Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Knit & Natter: Wednesday 24th

Whoop, it's Knit and Natter time! Tomorrow night is Knit & Natter night! Bring along your unfinished knitting projects, your tapestries and your paper-craft - or anything else you have on the go.  

We are meeting tomorrow night: Wednesday 24th April from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

We're meeting at The Coborn Arms, 8 Coborn Road, Mile End, London E3 2DA. Click here for a map.

This EEWI-inspired group is open to anyone who feels like popping in with a project - knitting or otherwise. It will be a casual meeting, and everyone is invited – not only knitters! Bring along your stitching or paper crafts, or simply join us for a few drinks and a good catch-up. New knitters are welcome too.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Monday, 22 April 2013

we said it would be fun, didn't we?

What dance is this?
And this?
Definitely the Gay Gordons
What's the caller shouting for?
We stripped the willow, went under the Bridge of Athlone and tripped along with the Gay Gordons. There was an element of concentration on one or two faces, lots of laughter, and a few breathers when the going got a bit too hectic. I think it's fair to say that it was a laugh, just as we promised.  Jocelyn was the perfect caller, balancing exuberance with a modicum of order and we are very grateful to her for getting us out of our comfy chairs and onto the dance floor.  If you fancy more folksy dancing adventures, Jocelyn suggests you might give these a try: the Nest collective; Two for Joy: The Muckers in Hackney; and Chats Palace. When I've got my breath back, maybe.

On a more serious note, thanks too to Katharine for sharing information on Casserole Club in Tower Hamlets.  If you are interested in sharing a spare meal with an elderly or needy neighbour in, please let us know or contact Katharine direct via the email address on the website.  

We also heard from Isla about the Spare Room Campaign set up by charity Depaul.  Isla explained that this project aims to encourage families or individuals with a spare room available to provide accommidation for at risk homeless youngsters. For further information or to register an interest, follow the link.  Do let your friends know about both of these projects.  

Lots of bikes outside a cafe?   EEWI must be around
We want to spread the word too about our coffee morning venue last week.  Paper and Cup in St Paul's Way is a lovely, light airy space with good tea and coffee, a decent selection of reasonably priced cakes and sandwiches, and WiFi.  We were there for, ooh, er, quite a long time looking at photos, talking about Nigerian cooking, and hearing about the best places to buy fabric.  We may have discussed wedding cake too.

With many thanks to Karen for so generously sharing her son's wedding cake with us and wishing the newlyweds a very happy, rosy future.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

April meetings: Time for a wee dance

Get your dancing shoes one because we're having a Ceilidh (pronounced a bit of a jolly dance).  If you can only vaguely remember the Gay Gordons from rainy days at school, it's time to relive the moment, and if you've never heard of the GGs then look on it as a chance to try something new.  It'll be a laugh.  Meeting as usual, third Tuesday of the month, 16th April at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2,  7pm for a 7.30pm start.  All women welcome - free to members, £3 for guests (it's a bargain!). We'll bring the tea and coffee but it would be most marvellous if you could bring refreshments to share - cake or savouries or a spot of wine are always welcome.  We'll also hear about some local charitable projects.  So no excuses ladies - the clocks have gone back and the weather is warmer, so come and trip the light fantastic...or something like that.

We're supporting a newish cafe for our coffee morning on Friday 19th April at 10.30pm.  Paper and Cup at 83 St Paul's Way is a new social enterprise set up by the Spitalfields Crypt Trust and we'd love to show our support.  If you are coming from Mile End Station, walk left round the corner and catch any bus or take a ten minute walk and turn left at St Paul's Church. All women - and children - welcome.  Just bring yourself and enough loose change to buy yourself a cup of coffee to find some sweet company.

Now then.  Back to that sunshine...