Clever, Creative, Imaginative

These are just a few adjectives that could be applied to our BEWI members.  This last month we’ve seen some interesting and talented entries to our competitions.  Our feature image may have had a few of us scratching our heads until we were told that we were looking at 4 beetles (not cockroaches) and, of course,  it was a Beatles song, The Long and Winding Road, which was the theme for October’s photo competition.  A truly inventive interpretation by Anne.

We were asked what luxury we would take to the International Space Station?  Sara had no doubts that she would need to take a luxury squash to drink and our judge, Bill Coombes agreed.

Every week emails fly out with all sorts of information, events and ideas for our members to consider.  So whether you wish to learn how to create a pom-pom wreathe; recycle with Christchurch’s Win on Waste or support and attend the Global Day of Action on Saturday 6 November 2021, there’s something  for everyone.  Jacqueline put pen to paper and wrote the following:


Pom Pom…Tiddley Pom

Come on now…is this just a sign of the times?

You tease with events that are so hard to rhyme.

What are the words that I could write beneath

A ridiculous ditty on a pom-pom wreath?

I’ll have to beat out a verse on a tom-tom

To find anything to rhyme with pom-pom.

That problem is small, but some are gigantic

The world’s getting hot, but it isn’t romantic

World leaders in Glasgow – it’s COP26

Are trying to come up with a climate change fix.

I hope that they realise it’s now very serious

Though the way MPs operate is often mysterious.

Flowers and dragonflies are still in here in November

It’s not like it used to be, if I remember

And though it seems nice, let it serve as a warning

We already have evidence about global warming.

We can all do it our bit, though our efforts be small.

Recycle your blister packs at Druitt Hall!


Jacqueline Wiltshire

November 2021