When we bought the Sawrey Hotel in July we had no idea that the village of Far Sawrey was the centre of the marrow growing universe. Well, if not exactly the centre, then very close to it, as it turns out that there are marrow competitions all over Cumbria. Today is Marrow Day in Far Sawrey and most of the regulars of the Sawrey Hotel are taking part. The real experts are using seed from the marrow which appears in the Guinness Book of Records, which weighed in at 128 lbs. This year’s winner was grown by Roger from Farm Fold and weighed in at a mighty 118 lbs- which isn’t bad for one of the coldest years on record. I’m told that Roger has thought of little else other than his marrow for the past few months and his victory comes at a timely moment for his girl-friend Anne- they are getting married this weekend.