Online Beetle Drive

Creekside Online Beetle Drive

Congratulations to our champion Beetle winner. Chris Tipple strikes AGAIN! Lovely evening ladies with lots of much needed chat and fun. Just a shame that the host has forgotten how to get into the meeting. Well done to our two super crafters who showed off their new lines in Christmas decorations. Thanks to all for just being online. Can’t wait for next time👍😷🌈

November Bingo

The enthusiasm of Creekside ladies to meet and play Bingo or Beetle drive does not waiver, we have lots of fun, chat and laughter, a real tonic.

Tonight it was the turn of Bingo. Nine people trying to be the first to shout Bingo. The first game was a draw won by Linda and Cheryl D, there were only four numbers left in the bag with Ann Parker only needing one more number………….it is becoming historic that Ann doesn’t win ……….so to reduce the odds for her another game was played but instead of having to fill the 15 numbers on the card it was reduced to eight. It was eyes down and concentrate there were shouts of ……no….no…..no as the wrong numbers for some were called. After 30 numbers (there are 90 altogether) came the call of BINGO……….was it Ann………..oh no it was Pauline, well done the quickest game we have ever played, Ann how many did you get this time ……ONE came the quick reply. Better luck next time Ann.

It is Beetle on Monday 23 November at 7:30 do join us, we have a chat to check everyone is ok and Ann updates us if any other members have not been too well. Communication in this way is vital to us all at the moment. Would be great to see more members joining us.

Cheryl Howell

Creekside Online Beetle Drive

Congratulations to Chris yet again with the winning score and therefore adding another Beetle to her expanding collection. Come on ladies! Improve your technique, somebody has got to get the better of her!!! How exciting that we had three extra players tonight. Lovely to see you and have you join in with the chat. Can’t wait for our next game. Take care of yourselves😷🌈👍

Creekside Beetle Update

Congratulations to Chris our multiple winner of beetles! We were busy chatting so only managed 5 games but being tight for time concentrates the mind resulting in faster shaking and drawing even if the beetles end up being a bit untidy. Great to see each other and enjoy a good old chat which I’m sure will become even more important in lockdown 2.

Creekside Beetle Update

Congratulations to Chris our multiple winner of beetles! We were busy chatting so only managed 5 games but being tight for time concentrates the mind resulting in faster shaking and drawing even if the beetles end up being a bit untidy. Great to see each other and enjoy a good old chat which I’m sure will become even more important in lockdown 2.

Crafting During Lockdown

Creekside craft group are making good use of  the  enforced time at home during the second lockdown, meeting via Zoom to learn new skills.  We have nine very keen members

Given a list of six different skills it was a unanimous decision that they wanted to learn how to make a cobweb scarf.

Very soft Merino wool was purchased and instructions circulated, which included the requirement of two 1.8cm long pieces of bubble wrap even this   didn’t didn’t daunt anyone.

After careful placement of  the wool which took nearly an hour and them spraying with warm soapy and ‘agitating’ the wool in circular movements, slowly the wool began to felt and an amazingly soft and warm scarves were made.

Lots of fun and chat during the process, a very enjoyable project.  Everyone is now trying to perfect their art.  Sorry all you ladies of  I don’t think there will be one for each of you at Christmas.

Everyone is keen to learn more about felting and a wet flat felting afternoon was arranged a felt suitable for making all sorts of items is now a skill that is moving forward.

It is great fun, if anyone wants to join in contact Ann or Linda and they will give you the details.

Creekside WI Online Bookclub

November 2020

This month we read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Guy Montag is a fireman whose job it is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the source of all discord and unhappiness: the printed book. 

Opinions were varied from enthusiasm and interest to some members finding it depressing, ‘not their thing’ and leaving it alone. Some agreed it was well written with excellent imagery – burning books fluttering like pigeons. Descriptions of the effect of the television walls, the noise of pointless chatter, the awareness of travelling in time with no depth of feeling or questioning. The book was written in the Fifties; a view of a possible future which showed what a fantastic ability Ray Bradbury has for projecting into the Future. He has given us a book that stimulates further questioning and observation on our own possible futures. Scores ranged from 4 to 9. Looking forward to our next meeting already because we are discussing a book of our choice. Great to see you ladies!

Creekside Online Beetle

Congratulations 👏to Cheryl H for winning this week’s session with 188 points.
Your Harlequin ladybird will be winging her way to you soon. It’s so lovely to be able to see each other and have a catch-up at the same time as a bit of fun. I’ve got a card with the ladybirds of Britain on it which I thought would be interesting to choose from for our prizes. They have been created by Alexia Claire and are a lovely record. Can’t wait for next time!

Creekside Online Book Club

This month we encountered His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet.

Most of us agreed with Pauline that it was an intriguing and disturbing book which reflected well the history of the times. Life for the inhabitants of Culduie was hard. There seemed to be a shortage of community spirit overtaken by the need to survive. The local bully rose to the top of the hierarchy which enabled him to further the lot of his family at the expense of the others. As the pressure was piled onto Roderick and his family, his (Roderick)  resentment and sense of the lack of justice became too much to bear and he snapped bludgeoning his oppressor to death. The whole episode begged the question ‘Why didn’t the community pull together to change their situation?’ Roderick seemed to take the blame for all that went wrong and the villagers were happy to join in. Even in prison Roddy is the victim of bigotry, not recognised as a bright possibly sensitive individual. Not everybody agreed that these days he might have had a label such as autistic but the death of his mother had a profound effect on a family that did not share their problem. A thought provoking book with well written descriptions. Scoring was high…..between 7 and 10. As usual it was great to see everybody and have a catchup. Roll on the next book and meeting.😷🌈 Happy Birthday Mr Burrows, we love your cards😀

Creekside Online Beetle

What a surprise! Tonight’s game was organised at the last minute, even the beetle prize hadn’t been planned. Six of us appeared on Zoom to enjoy some chat and fun. We were also able to catch up on other WI members. Why is it that once you throw a six you throw more of them when you don’t want them? Congratulations Cheryl with a score of 195, your blue Beetle will come winging its way to you. Lovely to see you all! can’t wait for bingo next week.👍😷🌈

C Downie.        

Nice shot of Ann’s finger!