Our week that was: Live motor sport and a produce sale

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What an exciting start to the week; on Sunday, we had Rali Ceredigion literally roar into the village! The end of the week was slightly more demure, with a produce sale at the Women’s Institute Cottage on Saturday.

#31 - Ford Escort Mk2 taking part in in Rali Ceredigion 2023

Rali Ceredigion

The day-2 stage start of the race was mere metres from our front door. We could feel the revving of engines and peeling tyres in our chests. We tried to capture the competitors – the first few snaps were of empty tarmac because finger reflexes were slower than the vintage cars whizzing past!

The weather was fabulous and we had front row seats… or deckchairs at least. We’ve put together a slideshow of stills and a playlist of video shorts to give a taste of the sights and sounds.

Home-grown fruit and veg at the WI produce sale

Produce sale

Thankfully, the good weather saw it through to the end of the week, when the local WI held its autumn produce sale and coffee morning.

As my contribution, I made half a dozen jars of spiced runner bean chutney and baked a lemon & ginger ‘visiting cake’ that was inspired by a recipe I found on the NY Times website many moons ago.

Justin provided some potted cuttings of tradescantia, it’s one of the few houseplants – along with spider plants – that thrives in our light-deficient cottage. The event was very well attended and raised vital funds for the Cottage’s upkeep.