|Sir William Worsley Bt with Sir Benjamin|
|Miss Rachel Wrey and Lady Caroline Wrey|
|Mr Charles (eligible) Mitford-Cust with Ms Fiona Thomas|
|Mrs Anthony Fortescue, Miss Sally Melville and Miss Rachel Wrey|
|Ms Liz Brewer|
|Ms Nancy Prall, Miss Sally Melville, Miss Rachel Wrey, Sir Ben and Ms Bridget Convey|
|Ms Emma Ellis and Sir Toby Clarke Bt|
|Ms Charlotte Pike, Lord Northbrook, Ms Andrea Webb and The Duke of Rutland (Rutters)|
|Mr William Cuninghame|
|Foreground - The Hon Mr Charles Cayzer, Mrs Francis Fulford, Mr James Wood, The Hon Mrs Charles Cayzer|
|Mr Arthur Fulford and Ms Sally Melville|
|Mr Alvaro Picardo|
|Ms Cornelia Schaurecker|
|The Hon Mrs Olivier Debarge (Robina)|
|The Hon Avon Cayzer and Ms Kym Erlich|
|Mr Keith Holland|
Pictures courtesy of Photographer, Ed Mash
|Lunch on Saturday|
Lunch started at 12 on Saturday in the bar at Maunsel House, unfortunately the party planner Sal had forgotten to lay up for 58 people and the room sits 46 people without the extension, so it was a bit tight to say the least. Dinner in the evening with a bit of music at Woodlands Castle was a wonderful affair for 120 people. One was very pleased to see Nick & Sarah Allen, Nick Allen formerly of Boyer, is a hedge fund magnet, he now has been building luxury hotels in Jaipur India. Also there was Chris & Emma Chanter, Christopher sells a wonderful furniture polish around England and is possibly going to be the local UKIP MP in the local election. Mr & Mrs Peter Edwards flew in from their chateaux and vineyard in Bordeaux. Also Bobby Faber and Sue De Zulueta the famous interior decorator who has a working mill at the end of the runway at terminal 4 were in attendance. Cllr Ian Morrell appeared who is the youngest and most up and coming councillor on Taunton Deane and is on the candidate list to be a MP. Hannah Pike who lives in Wellington but works in Cirencester with Knight Frank & Rutley was a great success with the young men.
Jeremy & Lady Rebecca Wharton danced the night away, Jeremy is the whizz fund manager at Church House Investments based in Dorchester. Young Sir John Becher also one of the eligible young men in England was staying the night and dancing. Amy Cayzer financial PR guru at UBS was there with her hedge fund husband Avon Cayzer. Lunch the next day, one was able to see Mr & Mrs Ted Coryton and there beautiful daughter Sam who runs Pentillie Castle in Cornwall. Lady Dashwood (Katie) the celebrity cook and author appeared for lunch looking radiant. Most interesting news for Sunday at Woodlands Castle was Mr Andrew Davis & Andrew Onraet formally of Von Esson Hotels, are busy suing the banks for £450 million and they say it is looking really good. Tamsin Day Lewis the sister of Daniel unfortunately forgot to appear. DR & Mrs Charles Goodson-Wickes appeared for lunch and he is now a top medical consultant for a big pharmaceutical group after many years in the House of Commons. Mr David Kenyon of Crowcombe Court was able to compare notes on strategy with Sir Ben Slade. Sir John Madejski was with Jackie Osborne all weekend and it is unfortunate that he left his two beautiful daughters behind. He has luckily sold Reading Football Club which was a bit stressful with all those highly paid footballers.
|The Pavilion at Woodlands Castle - Three tables for 175 people|
Mr & Mrs Francis Mander came down from Gloucestershire luckily he is a society photographer and he had brought his camera with him and we will be able to add these photos to the blog. Magnus & Lyn Mowat came down from Exmoor, Lyn is head of SAW (Somerset Arts Week) and there is a big do on the 21st March to promote more friends for SAW at Woodlands Castle. Mr & Mrs Martin Sessions-Hodge were slightly worse for wear and did not leave until 5 am after doing a few hand stands on the bar. Mr Tim Smith and Miss Clare Gore-Langton appeared from Hatch Beauchamp, they are very important stock brokers in the city and were giving tips to people. Also involved were Hugh & Jane Warmington who come from Cothlestone House, Jane is a very important county councillor for Somerset. Mr and Mrs Richard Williamson came down from Bath, Penny owns a hotel just outside Bath and she also runs a club called ladies that lunch in London that meets every week.
|Lunch on Sunday|
|Mrs Francis Fulford and Sir Ben|
Miss Rachael Wrey, who is an ‘it’ girl, looked gorgeous all weekend and danced to 3:30 am every night and still looked gorgeous. She obviously has got a lot of young and old admirers. All this was going on when the organiser Sal had forgotten to order any flowers and there was no seating plan for Sunday lunch for 171 people. The day was saved by Sir Toby Clarke who announced that each lady had to grab two men who she didn’t know and hadn’t come with but fancied and sit down quick! This seemed to work. Lunch finished at 4.55 pm.
The conclusion was that the Premier Inn was more convenient, more comfortable and cleaner than the majority of the stately homes in the West Country and in fact some of the guests decided to leave tips for the staff as thought they were in a private house. The next party at Woodlands Castle, Sir Ben is going to stay there for convenience.
Gemma Halliwell, Bridget Convey, Keith Holland, Matthew Cartisser
Lady Monson & Mrs Martin Session Hodge
Charelle Armstrong, Gemma Halliwell, Kate Marits, Dylan Nyce
Miss Rachel Wrey, Christopher Shaw, Miss Rachel Wrey, Lady Monson
Mrs James Williams and Mr Richard Williamson
Miss Rachel Wrey, Mr Arthur Fulford, Miss Sally Melville
Ms Jane Martel, Nicholas Bowater
Ms Cornelia Schaurecker, Miss Rachel Wrey, Mrs Francis Mander
Ms Caroline Bellot & Christopher Shaw
Sir Benjamin Slade & Bridget Convey
Sir Ben Slade & Ms Isabel Schaechterle
Ms Nancy Prall, Francis Mander
Sir Ben Slade & Cornelia Schaurecker
Sir Toby Clarke & Sir Benjamin Slade
Images courtesy of Francis Mander