Creekside WI’s tree with IWC Trading Standards tree beyond, Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival, The Three Bishops, Brighstone.
Great party night at Creekside was enjoyed by us all. With singing from our recently reformed choir singing festive songs that had us all joining in. Our rendition of On the first day of Christmas was great fun.
A super evening at Languard manor hotel in Shanklin was enjoyed by us all.
We arrived either by taxi or private car driven by another member of Creekside.
A traditional Christmas meal followed by coffee and mints, went down very well.
Calls from members saying how much they enjoy the evening was well received by Linda and I.
All our efforts making jam, marmalade and Christmas mince meat, plus crocheted items and Christmas wreaths were on sale at the Methodist church in Newport today.
After a slow start, we sold quite a few of our efforts, and we’re pleased with the profit made.
The items left over will be sold at the next WI meeting on 12th December.
Thanks must go to all the ladies who came to help selling our goods, and not forgetting Sue Fox’s husband Rodney for putting together the tables and selling frame.
Ann and Linda
What could be nicer than a delicious warming supper followed by an exciting game of Kurling? This week, on a windy, drizzly evening, members of Creekside WI enjoyed meeting members from Whitwell WI for some healthy competition. We got to know each other over cottage pie, peaches and ice cream, then tables were removed, chairs pushed back and we kurled until coffee/tea time. There was plenty of cheering and even more when teams pushed each other off the bull. Tension mounted as the evening came to an end. Who won? BLUE TEAM. ‘Congratulations!’
Thank you Jenny Gaches and members of the committee who helped to make it such an enjoyable evening. Maybe we can have a return match soon.
We all had a great day at the Methodist church,on our planed craft day. We all met at 9.30am to start making fresh holly wreaths for Christmas. Cheryl Howell was our demonstrator with expert advice on how to assemble an attractive wreath. As you can see by the photographs, she was good at her job.
Next was the turn of Susan Moore and Kimberley Goodall to demonstrate crocheting, and with lots of encouragement we managed to start the chain to enable us to crochet a table decoration in the shape of a Christmas tree. It was great fun, with lots of laughs as half of the group had never used a crouching hook.
Again some of us finished the task, others took them home to finish them at leisure.
It was a super day with all of us enjoying other members company. Photos prove we did make some Christmas trees.
In the kitchen ladies were preparing vegetables for tomorrow’s Christmas lunch at the Methodist church. Twenty of us have booked the meal and the smell coming from the kitchen of the prepared food was delightful and we all looking forward to tomorrow’s meal.
Thanks for attending a super day ladies, look forward to more in the future.
Ann and Linda
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.
Fabulous food, very friendly company and fun, fun, fun!
Brading and Haylands WI came to Creekside for a Kurling challenge. Players built up their stamina enjoying a tasty cottage pie followed by lemon meringue pie or apple crumble/pie with ice cream or custard. Chairs were pushed back and tables removed and the competition began. All players were very good sports, clapping successes made by both teams and cheering when the opposition were knocked off the bull. Dorothy even had to get her tape measure out to check a result! Tea at half time injected a bit more energy until red team clinched it. Thank you everyone who worked so hard to make the evening such a success especially Jenny Gaches for her extra yummy cottage pies and light and lemony meringues.