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If you think you can scoff a record breaking amount of mince pies, in a limited space of time, why not enter the Wookey Hole Big eat competition this Tuesday. SONYA THOMAS did it last year, snatching the £1000 PRIZE from worthy British participants so this year Wookey Hole is issuing a challenge to all the best competitive eaters in the UK to head for Wookey Hole on Tuesday November 18th at 12 noon

Mince Pie in Bed?


“This book is intended to be read in bed. Please do not attempt to read it anywhere else”.

Well, so says the opening line of “Mince Pie” by CHRISTOPHER MORLEY. If there are any book lovers out there, we’d love to know what you think of these freebie e-books, digitized in February last year. (we haven’t got time to read, just eat… what do you think this is, the holiday season or something?) Does the story have anything to do with Mince Pies at all, or is it just a ruse to get us to read it?

Mince Pie: Adventures on the Sunny Side of Grub Street By Christopher Morley, Christopher Darlington Morley, Walter Jack Duncan Published by Doubleday, Doran & company, inc., 1919 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Feb 8, 2007 296 pages Link

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something to read with your children, this one is apparently a classic THE MINCE PIE Laura E. Richards. Copyrighted 1903 Link

Primary school bans home-made mince pies

From the Telegraph

Mince pies have been banned from a primary school’s Christmas fete over fears they could be a health and safety hazard.

The headteacher has said the seasonal treats cannot be sold in case a child has an allergic reaction to the ingredients.

Parents have branded the decision an over-reaction

Neil Davies, headteacher at Mynydd Cynffig Junior School in Kenfig Hill, near Porthcawl, said: “I have got to guarantee the health and safety of the pupils. I’m not doing it to upset anybody.”