Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snow is falling, snow on snow............

So, finally we have had some real, 'grown-up' snow. It didn't start until after 3am, but by 7am there was a good three inches, and a further 2 by 9am. On top of Cotley Hill this morning there were blizzard conditions with snow being driven by a bitter north-easterly wind. In the right clothing it was great fun!

The woods were tranquil in their white mantel, the only noise to be heard was the yap of an excited dog and the occasional crack as a bough overloaded with snow snapped.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

This was the view from in front of the farm house this new year's morning.

What a fantastic start to the year, even if viewed through slightly bleary eyes. A blue moon too, that won't happen again at New Year until 2028.

Here's hoping that everyone had an enjoyable celebration last night.....only 358 days until Christmas.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fish and Chip Supper, 28 November

In spite of the dreadful weather, another successful, well attended village hall event .

A gloriously simple evening - only one big choice to make on the main course, garden peas or mushy ones?!

The fish was line caught cod from a sustainable fishery and big 'chunky' chips.

Dessert was a different matter with plenty of choices; rhubarb crumble, bread and butter pudding, Eton mess, fresh fruit salad, profiteroles and chocolate & banana cake.

Thanks to Lena, Pat, Suzanne, Jo and Sue for cooking the fish and chips. Thanks to Hilary for the peas (both kinds) and thanks to all who provided desserts.

The evening's quiz was enjoyed by all, thanks to Jasper for researching it.

The next village hall event will be a Valentine party.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Curry Night

The recent curry night was a great success. A full house. As usual there were some excellent curries.

It's all a matter of taste but my personal 'curry of the night' was Jim's pork vindaloo.

Don't forget the fish and chip supper on November 28.

Another Trade Recommendation From Annette

Jim and I had some more work done at our house this past weekend, by Steve Beer who lives in the village.

Steve did a wonderful job doing some plastering for us at the house. It's great to have such a skilled and reliable tradesman living in the village.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Trade Recommendation From Annette

I would just like to say that we have just had a front door replaced and windows,plus our Conservatory replaced and the Company that replaced these was Perma Frame In Frome.
The guys were excellent,they turned up on time were very clean and tidy. We would highly recommend them as good Tradesmen.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

So.. that's the summer over and done with.....

Well, I've been waiting for a nice day to do some blogging - hence I haven't blogged for ages.

Check out the new village website, it looks great.

The trees are laden with apples and pears, the tomatoes are ripening and the chillis are reddening nicely in the greenhouse. The swallows are lining up on the wires and the whole 'feel' of the climate has changed to autumn.

Don't forget that it's Frome Cheese show next week. Those of us that attended last year had a really good day out, followed by a really good evening!

Today's 'garden open' day seemed to go well and the weather stayed kind for a change. Please will someone involved with it blog it for us!