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Mrs P’s hair & golfing

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Good morning, by the time you get this I will hopefully be a third of the way round the golf course having the round of my life.  I have little doubt however that the reality will be that I am standing on the 6th Tee wondering if it is actually possible to get any wetter and when and how I phrase the question to my partner Ian as to how many spare balls he has as I have already lost 5 and only have 3 left!   The glorious Mrs P has given me a pass to abandon her and the loons today and play the game I am appalling at but love.  Hence I am writing this to you this morning in the company of Stan, as he is the only one awake, whilst the rest are still snoring overhead.


It’s been a busy week at The Smokery with the Asparagus Box and Whole Hams proving to be hugely popular.  I do however have to admit to possibly missing a trick as if we had been selling umbrellas this week I think retirement might have been beckoning by now!  One of the lovely things this week is the genuine uplift we have heard in peoples voices and spirits as they place orders for family gatherings next weekend.  So many folk preparing to see people they haven’t seen, let alone hugged, for over a year and doing it surrounded by all sorts of delicious food and drink.  We are among them ourselves as at the end of this month my folks are coming to stay for half term which is beyond exciting and we can’t wait.  Our food is perfect for all those alfresco reunions and indeed for the indoor ones too.  So whether it’s a Whole Ham, a Hot Smoked Side of Salmon, the whole selection of our pates or just some Potted Shrimps as a starter you can order all of them on the website at or call Amber in the office on 01458 250875.


Finally, I thought I would share the news that after seven months Mrs P finally managed to get an appointment to have her hair taken in hand yesterday morning.  Being a girl in possession of the most amazing curls, the like of which on occasion resemble bed springs, the longer it has got the more exciting it has become!  So whilst the loons and I dropped Nancy at the smokery for her days work and we walked the dog Charlie set off for Yeovil and hair redemption.  Unbeknown to her I may have accidently taken the odd photo of her hair and its management over the last few weeks as well as the glorious vision that returned to us yesterday.  I’m clearly a lucky chap and as nearly all my so called friends have told me many, many times over the years am “punching above my weight”.  Be that as it may I feel it is my civic duty to share these photos with you.  It may well now be becoming clear that me being on a golf course and uncontactable when you, and indeed she, reads this missive this morning is not entirely coincidental or indeed accidental.  On that basis if it turns out that I have entirely misjudged Mrs Ps mood and sense of humour this may well be the last you ever hear from me!


I must away as early morning tea needs delivering and my escape to the first tee needs to be made!


I hope you have a lovely restful Sunday and wonderful reunions you may have planned over the next week.


My very, very best regards,



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