Archives – November, 2010

Four in a Bed

Four in a Bed
The Channel 4 programme Four in a Bed comes to Abingdon. Four couples who run Bed & Breakfasts compete to see who provides best value for money.
Four in a Bed
They each stay with each other for a night, and judge each other. In the final programme they stay with the couple running the Abbey Guest House in Abingdon – both members of Mensa.

The entertainment comes from the personalities and how friendly or fiercely competitive they become. The knowing docusoap commentary also make the programme fun.

10 Comments November 24, 2010

Preparing for Sweden 2011

Vicky from Peachcroft in Abingdon is one of the few Guides chosen to attend the World Scout (and Guide) Jamboree in Sweden in July/August 2011.

Each participant has to raise over £2000, making about £100,000 in total for the 36 scouts (and guides) chosen for Oxfordshire. That means a lot of fund raising activities: car washing, jumble sales, raffles, concerts and the like.

The cost includes travel , insurance, the stay, all the activities, and helps fund trips for scouts from places like Papua New Guinea and Armenia who couldn’t otherwise go to this world event.

So far there have been several meet up weekends to help prepare for this once in a lifetime experience.

S M Christmas Fair
(Thanks to Vickie’s mum for the first picture. The second came from John, a regular blog contributor. It is taken at St Michael’s Christmas Fair and there is a connection between the first and second picture. But can you guess what? )

3 Comments November 23, 2010

The People’s Lake

People's Lake

People’s Millions is a bit of a lottery. Good causes put themselves forward, and some are chosen to be shown on TV. The prize is supplied by the National Lottery. On each day of voting, two projects go head-to-head to win the public vote and secure £50,000 funding on local Meridian ITV.

People's Lake

Today it was Thrupp Lake (aka Radley Lake) V A new place for music therapy. I don’t know the result yet, but in Abingdon we all thought Thrupp Lake was destined for destruction. Against all odds it was saved by some valiant campainers. So whatever happens it has done well.

But the next stage is to make it a better place for wildlife and visitors, and so we await the result of the public vote. That money will give them a big boost.

People can vote by phone between 9 am and midnight. The vote costs 10p on BT landlines, and more from mobile phones.

1 Comment November 23, 2010

Scouts (and Guides) Christmas Post

Scouts Post
Charity Cards are for sale in the Guildhall. There are cards from many different Charities.
Scouts Post
There is also one of the special, Abingdon area only, postal boxes. The cost is 15p a card – same as last year. There are two big sorting dates at Christ Church, followed by deliveries. Guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. All done by volunteers from the Scouts and Guides.

The special postal boxes are available until 12noon on Thursday 16 December at the following sites:-

All Saints Church, Appleford Drive
Baptist Church, 35 Ock Street
Charity Cards, Guildhall
Christ Church, Northcourt Road
Clarks Shop, Bury Street
Fone Box, 62 Wootton Road (Shops)
Goff’s Newsagents, Bridge Street
Martins Newsagents, Reynolds Way
Martins Newsagents, Peachcroft
Radley Village Store
Shoe Shop of Abingdon, Bath Street
St Edmunds Church, Radley Road
St Helens Church Centre
St Michael’s Church, Park Road
Trinity Church, Conduit Road

1 Comment November 22, 2010

Museum send off

S M Christmas Fair
There was event last week to say thankyou to people who had worked at the museum – past and present.
S M Christmas Fair
Some we will see again in different places doing other things -like at St Michael’s Christmas Fair yesterday.

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