Tuesday 19th November 2103 On Tuesday 19th November an Open Evening was held in The Hand Hotel Llangollen, for the newly formed Valley Girls WI, described as “a new branch of the Women’s Institute (WI), set in the heart of the beautiful Dee Valley. Meeting monthly (first Tuesday) in the town of Llangollen, welcoming ladies from in and around the Dee Valley”. The evening was attended by 38 (lively!) ladies who expressed an interest in being involved with this new WI group. The ladies were asked to write down suggestions for activities for meetings which were pinned up on a board of ideas. Suggestions given were certainly eclectic and included, amongst others, wine tasting and cocktail mixing, outdoor pursuits, crafts such as crochet and decoupage, a taster boot camp session, Irish “Riverdance” dancing and life drawing! It appears that good (and fun) ideas will not be in short supply with this group! This group will hopefully appeal to a broad range of women, the general plan for the monthly meetings is to spend approximately the first hour enjoying the month’s activity. The second hour (approximately!) will be reserved for socialising, chatting, making use of the bar facilities in the venue, catching up with old friends and meeting new people. A warm welcome is extended to everyone who is interested. If you don’t know many people locally or you are new to the area this group would be perfect for you, it is a very friendly group, come along…..don’t be shy!!