We are delighted to have raised £123.00 for IoW Young Carers, which will help towards support and recreational respite for the young people who help their families, when we had Afternoon Tea at our President, Ann Parker’s, home
Delicious homemade scones, with cream and jam and cakes aplenty, served with very welcome hot tea and coffee. We had imaged relaxing in the garden on a warm and sunny day with cold drinks, but there was still a warm relaxed atmosphere amongst the members as we chatted in front of the fire on a wet an windy summer afternoon. We all agreed it was a very worthwhile and enjoyable event despite the weather.
We aren’t just pretty faces…OH NO, we can cater for unknown numbers as well. We rallied the troups for delicious cake and scone contributions and were ready by 9.00am to set up and prepare, making sure that the ‘cafe’ looked welcoming and the refreshments were irresistible. Pat prepared the sandwiches as they were ordered, no sitting around in cardboard and plastic for her! Well done to Susan and helpers for providing all the tea and coffee and of course the ladies who manned the cake and cold drink areas. There was a steady flow of requests and a steady flow of washing up. In the evening those of us who returned, were lucky enough to enjoy an unexpected musical concert before the tea break. It was a great day meeting lovely people. Thanks to everyone who contributed in some way.
Creekside members returned to Puckpool for another round of Crazy Golf. The weather was perfect i.e. no wind and golfers were champing at the bit. Food was ordered, teams were formed and we were off. Balls flew over the bridge, round the tyre and through the brick tunnel. Congratulations to Jenny Gaches for her hole in one! Complex planning was needed to negotiate bends, rocks, the rough and osteospermum. The powerful drive of our more experienced golfer resulted in the ball leaping the wall with a difficult return. Congratulations to Cheryl Howel for completing the course in 37 strokes. Now, off to the clubhouse (cafe) for another delicious meal. Thanks for making it such fun!
Entertaining is a bit like juggling…..it has its ups and downs! This week Creekside WI welcomed Berkswell WI to a ‘Goodbye’ coffee break before they returned to the mainland driven by Lewis. Despite late scones lost keys, a quiet organ and an unsettling electric issue we had a lovely time making new friends while enjoying toasted tea cakes, a selection of scones and plenty of tea and coffee.
We ended with ‘Jerusalem‘; clever Lewis downloaded the words on his phone and joined in! Just before they left, when rallying the troops for a photo, the president informed us that nowadays when having a photo taken, you don’t say ‘cheese’ you say ‘sex’. 😱 Thanks to the toasters, tea and coffee makers and the emergency electricians who all made the morning go with a swing. Bon Voyage!
Mama Mia! Here we go again enjoying a very happy evening at Creekside WI’ s Sing-a-long-a-Mama Mia. The Name of the Game was chatting, watching, singing and even a bit of Dancing Queen at the back of the room. Luckily the ice creams were not Slipping Through My Fingers or anybody else’s. Voulez Vous come again? When All Is Said and Done, YES WE WOULD! All we can say is Thank you For The Music and what Super Troupers our members and committee are.
A cold wet Tuesday morning at Marlene’s home in Wootton was enjoyed by us all over a coffee tea and two very nice cakes. We talked about WI meeting, craft club, and the outing to our Christmas dinner and much more.
Members are always welcome to come along to these enjoyable tea and chats at members homes. It gives us all time to chat and get to know other ladies from our Local WI and put the world to right over a cuppa.
11th November 1918 – 2018
To mark the centenary of the Armistice a poppy wreath was placed at the Wootton War Memorial on behalf of the members of Creekside WI. A service of remembrance took place at St Mark’s in Station Road and then the congregation led by scouts, guides and brownies made their way to St Edmund’s for the last post, the two minutes silence and the wreath laying. A variety of community groups as well as individuals and families laid wreaths and other tributes to the fallen.