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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN MY HOME DIARY KIDS’ FUN QUIZ RECIPES FOR KIDS STORE CUPBOARD SURVIVAL DOGS AT HOME BUSINESS AS USUAL SPECIAL FEATURES AND DOWNLOADS TO HELP DURING LOCKDOWN

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Welcome to our Village Tribune at Home platform. We are all experiencing challenges never before seen in our time - a period in our lives unprecedented like no other. We are experiencing some great displays of courage from our front line staff and the community spirit has been incredible to date. As we have already stated, it is our intention to carry on producing the hard copy of your Village Tribune throughout the crisis and now we have launched our community platform, VT at Home, where you will find a host of tools and information to help keep you safe and sane during this period of ‘social distancing’. Please enjoy, and let us know if there is any other content you would find helpful.

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN MY HOME DIARY KIDS’ FUN QUIZ RECIPES FOR KIDS STORE CUPBOARD SURVIVAL DOGS AT HOME BUSINESS AS USUAL VE DAY IN TRIBLAND

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

KIDS’ DOODLE FUN Handwriting practice

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

Write down the things in your garden that are green

Can you draw your garden?

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

Write down the things in your garden that are

yellow, orange or red

Can you copy this flower and colour it in?

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

Colour by numbers

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

Find the 10 differences between these pictures ...

How many eyes can How many spots are you see in the picture? on the red toadstool?

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Can you use some colours to brighten up this picture?

KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

What time is it?

How many clocks can you see?

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

Picture crossword

How many fish? How many ladybirds?

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

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KIDS’ DOODLE FUN

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MY HOME DIARY

My Home Diary

ME My name is 17


MY HOME DIARY

Start your diary ...

Sunday

Monday

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MY HOME DIARY

Tuesday

Wednesday

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MY HOME DIARY

Thursday

Friday

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MY HOME DIARY

Saturday

Draw a picture of the best part of your week

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KIDS’ FUN QUIZ

Kids’ Fun Quiz How many legs does a spider have?

What is the name of the toy cowboy in Toy Story? What is the color of an emerald? What is something you hit with a hammer? What’s the name of a place you go to see lots of animals? Whose nose grew longer every time he lied? What is the name of the fairy in Peter Pan? If you freeze water, what do you get? What colors are the stars on the American flag? In the nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill, what do Jack and Jill go up the hill to fetch? Where does the President of the United States live while in office? How many planets are in our solar system? Which ocean is off the California coast? What fruit do kids traditionally give to teachers? What’s the response to “see you later, alligator?” Which Disney movie is Elsa in? Who is Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend? Where does Santa Claus live? According to the Dr. Seuss book, who stole Christmas?


RECIPES FOR KIDS

RECIPES FOR KIDS

Recipe for kids: Salmon fish fingers with chunky chips Ingredients

2 potatoes cut into wedges (see tip below) 2 tbsp oil 1 large egg, beaten 100g breadcrumbs, made from day-old bread ½ tsp sweet smoked paprika

Method

 Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the potato wedges on the baking sheet. Drizzle over 1 tbsp oil and toss the potatoes in it. Season lightly or leave it out altogether for young children. Cook in the oven for 20 mins, turning them halfway through.  Meanwhile, put the beaten egg into a shallow bowl. Tip the breadcrumbs onto a plate. Mix the sweet smoked paprika into the breadcrumbs along with a little seasoning if you like.  Brush a non-stick baking sheet with the remaining oil. Dip the fish strips into the egg, then coat them with the breadcrumbs. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake for 25 mins until golden. The fish fingers are very delicate so lift them carefully off the tray with a spatula. Serve with their favourite vegetables and the chunky chips. You can open freeze the fish fingers on a baking tray, then once frozen transfer to a freezer bag. Cook from frozen at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 20 – 25 mins until crisp and cooked all the way through.

4 salmon fillets (go for the thick ones), each cut into 3 strips drizzle of oil favourite vegetables, to serve


RECIPES FOR KIDS

Recipe for kids: Pantry tuna pasta This creamy tuna pasta is a perfect pantry dinner that can be whipped up in the time it takes for the pasta to cook.

