Constantine Cornwall

WI Summer 2020

Well what a Summer! Hopefully you are all getting accustomed to the ever changing guidelines regarding lockdown, the gradual easing of lockdown, when and where to wear masks and what we all can and cannot do.

Sadly many of the WI activities have been, shall we say, ’postponed’ rather than cancelled. The WI have been active in a number of areas though.

Some members have been sending letters to care home residents, almost like one way penpal letters. This activity has continued throughout lockdown and feedback received suggests the letters have been warmly received in these unsettling times.

Members have been staying in touch via chain emails, sharing funny stories, very crea- tive poems and stories about where they’ve managed to visit and other activities. Like a lot of the country many have been using the down time to do a lot of walking and gardening.

One of our WI members, Shelly, runs a local flower farm Jam Pot Flower Co and has very kindly been delivering beautiful arrangements to members picked from a hat. They have been very much appreciated.

The expected easing of restrictions prompted members to plan this year’s Summer Lunch and many members were looking forward to visiting Trenarth Manor. Sadly at the the eleventh hour, a halt was put on the lockdown easing and this was another event postponed for the time being.

Guidance received on the use of the WI hall suggest there will be no WI meetings until the New Year unless the guidance changes.

Patricia Wilson