Posts by Debbie Harris

Christmas 2016 lunch

At our Christmas lunch, we enjoyed Davina Tanner OBE’s talk about Café Britannia in Norwich.  The Café, which offers fresh cooked food, is a social enterprise set up in 2014 by Davina, on a shoestring budget including her own personal savings.  Alongside civilians, the Café employs inmates of HMP Norwich, Bure and Wayland providing rehabilitation…

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March 2017 lunch

Our Spring lunch will be held on Thursday 30 March. We are thrilled that our speaker will be Lois Gill. Lois is the Artisitic Director of Blossom and Yarn who came up with the idea after deciding she wanted to do something a bit different for the church flower festival.  Lois is a keen gardener,…

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Christmas lunch 2016

Our Christmas lunch will be held on Wednesday 30th November at Broom Hall. Our speaker will be Davina Tanner OBE, co- founder and Chief Executive of Britannia Enterprise, a social enterprise run in partnership with HMP Norwich. Menu Glass of Wine or Fruit Juice on Arrival Roast Norfolk Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Sausage & Bacon…

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Autumn lunch 2016

For our September 2016 lunch, we welcomed Jo Wilson, Executive Director of Unity in Diversity, a community interest company focusing on celebrating difference in diversity. Jo gave an interesting account of her life including growing up with parents from opposite ends of the world, snippets of school life, working in careers guidance, her position at…

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Tenth anniversary lunch – June 2016

We were delighted that Jan Godfrey and Suzanne Rhind from the Wayland Partnership were able to join us for our tenth anniversary celebrations, as the group was their brainchild at its commencement in 2006. We particularly appreciated their help in cutting the cake! Our inspirational speaker was Joan Khurody who published her first book (her…

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Autumn lunch

Our Autumn lunch will be held on Wednesday 28 September.Our guest speaker will be Jo Wilson from Unity in Diversity, a company that specialises in inter-cultural learning. Menu: Wine/Juice on Arrival Roast Loin of Pork Served with Roast Potatoes, Herb Stuffing and Apple Sauce , or Cod Steak Topped with a Tomato, Pepper and Onion Sauce,…

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Ten year celebration lunch

Our Summer lunch is a special occasion as we will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Wayland Women in Business. Our speaker will be local author, Joan Khurody. Joan has captivated hundreds of readers with her memoir ‘No one Mentioned Bandits’which tells her story of braving 1950s prejudice by marrying an Indian and living in…

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Colourful spring lunch!

Our Spring speaker, House of Colour Consultant, Gill Bushnell, initially trained to be a teacher but decided this wasn’t for her. After spending a few years working for the DHSS, then the personnel department of Marks and Spencer, she changed to an exciting career as an air stewardess where she ultimately acquired a training role.…

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March lunch confirmed

We are thrilled to announce that our Spring meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th March.  Our speaker will be Gill Bushnell of the House of Colour. Gill’s is a colour analyst and personal stylist with House of Colour. She has had a varied career – originally working in HR at Marks and Spencers, followed by…

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Christmas lunch 2015

Penny Lindop, UK designer and Norfolk artist proved to be an inspirational speaker at our Christmas lunch on 1st December. Penny spoke of her early hippy lifestyle as an archaelogist and her adventures in Australia and Indonesia, leading to a fascination with spinning and weaving. Following her return to the UK, an ‘art time’ project…

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