Wednesday, 15 October 2008

WIN......... Doh

I Thought you may like to see what us WIN ladies get up to.
We like to get the Oldies together at least twice a year, mainly so we know they are still alive .... no don't look so shocked, its a shame to miss a good *Wake* for no reason, if its a Crisp and Sarnie Wake we sometimes send our apologies, well its not worth the shoe leather on all that gravel, see those old girlie's up the back of the tables [i think they are all still alive] they are the eldest members of WIN the eldest is our Margaret she is 86 and unless she is off gallivanting on holiday, comes to WIN every week, ain't she sweet. *smile*
Anyhow, we have 4 official WIN meals a year Spring Buffet, Summer Sizzler, Autumn Buffet and Christmas Shenanigans [i just made those names up! Gosh I'm good].

I think the youngest member of WIN is only 21 now and she has been coming for two years!
I have to say they are a wonderful group of women and i can honestly say they are all my Mates.
Look at that scrummy food and you may note how i have taken that first pic's from the Pudding end, lol.
These evenings are always funded by us we don't ask anyone for money, our girls bring there friends along [all free] they stuff there faces and get a few glasses of wine down their throats and then i sting them into buying a raffle ticket, *Pand a strip* is my cry *git ya Many aaat* is another and it works, we raised £150 for KIN [Kids in Need] last month, yippee.
This is some of them turning up for the fun, they needed to get in early so they could get all the bestest seats.
Now to pay for all the things we do all year we have to raise funds, we do this in a number of ways. On of the things we do is snag some unsuspecting person to host one of our many fun days [its not much fun for the host as we trash the house and garden. lol] they usually make cakes and biscuits and put out doily's and stuff! mistake, because all the oldies come out of the framework for those sort of goodies............... funny how oldies can eat.
This lady opened her Garden for us [she has been a part of WIN for about 3 years] the things she is guarding are all donated for us to raffle off .........*Git ya many aat..... pand a strip* .....local artists came and bought their wares to show. About 70 people came that day! A 20pence entrance fee was collected and everyone enjoyed their time with us. So that's a bit of refinement in the Shabby window of life , oh and a we made a eck of a lot of money that day. Thank you so much Sue. and errrrm sorry about the mess and all those beer bottles.............s'nuffin to do wiv me.........


MelMel said...

That looks great fun!
ME!!!! want to come and play!
Are you mostly local?

angel said...

Yes, but willing to travel for CAKE. lol xxxxxx

Country Bliss said...

Angel you are wicked but also have a heart of gold. Keep up the good work. Those puddings look so yummy.
How's the quilt going?
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Cor .... now we KNOW why you're called Angel!!!

as you would say mwah! xxxXXXXXXXX

claire said...

Angel - you are so norty xxx I've just snorted cake on my lappy reading that!!
You are a really kind lovely person - you are even nice about my sewing :)

Lace hearts said...

Oh I wish you were local-er so's I could join. It does look lots of fun, as lovely Melmel says - and i wanna come play too. You must get so much from doing it. Did you set WIN up? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and lots more xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

angel said...

I am cruel aint i, lol, but they are the most precious people i know.
Bliss thanks for the reminder. *blush*
Claire i hope you cleaned that poot, ewwww. lol.
I wish you were all closerererer as i am sure you would enjoy all the things we get up to. *smile*
I did set up WIN lacey as i believe we, as women need to have lots of people round us that we can help, love and care for.
Loads of love girls. Mwah [that was for your benefit Blades, lol]
X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x

second wind said...

That's wonderful and you've clearly got a great troupe of Angel-lets trained up to help
Where does all the artwork come from, is it local talent?

MaryPoppins said...

Well done to you all, Margaret sounds a right laugh :)

Would love to meet you all and have some of your yummie food, and I think WIN is truly a wonderful place to go X

sharie said...

Looks like you have a cracking time.
I bet you are a scream after you have had a few drinks and fallen under the table a couple of times. Any good pics of this?
LOL only joking I know you are a sober and retiring citizen who would never partake of any alcoholic beverage.

MelMel said...

I'm watching this film!
What have you been up to? owt nice?
I'm eating yummy date and walnut v
cake and some choccies!x

MelMel said...

Me again!
Cream cake eh....i'll give you half of mine for half of yours?
share share thats fair!!

Oh i love lazy Sundays!x

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

wow what a fab thing to do !!! the puddings looked good!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for your comment by the way the girlies were lovely to meet cant wait to do it again !
Lesley x

Elaine said...

All that food is making me hungry, so it's your fault that I just polished off that bar of chocolate!!!

Seriously though, you do a wonderful job, keep it up and well done.

Love and blessings

MelMel said...

If i'd known i'd have saved you some....but all the bloggers came over and scoffed it!!

Hows you today??:>))x

MelMel said...

Yes please!!!!!!
Oh just what i need.....i'm doing poohy work for childminding! gggrrrr......planning is pants!
I'm going to do a post on it tomorrow or Wed...when i have waded my way out of all of this!xxx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hello lovely and ever so funny Angel...
Or should I say your little Devil!LOL
Making fun of the lovely old ladies!
You sure are wonderful in every way!
And I`m so pleased to have you as my FRIEND!
I`m so sorry for not stopping by as often as I wish... but, I want you to know that you are always in my thoughts!
You have such a warm Kindred Spirit and it shows!
I`m off now...
From Me
And Alan sends you one too! LOL
I`m a little bit jealous though! LOL

MelMel said...

I'm going to bed with me pud and a living and Olly if he makes it to bed before i fall fast asleep!

momof2gr8kids said...

wow this looks like such fun what does win stand for?? I think we need that group here with the deserts and all.. yummy..

Un Peu Loufoque said...

Tell me what is WIN!! It looks terribly good fun I want to play!!

MelMel said...

Om my there is a spider in your hair....eeekkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Want me to coax it out with some ice cream and jamaican ginger cake......?

MelMel said...

I have it trapped between two pieces of cake....phew...close call.....nearly bit your neck...blimey!
What a miracle cake is....the rescue remedy!!!

Here you go.....big bit of choccie.....and *breathe*....

MelMel said...

I've just sneaked in your house and pinched all the cake.....*me runs down the road wearing a stripy top and a bag with "loot" wrote in big black letters*

It turned out quite well, looks pretty!
I'm so wanting to paint, but i'm at a are we moving or not cross roads!