100 years today
I couldn’t let the day go by without recording the centenary celebrations of the WI, even if it does feel as though it’s been a somewhat ongoing celebration for quite some time.
In the company of many others and knowing that I was likely to be on a train at 11am this morning, I signed up to the NFWI Thunderclap a couple of days ago with a tweet and a facebook post, because September 16th is when it all began.
Lo and behold, as I was standing on Stafford station (because my train was delayed slightly) my post appeared on Facebook. Even more surprising (because I am no Twitter afficionado) my tweet was sent.
I’m proud to be part of the celebrations and felt rather disappointed that my own WI didn’t mark the anniversary at our meeting last week. I’d have liked to have sang Jerusalem or maybe had a cake but never mind, it didn’t end there.
Whilst I was on my way home from Liverpool a small bunch of stitchers were busy recording the Twitter greetings in the WI’s Kings Road office. I’d have liked to have been there with my needle and thread too, but I haven’t yet managed to be in two places at once!
Look what Clare did, though.
I wonder how many tweets they managed to stitch? Watch this space and I’ll share the end result when it’s complete.