A lovely warmer day today, perfect for Tea and Chat. Plenty of scones, tea, and coffee with fruit cake and conversation. Topics covered ranged from disappearing chests to booking an early funeral with a bit of stripping thrown in. What a laugh!
What a lively evening we had at Creekside’s Kurling Evening in Wootton Methodist Church Hall. Tables decorated with fresh spring flowers thanks to committee members, delicious food, thanks to Jenny Gaches and her minions, and lovely company. Members from East Cowes and Headon Hill and Wootton were all out to win! This was one of the noisiest sessions with cheers, groans and plenty of laughter throughout the whole evening. Well done Hazel for her Coup de Gras for the blue team who let out the winning whoooooooop! demonstrating a Mexican Wave. What a great evening we all had. Thanks to the members of the WI’s who came and made it such a memorable evening, come again soon!
Report by C Downie
Mama Mia! Here we go again enjoying a very happy evening at Creekside WI’ s Sing-a-long-a-Mama Mia. The Name of the Game was chatting, watching, singing and even a bit of Dancing Queen at the back of the room. Luckily the ice creams were not Slipping Through My Fingers or anybody else’s. Voulez Vous come again? When All Is Said and Done, YES WE WOULD! All we can say is Thank you For The Music and what Super Troupers our members and committee are.
The February meeting of the Craft Group was another enjoyable and lively afternoon. Members tried their hand at Needle Felting, making a flower, the biggest challenge being not to prick your fingers. It was not for all however but one or two may do more. We continue to progress with the Knitted Premature Babies 100 hat challenge. Some also stated knitted or crocheted small Smoothie bottle top hats, which will be given to the Help the Aged Charity.
Our next meeting is on 26 March 2-4pm at Ann Pearsons home.
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