When my WI Country Woman’s Year 1960 by Shirley Paget book popped through my door I was so excited to open it and even more thrilled when I saw that the cover was a special retro cloth one.
I love anything WI (although not a member) and this book covers it all. From cider-making and hedgerow basketry to public speaking and committee-meeting protocol and of course, not forgetting the jam making.
If you can’t get inspired to have a go at smocking, upholstery repairs, bread making, lampshade, Christmas wreaths, wallpapering, corn dollies, Welsh quilting or crystallized flowers then I will eat my hat. It’s right up my street and I can’t wait to give one of the crafts a go.
Inside the book it says that a great deal has happened to change the lives of women living in the countryside since 1960 when this book was last published, and it is fascinating to note these changes. But we have since lost or forgotten so many rural skills and pleasures. Following the four seasons, here are dozens of different tasks and hobbies re-discovered in this WI Country Woman’s Year: Six decades on, modern readers may no longer wish to live like their countryside sisters of two generations ago, but they will be struck by the happy gusto with which the then-450,000 members of the WI went about enjoying their busy country lives throughout the year.
The WI Country Woman’s Year 1960 by Shirley Paget is available from Amazon and other good book stores at £15.99
What is there to not like about a subscription? It’s like a magazine subscription and lots more. You start counting down the days to your next arrival and baking subscriptions are right at the top of the list.
Subscription boxes from Bakedin have two completely unique subscription boxes, the baking club and the bread baking club. Each month, they deliver a unique baking kit with a recipe exclusively developed in-house and posted through your letterbox. Like their famous baking kits, it contains all of the dry ingredients you’ll need, an easy to follow recipe card and some handy extras!
You still get the joy of baking from scratch, just with no food waste, a great taste and something new to impress your friends and family with each month.
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If you’ve heard anything about Vegas, then you know that the area is absolutely wild. Las Vegas has a ton to offer those that are looking for excitement and thrills, making it the perfect place for adventurous types to get away to. You certainly don’t need to look for Las Vegas houses for sale in order to get the whole Vegas experience, as there are plenty of great places to stay in the city. One of the best areas to stay at is The Strat Hotel, a place that has plenty of amenities to satisfy your every desire. So what does The Strat Hotel have that can satiate your needs for thrills and excitement? Here’s why thrill-seekers should visit and stay at The Strat Hotel in Las Vegas.
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You might not expect dining to be a part of the thrills, but at The Strat Hotel it certainly is. Here you can wine and dine hundreds of feet above Las Vegas, giving you a fantastic view of the city’s skyline as you eat your meal. At the hotel’s “Top of the World”, you can enjoy a fantastic dinner while the restaurant revolves 360 degrees every eighty minutes. Alternatively you can enjoy any of the other eateries in the hotel, offering up food that ranges from heartland classics to exotic foreign dishes. The Strat Hotel is so adventurous and awe inspiring that even its dining experience is perfect for thrill seekers.
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Thrill-seekers will surely find some amazing entertainment that is right up their alley at The Strat Hotel. At The Strat Hotel, you’ll find entertainers such as acrobats, aerialists, and magicians. These entertainers all put on amazing performances that you’ve never seen before, performances that are guaranteed to thrill and excite you. Although many people may be fine with common cookie-cutter entertainment options like musical or dance numbers, thrill-seekers want something a little more. Thankfully The Strat Hotel obliges and provides some truly memorable entertainment for their Vegas guests. If you’re looking for some wild and unpredictable shows in Vegas, then you can find them at The Strat Hotel.