This beautiful photograph shows the spirit of our village of Goostrey and despite the long awaited crowning of Cate Clayton, as Rose Queen due to COVID-19 protocol, she was crowned on the last Saturday in June 2021. I nominate the taker of this photograph as a contender for the LoveGoostrey photograph award 2021. Please remember […]

Salmon Hot or Salmon Cold. Chicken Too

Gastronomic delights follow me. When I check out media and sometimes a  feeling of being overwhelmed by a little pressure to be a fabulous cook just leaves me rumbling those pantry doors, then phew! Open a can of baked beans? Push an oversized slice of thick bread into the toaster? No! Take a large baking […]

Wild Walking

As the vertical path crumbled under the sole of my water-filled cavern of a walking boot, due to falling into the local brook, and despite lingering exhaustion due to late July heat, there were elberberries and a few blackberries erupting as I descended the route back via  The Bongs of Goostrey. One wet boot, one […]


Some years ago, there was a song by ‘Babybird’ titled ‘Georgous’. It was referring to a genre of how that word meant to the singer,  the guitarist and backing-singers in harmony on stage. The words were directed to the human form of the word, a celebration of attraction that two people felt. I feel that […]


The elixir of life on planet earth. Water. The H2O is precious and vital to every living organism here on our tiny bubble in a multitude of universes, on earth. Water provides the moisture to our food and drinks. It feeds crops and animals. Please think before utilizing it. When we have it, please do […]

Fine Beans

Dear readers, I  am ashamed to say that I opened a pack of Fine Beans today. There are more carbon footprints on that pack from Kenya, than Sir Somebody uh! Hum! Avoiding the Viruses by popping off in a custom-made flying machine. Can we grow fine beans, runner beans, broad beans here in Goostrey? Yes […]

Cheshire Potatoes. Grown In Goostrey.

Goostrey fields are spudd-tastic. En-route to Mill Lane today, I saw a blue tractor coupled with dignity to another piece of farm machinery and they bowed. The curtain of mist lifted over the boughs of Goostrey Bongs. Then, the sparrows settled down in nests, above those entrenched acres. The Play warmed up with instrumental starting […]

LUNCH AND LITERATURE will be proposing a new society for August in the form of a blend of an informal lunch or scones, cream with jam and a book club. Lunch or snack payable to the venue upon attendance. Pictured Sarah McNaught’s Fandanzel the 1st. Her sequel Fandanzel-Quest for the Mystical Meadow is shown after Fandanzel-Haunting Tale […]


Mr and Mrs Bates, Catering and Petrol Station.   According to Catherine Kemery, Mount Pleasant Residential Park once was developed by Mr and Mrs Bates and set up for Catering and serving Petrol. Before the days of disel and electric hybrid cars, and ordering cake and sandwiches on-line. Mr Bates met Mrs Bates nee Ruth […]

Goostrey Nature

Bees, Butterflies and Bugs. Dear young people of the village please email Your poems, photos and letters about why the village is so special. Check with a parent or guardian before sending. Sarah Sarah McNaught Managing Director