Members of Creekside WI spent a warm, sunny afternoon enjoying a delicious tea at the Lakeside Spa Hotel. Wootton Bridge, to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. We were greeted by the happy couple on arrival then sat down to a beautifully presented array of sandwiches, scones and cake. Plenty of tea, coffee if preferred and chat…….Best wishes to the Harry and Meghan and ‘Thanks’ to Jo and Ann for organising the event.
2 games were played to stimulate our brains. SPITE AND MALLACE a card game. and RUMIkUB – a numbers game. Both are great fun.
The sessions last 2 hours and tea and biscuits are served to keep up the hydration level!!!!. THE rumikub is secretive and the player who wins feels elated having caught out her opponents.
Calculaters are not allowed, but I am sure we can all count to 30 !!!!
Sent by Jenny Goodall
Sun, sea round the corner and crazy golf, what more could you want? Fourteen members of Creekside WI polished up their golfing skills bouncing over a humped back bridge, skillfully negotiated a hole in a wall and whizzed round boulders and more to get the balls in the holes. There were some who even ended up in the major rough off green! Well done everyone!
Thanks to Cheryl Howell for organising a really fun afternoon followed by delicious refreshments in the cafe.
Ramble – 18 April 2018
The ramble started from Brannon Way car park in Wootton. Six of us made our way down Wootton High Street, across the bridge overlooking the creek, and then up Kite Hill to Ashlake Copse, where we turned off on the left. We followed the footpath through the copse to Fishbourne Lane. Marlene wasn’t on the walk but it was her birthday the next day so there was a pause to deliver a card to her. We then continued on the coastal footpath to Quarr.
At Quarr, we admired the pigs and it was remarked upon that there were no piglets at the moment. In the next enclosure, a randy boar must have overheard what had been said and thought he’d better get on and make some more!! We then made our way through the Abbey’s grounds to their cafe. Wendy, Margaret, Esme and Mary stopped for refreshments and the weather was decent enough for them to sit outside. During this time, Elizabeth and Rio went to the squirrel hide, situated in a woodland area. Although no squirrels were seen on this occasion, pleasant and tranquil birdsong was enjoyed before they made their way back to rejoin the others.
The group rejoined the coastal footpath and followed it as far as Binstead Church. Here, the group started to disband with Margaret, Elizabeth and Rio making their way to The Fleming Arms for lunch. Wendy, Mary and Esme continued walking. Rio found out at Out To Lunch that Wendy and Mary continued as far as the footpath that crosses Ryde Golf Course to Brookfield Gardens. Esme continued further still, presumedly to Ryde as she lives there.
Report by Rio Bellgore-Gullit
As always, it was a good day at Whippingham. I chose to do cooking, crochet and card making. I started with a demonstration of cooking by Pete and Linda Masters of Rookley, who showed us how to make an extremely rich chocolate cake enhanced by marmalade which gave it the classic chocolate and orange flavour. They next showed us their version of sausage rolls, made with frankfurters (delicious) and lastly they showed us, and we made with puff pastry, bacon and cheese twists. By the time we had sampled all this, we hardly needed lunch. Next, the crochet session was very useful, and then after lunch, we had a good afternoon with Sylvia leading an excellent card making session. There was also a paper folding class which I didn’t do, but which looked interesting.
When all the results of our activities were put on show at the end of the afternoon, it was obvious that we had had a thoroughly productive and enjoyable day. I really recommend these taster days at Whippingham.
Report by Susan Fox
The ramble had been postponed until the fourth Wednesday of the month and had been planned for a meander around Firestone Copse to look at the daffodils and then go to Wootton Methodist Church hall for lunch. Wendy had enquired as to numbers for the lunch to book our places.
On the day, the weather was inclement and Wendy cancelled the ramble. However, the four members that had booked for lunch met at the church hall for 1230. Mary was unable to attend after all so Wendy’s husband, Ron, filled her place. Ron, Wendy and Rio had roast beef. Elizabeth had a veggie burger. There were a choice of puddings but we all picked pear and blueberry crumble. We then had tea or coffee.
Report by Rio Bellgore-Gullit