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Get Scented!
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Get Scented!

November Meeting Our Vice President’s brother Oli just so happens to be a perfumer so we were very lucky to be tapping into those familial connections for this month’s meeting.  Oli (@olimarlowperfumes) is a self-taught perfumer and as a day job he works at Jovoy Mayfair (@jovoymayfair) where he can guide you in a new perfume purchase, and also creates bespoke … Continue reading

BBWI is 10!
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BBWI is 10!

We may be a tiny toddler in comparison to those WI groups toasting their centenaries but I feel so lucky to have been at the helm with the committee of The Borough Belles on the occasion this November of our 10th birthday. So many ladies have been part of the journey, perhaps more than a … Continue reading

Microplastics and Plastic Soup
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Microplastics and Plastic Soup

Blog post by Becky Marlow, Film Club Officer We welcomed Jessica Hickie from the Plastic and Sustainability team of the Environment Agency to discuss microfibres and the environmental issues impacting the WI 2017 End Plastic Soup Campaign. Jessica’s team aim to by raising awareness and generating behaviour changes to prevent plastics getting into the oceans. … Continue reading

Picnic!
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Picnic!

Blog post by Fiona Smark, Committee Member August is the ideal month to have our annual summer picnic, and the beautiful sunny weather helped us make the most of the garden at our new venue in Bermondsey.  Members brought a variety of things to enjoy, ranging from healthy salads to decadent carrot cake and classic … Continue reading

Wild Swimming
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Wild Swimming

Blogpost by Christel Hernalesteen, Treasurer Ella Foote (aka Ella Chloe) has one mission: get you to swim. Ideally in nature, but if not, lidos are great too.  In a very inspiring talk, Ella took us through her journey with wild water swimming, from her early childhood always being outdoors, through her swim across the channel, … Continue reading

She bangs the drums!
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She bangs the drums!

This month, Borough Belles enjoyed our own Caribbean carnival with the Steelpan Agency.  Shareen brought the full range of steelpan instruments in her Tardis-like van and the Bosco Centre was filled with the cheerful sound for the rest of the evening. After new president Alison welcomed everyone, Shareen started with giving us a brief history … Continue reading