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
Ten members shared lifts to Linda Sheasby’s home in Shanklin for a very enjoyable morning, with plenty of chat and laughter whilst enjoying tea, coffee and biscuits. After a happy two hours everyone made their way home. Do feel free to support the next coffee morning, or hold one yourself, they are a lot of fun.
Dancing group started again, after our summer break, on 7th September.
Not all of the members are from our WI. ‘Calling ‘ the dances is shared on a weekly basis by Brenda Benson from St John’s WI, and by John. It was John’s turn this week, all the dances were in the Playford style.
The Playfords were a father and son who travelled around the country collecting dances in the 17th and 18th century.
Why not join us at Church Close, every Thursday 2:30-3:30 new members always welcome
Report submitted by Wendy