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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Enthusiastic and dedicated members were up bright and early on a cool morning to lay out a tasty selection of cakes, jams, marmalade and marzipan fruits at the Havenstreet ‘Steam up’. It turned out to be a beautiful day with plenty of hungry passers by. Well done all those who supported this fundraiser.