Saturday, 28 September 2013

the green man seal of approval

Yes - it's an EEWI cake he's enjoying there. 

We're at Countryside Live again tomorrow. The Green Man may even have left some cake for you to buy too. 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

countryside live

Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes

Sat 28 - Sun 29 September 
10:00 – 17:00 
Children FREE 
Adults £4 
This family friendly event has something for all ages and all 
interests - so why not join us for a countryside weekend and 
enjoy the many shows, exhibitors and activities on offer. 
Activities include: 
Dancing sheep show 
Sheep dog displays 
Ferret racing 
Willow weaving 
Falconry displays 
Corn dolly making 
Farm animals 
Art marquee 
and your very own East End WI selling tea and cakes!
Start your adventure at 
Leyton Marsh (behind Lee Valley Ice Centre), Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7QL

Come and say hello. Details here.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Knit and Natter!

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

We'll be meeting this Thursday 26th of September 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!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

getting in the swing of september

Don't despair if you're missing the heat and sunshine. After a blistering summer, and a lovely relaxed and chatty meeting in August, we're going to warm you up with a little bit of action this month. So press your swishy skirts and polish your dancing shoes because we'll be learning a few moves with Swing Patrol's Scott Cuprit at our evening meeting on Tuesday 17th September. If you came along in January to Clare Hair's vintage hair styling session, you may even want to have a go at a fancy hairdo to go with your dancing togs. We think it will be a lot of fun. As usual we'll be warming up from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Guests are very welcome  -we only ask for a £4 donation to cover costs. We'll bring refreshments, including wine, though do please feel free to share something too if you wish.

For our coffee morning - 10.30am on Friday 20th September - we'll be going to Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way E1 3DG, our own little bit of the countryside but with better coffee. Map here. Buses 309 or 339 will drop you nearby, or you can walk from Stepney Green tube or Limehouse DLR (7 minutes walk according to TFL, but that'll depend on how quickly you walk!). 

We've also got a book club meeting lined up for Monday 16th September to discuss Sarah Dunant's In the Company of the Courtesan (contact us for info on venue). And you're welcome to join us for Knit and Natter on Thursday 26th September at the Coborn Arms, Coborn Road E3 from 6.30 -8.30pm. And check the side-bar for information on the events where we are running cake stalls this month. It would be good if you can help.

I'm really looking forward to seeing you all, so hope you can make it. Still got a little bit of catching up to do since I got back from holiday, so look out for more info on your favourite local shops here on the blog soon.