The X Factor auditions coincided with the Village Christmas meal at the Bush on 10 December.  The judges' parting remarks were "don't call us, we'll call you". (Click on the read more link to gain more insight into what happened).
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Christmas is always a busy time but locals are never too busy to celebrate at village events. This year was no exception when 60 locals gathered at the Bush Inn for the annual Christmas meal.

Food, as ever, was delicious. And, once everyone had had their fill it was onto the entertainment-carol singing. Liz provided everyone with song sheets and after a number of popular carols organised groups to sing the various parts of the Twelve Days of Christmas-which was very entertaining!

Mary and Thomas stood up for a duet. Whilst other sang their hearts out from their seats.  However, the star of the show during the rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas was Heather Shaw.

As an unexpected treat Colin White and Kersti Gamblin treated everyone to a Greek Dance – which could have done with some plate smashing – but we decided that Andy and Liz might not be too keen for that.

We are so fortunate to have such a great village spirit and to have Liz and Andy running our pub!

No doubt we will all be meeting again at the Christmas Carol Service which is followed by mulled wine and mince pies – and the Christmas Quiz in the pub!