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!
Creekside and Rookley WI’s enjoyed another evening of raucous laughter and friendly competition again this week. Jenny Gaches and team produced yet another delicious meal i.e. three flavours of tasty quiche with salad and new potatoes followed by crispy apple crumble and custard or ice cream.
Once the tables were removed and chairs pushed back the ladies got down to the really important part of the evening. There was plenty of cheers, clapping advice and encouragement as well as groans. Congratulations to the red team.
Thanks for coming ladies, it was another super evening. Come again soon.
Our very best wishes go to the lovely lady who had a fall. We hope you have a very speedy recovery.
Report By : C Downie
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!
The February meeting of the Craft Group was another enjoyable and lively afternoon. Members tried their hand at Needle Felting, making a flower, the biggest challenge being not to prick your fingers. It was not for all however but one or two may do more. We continue to progress with the Knitted Premature Babies 100 hat challenge. Some also stated knitted or crocheted small Smoothie bottle top hats, which will be given to the Help the Aged Charity.
Our next meeting is on 26 March 2-4pm at Ann Pearsons home.
No grey, rainy day blues for some members of Creekside WI because we’ve enjoyed another great afternoon of kurling at Wootton Methodist Church hall. This time members of the Church and WI members played in mixed teams aiming for the bull. Lots of ‘Oooooos and ‘Aaaaaashs’, claps and groans until half time. While we enjoyed tea, coffee, cake and biscuits we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Hazel, who regularly delivers the ‘coup de gras’ on the last slide of the stones. Then back to play and more laughs. Thanks Jenny Goodall for the organisation, see you again next month.
We enjoyed coffee, tea and chat in Ryde again. It was a beautiful winters day, bright but chilly. Lovely to walk and just as nice to come into somewhere warm to enjoy some good company, scones and cake. Thanks for coming ladies!
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.