February 2023: Scone-making with Nessa

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Greetings scone enthusiasts!

Are you ready to rise to the occasion and learn all about scone making?

Our expert chef will be sharing their secrets for making the perfect scone, and you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at making a batch of your own.

We first met Nessa in lockdown for a baking lesson from her kitchen, and we’re so pleased to have her back – this time in the flesh!

You’ll leave with a wealth of knowledge about the history and variations of scones, as well as a delicious, freshly baked batch to sample. And don’t worry if you’re a beginner – this event is open to bakers of all skill levels.

We will provide butter, but please bring a plate and butter knife. You can even bring some jam!

We promise that this event will be a real “knead” to know experience.

We’ll also be hosting our traditional February gift-swap. Bring a gift that’s unused and a good quality, and either leave it on our table or swap it for some else’s gift. If you don’t have a gift to swap for another, you can leave a small donation. All monies will go to Hope Food Bank.

→ What To Bring 

  • A mug, plate, and butter knife;
  • Gifts for the gift swap;
  • Correct cash for refreshments (50p each);
  • Name badge.

→ Subgroup Calendar 

Wed 15, 19:00Supper ClubLucky Cantonese Restaurant
Sat 18, 14:00CrafternoonBeeston Methodist Church (£3)
Wed 22, 14:00Cafe SocietyChristine’s Delights
Wed 22, 18:00Committee MeetingZoom
Thurs 23, 19:00:Book ClubWe Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by James Robertson
Sun 26, 10:00:Walk n TalkMessage Hayley
Cinema Spontaneous

→ Email Roundup 

  • Coming soon

Crafternoon: Every Third Saturday at 14:00, Beeston Methodist Church (£3)

An invitation from Joanne 

We don’t have any pictures for you this month, but we do have this invitation from our Joanne…

Come and join us at CRAFT GROUP on the third Saturday at 2pm! Bring your projects, something new perhaps, and ask any questions of our highly experienced crafters. Or just chat 

Please let me know if you will be coming (by commenting on Facebook) or by message. Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road. £3.

Supper Club: Every Third Wednesday (19:00)

This Month: The Cadland Pub, Beeston

Cafe Society: Every last Wednesday (14:00)

This Month: Yet to be announced

A note from Katie:

As you can see, we really enjoyed our cakes at Christine’s Delights!
There were only 5 of us, but lots of interesting conversation and giggles.

The location of the next cafe event will be posted on Facebook and emailed out to members.

The Hive WI Committee Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday at 18:30 on Zoom

As a volunteer-driven organization, we rely on the time and talent of our members to make our events and activities possible.

We would love to have you on board!

If you’re interested in joining the committee or want to learn more about what it entails, please get in touch at thehivewi@gmail.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also sit in on a session to see what we’re about, with no expectation of you joining.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Book Club: Every Last Thursday at 19:00 on Zoom

This Month: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going… I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.

Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history–performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.

Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society’s watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can’t have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.

How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages–and for the ages–about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Walk ‘n’ Talk: Every Last Sunday at 10:00

An invitation from Hayley

We are a friendly group who enjoy walking. We meet in most weathers on the last Sunday of the month at 10am for a walk approximately 4-6 miles long and we always have a refreshment break involving cake! If you would like to explore footpaths and beautiful places close to home that you may not have noticed before and all within an hours drive of Beeston. Please do come and join us – we can’t wait to welcome you!

Cinema Trips: Spontaneous!

What’s on at The Arc this month… 

If you fancy a cinema trip to see one of these films, you can email us, post in our Facebook group, or ask at our meetings.

Find Us Online

  • Email: thehivewi@gmail.com
  • Facebook: facebook.com/thehivewi
  • Facebook group (members only): facebook.com/groups/thehivewi
  • Twitter: twitter.com/thehivewi
  • Website: thehivewi.com
  • You can also search for us on Google Calendar using our email address.

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