Year end “Wrap Up”



Our final meeting of 2016 was a demonstration by Alison Westwood from Eclipse Gift Wrapping. This family firm is based in Porthcawl and aims to provide a professional gift wrapping service for both businesses and individuals.

Alison assisted by Sam showed how to wrap bottles, CD’s and a variety of different shaped boxes so that they looked too good to unwrap. With Christmas around the corner I hope some of the audience tried some of the techniques rather than taking the shortcut and putting present in Christmas gift bags.

Anyone wanting ideas can look on the website where you can view clips of demonstrations of bow tying and other useful tips.

A Christmas meal at the Beech Tree Inn rounded off our calendar for 2016. As in previous years everyone was very pleased with the venue.

Our first meeting of the next session was a social evening with a Bring and Buy, light refreshments and a quiz. All our members were very generous and the evening raised £120.00.

At our next meeting we welcomed back Sara Jane, a fashion consultant from John Lewis to hopefully get an insight into some of the Spring trends for 2017. Sara explained how one can take advantage of the free service offered in-store to help create an outfit or accessorize an existing ensemble. We were then shown a selection of Spring wear emphasising how by carefully choosing accessories such as handbags, scarves and jewellery one can make a very simple jacket and trousers turn into something that is special. A big thank you to our members Jill and Chris for acting as models for the evening – they both looked good in all the clothes that were chosen for them.