August 2009 Sizzling Summer Picnic


If you were down in Victoria Park last Sunday, you may have sighted a large number of lost looking ladies wandering about, sporting their finest Sunday (picnic) Best. All were searching for the mythical Glade – the lovely, leafy setting for the 2009 Shoreditch Sisters Summer Picnic.


It was a dazzlingly sunny day; the rays beating down from the blue sky onto the green grass. After the Glade had been located, the bunting strewn wonkily onto the bushes, Punky the dog placated with a makeshift ball made from an apple and the enormous, giant battery fed ghetto blaster had started to swell the air with music, the Sisters, friends, boyfriends and assorted tiny dogs settled down to enjoy the delicious food and drink on offer.


As more and more people arrived, the delicious picnic spread grew more and more impressive. Jazz’s pea and mint dip and bruschetta; lentil “pork pies”; crunchy home-baked peanut butter cookies; juicy fruit kebabs; gently melting chocolate cake and very much more besides was proudly laid out on colourful checked blankets (all, I’m sad to say, putting to shame my solitary, slightly squished box of animal biscuits) It was a tasty display of the culinary skills of the members.

Long after the piles of fairy cakes had subsided, the drink and chatter continued to flow into the warm evening…

By Anna x


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Shoreditch Sisters WI

Founded in 2007, we are a WI for women in and around London. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 52 - 54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT at 7pm. Membership is available all year around - joining in Jan-31st March is £41 for the entire year, April-30th June £30.75 for three quarters of the year, July- 30 Sept £20.50 of half a year, and Oct-Dec £10.25. We meet 11 times a year plus extra monthly sub-groups. Non-members are welcome to most meetings for £5.