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HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

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  1. Reikiangel

    Reikiangel New Member

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    Hi fellow Somerseter's! I am very proud to hear that my town of Wellington is bidding to become a 'Food Town' i.e known for it's local produce/restaurants.
    The organiser's have arranged a big event for Sat 2nd Dec at 10am in the car park at the Conservative Club in High Street (in Marquee's lol!). I think they are hoping to get some well-known local chef's to give demonstrations of recipes etc. FREE FOOD TASTING!

    So, if you are in the area come along and see what Wellington has to offer.

    Love and light

    reikiangel

    xxx

    EDIT: Title. Change of opening time

    Now 10 NOT 11am
     
  2. Venetian

    Venetian Active Member

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    RE: wellington 'food town'

    Ouch, I'm so sorry! I feel like one of those Londoners who has simply bought a second house here. I don't know where the place is - SORRY! - and will have to look it up on a map. Meantime, feel welcome to visit Frome? ;)
     
  3. Reikiangel

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    RE: wellington 'food town'

    LOL Venetian! You are forgiven! I look forward to visiting Frome at some point, thanks for the invitation!

    It's so funny, you know. The locals can't understand why anyone should want to move here but when you point out all the things that go on etc they are amazed as they are not aware of them! I feel like an ambassador for this town for it's own residents lol.

    Love and light

    reikiangel

    xxx
     
  4. Venetian

    Venetian Active Member

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    RE: wellington 'food town'

    LOL. Do you get the same reaction that i do? If I walk into a cafe or pub, everyone picks up that I don't have a Somerset accent. :DIt's like Clint Eastwood walking into a wild west bar! Or at least it was like that - the last 6 months there have been so many Poles and Londoners moving here that the locals are starting to get used to it.

    V xxx
     
  5. Holistic

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    RE: wellington 'food town'

    Ooh, Reikiangel, thanks for posting ... marked in diary already. I'll go a long way for free food and it's only about 12 miles as the crow flies. :D I know what you mean about the food in this area ... I am a happy frequenter of several farm shops for fresh local and organic produce.

    Venetian, here's a map of Somerset for you:

    [link=http://www.milford.co.uk/england/ef54-rm.html]http://www.milford.co.uk/england/ef54-rm.html[/link]

    Click on any of the towns’ little white squares for road map.

    You said:
    Nobody has ever commented on my accent ... or perhaps I should say lack of ... though one or two locals have corrected my pronunciation of some village names. Maybe Frome is further off the beaten track (main trunk route) than Ilminster.

    Thinking back to the SW meet up of HPers in Bath, which was <gasp> TWO years ago almost to the date, I am wondering if perhaps we could make this "do" in Wellington into something of a mini-meet up if others are interested?

    Reikiangel, what do you think? We can always give the title of this thread a tiny tweak, and I could post a reference in General Discussions if you like, to make more people aware. You might have to tell the good folk of Wellington though, if hoards of hungry HPers are going to descend on the town like gannets, so they can get in extra supplies. :D:D

    Holistic.
     
  6. Venetian

    Venetian Active Member

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    RE: wellington 'food town'

    Laura, yes,

    It is a local thing re accents. Most people have grown up here and they know if you are from out of town.

    But now I am joining in! There's a huge influx of people from Eastern Europe
     
  7. Reikiangel

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    RE: wellington 'food town'

    Thanks Holistic! The more the merrier I should imagine lol! I would be happy to meet up with fellow HP'ers in Wellington so if anyone else is up for it I will see you there!

    Love and light

    reikiangel

    xxx
     
  8. Holistic

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    OK, great! I've put a brief post in General Discussions:

    [link=http://www.healthypages.net/forum/fb.asp?m=399349]http://www.healthypages.net/forum/fb.asp?m=399349[/link]

    with a link and request to post replies here.

    I've also 'topped and tailed' re addition to subject line.

    Look forward to seeing you there, and anyone else able to come along - gosh! it's in a week's time :D

    Holistic
     
  9. Reikiangel

    Reikiangel New Member

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    Great! See you there. I might even shout you a cup of coffee lol!

    Love and light

    reikiangel

    xxx
     
  10. Reikiangel

    Reikiangel New Member

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    Have been into town and seen posters up now but the time is different to what was in the paper! For those thinking of coming it is 10am NOT 11am ( sorry Holistic and anyone else who doesn't "do" mornings lol!).

    Love and light

    reikiangel

    xxx
     
  11. Holistic

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    Naughty! :D

    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this thread, but change of time noted *groans* [&o]and I've just put a bit more detail in General Discussions to bump it up the list. I can always pin it to the top... it's only Tuesday today (afternoon) ;)

    Holistic
     
  12. trin

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    Never heard of Wellington... have lived here for a year though.
    Didn't even know there was a Somerset forum [sm=wave.gif]
    Love to y'all!
     
  13. Holistic

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    Wellington is 5 miles SW of Taunton, Trin. Why not pop over and join us? You will be very welcome.

    Holistic
     
  14. trin

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    Thank-you. That does sound very nice. I do believe that I am already booked in for saturday.
    I'll keep my eyes open for any other happenings though [sm=nature-smiley-008.gif]

    Trin
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  15. Venetian

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    At least from this thread I've learned where Wellington is! I do know Honiton just south of it.
     
  16. Reikiangel

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    Now it's my turn to own up Venetian lol! I have no idea where Honiton is! I know Rockwell Green (a bit), Runnington, Greenham (that's where the cat is going for Christmas, there's a very nice cattery there!). and of course Taunton. New Year's resolution - visit more places lol!

    Sorry you can't join us on Sat Trin but I think there are a few events planned next year to continue on this theme of Wellington becoming a known Food Town. I KNEW I moved here for a reason and there's me thinking it was a spiritual one LOL!

    Love and light

    reikiangel

    xxx
     
  17. Somerset Angel

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    Will try and be there is I can nice to meet you all
     
  18. Reikiangel

    Reikiangel New Member

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    well,

    I have been to the event and it is heaving with people, so if anyof them was anyone from HP thanks for coming lol! I'm glad I was walking there as I could sample a lot of the local ciders etc. I have sat and watched a cookery demonstration by one of the well-known local chef's and had a chance to sample the sea bass dish he cooked with local produce. It was great that as he used ingrediants he told us from which supplier in the main marquee they had come from. I also got to taste (and buy!) some lovely strong rum icecream, a homemade cornish pasty and a green beeswax candle which is burning at this moment to attract prosperity to me lol! There was so much to see, taste and buy and if today's event was anything to go by then Wellington has a very good chance of becoming the West's Food Town and will be having other events next year to continue the promotion.
    I have gone in for a prize of a hamper of locul goodies, so fingeras crossed!

    Love and light (and a little bit tipsy!!)

    reikiangel

    xxx
     
  19. Venetian

    Venetian Active Member

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    So you guys didn't actually meet? ;)

    On the subject of food, I just saw a photo of Jaime Oliver on the front of today's Mail. Looks like he's been enjoying his consumption as well as the cooking! [:-]

    V
     
  20. Holistic

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    RE: HP meet up at Wellington 'food town'

    No, unfortunately, I had to change my plans. I rang Reikiangel last night so she knew not to expect me. It sounds like she had a good feast though! ;)

    L.
     

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