Lancashire Federation of Women's Institutes
Barley WI Member’s Debut Thriller Published Megan’s dead. Adam’s run away. Olivia wants revenge. A twisty tale of obsession, belonging and the terrible things people do in the name of love, ‘Don’t Forget Me’ is a debut, psychological thriller by BARLEY WI member, Lisa Nicholas. Lisa’s first novel was published on 26 August, realising her dream. Work and life tended to get in the way, but after several false starts, ‘Don’t Forget Me’ came to her in a nice dream about love and dedication. Preferring a darker tale, she inverted these traits, creating a sinister story about obsession and jealousy. Writing it came naturally, but she hadn’t realised it was only the tip of the iceberg. After many months, eighteen rounds of edits and thirty rejections, she was offered a publishing contract and had to edit some more. It was a long journey, but whatever the outcome, Lisa says it’s just a pleasure to hold the book in her hands.
Rosalind, ASHTON-ON-RIBBLE WI President, an accomplished Motor-biker since 1995, gave a spellbinding Zoom talk on her biking holidays with her husband in this country and abroad. Another biker, Joan Hogg, arrived on her tricycle at their ‘Together Again’ meeting.
18 members of TOCKHOLES WI celebrated Pride Month in a member’s garden, with bingo, a raffle and a good old natter. At an earlier meeting, Julia Parkhouse, a Rehabilitation Physiotherapist gave an interesting talk on strokes. Inspired by ‘Spikey Jean’ of WI Wanderers, Maggie Jones led MILNROW AND DISTRICT WI members in making a Rainbow Heart banner for Pride season.
At HOGHTON WI, a few baffling conundra faced members, at a Zoom ‘Call my Bluff’ challenge where they pitted their wits against the cunning committee members. The evening progressed with ‘Desert Island Discs’, giving an insight into the minds of the committee, with their choices on what to take!!!!
With Jackie Hobson as Guest of Honour, BANKS WI held their first meeting since March 2020 with an ‘Outside Afternoon Tea’ in the President’s garden. A lovely afternoon with lots of catching up!