I’d been thinking for a while that I haven’t taken many photos or described what’s happening in our garden – so I looked around for a linkup to prompt me to join in, and found Six on Saturday – hosted by thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com (participant guide) who lives in Reading, Berkshire. That’s where I went to school, though I’ve lived in Manchester for over 20 years – so it’s a small world sometimes. I’ve been following various contributors and, as usual, been inspired by the plants they grow and what they write about – but hadn’t got my act together to take photos on a Saturday.
So I’ll be covering what’s been happening around our garden, the locality in Monton, Eccles, Greater Manchester, the North. Mostly gardens and places we visit with an emphasis on plants. Knowing me, I doubt I’ll be contributing every week as time runs away from me, but I’ll try my best 🙂 I hope this post covers the Six on Saturday brief. Continue reading →
29/100 Cottonopolis WI meeting – all about Suffragettes
It was our monthly meeting for Cottonopolis WI – we eat cake, chat and have a lot of fun. We only sing Jerusalem once a year at our AGM – did you know it’s was a suffragette anthem too?
This month’s talk was given by Sibby (@MCRTourGuide) all about the history of votes for women. It was a fascinating talk and I learnt a lot more about the complex issues involved. We also discussed the accuracy (or not) of the film Suffragette (2015). A couple of weeks ago, I went to watch the film with 90 other Greater Manchester WI members – it was a great evening.
Do you know which country in the world introduced universal suffrage in 1893?