Just a few snippets to update you on Parwich news. Everywhere is looking very lush and green after the rain, and a large tree has fallen across our back lane, Monsdale Lane it is called officially but our children always used to jokingly call it our back drive when they were younger.
I have already metioned that Janet Gosling and Steve in the pub have had a daughter Rosie, who is all of two weeks now. An interesting meeting is due to take place next week. One of our local farmers is proposing to put up some wind turbines on Parwich Hill and everyone is invited to the village hall on the 17th to learn more about the proposal.
We have had a team of tennis players from Kenya staying briefly in the village with Rosey and Stuart Chambers before going on to play against various schools in England. John was asked to photograph them yesterday; as they practised on our soaking wet village courts the puddles and umbrellas did little to reflect the drought we have enjoyed for the past month!
Also there was Tom Chambers (Strictly Come Dancing winner of two years ago, previously of Holby City, Waterloo Road, White Christmas and much else besides) so we were able to catch up on his news. In the autumn he is to star in Top Hat which will be touring the large theatres in the provinces and we have no doubt – we are justly proudly of Tom in Parwich – will end up in the West End. He has always loved tap dancing so this should be a treat for all. You can also watch a video of an interview he had (I think with the BBC) in Norwich Tom Chambers’ video.
It is Chatsworth Horse Trials this coming weekend. The DRCS (Derwent Rural Counselling Service) the charity in Bakewell that I used to manage and which I am still very involved with as a ‘director’ and member of the fundraising team has been nominated Chatsworth’s ‘charity of choice’ for their Trials this year, which is wonderful. DRCS will have a stand, and anyone passing do please stop to say hello! Let’s hope the weather is kind this year.
While on the subject of horses, I’ll insert a lovely peaceful Sunday afternoon Parwich horsey picture John has just taken. And that pretty well brings us up to date with the Parwich news that I can think of.
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