Well done ladies…conquering tech problems to meet again to discuss ‘Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind’. The general opinion was that it is a well written book, well researched, with very good descriptions of what it was like to live travelling through the dessert. We discussed cultural traditions and women’s’ choices. Do men have choices? Where does that Meeting time go? Suddenly it was time to score the book and decide on the next one. Scoring with fingers this time ladies! Note the concentration. There is always some time to have a quick catch up and make sure everyone is ok. Meeting in a garden next time?
Warm evening, cool wine and tasty cheese…a lovely way to start an evening; with good company and a quiz that leaves you feeling that you do know something.
Corona virus can’t stop that because Creekside WI ladies are on line!
It was a good opportunity to catch up with local news, check on members and learn something new. Did you know that vanilla pods come from an orchid? Thanks to Cheryl Howell for not eating her cheese before we had the chance to guess what it was and setting the quiz. Book club and Beetle Drive on line next week…there’s no stopping us!
Congratulations to Linda Sheasby, this weeks Beetle winner with 194 points.
Eudicella nyassica is winging her way to you. Lovely to chat to you ladies.❤️ This is the real thing!
Another evening of fun and friendship when we met via zoom for a bingo session, or do you remember it as ‘Housey Housey’. After a chat it was ‘eyes down’ and we were away.
Two cards were played with points for the first person to complete a horizontal line and then further points for completing the full card. Linda and Ann Pearson called ‘line’ together on the first card which Ann Pearson went on to win.
The second game Sue Moore called line first but it was again Ann Pearson who won the full card.
A Face mask, kindly made and donated by Sue Moore together with a needle felted flower are winging their way to you Ann.
Creekside WI Beetle meetings are now a regular activity on a Monday evening and our beetle family are growing not only in membership but also in number of beetles won. The beetles are getting bigger too! We rattle our way through the games, enjoying drinks and nibbles if required and even have time for a quick chat. The Zoom time is never quite long enough so we are increasing our activities to Bingo, ( the first meeting on June the 18th) and a cheese and wine meeting so that we can just relax and chat, technology permitting. Well done ladies, you haven’t given up the fight with technology. You’ve battled on and got there in the end. Life on line is quite exciting
Creekside Online Bookclub met again this month to discuss Water for Elephants By Sara Gruen.
Members agreed that it is a very well written book with excellent descriptions that carry the reader back to the era in which it is set. Characters are clearly described and believable. It was scored above 6 by all members. As ever we enjoyed some lively chat before we overshot our time and Zoom cut us off rather abruptly. Thanks everybody for a great evening….see you next month.
Shabanu Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples sounds as if it’s going to be exciting.
After enjoying a much needed chat evening last week, players were rattling once again tonight. Welcome to Susan Philips who has swelled our numbers and commiserations to Ann who had technical problems. This weeks prize was won by Christine with a score of 164 so Omophoita Personata is winging her way to you. Thanks all for another lovely evening of chat and fun. See you next week!👍😷🌈
Congratulations Sue for scoring 180 plus and winning Didrephanephorus malayanus, Fanny for short. It’s great to meet friends and find out the latest as well as enjoying a competative game. Drink up ladies and on to the next activity of the day! 👍😷🌈
Would you like to win this handmade Beetle? Not the prettiest in the world but very loving, loyal and of course handmade. We gathered pens, paper, dice and a score plan as well as a drink and even a pudding. Our beetle winner this week was Cheryl Howellwith a score of 60 plus, Lady Bird Beetle will be winging her way to you. See you all next week!👍
Like I said, you can’t keep a good WI member down.😁