Thoughts from July 2008

some more confirmed acts for the fete

the innocent village fete

We've just had confirmation on some more great music acts for both Saturday and Sunday at the fete. So we're very excited to let you know you'll now be able to catch this little lot on the band stand.

Wallis Bird

James Carrington

Peter and The Wolf

Rod Thomas

And even more Wallis Bird, back for her second appearance of the weekend.

We're still dotting the t's and crossing the i's on a few more great artists. Keep your eye out here for updates as they come in.

our day by day fete line up

the innocent village fete

There's going to be plenty of stuff to do at our fete on both the Saturday and Sunday so it might be worth planning what you want to fit in over a tea and biscuit before hand. So here's a day by day, hour by hour guide to what we have lined up over the weekend.





There'll also be loads of other stuff dotted about which isn't mentioned above. Like ferret racing, smoothie tasting, knitting and tea drinking, come and say hello to innocent area, face painting, petting zoo, funfair rides, kids assault course, a flea circus, a big farmers' market , real ale, cider and other bars, and much more.

christian prommer's drumlesson & son of dave

the innocent village fete

Thought we'd show you some more of the people who will be playing at the fete. First, Christian Prommer's Drumlesson, who plough the furrow where jazz meets classic house.

They do a mean drum solo too.

And here's Son of Dave doing his one man thing.

entrepreneurial cooking


Recently I was on a roadtrip in Germany and stayed in the Ghotel in Frankfurt. I faced the challenge of cooking dinner with a hob, kettle and coffee maker at my disposal, but no pans.

I was quite pleased that the pasta worked out so well and that the outcome looked so appetising.


It reminded me of a chat I once had some friends over a pint in the pub. There was a lot of egg talk - frying one with an iron, poaching in the bath or the age-old boiling in a kettle. Simon came up with my favourite “toasties in the trouser press: cheese; cheese and beans; anything goes really”

By our Gemma, out in Germany.