Compton Dando News
We had a lovely day on Saturday at Craft Day with 20 for lunch and a few visitors. Bobbin lace making, knitting, crochet, applique/patchwork, wool spinning, making hearts for Valentine’s Day with Jenny, Eileen’s amazing felt creations, some jewellery making and an afternoon of Dorset button making to finish off Caroline’s handknitted cardigan.
We made a small profit which will go towards the rent for the next day: Monday 12th February during half term and then any profits to the Community Association.
Children welcome so long as they are supervised: £4.00 for children, £6.00 for adults, includes lunch of homemade soup, homemade bread, cheese, fruit and suitable dietary alternatives. Cake, of course, and lots of company while you either do your own craft or try each other’s. Contact Harriette Dottridge
Jenny got people making Christmas decorations from her bottle tops and fabric, Eileen showed her amazing felted creations: the Green Man being a real tour de force, but also letting people have a go themselves. Alice seemed surrounded by knitters and crocheters as well as Sarah quilting instead of working in her flower garden. Pauline was making cards and Carolyn worked on her amazing whacky paintings. Linda, Jenny and I all brought our spinning wheels and June is keen to learn next year. Maggie had fun making covered buttons and everyone enjoyed the home made soups and bread with their lunch. We had several other visitors who came to see what everyone was doing and the day finished with tea and cake donated by a couple of the villagers.
Thank you everyone for a lovely day. Next dates: Sat 27 Jan, Tue 12 Feb
This was a successful night financially as well as socially. We made £430.76 in total for CDCA funds, excluding the hire of the hall [£28]. A big thank you to Mabel Prescott for fetching our supper – a vital role, and we are sorry that she had to wait so long [due to a staff absence]. Winning team: Pfaffing Ladies, please note, that we would like the trophy back in time for next year’s quiz!! Alice and Alison hope that you enjoyed the depth and breadth of the topics and the challenges that some rounds gave us all!
Thank you to everyone who attended the barn dance on Saturday. It was a fantastic night enjoyed by all and we raised a grand total of around £1400 towards the new pitch and necessary equipment – great result.
Particular thanks go to Lynda and Tony for hosting and there was some enthusiastic talk of not leaving it so long before the next one!
St Mary’s Church organised a walk for villagers to view the bluebells. The walk was led by Ron Waker and took a large group of walkers, but only one dog, Oban, along the river towards Keynsham and then up to Fairy Hill corner and across to the top to Bluebell Woods where we all ooo’d and aaah’d over the fantastic bluebells gently swaying in the sunshine.
We, of course, then returned to the church to sample the delicious cakes and have the obligatory cup of tea!
Thank you to Ron for leading the walk and Joy and Jenny for organising the afternoon and to all the helpers who made it possible. Around £170 was raised.
The latest 5 Villages Youth Group meeting was a huge success – because everyone loves cakes! The kids formed two teams who made different recipes – one a sponge recipe and the other a donut recipe – for our Cake Pop machines.
It was difficult to be patient whilst the cakes cooked and even harder to wait for them to cool down enough to decorate with icing and sprinkles – but the wait was worth it!! All the cakes disappeared in a flash.
Mabel Prescott, one of the organisers, said: “There were a lot of sticky fingers and a few harassed parents at the end, but it was such fun.”
About a dozen kids had a green finger afternoon making a daffodil planter for Mothering Sunday – we now just have to watch the pots to see the bulbs grow. Well done everyone. Next meeting is Friday 7th April for Cake Pops.
The snowdrop planting in mid February went very well in spite of a very chilly and damp morning about a dozen villagers turned up to help and 2000 bulbs were planted in 45 minutes. The flowers are looking good. Thanks to Steve for arranging it all.
The kids made lovely tree lanterns in December and put them on the tree opposite the pub for a while. Here are a selection of the finished items. Youth Group starts again on 3 February.