Our lovely Women's Institute member Pat Tebbit is 90 at the end of May; a wonderful milestone to reach for anyone but especially memorable as she celebrates in company with our Queen of course.
Pat has been associated with the WI throughout her life and can recall members and activities both in the village and at Federation level going back long before the current group’s reformation in 1999.
Pat is demon quizzer, with a memory for facts, particularly obscure ones, that is absolutely amazing. Members will do almost anything to ensure ‘Mrs P’ is on their quiz team. Her cookery skills are legendary; once you have tasted her light- as - a- feather pastry, crispy biscuits and deep sponge cakes oozing homemade jam, everything else is just second best.
She is our quiet and unassuming ‘elder stateswoman’ who is respected and much loved by all. Her feeling a bit under the weather and unable to get to the meeting meant we had to use Plan B to celebrate her upcoming birthday. During the meeting, two members took a birthday cake made by our secretary to Pat, who blew out the 9 candles (one for each decade) and the moment was captured in photos.
After cutting the cake, and wishing Pat a most happy birthday, members all had a slice, making sure that plenty was left for Pat and her husband to enjoy at their leisure.