the ONE DAY it absolutely piddled down.
The croquet continued regardless, but the picnic was moved inside where plates of dips, crudités and cakes were shared.
Fortunately, the journalist did not seem to mind huddling in a doorway with a group of women clutching cans of gin & tonic, while chatting animatedly about the WI.
We talked about the traditional role of the WI and the part it now plays in modern society. We discussed crafts, friendships, croquet, networking and feminism. We reminded ourselves of all the reasons why we love to attend the meetings every month.
The article featured in the November issue of Red magazine, under the headline How the WI Got Its Groove Back, and several of our members were mentioned and quoted.
Here is what I had to say for myself:
It is true that the group has transformed my life in many ways. I have made some amazing friends and been afforded incredible opportunities. One such opportunity, was being invited to write a guest blog post for Red online to tie in with the article.
Submitting my first post to Red was one of the most exhilarating, nerve-wracking, proudest moments of my blogging life and you can read it here.