It was good to see in Stroud Life this week yet more folk from our area featured - Catherine Montgomery, a therapist from Humphrey's End, Randwick and the great couple Naomi Hawkins and Scott Fielding of The Vine Tree.
Photo: Vine Tree Christmas menu - book now!
Catherine Montgomery is an ex-property lawyer who offers a range of therapies including dream analysis, aromatherapy and spiritual healing. She also talks to groups and has a mobile service - See more on her website:
The Vine Tree was featured in the restaurant section and got 4 stars out of five for food, service, atmosphere and value - ahead of many featured in the paper. Well deserved indeed. The review by Victoria Temple was glowing in praise - sadly I can't seem to link to the newspapers web page of the review but buy the paper to see it or better still go to the pub.
Lastly I noticed that our local netball club's drive to encourage more primary schoolchildren to take up the sport has been boosted by a grant. Randwick Netball Club have been awarded a £500 grant from the Co-operative Community Fund to buy 10 skills awards packs for schools. They contain step-by-step guides for teachers to help them coach netball, plus record cards to note children's progress and achievements. Randwick Netball Club have three senior teams who play in the Gloucestershire League and four junior teams – two at Under-13 and two at Under-12 level. They also run 'High Fives' netball sessions for younger children, with five-a-side instead of the usual seven-a-side teams.