Overstrand Life - Janet's Diaries

May 16th - 31st 2015

Sunday 17th May 2015 - Wild Flowers & Butterflies and Ram?

Wednesday evening and two meetings – The WI and the Parish Council’s. Due to the elections, the Parish Council held its meeting later in the month resulting in the WI having to find an alternative location. Fortunately the Methodists came up trumps as we were able to meet in the church’s hall on Cliff Road. Here we discussed this year’s National Resolution, ‘Failing to care – assessment of need in long term care’. This was deliberated at some length and the general feeling was, that the Resolution needed to be expanded further and this was reflected in the member’s vote. Usually we have a Fish and Chip supper in May but due to the change of location we were unable to do so however, instead there was an excellent variety of homemade cakes to enjoy.

After doing our grocery shopping on Thursday morning, we had planned to go to the first Car Boot Sale of the season. However a glitch with the car resulted in us leaving for Cromer about two hours later than usual and by the time we returned a lot of the stallholders would have been thinking about packing up. Still never mind there will be plenty of opportunities over the next months to go in search of a bargain. Such a lovely evening we walked up to Northrepps and ate at the Foundry before returning down Madams Lane and across the fields. Barney enjoyed bowling along and stopping for sniffs and we considered how lucky we are to have this walk with vistas of fields and the sea.

In my entry for 24th April, I mentioned that Peter Talbot’s neighbour Karen had entered Peter’s quirky shed ‘Cliffhanger’ into this year’s Shed of the Year Competition. I received an email and message on Facebook the other day from a village resident and; excellent news, Cliffhanger has been shortlisted in the competition’s ‘Budget’ category. Online voting has started and can be accessed from this link - Voting Shed of the Year . Not a lot of time left as voting closes at midday on 29th May. Constructed from debris from the Storm of December 2013, a lot of work and imagination has gone into Cliffhanger's construction and I hope through the voting process, Peter Talbot gets the recognition he deserves. I have included a copyright photograph from the Shed of the Year website which shows how unusual Cliffhanger’s construction is.

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