Football’s coming home so let’s get the fire going!


The beacon at Jubilee Park

Back in February 2014 I was already dreaming of world cup victory and anticipating victory I proposed to Deeping St James Parish Council that they should light the Jubilee park Beacon if and when England reach the World Cup final. The Parish Council, anticipating no expenditure and no action that year, passed the motion unanimously. It generated a little bit of positive publicity for the village including, for me, an appearance on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s sports programme (They haven’t asked me for any sporting opinions since!).



Thanks to Iceland, we didn’t make to the final in 2014 but perhaps tonight’s the night. With it being the second Wednesday of the month, Market Deeping Town Council will be hosting it’s monthly meeting at the Town Hall. So even though I have the opportunity to watch a thrilling, nail-biting display of team-work, split-second decision-making, sportsmanship and dramatic resolutions which could make us all proud of our representatives,… I’ve decided to watch the football instead!

Come on England!


See Shakey live at the #WatertonArms, DSJ, this friday!


I am delighted to promote the Mask Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of  ‘The Comedy of Errors’. It is touring the Peterborough area from tomorrow (Crowland Abbey) but this Friday 29th June it will be performed at the wonderful Waterton Arms in Deeping St James.

Tickets are £10 and food and beer will also be available (though sadly not within the ticket price).

Last year’s performance of Macbeth at the Waterton was fabulous with twilight birds and bats adding to the atmosphere of the play. I am looking forward to Friday’s performance even more though because my beautiful and talented eldest daughter is a cast member this year.

If you want to buy tickets for the play then click here 

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here is some recycled blog roll on the issue from the Mask’s resident blogger Becky Owen Fisher

This evening’s blog comes from our renowned Abbess, Emma, who observes, very eloquently, just how much left we have to learn. We had some photos of our rehearsal yesterday, but they’re in the process of being WeTransferred, so you’ll just have to look out for those later. Time waits for no man, and it certainly […]

via Time waits for no man — Dromio, Dromio, which one are you Dromio?