Well the last meeting of Eckington WI was a fun filled evening with Sylvesta the Jester. After welcoming members with a glass of wine, we settled down but not for long as Sylvesta in full jester regalia, led us in song and jokes throughout the evening. Finishing with a lively, loud rendition of Jingle Bells with all members taking part in shaking & ringing a variety of percussion instruments, we bade farewell to Sylvesta and then had a well-deserved cup of tea, served with mince pies and stollen. Business then followed with reports given on past events, such as our latest Craft Evening and reminders of upcoming events, and in particular our Christmas Meal when we will be making a return visit to Whistlers. We also said goodbye to our Secretary Jeanne who is leaving us following her recent move away from the village; she will be missed. The meeting closed with the President wishing everyone a happy Christmas and looking forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 3 January 2018 7.30pm at Eckington Village Hall when we will be spending ’10 minutes in the life of ….’; another opportunity to hear about the different life experiences of a few of our members. Visitors welcome £4.