It’s all a bit surreal in Grayshott right now with an odd mix of Halloween, Fireworks, Barbecues and Christmas Fairs all taking place in one weekend.
So on Friday night for example you can carry on your Halloween celebrations at The Devil’s Punchbowl with live music or enjoy a free Fireworks Display at the Fox & Pelican at 7.30pm followed by a BBQ and live music from Beats Working.
Then on Saturday you can fill your stockins at the Macmillan Christmas Fair in the village hall and later enjoy another fireworks display at the Beacon Hill bonfire. For more what’s on in Beacon Hill we now include the monthly musings of Jeremy Barnes on grayshott.com in the form of Beacon Hill Billy-Do – I like his style!
It might be a bit early to start thinking about Christmas shopping but Rusta’s Rustic Reindeers are making an early appearance at the Macmillan Christmas Fair so you can load up your sleigh with heaps of festive goodies and get one or two to take you home. Doors open at 10.00 until 3.30 so please pop in for Lunch and help Macmillan Cancer Support raise a few more quids.
Over forty little horrors in fancy-dress thoroughly enjoyed the Family Halloween party at the social club on Wednesday before going out to terrorise the neighbourhood with their Trick-or-Treat. Carol Wass has taken some super photos of the ones that came to visit her – take a look at the slideshow.
This Saturday evening at the club we Stand up to Cancer with one of Nick’s famous quizzes in aid of Cancer Research UK and sit down to a Fish & Chip supper from Frankies. Do come along and join in the fun – first question at 8pm.
That will be a good warm up for the St Luke’s Diamond Jubilee Quiz night at the village hall the following week where there will be some serious competition but a good deal of laughs to be had for sure. Please get your entry forms at Grayshott Books.
FirkinFest IV was FirkinTastic! And just so as I can say I told you so, I can confirm we did indeed sell out and had to turn away some poor unfortunate FirkinPunters who took a chance. My other prediction that the festival favourite would be ‘Wreckless’ also came to pass, or at least it was the first to run out, but I do admit to giving it a little extra help along the way. All the music went down as well as the beer which almost ran out again. We will definitely need more cider next year although our first priority is to come up with another band that will help keep the FirkinFest spirit flowing. Ideas on a beermat…
i Pad owners will be delighted to hear that grayshott.com now works on it so they can post from the comfort of the sofa. To be sure I decided to treat myself to one this week, an i Pad that is, but although it arrived in the post and I got as far as unwrapping it, Christmas came early, and they say it is better to give than to receive, so I did, and now my i Pad is an iPam.
Trick-or-Treat, have a good weekend