When there is a howling gale, rain batters the windows and the temperature is beginning to fall, tea or coffee, freshly baked cake and scones in a warm room with good company is a great pick me up. Well done ladies for braving the weather today.
Gary Early, professional photographer and judge of the photos in May for the Crafts competition met us to explain and demonstrate how to obtain appropriate images for each of the subjects.
Generally, he said that he preferred a white photo frame with at least an inch border to obtain the best effect. Searching online can produce some good mounts.
He suggested that one should pre-visualise each subject before attempting to photograph and it is good practise to stick to a single subject, taking numerous prints to allow more choice of the eventual print to be submitted. For each subject, Gary demonstrated differing photos.
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.
The High Sherrif of the Isle of Wight, Ben Rouse, kindly attended and cut the ribbon to mark the event. The bench is situated in the Picnic Area at Wootton Station which overlooks the station.
After the presentation members accompanied by the High Sherriff and officials of the Steam Railway retired to the church hall for light refreshments.
On 13 October more than 40 members of Creekside WI gathered in their finery at the Lakeside Hotel in Wootton to mark the occasion of their 50th birthday with a celebration lunch. The fizz and chatter flowed as the photographer from ‘The County Press’ marshalled everyone for the official photographs.
Creekside ladies were delighted to welcome two founder members, Olive Lailey and Mavis Willis, along with Federation Chairman Sue Biss as special guests. Two other founder members of Creekside who are still current members, Pat Kendall and Mona Williams, were unable to attend.
Items chosen at the November meeting of the Music Group were Beethoven’s Pizzecato Polka, Emporer Waltz and Thunder & Lightning Polka, played by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cantos de Espana No.4, Cordoba, by Albeniz and Dolly Suite by Fauré, both played by Julian Bream and John Williams.
Rhosymedre, No.2 of Three Preludes by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Nimrod from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, organist William McVicker.
Adagietto from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, played by the Welsh Symphony Orchestra.
Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 20 and the Moonlight Sonata, pianist Melvin Tan.
Gloria de la Messe Breve No. 7, sung by Les Petits Chanteurs de Bordeaux.
Saint Saens’s Ave Maria, played on two Cellos by Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber.
Fountains of Rome by Respighi, played by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Some of the group enjoyed a concert given by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra on 18th November while a visit by others was to Swan Lake by the Russian State Ballet Company which coincide
Report by Margaret Paice
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
‘Short or Puffed?’ A good question when confronted with two plates of delicious sausage roles to choose from at Creekside WI’s Tea and Chat. Members met at Marlene’s lovely home to enjoy good company, tea, coffee and homemade biscuits. Gardening, politics, cats, competitions and the pro’s and cons for having two Isle of Wight MP’s, were some of the topics discussed. Thank-you Marlene for making us so welcome.
Thank you to Cheryl Downie for the report and lovely picture.