Ingredients

1 packet macaroni (cooked) 1 tin canned tuna in springwater (drained) 1 onion (diced) 2 celery stalks (chopped) 1 tsp butter 3 tbs plain flour 1 tin sweetcorn 60 g butter 1 pint of milk 2 tsp chicken stock powder

Method

 Heat 1 teaspoon of butter in a frying pan and cook the onion and celery until translucent. Remove from pan and set aside.  Heat the 60g of butter in the frying pan and add the flour. Cook until it starts to brown and then whisk in milk and stock powder. Whisk until smooth.  Add to the sauce the tuna, celery and onion, corn and pasta. Mix until all the ingredients are throroughly coated in the sauce. This is a basic creamy sauce that you can add some garlic, cheese or grainy mustard to for extra flavour.

Recipe for kids: Crunchy chicken goujons with carrot ‘fries’ Serves 4 10 mins to prep and 20 mins to cook

Ingredients

3 tbsp plain flour 1 ½ tsp smoked paprika, plus extra for sprinkling 2 eggs 150g rice snaps or krispies, lightly crushed 600g chicken breasts, cut into 1 cm strips 1½ tbsp olive oil 600g carrots, peeled and cut into thin ‘fries’ 350g frozen sliced green beans 100g low-fat Greek-style yogurt ½ lemon, juiced

Method

 Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Place the flour and paprika in a bowl; season. Beat the eggs in a second bowl and put the rice snaps into a third.  Lightly dust the chicken strips in the flour, then dip in the egg, before coating in the rice snaps. Put onto a lined baking tray and drizzle with half the oil.  Place the carrots on a second tray, drizzle with the remaining oil and season. Put the chicken tray in the oven with the carrot tray underneath. Bake both for 20

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mins, turning halfway through the cooking time, until the chicken is cooked through and the carrots are tender and turning golden.  Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the beans according to the pack instructions. Mix the yogurt with the lemon juice; season to taste.  To serve, divide the goujons, carrot fries and beans between 4 plates. Sprinkle a little paprika over the goujons. Add dollops of the yogurt dip to each plate.


RECIPES FOR KIDS

Recipe for kids: Homemade pizza with veggie faces Makes 4 pizzas

Ingredients

For the pizza dough 150g wholemeal spelt flour 350g strong white flour 1 ½ tsp dried fast action yeast ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp olive oil For the tomato sauce 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 small garlic clove pinch of dried thyme For the toppings 160g grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese 1 red pepper, cut into strips 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips 1 courgette, cut into rounds or spiralized 1 small pack cherry tomatoes, halved handful pitted olives 1 can salt-free sweetcorn, drained

Method

 To make the dough, put both flours into a large bowl, then stir in the yeast and salt. Make a well, pour in 400ml warm water and the olive oil and mix with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough. Bring together with a light knead in the bowl then turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins until smooth. Cover with a tea towel and set aside. Leave the dough to rise if you have time but it’s not essential for a thin crust.

a rolling pin. The dough needs to be very thin as it will rise in the oven. Lift these onto two floured baking sheets or pizza trays.

 To make the sauce, blitz the tomatoes, garlic and thyme and a little seasoning, either in a food processor or using a hand blender.

 Smooth sauce over bases with a spoon. Scatter with cheese, then start making the faces. Courgette rounds make great eyes or cheeks, halved courgette rounds can be used for ears and spiralised courgette for hair. Strips of pepper are good for eyebrows and mouths while olives and halved cherry tomatoes make great eyes or earrings. Sweetcorn can be used for teeth or freckles. Let their imagination go wild.

 Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 8. Get the toppings ready in bowls so that your children can decorate their own.

Cook for around 10-15 mins until crisp. You’ll want to swap the pizzas to a lower shelf halfway through the cooking time.

 If the dough has had time to rise, give it a little knead in the bowl, then split into four balls. On a floured surface, roll out two of the balls into wide circles using

Repeat for the second two pizzas or freeze the balls of dough in two separate freezer bags, plus any remaining sauce in a sealed container.

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RECIPES FOR KIDS

Recipe for kids: Butternut Squash + Tarragon Finger Food This finger food is steam roasted making it perfect for little ones exploring exciting new veggie tastes! Finger foods are great for little ones practicing their hand-eye coordination! Ingredients 1 x Butternut Squash A few twigs of tarragon Method Cut the butternut squash into index finger sized pieces Place in oven proof dish + spray with a little spray oil Add in twigs of tarragon + cover dish with foil Roast at 200c for 30-35 minutes Leave to cool, remove tarragon + serve to your little one

Recipe for kids: Broccoli + Rosemary Finger Food! This super scrummy broccoli finger food is made with a yummy taste twist of rosemary!

