Book Club – December

A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of string, by Joanne Harris.

A selection of short stories some of which link together.

The groups favourites included, ‘Would you like to reconnect?’ that involves a mother , loss and the internet. ‘The Game’ – that gets you hooked! The adventures of Faith and Hope, two lively and young at heart residents of Meadowbank Nursing Home are told in a selection of heartwarming stories exploring friendship, the care profession and trust.
Cookie was a particularly strange story mixing food and a need of wanting.

Average score 6.

Report by Claire Lamplough

Christmas Meal

A super evening at Languard manor hotel in Shanklin was enjoyed by us all.
We arrived either by taxi or private car driven by another member of Creekside.
A traditional Christmas meal followed by coffee and mints, went down very well.
Calls from members saying how much they enjoy the evening was well received by Linda and I.

Christmas Craft Day

All our efforts making jam, marmalade and Christmas mince meat, plus crocheted items and Christmas wreaths were on sale at the Methodist church in Newport today.
After a slow start, we sold quite a few of our efforts, and we’re pleased with the profit made.


The items left over will be sold at the next WI meeting on 12th December.
Thanks must go to all the ladies who came to help selling our goods, and not forgetting Sue Fox’s husband Rodney for putting together the tables and selling frame.

Ann and Linda

Kurling: Creekside v Whitell WI

What could be nicer than a delicious warming supper followed by an exciting game of Kurling? This week, on a windy, drizzly evening, members of Creekside WI enjoyed meeting members from Whitwell WI for some healthy competition. We got to know each other over cottage pie, peaches and ice cream, then tables were removed, chairs pushed back and we kurled until coffee/tea time. There was plenty of cheering and even more when teams pushed each other off the bull. Tension mounted as the evening came to an end. Who won? BLUE TEAM. ‘Congratulations!’
Thank you Jenny Gaches and members of the committee who helped to make it such an enjoyable evening. Maybe we can have a return match soon.

 

Craft Day

We all had a great day at the Methodist church,on our planed craft day. We all met at 9.30am to start making fresh holly wreaths for Christmas. Cheryl Howell was our demonstrator with expert advice on how to assemble an attractive wreath. As you can see by the photographs, she was good at her job.
Next was the turn of Susan Moore and Kimberley Goodall to demonstrate crocheting, and with lots of encouragement we managed to start the chain to enable us to crochet a table decoration in the shape of a Christmas tree. It was great fun, with lots of laughs as half of the group had never used a crouching hook.
Again some of us finished the task, others took them home to finish them at leisure.


It was a super day with all of us enjoying other members company. Photos prove we did make some Christmas trees.
In the kitchen ladies were preparing vegetables for tomorrow’s Christmas lunch at the Methodist church. Twenty of us have booked the meal and the smell coming from the kitchen of the prepared food was delightful and we all looking forward to tomorrow’s meal.
Thanks for attending a super day ladies, look forward to more in the future.
Ann and Linda

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November Tea and Chat

A cold wet Tuesday morning at Marlene’s home in Wootton was enjoyed by us all over a coffee tea and two very nice cakes. We talked about WI meeting, craft club, and the outing to our Christmas dinner and much more.
Members are always welcome to come along to these enjoyable tea and chats at members homes. It gives us all time to chat and get to know other ladies from our Local WI and put the world to right over a cuppa.

Ann

Lest We Forget

11th  November 1918 – 2018

To mark the centenary of the Armistice a poppy wreath was placed at the Wootton War Memorial on behalf of the members of Creekside WI. A service of remembrance took place at St Mark’s in Station Road and then the congregation led by scouts, guides and brownies made their way to St Edmund’s for the last post, the two minutes silence and the wreath laying. A variety of community groups as well as individuals and families laid wreaths and other tributes to the fallen.

 

Beetle Drive with Rookley WI

Let’s go to a Beetle Drive!


On a beautiful autumn day four members from Creekside WI arrived at the Rookley Community Hall for an afternoon of fun. After a short reminder of the rules we were off. Dice shaking was short and speedily passed to the next player, full concentration was essential. With just enough time to draw beetle parts the dice was back round the table to be shaken again. The pace was frantic! Winning couples changed tables and one of the losers moved round one seat. After the first twelve games it was time for tea and of course cake. Off we went again. When all the games had been played scores were added up and a winner was declared. Congratulations!

Thank you for the invitation Rookley WI, we had the opportunity to meet members from other WIs and had a very exciting afternoon.
Report by C Downie