This is a WI Centenary year first. Today my strawberry jam set. This is something I have never acheived before until last week my elderly neighbour gave me her Grandmother's jam recipe.
Two hundred years ago today in a litle known place called Belgium Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington fought the Battle of Waterloo. And as they say the rest is history.....!
Last evening our speaker was a Glass Bead Maker and what a brilliant time we had. He demonstrated the Art of Bead Making, explaining all about the types of the glass used (including Marmite jars and green beer bottles). Members even got the chance to have a go. Plus a lovely range of hand-crafted beads, bracelets and necklaces for sale.
I didn't go to the Albert Hall today or one of the live 'streaming' venues and only realised that I could watch live on You Tube about midday. Here it is if you want to watch it.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, arrived with Princess Anne and Sophie, Countess of Wessex and accepted the baton, that had traveled around Britain touching every WI beginning in Llanfair in North Wales.
On this day 2014, Sibsey along with 11 other Institutes from Lincolnshire South accepted the baton before it carried on it's journey.
Last year it was cold and wet luckily today was warm and sunny as hundreds of WI members have a picnic lunch on the grass.
Every delegate was given a piece of Centennial Fruit Cake.
This year we celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta and Lincoln proudly holds one of the original copies.
The Magna Carta was drafted by Stephen Langton the Archbishop of Canterbury to bring peace between the unpopular King John and the Barons, it was signed by King John on June 15th 1215 at Runnymede.
Part of the celebrations in Lincoln is the Baron Trail.
You can follow a trail of King John's 25 Barons - painted sculptures will be stationed around Lincoln.
This beautiful well dressing, made from stones and petals, has been spotted at Ashford in Derbyshire,
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