Colin Thackery

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There are times in your life when a seemingly unconnected series of events begins to align in a fortuitous way, and this was what happened when Jenny Snowball, with whom I was organising a charity Carol Concert, along with Major General Patrick and Melissa Cordingley, in December 2019 last year, called me one morning.  “You […]

Pinkster Gin – how we met.

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You know when just before you taste something you are going to love it! In 2014 when I was chairman of the Charity Fairs Association, we held our conference at The Elvetham for members and new stallholders. I was intrigued – this guy stood in front of a pink stand ( love it!) with a […]

How it all began

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I have been very fortunate to be involved with a variety of small businesses over the years. I started many years ago in Germany, when my husband and I were posted to Detmold with the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards. It was such a shock to the system – leaving London and living the army life […]

Curry for The Soldiers’ Charity and Tuk in Foods

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The Big Curry for The Soldiers Charity is a little like the Coffee Morning is to Macmillan.  As someone who is married to a soldier, now retired, I have had my fair share of curries in the Mess and at dinner nights – I love them.  My grandmother used to make them – she lived […]