Rodmell & Southease

RODMELL SHOW: It was a hectic and rather trying week for me this week, so I was very pleased to have such an enjoyable day on Saturday September 12 at Rodmell Late Summer Show. The show was very good and very well supported and the tea and cakes in the marquee in the garden did well. I had friends from Wales, Greece and Nepal visiting and they were very impressed with the show, Monks House and the village in general.

RIDE AND STRIDE: I had also done my stint sitting outside the church for an hour to book in the people doing the sponsored bike ride. It was sunny, peaceful and I met some nice people. There were quite a few walkers also doing it, one of whom was the son-in-law of the late Arthur Floyd, who had lived in Rodmell with his lovely wife Ursula who used to play the organ at Southease Church. The whole day was busy and enjoyable, ending up with all my visitors apple and pear picking, plus blackberrying and happy to be taking lovely fresh country produce home to Wales and London with them.

JUMBLE SALE: Don’t forget to look out things for the jumble sale in aid of much needed village hall funds. It’s to be held on Saturday October 17.

THE GARDEN: It’s time now to start putting the garden to bed for the oncoming winter months and I enjoy thinking about what to put in my baskets and pots for winter/spring colour. The orchard is full of apples and pears and soon the Iford Scrumpers will be along to clear it and make juice with it on their fruit pressing day. I don’t know if Rodmell is doing the same as I haven’t heard anything yet.

GEESE: I loved seeing the arrow shaped form in the sky of a flock of Canada Geese flying over the house on Sunday.

BUSY: Our pub is still very busy and the village is full of visitors. People are booking up constantly for B&B and September is yet another busy month. October bookings are building up as well, just when I thought things were calming down.

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