The rain kept coming and it seemed that Lamyatt might disappear altogether under the mud. Even the Coffee morning in November did not escape the rain. Despite this the morning went very well, spurred on by the hot coffee, mulled cider, delicious cakes and David Ash playing the guitar. Castle Cary shoppers were only too glad to take shelter, warm up and buy a few Christmas presents.
What a relief it was when the rains eased off, the temperatures dropped and we enjoyed the snow. Many intrepid villagers trekked up the steep slopes of Creech Hill, dragging their toboggans behind them, only to come hurtling down at terrifying speeds! Luckily no one was seriously hurt and great fun was had by all! Burns Night took place on a snowy, chilly evening and was a tremendous success. The haggis and cranachan were very tasty, the wine and whisky flowed and the revellers thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. The dancing which followed went well, no doubt helped by the generous feast before and everyone agreed the reeling was better than last year.
Lamyatt Bridge Fest
With ticket sales, donations and the raffle, less some expenses, we made a profit of £1029.93. The hamper was certainly a great draw and a big thank you must go to the Smallwoods for leaving it in their absence.
I cannot thank everyone enough for all their help. Firstly, to Malcolm Frapple for helping me clear the barn of all the furniture. Secondly, a huge thank you must go to Ali and Victoria for valiantly manning the two kitchen areas and serving 36 lunches without being remotely flustered. Gary’s cake was a triumph and was greatly appreciated by all. It was so beautifully decorated. Sylvia’s shortbread was simply delicious and I could have eaten the rest but have managed to put it back in the tin to be returned. Linda’s skills were invaluable in composing the invitations and scorecards and Ian was brilliant for filling in for a sick player. Car parking and general humping did not phase him either! There were periods of intensive work by everyone and then a complete lull, giving time for helpers to get back home, before
coming back to clear up. Bridge players, Marie Jackson and Lou Hobhouse were brilliant at running the Duplicate competition and Hat Palmer was wonderful at just helping out.
Rather stupidly, I said out loud and at the beginning that we would be running the Chicago day in the first week of November. So, if I do not fall off my perch in the meantime, we will do it on Thursday 7 November 2013.
Regular Village Coffee Morning
We are holding a coffee morning for Lamyatt villagers on Saturday 6th April in the village hall from 10.30am to midday. As well as coffee, tea and biscuits, there will be a bring and buy home produce table (cakes, jams etc.) This is a chance to meet the village, find your neighbours, hear what’s new, what’s going on and what’s next. There will be members of the village hall committee there. Or maybe it’s just a chance for a chat, to find a bit of company, or someone to talk to (about anything!)
Just drop in. No need to book. We’ll be there and you’ll be most welcome.
Ah yes, what’s it going to cost me? I hear you say. Just a donation to cover costs – say £1.50 a head – or more, if you wish; the proceeds go towards the costs of maintaining and improving the village hall.
After the successes of The Gods Must Be Crazy and Like Water for Chocolate, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, organized by Bob and Gary was a sell out with a maximum crowd of 34 people. It was the usual tight fit but everyone managed to squeeze in. The meal included an excellent moussaka accompanied by a feta cheese, tomato and olive salad with potato chips and a delicious pudding with yoghurt, honey and pistachio. The film was light-hearted fun and enjoyed by all. The last Supper Club evening this season will be Babette’s Feast on Friday 5th April, hosted by Nick and Romy.
The choir has been running for several weeks now, on Wednesday evenings in the village hall. It is led by Jenny Peplow, a classically trained professional singer, who has a successful career as a performer in her own right and sings solo at many events. There will be one more meeting next Wednesday 27th March and the choir hopes to resume from the beginning of May. However, Jenny needs a regular attendance of around 20 people to create a real choir. Everyone has been asked to turn out to support this initiative, which could be a real asset to the village. All of us who come to choir agree that Jenny makes it great fun with lots of laughter but she also teaches real singing techniques and aims to have a concert ready by this summer – provided we have the numbers. Singing is good for you, makes you feel better and brings everyone together. So, Lamyatt, it’s over to you!
Sunday 31 March : 11am. Join us for a Communion Service in the church, followed by a glass of sherry or squash.
Monday 1 April : 4pm Easter Egg Rolling and Easter Egg Hunt at Village Hall
Bring your decorated eggs (any hard-boiled egg) to the village hall for judging the ‘best decorated egg’ at 4pm
Class 1 is for anyone under 8 years old
Class 2 is for anyone aged 8 to 88
After the judging please take your eggs up Portway to the
start line for rolling.
Followed by the Easter Egg hunt in the field, 50p per child
Tea in the Village Hall, £1 for a cup of tea and slice of cake
Bring all the family!
Thursday 18 April : 7pm in the village hall – annual parochial church meeting. This is open to everyone and is your opportunity to have your say so please come along and join us for some cheese and wine.
Sunday 28 April : 3 – 5 pm weather permitting, there will be a churchyard clear-up, followed by a picnic tea and outdoor evensong
Dates for your diary
Lamyatt Coffee Morning : Saturday 6 April and on the first Saturday of the month thereafter.
Village Fete : TBA
Shakespeare in the Garden : Saturday 6 July 7pm, gates open earlier for picnickers.
Castle Cary Summer Coffee Morning : Tuesday 23 July 9am – 12.30pm