Platinum Jubilee Cake Judging & Children’s Activities

As promised, herewith, news and photos of the Cake Bake-Off and children’s activities.
Some 19 cakes were entered for the Bake-Off competition by adults and children in what was a hotly contested affair, and after much deliberation three adults and three under-16-year-old cakes were selected as winners. Thanks to Cafe Wolseley for the super adult prizes and Graham Nash for the children’s ‘surprises’. Also thanks to Graham, Sarah Howson and Chris Fitzgerald for spending at least an hour judging.
(The hay bales shown in the main photo came in really useful and were supplied courtesy of John “O’Neill).
The Jubilee celebration gave the children of the village the perfect opportunity to show off their artistic skills. We had lots of entries for the bunting competition and saw the theme of the Jubilee interpreted through corgis, rainbows, tea pots and much more! The winners of the competition were: Ophelia Osborne, Cressida Leighwood, Alexandra Steele, Evelyn Mills and Scarlett Nash. Please contact Sophie on and your prizes will be on the way.
On the day, damp weather did not stop us from making an array of bejewelled crowns and new stamp designs. The nail polish and face painting salon were particularly popular with young and old! Although we couldn’t hold the sporting events, plenty of us worked up a sweat trying to splat that elusive rat… Thank you to all the children that took part in the activities and the trails. Special thanks to Fernando who helped with everything.
And finally, one of the biggest thanks goes to Sophie Nelson, who stepped up and took on all the organising of the children’s activities, creating the games and display boards for the Queen’s trail, the Corgi trail and the flag making competition. On the day she worked tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of all the children’s activities despite having two young children of her own.
And incidentally, she created the beautiful headgear that she wore so gracefully on the day. Thank you.