Fund Raising for Young Carers on the Isle of Wight

A super afternoon at Ann Parkers for an afternoon tea, to raise money for young female careers on the Isle of Wight.
20 ladies arrived on a windy afternoon in Wootton to enjoy a chat a cuppa with fruit and cheese scones being enjoyed by all. We raised £110.00 in all, I was so pleased in the generous donations by all who attended, thanks ladies, I enjoyed welcoming you all at my home.

Ann Parker

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Suffragettes East Cowes Parade ~ September

Linda Sheasby Dorothy Maskell and Ann Parker all paraded in East Cowes Town centre celebrating the 100 year of the Suffragettes movement.

The day was enjoyed by a large number of East Cowes residents, and Whippingham and East Cowes Women’s  institute  who organised a wonderful day in East Cowes.

We had a march through the town centre from Jubilee recreation ground then into Kings square. Stalls, cakes, drinks were all on offer with music by the local marching band, a group singing popular songs not to mention the Morris dancers and the popular Ukulele band.

Everyone was invited regardless of age or ability wearing cloths from the period after 1919.

A fun day was enjoyed by all on a beautiful sunny day. 

Well done East Cowes and Whippingham  WI on a very successful day.

Party in the Park 2018

A beautiful day for our party in the park, we expected the sun to shine, but it really was a hot day.

We set the tables up at nine o clock with the public coming arriving at 12 noon. With help from WI members we were soon on our way to setting up a good display. We put up 2 gazebos, bunting and 4 tables, then emptied the cars with all the produce we had brought.

 
Lots of cup cakes decorated to look like pigs or sheep, made people smile. Plus a wide selection of fruit cakes, boiled fruit cakes, chocolate cakes, Victoria sponges, banana cakes – cakes of all shapes and sizes I was so pleased with the selection. Jars of jam and whiskey marmalade, were filling the tables up nicely and our stall was looking good. Boxes of marzipan fruits, were next – they looked very tasty.

A raffle for a basket of fruit and a flower picture game organised by Sylvia, with the winner getting £25 was next to be set up.

Then came a table filled full of books, bags, and scarves. Not to mention a luck dip for the children to enjoy.

Next was our best money maker, WATER OR WINE people were asked to pick a bottle for a £1, pull off the paper it was wrapped in and it was revealed if it was water or wine. It was great fun watching there faces when it was revealed a bottle of wine we had lots of takers.

Medina marching band kept the atmosphere a happy day in the sun shine in the park.

I’m sure all the ladies who helped enjoyed the day, although in the beautiful weather it was an exhausting day.

Report by Ann Parker

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Garden Party

It was hot, hot HOT! The sun shone down on members of Creekside WI who enjoyed a Canadian themed barbecue last Friday. We have are twinned with Navan WI in Ontario so checked shirts were worn but only the brave wore jeans because it was too hot! Cool delicious salads accompanied sausages and burgers followed by bananas chocolate sauce and ice cream. A stimulating quiz, music by Canadian musicians and scarf, bag and book sale added to the fun. Thanks were given to all who helped to make it such a lovely afternoon.

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Welcome to the Family!

Members of Creekside WI spent a warm, sunny afternoon enjoying a delicious tea at the Lakeside Spa Hotel, Wootton Bridge, to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. We were greeted by the happy couple on arrival then sat down to a beautifully presented array of sandwiches, scones and cake. Plenty of tea, coffee if preferred and chat…….

Best wishes to the Harry and Meghan and ‘Thanks’ to Jo and Ann for organising the event.

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Crazy Golf with Creekside W.I.

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.

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Whippingham ‘Taster Day’

As always, it was a good day at Whippingham. I chose to do cooking, crochet and card making. I started with a demonstration of cooking by Pete and Linda Masters of Rookley, who showed us how to make an extremely rich chocolate cake enhanced by marmalade which gave it the classic chocolate and orange flavour. They next showed us their version of sausage rolls, made with frankfurters (delicious) and lastly they showed us, and we made with puff pastry, bacon and cheese twists. By the time we had sampled all this, we hardly needed lunch. Next, the crochet session was very useful, and then after lunch, we had a good afternoon with Sylvia leading an excellent card making session. There was also a paper folding class which I didn’t do, but which looked interesting.

When all the results of our activities were put on show at the end of the afternoon, it was obvious that we had had a thoroughly productive and enjoyable day. I really recommend these taster days at Whippingham.

Report by Susan Fox

Easter Tea

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

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