LADIES

Exeter ladies Water Polo win National League promotion in first year

Authored by socialreporter
Posted: Mon, 03/02/2020 - 7:04pm

Exeter ladies waterpolo team have made an impressive debut to their first season of playing in the national league, culminating this weekend in a promotion to Division 2.

The ladies team, which is one of the youngest in the league, with seven of its players under 18, overcame both their rivals in the final weekend of the Division 2 championships this weekend to take second place overall. Yesterday’s local Derby against Cheltenham saw them beat a strong team 13-5 with goals scored by Jai Powell, Jasmin Coleman (4) Jenny Herring (3), Nyah Tomlinson, Amy Potter (2), and Ella Louise...

Two Tribes so nearly champions

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Mon, 09/23/2019 - 12:26pm

A ladies' skittles team from Exeter narrowly missed top honours at the weekend when they were runners up in the British Skittles Championships. Two Tribes from Exeter found themselves in the finals for the first time, facing previous champions the Dolly Mixers from Totnes.

The Dolly Mixers finally triumphed by just ten pins over Two Tribes in a rollercoaster final as each team took it in turns to take the lead. Final score was 338 – 328.

Two Tribes captain Barry Powell said his team played superbly and attributed much of their success to the superb facilities and support...

Ladies Do Lympstone at Christmas

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:38pm

Ladies Do Lunch, Exeter’s premier dining club, celebrated Christmas with a superb champagne and canapé reception and a sumptuous lunch at Lympstone Manor near Exmouth. Celebrity chef Michael Caines (pictured above) took time out from the kitchen to say hello to the assembled members. Founder and hostess Sally Sedgman reduced the room to uncontrollable laughter with her account of Chaos at Christmas, a hilarious guide to putting the festive season into perspective.

The event completed a year of highly successful year for Ladies Do Lunch with many events sold out within hours of...

Ladies Do Lunch at Deer Park

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:42am

Ladies Do Lunch, Exeter’s highly successful dining club, paid a visit to the recently refurbished Deer Park Hotel near Honiton where they enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the beautiful Italian garden, looking resplendent in the early Autumn sunshine.

Then followed a tour of the kitchen garden from head gardener Ollie who passed on some tasty tips about growing vegetables and herbs.

After a champagne reception, the ladies enjoyed a three course lunch in the hotel’s award-winning Loxton’s restaurant.

Ladies Do Lympstone

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:02pm

Exeter’s Ladies Do Lunch enjoyed an exclusive tour of Lympstone Manor before it opened its doors to the public.

Celebrity chef and owner Michael Caines proudly gave the ladies a tour of the hotel, giving an insight into the meticulous planning and preparation that has gone into what will undoubtedly be one of the UK”s top hotels.

Ladies Do Lunch at Exeter Cookery School

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016 - 11:46am

Ladies Do Lunch enjoyed an early Christmas lunch at Exeter Cookery School on the Quayside, where they picked up a whole range of seasonal hints and tips from chef/director Jim Fisher (pictured middle of back row).

He demonstrated several recipes including creating a selection of seasonal canapés which were much enjoyed with a glass of champagne.

Then the ladies enjoyed a roast turkey lunch followed by caramelized oranges Jim had prepared earlier, served with his Christmas pudding ice cream.

Ladies Do Lunch at Bridwell

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Mon, 11/28/2016 - 6:03am

Exeter-based Ladies Do Lunch enjoyed a memorable day out visiting Bridwell Estate at Uffculme. Bathed in late Autumn sunshine, the 100 acre estate never looked lovelier.

Founder/hostess Sally Sedgman, co-hostess June Hutchings and administrator Lydia Vanstone and their guests were greeted by Lord Ivar Mountbatten and his partner James Coyne who gave them an exclusive tour of the Georgian house, orangery and chapel, complete with a wry commentary about the history of the house.

They then joined the ladies for a champagne reception followed by a delicious lunch in the dining...

Ladies Do Lunch at Bridwell

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Wed, 11/23/2016 - 6:03am

Exeter-based Ladies Do Lunch enjoyed a memorable day out visiting Bridwell Estate at Uffculme.

Bathed in late Autumn sunshine, the 100 acre estate never looked lovelier.

Founder/hostess Sally Sedgman, co-hostess June Hutchings and administrator Lydia Vanstone and their guests were greeted by Lord Ivar Mountbatten and his partner James Coyne who gave them an exclusive tour of the Georgian house, orangery and chapel, complete with a wry commentary about the history of the house.

They then joined the ladies for a champagne reception followed by a delicious lunch in the...

Ladies' national Tug of War success

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:57am

Haldon ladies Tug of War team are celebrating after coming third at the National Federation of Young Farmers Club finals, when they represented Devon at Tenbury Show in Worcestershire.

The team is made up of members from Bow, Newton St Cyres and Chagford including Emma Davie, Georgia Woodman, Alice Palfrey, Georgina Davie, Sophie Down, Lucy Thomas, Jess Palfrey and Alice Giles pulled against 8 other teams in the first heat, winning 4 outright, three draws and losing just one. The team met Worcestershire YFC in the semi-finals, where they lost 2-0, but went onto win both ends...

Exeter women make every step count

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:07pm

THOUSANDS of women united this weekend at Westpoint Exeter, with one mission in mind – to conquer cancer.

Now Cancer Research UK is calling on the city’s formidable army of mighty-mums, gutsy-grans, and go-getting girls to make every step count by paying in their sponsorship money as soon as possible.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events which raises millions of pounds every year to fund life-saving research.

Ruth Chamings, Race for Life event manager for Exeter, said: “I...

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