Olive’s Open Garden took pace in June, but too late for me to report on it in the last magazine. The weather was fairly kind to us on Saturday so we had quite a few visitors, less so on Sunday when the rain came down with a vengeance mid-afternoon. However some hardy souls ventured out so overall it was a great success. The garden looked lovely, everyone who came enjoyed both the garden and the refreshments and we made over £300 for church funds which was marvellous. We are so grateful to Olive for holding the event and restarting our social events and fund-raising after such a long gap.

We have however made a note not to do something like that the same weekend as we are having a church wedding as some of us were on the weary side after the event! By the time you read this we will have had our third and final wedding of the year, hopefully without Covid restrictions. Flower arranging for this will be very different from normal as Ally has requested we use as many wild and local flowers as possible. I hope the foxgloves and oxeye daisies are still in bloom as they are looking stunning at the moment.

As Covid regulations ease we have started to have coffee outside church after our parish communion service and it is so good to be able to meet up and chat to each other again.

All being well, we will hold our ‘organathon’ coffee morning in church from 10 to 12 on 4th September. Owing to complete incompetence on my part and Shelagh being away when I need to write this piece for the magazine we haven’t finalised the arrangements but we will advertise the event in August and hopefully welcome many of you on 4th. I know Shelagh will play a very varied and bright selection of music so there will be something for us all to enjoy.

I hope you will all enjoy rest and refreahment during this holiday period, and that the weather is kind to us all.

Judy Davis, 812739