Traditionally our first meeting of the year has been an active one, normally led by a member’s family member or close friend. This year was no exception and our lovely Christine convinced her mum, along with a number of her Morris team to come along and put us through our folk dancing paces. The fabulous folk from Rattlejag Morris gave us a bit of history on costume, music and dance composition before leading us through some (apparently) simple dances. There was plenty of energetic skipping, dosey do-ing (do-si-does? Dos-a-dos? The internet does not appear to know) and some very natty moves involving brooms – my personal favourite being the aptly named jelly legs.
It was great to see so many returning members but also plenty of fresh faces and I’m sure 2020 is going to be a banner year for City WI. Next month sees us celebrate our 10th Birthday so make sure to join us to celebrate in proper 10 year old style as we crack out the jelly and ice-cream.