Monday, 31 January 2011

lovely times

Thanks so much to Ella for being our official photographer on our night out at the Olive.   It was such a lovely evening. Attentive service, great food and first class company- thirty three of us!  Loved it.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Oh my goodness.  What an exhausting evening that was.  So many of you bringing in your unwanted goodies to swap with some really generous contributions,  and so many swishing bargains to be had.  Lots of happy faces at home time as people left with their newly acquired treasures. 

Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun with such good humour, especially those of you who worked on valuing stuff, setting up the stalls, collecting the tokens and making the tea (lovely cake again, Elizabeth).  I've been making the most of my new red cardi - just right for the cold snap that's coming up this weekend.  Hope you are enjoying the additions to your wardrobes too.  Let's do it again sometime.

Off now to get my gladrags on for our EEWI supper at The Olive. xx

Friday, 14 January 2011

get swishing!

If, like me, you've adopted a "one in, one out" policy to manage the amount of stuff in your cupboards, you might want to take advantage of our swishing session at our next meeting on 18th January. The idea is you bring good quality, unwanted clothes and Christmas gifts and exchange then for a token or tokens and then once we have taken in all the goods you can use your tokens to buy back something for yourself. You can bring any clothes or gifts as long as they are in good condition and you REALLY don't want them any more. We will "price" them up -please don't get offended if you feel we have under-priced your items - we will be trying to get the pricing done as swiftly as possible so we can get the shopping started!!! We may also have a system for purchasing tokens if you don't have any stuff to bring along - you don't have to come armed with swaps to come along and take part!

7.30pm start - we will attempt to get all your items in and priced up by 8.30pm then the shopping will commence.
Tea and coffee provided, please feel free to bring a bottle.

Free for members , £3 for visitors at St Margaret's House 21 Old Ford Road E2.

For our coffee morning on Friday 21st January we are going to visit the Museum of London in Docklands at West India Quay for coffee. Entry is free, so you can go straight in to the cafe to meet at 10.30am, then if you fancy it, catch up on local history at the museum with a visit to the Siege of Sidney Street exhibition.  Or something less worthy...

To help us get through the rest of January, don't forget too that we're having our post Christmas supper at the Olive on 26th January.  Let Niki know if you are coming so that we can book in advance.

See you soon.