Bowling Report September 2017

10 Pin Bowling resumed on Wednesday 6th September after our summer break. As we only had 4 players we were delighted to be joined by Jenny Goodall’s twin grandsons (aged 20) who livened up the proceedings! We split them, one on each side, and Wes achieved the highest score of 124. Wendy Mitchell was the highest W I player with her score of 115 which was very commendable as she had not played for some time, following surgery to her shoulder.

Our next date will be Wednesday, 4th October, 10am at L A Bowl, Ryde and, as always, we would be pleased to see any other members who would like to have a go – its good fun and the cost is £6.45 for 2 games and a tea/coffee/hot chocolate afterwards.
Report from Mary


Have you ever been Kurling? No, not the ice and brush type; Creekside WI play a version that is suitable for everybody whatever the age and physical ability. This month we welcomed members of Rookley WI to Wootton.

The evening began with a delicious supper during which there was plenty of chat, then we divide up into two teams. It is a very tactical game and if there is any doubt about the score THE TAPE MEASURE COMES OUT! Players could stand kneel or sit to send their stones ( not the really heavy kind) to the bullseye or past it if they were over enthusiastic.

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Crafting with Creekside W.I.

Creekside WI members are creatively crafty! This was reflected in the variety of beautiful crafts and skilled photography displayed at our recent monthly Meeting entitled ‘ Craft Competition’. We were proud to hear that Judges had commented on the high standard of the entries submitted.
Delicious Courgette and Lemon cakes, Viennese Whirls and Lemon Meringue Pies made mouths water and we were lucky enough to enjoy some of one of the ‘own recipe’ Bread Pudding entry at tea time.
Floral artists celebrated fifty years of Creekside WI with the use of golden yellow, red and white blooms teamed with a variety of foliage. Cards were cleverly used as inspiration for delicate displays and single stems were show to their advantage in carefully chosen containers.
Artistic members displayed drawings and paintings ranging from animals to landscapes and flowers using different preferred media.
Fear, Trees, Animals, Micro-shots, Textures in colour and black and white and A Group of People, offered members who are creative with a camera lots of scope for entries.
Very attractive Pom Pom Hats kept our knitters busy as well as texturised Twiddle Muffs for use by people with Dementia.
Last but certainly not least categories for ‘Any Other Crafts’ and ‘Novice’ enabled those with pottery, embroidery, creative glass, sewing and winding skills, AND, if they had never entered before, a chance to show off. PHEW!
Group Overall Results:
Cookery 1st. Ann Pearson. 2nd. Dorothy Maskell
Craft 1st. Cheryl Howell. 2nd. Linda Flack
Flower Arrangement 1st. Dorothy Maskell 2nd.Ann Parker
Photography. 1st. Daphne Williams. 2nd.Christine Tipple
Novice Sylvia Burrows

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Music Appreciation Group – 15th March 2017

The March Meeting of the Music Group met at Margaret’s on Wednesday 15th March 2017.  Six members attended the evening whilst Christine was away and Lyn wasn’t too well.

Ann Senior began the evening with her choice of music.  She chose Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 and the Pianist was Melodie Zhao.  Her second choice was “the Girl from Nasswald” by Joseph Strauss, and was played by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rosalind Eavis’s choice was next and she chose Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.26, 2nd Movement, and the Pianist was Nikolai Evrov.  Her second piece was “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” and was played by the City of London Sinfonia, sung by the Cambridge Singers and directed by John Rutter.

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Kurling Evening and Supper

The Kurling Evening and Supper was held at the Methodist Church in Wootton on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.  Members of the Church were also invited to come along and join us, and approximately 23 people attended.  All the proceeds from the evening were in aid of the latest ACWW Project.  The Supper was held first and then once everyone was well fed and watered, the hall was set up ready for the Kurling to begin, and a good time was had by one and all.

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Music Group in February

Our Music Group met at Margaret’s on Wednesday 15th February.  Sadly, once again there were only three members present  –  Sylvia Burrows, Dorothy Maskell and Margaret.  Two other members were ill, and the other three had various commitments elsewhere.  Despite that, plus a fair amount of chatter during the evening, a reasonable amount of music was played.

Sylvia began the evening and her choice was the “Brahms Piano Concerto No.2” played by Alfred Brendel and accompanied by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Dorothy chose the “Easter Hymn” from “Cavelleria Rusticana” by Muscagni,  sung by Kiri Te Kanawa and accompanied by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Her second choice was a “Waltz” in E Flat Major by Chopin, and a “Waltz” in A Flat Major also by Chopin played by pianist Avner Arad.

Finally, Margaret’s choice was “The Trout” by Schubert, played by the Beltane Ensemble.

February Photo Group

The  Photo Group met on Friday 10th February 2017 at Dorothy’s house at 2.30pm.  Sadly due to other commitments etc. there were only four of us present  –  Pauline Kirby, Betty Sieler, Christine Tipple and of course, Dorothy.  Professional Photographer, Gary Early (now retired) was invited to come along and help us with the subject for the month “Camera Settings”.  Gary has helped us all with this before on several occasions, but none of us have ever got to grips with it and understood it.  We were all asked to bring along the manual for our own camera, and as there were only 4 of us there this made teaching us far easier, especially when two of us had the same camera to begin with.  Gary was able to show us things on a one to one basis.  Firstly we learnt how to use our Manual Focus (MF) rather than depending on Automatic all the time.  He then went on to show us how to find and use the Auto White Balance (AWB) and this allows the photo to look like it has more natural light, especially when taking photos indoors with the lights on.  Finally, we also learnt about the different aperture, F stops and ISO settings in order to find the best depth of field and how to let more light in when taking photos.  All round it was an extremely informative and helpful afternoon, and for our March meeting on Friday 10th (weather permitting), we are planning to go out and about taking photos, and trying to put all of our new Manual Focus knowledge into practice.

January 2017 Music Group

 The first Music Appreciation Evening in 2017 was held on Wednesday 18th January.  Due to the bitterly cold and icy night only one member turned up at Dorothy’s house, and that was Ann Senior.  However, between the two of them they managed to listen to quite a lot of music.  Their selections were as follows:-

“The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky   –  All of Act 1.

“Concerto in G Major” by Antonio Vivaldi.  (Music for Lute and Mandolin)

“Trio in G Minor” by Antonio Vivaldi.  (Music for Lute and Mandolin)

“Concerto in C Major” by Antonio Vivaldi. (Music for Lute and Mandolin)

The final choice was a selection of 10 songs performed by “The Phoenix Choir” with all members from the Isle of Wight.

October/November (2016) Music Group

In October very few members were able to meet at Dorothy’s house for our Music Appreciation evening.  However, with the 2 or 3 members present they  enjoyed the following pieces of music.

The first piece was by the Guitarist, John Williams and was the “Rodrigo Cacierto de Aranjuez: 11 Adagio.”

The second piece was the ” Crucifixus”  (8 part) and was sung by the Sixteen and Harry Christophers.

The third piece was “Miserere” sung by the Sixteen and Harry Christophers.

The fourth piece was  “Symphony No.2 in D, Opus 43” by Jean Sibelius.

The fifth piece was ” La Bayadore Moderato”

And finally, the sixth piece was a medley of pieces by “The Three Tenors”.

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