Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Meeting - 7th September 2011

Following the business, we got a lesson on making the most of fruit available for free and creating fruit vodkas.
Here are some of the ladies sampling the tipple.

And here are more ladies tucking into the Drunkards Fool pudding.

Don't forget choir practice next Wednesday 14th September at 7:30pm

Friday, 2 September 2011

Reminder - Choir Practice

Now the children have returned to school, it's time to start the choir practice again. The first session of the new season will be on Wednesday 7th September 2011 at 6:45pm.

The practice will be followed by our September meeting at 7:30pm.

Hope to see you there x

Summer Walks & Visits - Week 5

Here are some of the walkers who attended week 5 of the Summer Walks & Visits held by Talwrn Lite WI. This week the walk followed the shore of the Menai Straits on the mainland side.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Summer Walks & Visits - Week 4

Here are some of the photos taken on Week 4 of our Summer Walks and Visits. We have been so fortunate with the weather. This week we walked another part of Pentraeth, ending up in The Bull pub for refreshments.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Summer Walks & Visits - Week 3

For week 3 of our Summer Walks and visits, we went to see a personal collection of household items. It's an amazing place with all sorts of household goodies from the past on show. The owners of the collection were so pleasant and welcomed us into their home for a cuppa too.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

2011 Summer Walks & Visits

The Summer Walking event of 2010 was such a success that we decided to run it again in 2011 with different locations. We will end up at a pub or cafe for refreshments.

In each instance the walks will start at 6:30pm Please wear suitable walking shoes and clothing. If it rains the walk will not take place.

27th July - around Tynygongl. Meeting in the car park of The Galnrafon Hotel, Benllech. (A walk through the fields to Llanfair ME & Goronwy Owen's Church).

3rd August - Around the beach at Traeth Coch. Meet in the car park at the Pentraeth end of the beach.

10th August - Step into the past in Llanbedrgoch. Meet at the museum (directions to follow).

17th August - Tracking the old railway. Meet in The Bull car park, Pentraeth.

24th August - Under Britannia Bridge. A woodland walk along The Straits. Meeting near Treborth Gardens or The Antelope car park.

31st August - Around The Dingle. Meet at Oriel Ynys Mon car park, Llangefni.

If you have any queries, or would like to join us on our walks, please email: for more information.


Earlier in the year, 7 members of Talwrn Lite WI attended a Level 2 Food Hygiene course in Amlwch. I'm happy to say that all 7 ladies passed the assessment. Congratulations to all. x

July Meeting 2011

The Winners of the July Treasure Hunt - Llinos, Rachael & Kim
...and the winners of the Treasure Hunt Booby Prize - Susan, Barbara and Sam
Following the business at the July meeting we all headed off on a Treasure Hunt. It wasn't the best of evenings weather-wise, with horrendous rain. However, it didn't stop us all enjoying ourselves.
We eventually all arrived at our destination in Llanerchymedd, where we lovely sandwiches and cake - plus the odd alcoholic beveridge too!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Open Garden at Bryn Seiri - 26th June 2011

For the third year running, Talwrn Lite WI provided and served refreshments at the Open Garden of Honey Tolman.
This year we had one over cast day but also one scorching day which meant the refreshments were selling fast.
Thanks to all who provided cakes or donated their time to man the stall. It was very much appreciated.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

2011 Anglesey Federation Annual Show

Talwrn Lite WI ladies entered lots of competitions at the Anglesey Federation Annual Show held in Bodedern on 17th June 2011. With lots of success including winning the Co-operative competition based on "Bonfire Night".
For the Co-operative competition we needed to create a floral, craft and cookery item to tie in with the theme.
You can see lots more photographs taken at the Annual Show by visiting our Facebook Page here

19th June 2011 - Open Garden at Ty Gwyn

On the 19th June 2011 the Talwrn Lite ladies provided and served refreshments at the beautiful home of Anna & Keith Griffiths of Ty Gwyn, Llanbedrgoch.

The weather was kind and the visitors flocked to see the gardens. It was lovely to see families relaxing on picnic rugs on the lawns while the children ran about.

The tea and cakes went down a treat too with only a handful of left-overs to take home.

Friday, 10 June 2011

HELP! We need you - now!

