July 3, 2009
Who says that the great British Public does not like good news? Over the last two weeks I have received a number of ‘phone calls and emails about the joys and talents of our Dittisham folk. This week I am happy to tell you about the extraordinary talent of Jill Treseder. On June 24th in the lovely setting of Hazelwood House, a hotel and centre for workshops and music, the South Hams Writers’ Group awarded Jill first prize in the novel competition, first prize for a short story and second prize in the poetry competition. Jill has been writing since she was a little girl but says ‘it is since moving here that I really started writing seriously and I am amazed and euphoric about these awards’. One of her publications is entitled The Wise Woman Within a self development book. Jill drives the very popular Friday bus from Dittisham to Dartmouth and for this service received another award last month namely the Devon County Community Transport Volunteer Award.
Last Saturday the Millman/Orpitz wedding was a multi-cultural and multi-lingual affair with some surprises. The couple cut out a heart shape drawn on a sheet and held by four guests and then Paul had to carry his gorgeous bride dressed in pink through the shape. Dartmouth Golf and Country Club put on a delicious meal a highlight being the huge chocolate fountain. The fireworks were so exciting that the groom was dancing on the tables until 1.00am.
A date for the diary - on the weekend of July 18th and 19th in East Cornworthy under the National Gardens Scheme Peter and Bee Smyth’s garden at Brook and Lesley and Tim Taylor’s garden Black Ness House will be open from 2.00 to 5.00pm . Proceeds will be divided between Rowcroft Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care and other charities. There will cream teas and a plant sale.