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March walk

It was a very windy day so an easy walk was felt to be the way to go.    We walked across Gwithian sands made our way back along the cliff tops to Godrevy Beach with some adventurous ladies climbing to view the seals in Seal Cove – they were not disappointed the cove was full of basking bodies.    After all our efforts delicious food was enjoyed at the café in the car park.    It was lovely to see some members who have not walked for a few months – it is so good to get out after what feels like a long wet winter. (Pat G)


Four Corner Craft Day

Folded paper card making with Jackie was just one of the delightful crafts on offer at our Four Corner Craft Day. Ladies came from a number of WI’s in the area to try their hand at something new. Lynne led a jewellery workshop using wire, beads and stones for an unusual effect, Val taught her group how to sew a pin cushiion in the shape of a bonnet and Charlotte showed how gingham and simple cross stitch are used for Chickem Scratch embroidery. With tasty soups and rolls and, of course, a delicious array of cakes it was the most enjoyable of days. Well done to Pat G for organising and to all those who helped.

Craft Club March

It was the first meeting of our new Craft Club this week. Members met at Val P’s house and made stylish aprons which they then modelled above Sennen Cove. Well done everyone. We look forward to seeing what they make next month.

Birding in Hayle

Ten of us assembled at the car park beside Hayle Swimming Pool – David Chapman, our guide, then took us along St. George’s Walk . What a variety of birds we saw as we ambled along the waterside!  There were as many in the bushes as on the pool flats (the tide being out).   Some of the group had very sharp eyes and several unusual birds were noted – the kingfisher being one.       After a couple of hours besides Copperhouse Pool we then ventured across to the Hide behind the Causeway. After a short stop for a refreshment break, David took everyone across the road to view the birds just off the Causeway into Hayle.     David is so informative he makes it a very enjoyable experience, it’s as if the birds come out to sing for him – cannot recommend enough this bird watching experience. (Pat G)

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The birds spotted were: Kingfisher, widgeon, curlew, cormorant ,little egret, black-headed gull, herring gull, mute swan, robin, blackcap, blue tit, wood pigeon, blackbird, firecrest ,bullfinch, chaffinch ,dunnock, oyster catchers, shelduck, tuft, teal, pied wagtail, mallard,  bar tailed godwit, red breasted merganser, egret, buzzard, jackdaw, great black-back gull ,Mediterranean gull, lesser black-back gull,  redshank, rock pipit, Canada geese, chiffchaff, raven and heron.

Coffee Beans January 2020

What an excellent turnout for the first Coffee Beans of 2020! Members met at The Godolphin in Marazion on a beautifully sunny morning for great coffee and a good catchup after the seasonal festivities.

Dabble Day

On a damp and gloomy Saturday the Murley Hall provided the setting for our first Dabble Day. Members and friends were able to try a variety of crafts in ‘Have a go’ sessions throughout the day, plus enjoy warming soups and delightful cakes in good company. Well done to Sylvia for organising everything and to all those who helped make it such a success.

Camera Club November


Trevena Cross Garden Centre was the venue for the November Meeting of Camera Club. With so much to photograph by way of plants, pots and ornaments everyone got going on their own collection. Some chose to capture the plants, Helen concentrated on the colony of gnomes who dwell there, while Sue and Lisa caught reflections in garden mirrors. With a visit to the café to round off the trip it was a very pleasant afternoon.

Trip to The Manor House Hotel

A group of members plus some friends and partners had an extremely enjoyable trip to The Manor House Hotel in Devon earlier this month. They had a great time enjoying all the craft activities plus fantastic food, the spa and everything else that the hotel had to offer.

Money Saving Moneybags

The members of Crowlas and Ludgvan WI have been looking at ways to cut back on their use of plastics and reduce all other waste, included their precious funds. At every meeting multiple payments are handed over to the treasurer and this is usually handed over in plastic money bags or paper envelopes with sticky labels attached.
Not any more. Members are making drawstring bags from recycled fabric and these will replace both plastic bags and the envelopes. The first of these are already in use for the monthly meeting sales table,
Raffle and Board games donations and some members have offered to
embroider them to help the treasurer identify which are filled with
which fund. In addition members are being encouraged to pay for
activities and subscriptions via Bacs bank transfer. This system has the added environmentally sound benefits as requires less car journeys to the bank. At Crowlas and Ludgvan WI we are very conscious of the need to do our bit to reduce our impact on the environment. Whilst we know these are only small changes we recognise that if everyone makes them together they can have a big impact.

The Wheal Buzzy Project

The Murley Hall was Buzzing on Monday evening as members were joined by Charlotte Goodship from the Wheal Buzzy Project. Charlotte is Project Officer for the scheme, run by the Cornwall AONB, which aims to promote awareness and create space for solitary bees in Cornwall, particularly Cornish Mining Bees.

Members were astounded to hear that Cornwall is host to more than 190 species of bee, some of which feed on a single plant variety. Charlotte encouraged everyone to provide the three simple things that the bees need; shelter, food and water.

If you would like to know more, click to see their  website HERE