Friday 18th May


We had a very pleasant evening yesterday to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

We had a meal at home cooked for us and served by a waitress.

The ‘meal to be cooked in your home’ had been offered as a pledge in an auction held for Bampton Football Club several months ago and our bid was the highest.

The meal was superb.

We started with canapés, then pork medallions for main followed by a trio of desserts which were all cooked wonderfully.

They even washed up and tidied the kitchen.

It is great idea to hire a chef for a special occasion as the cost is easily outweighed by the money you save by providing your own wine rather than paying expensive drink prices in restaurants.

If you fancy trying it just give Peter Mundy a call.

Don’t forget Ian Buchanan is a torchbearer for the Olympic Flame on Monday at Great Torrington at 9:40 I believe.

Ian’s nomination story

“After the death of his only child, Andrew, in infancy, Ian ran 16 London marathons to raise money for charities, benefitting principally those for disabled children, such as The Calvert Trust which provides opportunities for them on Exmoor. He raised £62k in this way, but another £38k over the years in other fund-raising activities. He also organised the Bampton 10k race for many years, and participated in fund-raising for Children in Need. Latterly he has raised money for Exeter Leukemia Fund in memory of a friend who died of the disease. Ian cheerfully supports local charities and has not allowed his own tragedy to colour his efforts to alleviate the suffering of others. I commend him to you as someone who is a shining beacon to the community, which would be aptly symbolised by carrying the Olympic flame through our area.”

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