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Inter-village tug-of-war

Yesterday was the now annual inter-village tug-of-war between Otterford (which encompasses Bishopswood) and Buckland St Mary.  It was a glorious sunny day so we were lucky in that department.


Unfortunately there was also cricket going on in Buckland so some people didn’t turn out for the tug-of-war and the Buckland team were a bit short on the ground.  Neil went along and eventually they just evened the teams up with the men who turned out to make it fairer.


Neil was sensible enough to wear gloves so he had could contact with the rope.  The position they had chosen to do the tug-of-war was on a slight hill and what kept happening was that the team pulling down hill always won.  So in the end they called in a draw!!

Then we sat on the grass in the sunshine having a BBQ and drinking home made elderflower cordial,  lovely!!

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BBQ at Bethany

Today was the BBQ at Bethany in Bishopswood.  Bethany is the home of the new pastor Stuart and his wife Amy.  The BBQ was to welcome them to the parish as they have just moved in, taking over from Brian and Kath who have retired to France.  It was a “Bring your own chair” do, so people arrived encumbered by various chairs.

Arriving with chairs

Neil was co-opted in being a chef for the day, and gladly donned a striped apron, tongs in hand.

Neil and Colin deftly cooking the beefburgers

I made a lovely strawberry flan to add to the numerous and varied desserts which us ladies of the village had produced.

The table groaning with desserts

We had some rain earlier on this morning but by afternoon it had dried up. The weather held up for the duration and many people turned out.  So all in all a good afternoon was had by everyone who attended.

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