Kurling Match

On the 6th February Creekside WI welcomed some members of Bembridge WI to join us in a Kurling Session.
A very enjoyable and noises afternoon ensued. The Blue Stone team beat the Red Stones by a considerable margin.

Tea coffee, and biscuits were served, especially dunking Gingernutts.

Picture from Jenny Goodall
Picture from Jenny Goodall

Creekside WI Bookclub

5th February

We braved a freezing cold evening to discuss Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. This is a book we all enjoyed and agreed was a good read. Even though two of us hadn’t finished the book in time and the point was made that the language sometimes slowed the telling of the story. We discussed Mr Rochester’s attitude to the women in his life, the effect that Jane’s religious upbringing had on her life and the cruelty and hardship that had to be endured at that time. Refreshments lightened the mood and we rounded the evening off with a few good laughs one of which was a new porridge recipe involving alcohol…..!

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.