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The Chapel's Birthday Party--- 16th November---
Reply #240 - 25. Oct 2013 at 17:56
 


I don't do Facebook----but I just saw this post on that site-------  Wink:

"Getting ready. Birthday party celebrations well under way. Saturday 16th Nov. All welcome. Optional Mexican Fancy Dress. Fun and games for all the family from 5pm. Mexican themed food 5-9.30pm. Come along, dress up and help celebrate our 1st birthday. Drinks promotions, live singing, ext til midnight ...."

Sounds like a Sizzlin' Night ahead ---- and time to look out the maracas-----  Smiley
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Reply #241 - 25. Oct 2013 at 19:34
 
Hi M, does that mean its really a year since the Chapel re-opened??
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Reply #242 - 25. Oct 2013 at 20:14
 



Yes, Brooklynodog --- their celebration will be a year to the day----it opened on Friday 16th November last year------! (Doesn't seem that long ago, does it?) See you at the bar------?  Cool
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Reply #243 - 15. Nov 2013 at 17:15
 
marilyn wrote on 25. Oct 2013 at 17:56:
Saturday 16th Nov. All welcome. Optional Mexican Fancy Dress. Fun and games for all the family from 5pm. Mexican themed food 5-9.30pm. Come along, dress up and help celebrate our 1st birthday


Well ----that was The Chapel's Facebook page ----
but for those who, like me, don't 'do' Facebook, it means.........

Saturday 16th Nov. All welcome. Optional Mexican Fancy Dress. Fun and games for all the family from 5pm. Mexican themed food 5-9.30pm. Come along, dress up and help celebrate our 1st birthday---

Chilli-sizzlin'-hot------Tequila-tantalising------maracas-smudged----

oh---whoops---that's mascara!

---well, hot, tantalising, smudged----whatever----we'll be there------  Cool




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One Year Anniversary--
Reply #244 - 17. Nov 2013 at 15:09
 


"Just write a poem for The Chapel,"
Pat said, handing me a card;
But the space left 'tween the messages,
Meant that task would be too hard.

So many folk had written,
"Thanks, Sam!" and "Well done!"
"Congratulations!" and their memories,
Of a twelve-months full of fun.

My own thoughts need a big page,
For the happy times I've known,
Parties, Beer Fests, Music,
Friendship, kindness I've been shown.

'The Chapel' --- here a hundred years,
With tales that it could tell,
A sanctuary for patients, staff,
Called in by peal of bell....

Few happenings are recorded,
Of that century's history,
But it was built to gather people,
---and that's ever meant to be----

In nineteen-ninety-seven,
Its religious purpose spent,
The NHS just closed it's doors,
There was really no lament....

Deserted for a decade,
Neglected, derelict, forlorn,
As a rose stem with no petals,
No sweet fragrance----only thorn---

The Millenium then did happen,
And in two-thousand-and-eight,
Shaun O'Reilly's input,
Made that June a special date.

With the inside all refurbished,
Staircase, first floor, Bar, new roof,
'The Chapel Inn' was opened,
Was it needed? (...we're the proof!  Wink )

So, for three years, how we partied,
Making friends of neighbours here,
Sam, Becks, Laura, Mandy -- barmaids,
Happy times of pure good cheer---

Sadly, that was all to finish,
Once again, the key was turned,
The Chapel, locked again, stood empty,
'Nothing's set in stone---' we learned....

Undaunted ('cos we're British!)
[---and we like some little drinks!]
Our Friday nights continued,
Different venues: our chain's links.

There's another, whole new story,
Could be written 'bout those times,
---but, like Grimm's or Aesop's fables,
They're best kept for other rhymes!

---and then two-thousand-twelve arrived,
Good news filled every street,
Sam would re-open The Chapel,
All our social needs to meet!

"Would it be in time for Christmas?"
Was the question on each lip;
"Yes, take us as we are---but welcome!"
Sam, 'midst tarmac, paint, did quip.

----'twas the sixteenth of November,
And the antique, fine Oak door,
Opened up to warmly welcome,
Its 'congregation' here once more.

Christmas, New Year, Quiz nights, Parties,
New Beer Garden, Beer Fests, too,
Hard graft paved our social pathway;
Sam----our love and thanks to you-----   Smiley  xxxx

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Reply #245 - 23. Nov 2013 at 10:09
 
A great evening in The Chapel last night----- Smiley

I don't know who's party it was or who was responsible for us enjoying The Hormones' music which wafted down to the bar from upstairs and got our feet dancing but---thank you!  Smiley

A fantastic night with a big, happy atmosphere---- Smiley
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Reply #246 - 23. Nov 2013 at 13:34
 
Ah, that would explain the atmosphere, then - there were a lot of Hormones flying around.  Grin
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Reply #247 - 21. Dec 2013 at 10:34
 


Well---that was quite a party in The Chapel last night!  Smiley A lovely evening----- and the warmth of the atmosphere didn't just come from everyone there but also from the roaring log fire newly installed in the bar area----we were all toasty and cosy---thanks, Sam!  Smiley xx
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Reply #248 - 22. Jan 2014 at 18:09
 


---- I just read this on The Chapel's Facebook page:

Book now for our popular Valentines Dinner 2014, this year we have some live romantic music to accompany your meal.

Choice of starter:
Mussels in creamy garlic white wine sauce
Chicken parcels with Cumberland sauce
Breaded Brie wedges, deep fried with cranberry sauce

Choice of Main:
6oz fillet of beef, dauphinois potatoes, green beans & red wine jus
Cheese and leek tart, sauté potatoes, seasonal vegetables
Pan fried salmon fillet, sat on a bed of stir fry vegetables, with a Mornay sauce and new potatoes

Trio of Desserts to Share:
Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce
Seasonal Fruit Eton Mess
Raspberry & White Chocolate Crème Brulee

Followed with Coffee & Truffles

Accompanied with a Bottle of House Wine (Red, White or Rose)
ONLY £39.95 per Couple

----so thought I'd post it on here---- Smiley

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Reply #249 - 15. Feb 2014 at 11:31
 


That was such a delightful Valentine's night at The Chapel last evening!

Listening and dancing to music from the Lounge Lizards, enjoying the company of friends in the bar ---- another special occassion made memorable in our favourite pub----- Thank you, Sam and all your team--- xx
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Reply #250 - 16. Feb 2014 at 11:55
 
Does anyone else in the village feel ill with food poisoning like symtoms this morning? My wife is ill in bed with the same and I am trying to narrow down the cause.
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Reply #251 - 16. Feb 2014 at 13:58
 


Hiya, Brooklynodog. So sorry to read on here that your wife is poorly ------ hope she'll soon be feeling better.

As you've posted on this thread, I'm wondering if you think it's due to something she ate on Friday night --- As you know, we didn't have a meal there but several of my friends did----They said their meals were lovely and they're all okay ---

It was good to see you both (---please thank her for showing me that, actually, I can jive----   Cool )
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Reply #252 - 16. Feb 2014 at 14:10
 
Hi M, I didnt want to infer it was the food from The Chapel, but we had different starters and hers was one that can be dangerous if not given care. I think she has food poisoning, but could be from anywhere. Our meals were lovely too
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Reply #253 - 17. Feb 2014 at 09:31
 
We had a party of 8 and all had different starters and mains, and no ones been ill, just sore heads
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Reply #254 - 17. Feb 2014 at 16:17
 
We also had a lovely meal with no after effects.
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