Held at Ann Parker’s house on 15th May.
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
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
The fates were kind to the ladies of Creekside who enjoyed sunshine and the warmest day of the year so far for their Easter Tea on 6 April.
The tables in the Methodist Church Hall were a picture of spring decked out in green and white with yellow flowers and accessories.
30 members were impressed as cake stands were placed on the tables with a selection of elegant finger sandwiches, scones (plus cream and jam) and beautiful Easter themed cakes worthy of a grand hotel! There were also individual dainty raspberry topped trifles and Easter biscuits. The tea and conversation flowed whilst members puzzled over Pauline’s quiz on the twin themes of Easter and members’ surnames.
Once tea was over it was time for the Easter egg hunt. Teams were given a sheet of clues and then it was a mad dash round the building to be first to collect up the hidden tokens. Never let it be said there is any lack of competitive spirit amongst Creekside ladies!
The final fun of the afternoon was the Easter bonnet parade with some rather dodgy singing of the traditional ditty. Some were pretty, some were funny and some are best not mentioned. The winner, chosen by new member Sue Moore, was Sylvia Burrows who got the Easter egg. The losers could just about cope with their disappointment.
Thanks to Pauline for the quiz and the egg hunt, to Ann and the committee who provided the fantastic food and to everyone who helped on the day. Also, thanks to the Lakeside Hotel for the loan of their cakes stands.
Report by Esme
Creekside WI are at it again, Kurling with a visiting WI that is! Seaview WI came to Creekside WI for a ‘ fun’ kurling competition. During a delicious supper, cooked by Jenny Gaches with help from members of the committee, the ladies spent time getting to know each other. Then kurling stones to the ready! Seaview members had a quick try out to test their skills then the two opponents dug deep, cheering winning points scored. Thanks were given by our President Ann Parker, to everyone who contributed to make it a very enjoyable evening.