The Letter from Lundy is published in the North Devon Gazette.
This month's article:
Happy New Year to you all! We hope that your Christmas and New Year’s celebrations were as wonderful as ours here on Lundy. Visitors were served a delicious five course meal prepared by our three chefs, John, Dave and Kate. Traditionally all staff come into the Tavern to help prepare and serve Christmas Lunch, a change to many people’s usual roles. Our annual New Year’s ball, themed ‘Alice in Wonderland’, saw some of the most ingenious costumes ever seen including Alice stuck in the house, the hole and a toadstool . The festivities were enjoyed by all and if you’re interested in joining us in 2015 take a look at www.lundyisland.co.uk for property availability and booking.
At the start of December, we were joined by Community First Responder trainers Rich and Justin, and Derrick and Neil of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for our annual training. Many of you will be aware that we provide cover for the emergency services and we respond to incidents throughout the year, sometimes with the support of RAF Chivenor and the Devon Air Ambulance. Training involved water rescue techniques and, as you can see from the photo, this did involve a number of in-water exercises which the team completed excellently in chilly temperatures.
In other news, on the 31st December Felicity, our Gloucester Old Spot sow, gave birth to 11 very adorable piglets.
We look forward to seeing you in 2015
Beccy MacDonald, Lundy Warden