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Sushi and Origami at Shoreditch Sisters WI

Source: rogiro

Just returned from my first visit to Shoreditch Sisters, a Women’s Institute group right here in London.  (Click here to find out the history of the WI.)

Shoreditch Sisters is a group of women meeting once a month to share different skills.  Tonight I tried my hand at origami – I made a crane and a half finished frog and later, sushi.  The sushi was delicious.

The ladies were lovely and contrary to popular opinion, young.

The ladies were lovely and contrary to popular opinion, young.

I understand each WI group is different.  Shoreditch Sisters is a crafting and campaigning group.

They have recently moved to a new venue so it’s worth emailing them to check where they will be.

For a list of other WI groups in London, go here.


Is Pancake Day at risk of dying out?

It would seem so. According to a recent survey by Guardian Unlimited, only one in five Britons were aware of Shrove Tuesday and of the tradition of pancake making and’ flipping’.

And, in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon, red tape has put a stop to it’s annual pancake race.

What is the world coming to!

Shrove Tuesday, sometimes called Pancake Day, is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time of giving up things such as chocolate or smoking for 40 days.

If you would like to know more, the BBC gives further information about Lent at this site

Shrove Tuesday is therefore the last chance to feast and use up all the eggs before a 40 day fast.

To keep up the tradition of pancake making, why not try your hand at Delia Smith’s pancake recipe.

Delia Smith

Welcome to Sindy’s world

Well, I did it, I finally blotted my copybook.  What is she talking about you ask.

You know what it’s like.  You see a blank (blog) page and you don’t know how to start or what to do.

You’re enthusiastic about it until that little voice says “I’m not sure”, “I need to know more”, “What if it’s not right”.

It’s that inner voice which keeps us from doing what we want to do.

I must admit blogging is a new venture for me and slightly outside my comfort zone.

On the other hand, the other voice says “just try it, what’s the worse that could happen?” and I would have to agree, “nothing”.

It’s all about mindset and so today it’s time to set the fear free.

So mangling some of Mike Litman’s words, “my Greatness has been Held Hostage for long enough”.

A friend told me about the following quote a year ago and he was right.  Enjoy!!

“You don’t need to get it right, you just need to get it going.”

– Mike Litman