February’s Tea and Chat was hosted in the comfort of Hilary’s home. We were treated to lovely tea and biscuits with lots of interesting conversation, some of which was reminiscing of past theatrical exploits. Perhaps this should be added to our many activities, would anyone like to try, seems there is a lot of talent in the group just waiting to be asked! After a very pleased couple of hours we all went our separate ways. Thank you Hilary for a lovely morning.
Haylands WI and Brading WI came to Creekside for a fun afternoon of kurling. After a careful ‘try out’ the competitive spirit heightened and members used tactical play to knock each other off the bullseye. Tea and biscuits renewed energy then it was back to battle! Thanks were given to Jenny for organising everyone. It was lovely to meet other Island WI members, come again.
Report by Cheryl Downie
When there is a howling gale, rain batters the windows and the temperature is beginning to fall, tea or coffee, freshly baked cake and scones in a warm room with good company is a great pick me up. Well done ladies for braving the weather today.
‘Short or Puffed?’ A good question when confronted with two plates of delicious sausage roles to choose from at Creekside WI’s Tea and Chat. Members met at Marlene’s lovely home to enjoy good company, tea, coffee and homemade biscuits. Gardening, politics, cats, competitions and the pro’s and cons for having two Isle of Wight MP’s, were some of the topics discussed. Thank-you Marlene for making us so welcome.
Thank you to Cheryl Downie for the report and lovely picture.
Don’t forget, Games afternoon Monday 13 November 2pm at Jennifer Goodall’s. More members are always welcome, come and join in the fun, now the colder days are with us.
On a lovely, sunny Friday morning in October ten members went to Maureen Turners for our monthly Tea and Chat. What a great time we had. Maureen had been busy baking plenty of cup cakes of various flavours and a delightful fruit cake. Filling all the seats in the conservatory created a lively, friendly atmosphere with plenty of chatter – but what else would you expect from members of Creekside WI.
Thank you to Maureen for hosting it. We are always very grateful to members who are able to welcome us to their homes and it is especially good for new members to get to know us all.
Report by Dorothy Maskell
Our Country Dancing group continues, but numbers are low at the moment. So…….. anyone feeling able enough to dance please come along, 2:30pm on a Thursday at Church Close Hall, Wootton, we meet every week. There is always plenty of laughter when we all go wrong and there plenty of help on hand.
Report by Wendy Mitchell
Our ramble on 20th September started from New Barn Lane, Shorwell. Four of us made our way gradually up to Chillerton Down, where the mast is. The weather was overcast but dry and good views were admired. We then descended, passing some ancient burial barrows on our left. We then turned right along the ridge to the south of New Barn Farm, where we once again admired pleasant views extending as far as the white cliffs of Tennyson Down and West High Down. As we descended into Shorwell village, we paused to watch a flock of swallows flying around above us. We came out on to the road, almost opposite the village shop and post office, where we turned right to walk back up to Wendy’s car. Despite recent wet weather, the route had not been wet or muddy. Our ramble of 3 miles was followed by lunch at The Crown.
Report by Rio Bellgore-Gullit
8 members enjoyed bowling at LA Bowl on October 4th. This month the top score of 100 was shared between Esme Crowther Cain and Mary Lavery. This won’t win the cup so we must try harder!
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, 1st November 10 am. All members are very welcome to join us!