Constantine WI members are having a busy summer!
Their July walk was beautifully planned like an expedition: the ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes, then the ferry to Piece after refreshments, followed by a walk to St Anthony. It was the hottest day of the year … everyone was melting, and some even had to take a dip in the sea to cool off, but it was all worthwhile.
Constantine WI members also attended a tea party in their President’s garden, planned as the first event after Covid restrictions eased. After weeks of beautiful weather, the rain held off until the start of the tea party and then fell in buckets; the wind also got up, blowing away parasols and umbrellas! The 22′ tent (put up just in case) began to sag with water pooling in the roof, which then tipped itself onto guests. However, the women all soldiered on. After temperatures were taken and hand gel sorted, bowls of fresh strawberries and cream, dainty cakes and pastries were served – it was just what the members needed, along with a bit of chat and catching up.
Over the past 18 months, Constantine’s WI Hall had become knee-deep in brambles and weeds, so the members decided to tackle the task. They worked hard, cutting back the brambles and buddleia, the waist-high weeds and ivy from the walls, and discovered a commercial gardener, Gary, working next door, doing the same thing for a neighbour. Gary volunteered to take away free of charge the eight bags of green waste the members had filled, taking it to the green centre. Constantine WI President Liz Pearce said, “After being in lock down for so long, one forgets how kind people can be.”