Hi Lynne, yeah freezing and wet here today.
I think the WI has really changed over the years. They do some great work. Nice to be part of a group and especially one that can be so supportive.
I live in sheltered housing. I'm 58 and most people here are in their 80s and 90s. I've made some really lovely friends. Age difference is nothing at all... after all old people are just people who have been around a bit longer. I ask them about their lives and have heard some amazing stories. One woman... who passed away very recently... was a refugee in Yugoslavia during second world war. She dressed as a man and managed to get across the border into Austria. There she got a job in a British army canteen and met a British soldier, fell in love and married him. After the war they moved back here and she couldn't speak a word of English. She and her husband both spoke German and had only spoken that to each other. This was only one of many incredible stories she told me.
Sorry that was a bit of a tangent, but I encourage you to ask your friends in WI about their lives. It's a real eye-opener.
Take care Lynne,