Two new members joined us this month and were presented with their membership packs by Linda, welcome Ann Lascelles and Kimberley Goodall.
‘Mix a pancake, stir a pancake, pop it in the pan……..’ Creekside WI celebrated pancake evening with a pancake supper, enjoying the choice of savoury fillings such as chicken, spring onion and plum sauce, chopped ham and cheese. Sweet fillings were also on offer: traditional lemon and sugar, tinned peaches, chocolate sauce and bananas and honey. During the evening members watched a slide show of past activities and rose to the challenge of a pancake quiz and pancake tossing. Thanks to our President Ann Parker, the committee and members and all who came and made it a very enjoyable evening.
The Festival is on from 7 -10 December so please take a look if you are in the area. Creekside’s tree is situated in the Three Bishops public house but thre are 6 other sites to look at.
A few of the music group attended a concert at the Minster in Newport to hear the pianist Varvara Maggs in Concert.
Born in St. Petersburg she was a legendary child pianist and studied at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire. She now spends her time giving concerts in Great Britain and St. Petersburgh, Russia. The recital included works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky. What a fantastic pianist and what a wonderful, enjoyable time we had.
Report by Dorothy Maskell
Sadly the years 1985 to 1991 are not available.
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An excited and happy coach of members and visitors looked forward to the day and we were not disappointed. Our guides were very considerate, splitting us into two groups so that we could all hear and ask questions, succinct so that we could spend more time looking and kept information stops in the shade on what turned out to be the hottest area in England that day. It was slightly cooler in the magnificent glass houses! There are 240 acres divided into different areas to appreciate so we were able to see some of the preparation that goes into creating a new idea as well as some of the many beautifully established themed gardens, ponds and sculptures.
Our President has been networking on the mainland. As a result, Creekside WI welcomed members of Emsworth WI to afternoon tea at Wootton Methodist Church Hall. Our visitors made their way to us by train, catamaran and bus spending time in Ryde enjoying the shops and lunch before they arrived. The committee and volunteers had laid a beautiful and inviting table with fresh flowers, four different mouthwatering sandwich flavours and delicious cakes. A real English tea at tea time. Members swopped information about their particular WI’s and began to make new friends while cups were filled.
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.