All was looking good, everything was finished and we were ready to go. Various Mayors (five in all), our Lord Lieutenant and his wife (good friend, extraordinarily talented needlewoman and WI member, of course!) his Deputy and his wife (another good friend, extraordinarily talented woman and WI member, of course!) and guest of honour, the Duchess of Beaufort all arrived to share the celebrations for this, the 90th anniversary of Gloucestershire Federation of WIs. Corks were popped, toasts made and many, many photographs taken.
Me? I took care of the head of BBC Radio Gloucestershire, here seen interviewing "Adelaide Hoodless", one of our founders. David spent a couple of hours making sure no-one was forgotten; that everyone had her moment and a chance to tell her story. Finally a bit of fun, as the tables turned and I got to hold the microphone for a while as David put one or two stitches into the commemorative kneeler which will be presented to the Abbey as a memento of the event.
A good day.