September 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

The weather for August was below average as temperatures were 18ºC to 20ºC, with occasional showers and overcast skies.

At the beginning of August Mr and Mrs Woods had a weekend away in the Cotswolds and also celebrated Francis Woods 99th Birthday with family at a lunch in a hotel overlooking Stroud, it was a lovely sunny day.

We went on four mini- bus outings, the first was to Tarr Steps on Exmoor.  The moorland was covered in purple heather.  We arrived on the opposite side of the river at Tarr Steps to where we normally park, so we decided to go through the river Burle and park the mini-bus, the river was quite low.  The second trip was to Duck Pool beach near the radar dishes of GCHQ, on the way to Bude, unfortunately there were no ducks or ducklings, like the last visit.  The third trip was to Ilfracombe, there were quite a lot of tourists around the harbour, some on the sandy beach in the harbour, some swimming and some boating as the tide was in. The fourth trip was to Woolacombe which was on a Sunday as Friday was wind and showers.

A residents’ quality questionnaire will be carried out this month by Joyce Copp, June Hookway and Mrs Woods.  Some of you said there were too many questions, you now have a choice of a short list or the normal list of questions. 

The forecast for September is warmer weather possibly temperatures in the middle twenties.