No grey, rainy day blues for some members of Creekside WI because we’ve enjoyed another great afternoon of kurling at Wootton Methodist Church hall. This time members of the Church and WI members played in mixed teams aiming for the bull. Lots of ‘Oooooos and ‘Aaaaaashs’, claps and groans until half time. While we enjoyed tea, coffee, cake and biscuits we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Hazel, who regularly delivers the ‘coup de gras’ on the last slide of the stones. Then back to play and more laughs. Thanks Jenny Goodall for the organisation, see you again next month.
Twelve members came to a fun afternoon of knitting, some learning to knit that afternoon. The challenge was to all knit a prem baby hat, using the competition pattern, in two hours. We were successful, despite all the chatter, eating cakes and drinking tea. It has been suggested and we have taken up the challenge, to knit 100 hats and hopefully make a presentation to the Charity and in turn both get a mention in the County Press. Warning, beware if you are planning to enter the competition in May, we have all had lots of practice!! But don’t be put off they will all go to where they are much needed.
Our thanks must go to Ann Pearson who kindly hosted the afternoon and kept us supplied with tea and lovely home made cakes.
We enjoyed coffee, tea and chat in Ryde again. It was a beautiful winters day, bright but chilly. Lovely to walk and just as nice to come into somewhere warm to enjoy some good company, scones and cake. Thanks for coming ladies!
Creekside WI’s tree with IWC Trading Standards tree beyond, Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival, The Three Bishops, Brighstone.
Great party night at Creekside was enjoyed by us all. With singing from our recently reformed choir singing festive songs that had us all joining in. Our rendition of On the first day of Christmas was great fun.
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
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.
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
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.