It's good to know that as soon as I do something new The Sun writes about it!
Yesterday was the first night of the East Dulwich Women's Institute and I am a proud founder member. The WI is actually an interesting brand - traditionally considered to be a fussy, jam-making brigade of "women of a certain age" - it has having a bit of a resurrection. WIs are in the process of being set up in (yummy-mummy) areas of London like Islington, Fulham and Clapham. It seems to be part of the whole farmers markets, return to traditional Britishness thing.
While there were a lot of 30somethings with Cath Kitson bags, trendy jeans and cool glasses at the ED WI last night, it was actually a lot of fun. A chance to meet other local women and learn stuff - suggestions for what we wanted to learn about ranged from DIY, to local history, gardening and wine and I admitted that I would quite like to know how to make chutney and jam.
I'll keep you posted on the jam front...