Three ladies from our WI group had a wonderful trip to Exeter college last week. The ladies, including myself, had treated themselves to a Top to Toe Pamper Day. The journey there was a bit fraught, with the traffic tailing back, so our group were more than ready for their relaxing experience. We were greeted by very friendly staff, and were seated for a delicious continental style breakfast, croissants and coffee and some highly delicious almond biscuits!. The ladies then enjoyed two massage treatments followed by lunch, cooked by the catering students at TV chef Michael Caines Academy, no he himself wasn’t in residence! After lunch, the ladies continued the relaxation therapy with pedicures and makeup sessions. Our ladies to quite often take up these themed days from the WI Federation, and do go out for meals and visit special market days. The ladies’ next Meeting here is next Thursday when the speaker will be Mr Michael Tagent and he will be speaking about the North Cape. The competition will be The Coldest Photo, so get your snow pics at the ready! The meeting starts at 7.30pm and will have refreshments. Guests are very welcome to come and join in with the evenings fun.
In these hard modern times, some people are finding it hard to make ends meet. To help people in this situation the village shop is now able to take donations for the local Foodbank. Anything would be of help, from dog food to baby food, tinned to dry, like kinds of pasta, rice etc. Please donate, even a small gift will be much appreciated. Many thanks to Jaz and Sukh for supporting this wonderful organisation.
Looking forward to an event on April 5th, there’s to be an Open Day at the Fishermans Rest to support the work of the Air Ambulance. John Foale and the rest of his team for the Great Tractor Run will be there, as will his steed, ‘The Beast’, the vintage tractor at the centre of this Marathon. Please keep the date in your diaries for future reference, more details nearer the time.
The Lent season is now well underway, and St Andrews will be hosting this week’s Lent Course in the church at 4pm. All are welcome to attend. Rev Matthew Rowland will lead the Family Communion service this week and there will be a special children’s group too. The service will start at the usual time of 11am.