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Events we've had this year

    Call my Bluff wine tasting

    The annual 'Call my Bluff wine tasting' was held on Friday 7th July 2017.

    Call my bluff wine Tasting is designed to be fun wine tasting evening which requires absolutely no knowledge of the subject but does require a sense of humour.

    A total of 6 wines in masked bottles are tasted - each of which have 3 descriptions read with varying degrees of accuracy - and teams have to use their skill and judgment (or just guess) which description was the real one. Needless to say, as the hour gets later the guesses become wilder!

    There is also an (amusing?) wine related quizz to complete the evening.

    With over 40 people present, the winning score was a reaosnable 24 (out of 40)!

    Despite being primarily a social event, the evening raised £284. £100 was donated to VSO in support of Chris Eickhoff and his VSO trip to India.

    Village Fete

    The annual village fete was on Saturday 10th June and the weather was blowing a gale and constantly threatened rain - although it didn't start raining until 6:00pm. However, due to the threat and, indeed, forecast of rain the gymnastics display was cancelled which was a great shame.

    However, as always it's a great day out for the whole family. There were a full range of traditional fete activities such as the bottle store, tent, Pimms tent, skittles, welly wanging, etc. and lots of stuff for the kids!

    This year the Dog Show proved as popular as ever with the local MP, David Davies, judging The Prettiest Bitch and The Most Handsome Dog. David Davies also officially opened the fete.

    New this year was a sheep race sponsored by Studwelders which proved very popular. Details on the race, the individual sheep sponsors, sheep names and the video are below.

    A full range of histroic military vehicles were on display and a lucky few had rides in them. The police also turned out with a squad car complete with flashing lights and two tones. We also had a display of expensive sports cars and ocean rowing boat (Tiny Dancer) which will be taking part in the 2017 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race - billed as the 'World's toughest row'. Team Oarstruck, as they are known, are aiming to raise £ 50,000 for Diabetes UK. Read more about it: Team Oarstruck

    A total profit of over £6,600 was made. This profit was in part thanks to the generous sponsorship from the following:

    Main Sponsor

    Honey Badger Construction

    Major Sponsor

    Hicks Logistics Limited

    Significant Sponsors

    Coombe Farms - Shirenewton

    Digby Plant Hire - Kilgwrrwg

    Quails Kitchens - Usk

    Stratstone Landrover, Newport

    Noteworthy Sponsor

    Mon Timber - Newport & Cardiff

    Notable Sponsors

    Keen Attachments - Caldicot

    MotorTorque - Caldicot

    Moon & Co.

    Newland Rennie - Estate Agents Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Newport

    NARDUZZO - Monmouth & Newport

    The Veterinary Health Centre - Chepstow


    Broadband By Radio - Chepstow

    PC Repair Direct - Newport

    Richard Kopp Plumbing - Chepstow

    Salter Heating - Chepstow

    Sian Rule Yoga - Chepstow

    In addition, raffle prizes were received from (in no particular order):

    Stratstone Landrover, Newport

    St Pierre Hotel & Country Club

    Riverford Organic Farms

    The Vale of Glamorgan Golf Club

    Phillip Mungeam, Usk

    Waitrose, Caldicot

    Mucky Pups,Chepstow

    Marks & Spencer, Chepstow

    Toffs Hair Studio, Chepstow

    SW1 Hair, Chepstow

    Dr Swede Hairdressing, Chepstow

    The Beauty Spot, Chepstow

    Nails Plus Beauty, Chepstow

    Albion House Hair Salon, Chepstow

    And, in addition to the above, Caroline's Chutneys. Our thanks to all for their generous support.

    The Sheep Race was set out in a U shaped course with a challenging 'jump'. The sheep set off at, what can only be described as, 'grazing pace' and eventually made it to the jump. They all refused and the jump was eventually dismantled to allow the race to proceed which was eventually won by Lady Ba Ba sponsored by Vince & Julia Oliva. The complete list of runners, with their respective sponsors, is below. Our thanks to them. The YouTube video (cick here to it in YouTube in a new tab.) is well worth viewing!

    Sheep Sponsor  
    Baaa Humbug Mark & Joanne Tomlins  
    Chop Chop Charles & Jane Eickhoff  
    Lady Ba Ba Vince & Julia Oliva  
    Sheepy McSheepFace David Cornwell  
    Will.i.lamb Kha Koon Cornwell  
    Woolly Thinker Bill Clark  

    Fete photos - cick here to open the album in a new tab.

    The fete sheep race video - cick here to it in YouTube in a new tab.

    The fete parade - cick here to it in YouTube in a new tab.

    The fete is a massive undertaking every year and couldn't be held without the hard endeavour of numerous people. Our thanks to all involved.

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