Great for growing Little Veg Lovers + introducing them to exciting new herbs! Ingredients 1 x broccoli A few twigs of rosemary A little spray oil Method Cut the broccoli florets into 4 length ways Place in oven proof dish + spray with a little spray oil Add in twigs of rosemary + cover dish with foil Roast at 200c for 20 minutes Leave to cool, remove the rosemary + then serve to your little one 26


STORE CUPBOARD SURVIVAL

STORE CUPBOARD SURVIVAL Bread Easy (Serves 8-10) You will need: 380g self-raising flour, plus a pinch for dusting 100g caster sugar 1 x 330ml can or bottle of dark beer Method  Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180C) and grease and line a standard 2lb loaf tin with a little butter and greaseproof paper.  Sift the flour into a mixing bowl, and add the sugar followed by the beer. Pour the beer in gradually so it doesn’t froth too much.  Mix everything together using a wooden spoon and transfer the dough to the tin.  Dust the top with a little flour before putting it in the oven. Bake the loaf for 45-50 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the crust on top turns golden (and you can stick a skewer down the centre of the loaf to check the inside is cooked through).  Turn it out onto a wire rack to cool. If you can’t get your hands on a dark beer, pale ale will do just fine – or you could even use a can of low-sugar lemonade for a slightly sweet-slightly salted loaf that goes well with cheese. 27


STORE CUPBOARD SURVIVAL

Covid-19 has not caused food shortages. The virus isn’t foodborne. Plenty of food continues to be produced, processed, and delivered despite illnesses and lockdowns, and the world’s appetite hasn’t abruptly increased. However, if some people needlessly buy too much food out of concern that there won’t be enough, others will lose out. Here’s a list for sensible store cupboard planning that might help in the the weeks ahead ..

Your healthy, sustainable store cupboard Fresh food

Make sure to grab some fresh food for the week, so that you can make plenty of tasty meals for you and yours. In particular, try and grab some fruit and veg to maintain optimum vitamin and mineral levels. 1) Milk 2) Juices 3) Butter 4) Meat 5) Fish 6) Fruit 7) Vegetables 8) Bread 9) Cheese 10) Salad 11) Eggs 12) Yoghurt

Store cupboard

Store cupboard foods can go a long way - whether you’re looking for tinned tomatoes to make a homemade sauce or baked beans to add to your morning slice of toast, we’ve got you covered. 13) Tinned tomatoes 14) Soups 15) Sauces 16) Breakfast Cereals 17) Rice 18) Pasta 19) Noodles 20) Pulses 21) Condiments 22) Coffee 23) Tea 24) Sugar

Frozen Foods

Sometimes it’s easier to stick some frozen food in the oven and have an easy night in, free from stress. If you’re running low on fresh foods, these frozen options will keep you going. 25) Pizza 26) Chips 27) Frozen vegetables 28) Frozen fruit 29) Frozen fish 28

Household

With everyone at home, why not indulge in a little spring clean? Tidy kitchen, tidy mind! 30) Bin bags 31) Kitchen roll 32) Foil 33) Dishwasher tablets 34) Washing up liquid 35) Washing powder 36) Fabric softener 37) Toilet roll

Toiletries

All the essentials to help you get out of your pyjamas and leave you feeling fresh and clean. 37) Toilet roll 38) Toothpaste 39) Soap 40) Shampoo 41) Conditioner 42) Sanitary products

Baby and toddler

Keep your little ones feeling comfortable with these baby and toddler specific items. 43) Nappies/ underwear 44) Wet wipes 45) Dummies or comforters 46) Clothes 47) Specific toiletries for children such as sensitive shampoo dog-food-aisle

Pets

Everything you’ll need to keep your furry friends happy as can be. 48) Pet food 49) Poo bags 38) Toothpaste 39) Soap 40) Shampoo 41) Conditioner 42) Sanitary products

Non-essential treats

For anyone desperate to indulge a craving... 50) Chocolate 51) Wine 52) Beer 53) Biscuits 54) Soft drinks 55) Crisps


STORE CUPBOARD SURVIVAL

Just the time to get in a pickle! Judging by the empty shelves in supermarkets, many of us are planning to spend the next four months living on pasta al pomodoro. Delicious as that is, stock your cupboards with a little more thought – and much more variety (no stockpiling here) – and you will thank yourself later, lockdown or not. Obviously, carbs are good though. