Saturday, 21 January 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Rock Solid Cup Cake Sale
I am sure the cakes baked by members of the Rock Solid group didn’t live up to their Rock Solid name, as they looked delicious and earned the group £101 which they have sent to Animal Aid Unlimited, a charity which treats sick and injured animals on the streets of India. Sharon and the young bakers would like to thank everyone who supported them by buying the cakes or who gave donations. Photos of the bakers and their cakes can be seen on the Church webpage.

Burns Night at The Bell will be celebrated this year on Saturday January 28. There is a choice of menu. 2 courses cost £16.95 and 3 cost £18.95. Starters are Cullen Skink Soup (smoked haddock, potato and leek chowder), which is definitely a winner for me, or fish terrine with melba toast. For mains there is, of course, haggis, neeps and tatties with the option of a vegetarian haggis, or Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak with flambayed whiskey cream sauce, chips, grilled mushroom and vine tomatoes. Puddings are Cranachan (whipped cream, honey, whiskey, raspberries and oatmeal) or chocolate pot with highlander biscuits. It should be another fun evening with appropriate Burns Night traditions. Book your place and choice of menu as soon as possible with Sharon.

Christmas Cards
Thank you to everyone who has given me or left on the doorstep, their old Christmas cards over the past weeks, which have all been gratefully received. We can never have enough, and would welcome cards from anyone who still has them to dispose of, for Andrew and myself to make into gift tags. Sharon at The Bell and Steve and Jane at Bradmoor Farm Shop very kindly had a basket of the gift tags on their counters, which sold very well. Thank you to them for their support and to everyone who bought them.

Cuddington Youth Drama and The Domino Effect.
A chance to see this modern play by Fin Kennedy before the drama group perform it at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. Last year, Cuddington Youth Drama took “Fiddler on the Roof” to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe when they earned praise from Tim Wilcock in the Fringe Review - “If there was a ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ award, these guys would get one”. The group is looking forward to Edinburgh again this August, taking The Domino Effect. Led by drama teacher, Elaine English, the group’s talents and confidence just grow and grow. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this “enthusiastic and very engaging troupe” performing their 2017 Fringe play on your own doorstep.
The play is a modern ensemble piece about a silent girl finding her voice and finding her mother when a mysterious East End antiques dealer teaches her how small actions can lead to big effects. A poetic story of youthful hope and optimism. It will be performed at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington on Tuesday February 14 to Saturday February 18 at 8pm with a Sunday matinee on February 19 at 3pm. Tickets cost £8 per person (concessions £5 and families £23) on Tuesday and Wednesday and £10 per person (concessions £6, families £28) on Thursday to Sunday and can be purchased from Cuddington Stores or online at Doors open 30 minutes before the performance, so you can enjoy a drink at the bar before hand.

Refuse Collections on Wednesday January 25 the recycling bins and food bins will be collected

Services at St Nicholas Chearsley:
  • Sunday January 22 Family Service at 10:00am led by Derek Witchell
  • Sunday January 29 United Benefice Service at Nether Winchendon at 10:00am
Diary Dates:
  • Wednesday January 25 Pub lunch at The Bell at 12.30pm. Please let Sharon know if you would like to come
  • Saturday January 28 Burns Night Meal and celebrations at The Bell
  • Monday January 30 Sunshine Club Matinee cinema showing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30pm. Tickets on the door or phone Liz on 01844 299150
  • Tuesday February 14 to Sunday February 19 Cuddington Youth Drama perform The Domino Effect at The Bernard Hall