Archive for August, 2015

Buckland St Mary Flower Show 2015

Yesterday (Sunday) was the day of the annual Buckland St Mary Flower and vegetable show.  It’s always good fun and categories are hotly contested, but all the money raised goes to charity.  This year it was the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.  We entered several categories and won a few prizes.

I got a first for my peas in a pod. That’s the red ticket.DSC00428And a second for my lovely blueberries. that’s a blue ticket.


Neil got a second place for his potatoes.


And a second for our eggs.


I got a third place for my lovely yellow courgettes, that’s a green ticket.


Altogether we got, one first place, three second places and eight third places.  We got third place for Neil’s Blackberry wine, my strawberry cordial, my strawberry and red gooseberry jam and two of my photos.


When we came home we put all our winning exhibits on the table and took a photo.


We saw lots of our friends at the show, and were comparing notes on who had entered and won what.  We also had afternoon tea and cake there, so a very enjoyable afternoon all round.  We showed our B&B guests our exhibits and told them they could have prize winning eggs and jam with their breakfast this morning!!


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Coffee Morning for Taunton Foodbank

This morning we hosted a coffee morning in Buckland St Mary parish church in aid of Taunton Foodbank.  We asked people to bring food donations instead of money and several people did, although some forgot and donated money instead, which is always useful as it allows us to buy anything we are out of stock of, or to buy nappies for families with babies who are in need.

Our friends helped out by running the raffle.DSC00392We had quite a few raffle prizes including a food hamper from our friend’s garden.

DSC00390 One of the Foodbank managers came along to lend her support.  We served coffee and tea and biscuits to all those who turned up.


People do love to get together and have a chat over a coffee.

We raised £96.20 with monetary contributions and the raffle, and received 4 crates of food in donations, so a good result all round. A big thank you to all who attended.

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