Talwrn Village Hall is used by the majority of the community. However, even this use is making it difficult to make ends meet and pay the ever increasing bills.
To address this issue the Hall Committee have applied for the Energy Share project. If successful we will receive a free sustainable energy solution which will allow us to sell back any surplus energy produced to the grid.
What you need to do:
  • Click on this link which will take you directly to our Energy Share page.
  • Click on "Support this group" it's on the right hand side of the screen.
  • Complete the registration process and then click on the verify your support link in the email that you will receive.
  • The process is now complete.

It's as simple as that. Ideally, if your family members have separate email addresses we would like them to register their support too.

URGENT: Unfortunately we only have till the end of June to gain support so your immediate action would be very much appreciated.

Thank you for your time and your support. We will keep you informed of our progress.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Meeting - 1st June 2011

The speaker for this evening were representatives from the local fabric and wool shop. They came armed with lovely goodies for us to get excited about. They were so patient, explaining the techniques of crochet over and over. I'm sure that the ladies who didn't attend will be kicking themselves when they hear about the evening.
We had such a good laugh learning how to crochet. The photo above shows Glynwen modelling a beard creation made by Margaret.
Loved this chunky cushion cover.
These huge wooden crochet hooks are made locally especially for the shop that provided the demo this evening.
We pulled up the sofas and got comfy, so we could learn how to crochet. In some cases it was the blind leading the blind, but we all got the hang of it and left with balls of wool under our arms and loads of inspiration...which is what learning is all about!
If you didn't manage to get a copy of the "How to crochet" instructions, you can email and I will email a copy to you.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Talwrn Summer Fair

If you would like to receive information about the competitions available to enter at the Talwrn Summer Fair, then please email:

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Ladies that golf

Today the Talwrn Lite ladies enjoyed their first taste of golf. Even though it was blowing a gale and it rained at times, it didn't lower their spirits. I doubt that we have a budding golf pro amongst us, but it was a lot of fun and we're all looking forward to our next session.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

A Golf Taster!

Ever fancied yourself as a golfer? We've received an invitation to attend a free taster session - just for ladies!

It will run for 7 weeks in total. The first session is on Sunday 15th, at 11am till approximately 1pm (if it is raining heavily it will be cancelled till the following week). The following six sessions will be free trials - clubs will be provided.

If you fancy joining us, then please email for more details regarding the venue and car sharing:

Unfortunately, due to the rain the golf taster has been put back to next Sunday, 22nd May 2011.

Food Hygiene Course

Due to the increase in our catering events, we offered members the chance to attend and gain a qualification in food hygiene, so that we can cater with confidence.

On Wednesday, 7 ladies attended the course at Parys Training in Amlwch. All the ladies found being in the classroom for a day hard going, especially sitting the test at the end of the session when we were all close to being brain-dead due to the amount of information we had taken in.

We now have to wait between 4 - 6 weeks to see if we've passed. So it's fingers crossed for now.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Meeting - 4th May 2011 - A Smell Sensation

We had a last minute change of Guest Speaker at our May meeting, with Llinos stepping in to provide our noses with a smell sensation. We learnt about the different notes in aromatherapy oils, how they can be applied for different needs and bombarded poor Llinos with questions like what oils should be used for which ailment. At the business part of the meeting we discussed the Resolutions regarding Mega Farms & Closure of Libraries. There was lots of talk of the wonderful Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton last Friday. To celebrate their marriage we raised a glass of fizz to them.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Anglesey WI Federation Easter Extravaganza 16/04/2011

These are some of the photographs of the exhibits in the Easter Extravaganza, organised by the Anglesey Federation.

Talwrn Lite entered both the Easter Bonnet and the decorative table decoration competition but unfortunately was not successful on this occassion. Congratulations to Trearddur Bay WI on winning both competitions.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Meeting - 6th April 2011 with Clinique & Estee Lauder

At our April 2011 meeting, Talwrn Lite WI welcomed two big named beauty houses - Clinique and Estee Lauder, to the village hall to talk about skin care and the application of make up.

Helen and Sadie represented Clinique while Denise and Petrina represented Estee Lauder. (For further information on the products they used and discussed you will find them at the Bangor branch of Debenhams).

The demonstration was followed with Cheese and Wine. We sang Happy Birthday to Treasurer Ann, while a large chocolate birthday cake was brought into the room.

It was a fabulous evening, with several guest members attending who have shown an interest in joining Talwrn Lite WI.