Creekside’s Report for January

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Happy New Year!

The 'Welcome' was given by Ann Parker, with special greetings for our visitors Lynda Paice, Rebecca Paice, Susannah Paice, Sarah Matthews and Ann Dewey. Susan Earley and Jane Waiter are joining us so we hope you make the most of all the groups we offer.

We took part in a variety of very enjoyable Christmas activities last month i.e. A stall at the Wootton Christmas Fair with cakes, biscuits, wreaths and decorations, and, creating a 50 Shades of Grey Christmas tree in Brading. Some of us attended a Christmas meal at Yelfs in Ryde and members had their own in-house Christmas party with a quiz, delicious food, singing and a surprise present for every member.

Picture of Barbara and Arthur Edwards

'Would I Lie to You?' Of course not! Or would we? After some very in-depth questioning, members had to decide if the ladies on the panel were telling the truth or lying when they told a short personal story. There was quite a variety of tales e.g. I was a trials bike rider, I swore in Afrikaans and was rumbled by the German nurse, I cut my sister's hair off and stuffed it inside my teddy, stranded in a boat in a storm our rescuer would not tow us to safety until he had my husband’s shoes and I was a member of the largest dance troupe dancing together. Arthur Edwards made sure everything ran smoothly and Barbara took questions from the floor. Who would guess the WI ladies could lie so convincingly or have such unusual experiences? I wonder what other interesting stories members could tell.

Picture of Sylvia Burrows

Best Bloom was won by Wendy Mitchell and the Competition was won by Susan Philips; the overall winner of Best Bloom and Competition entries is Sylvia Burrows. Congratulations!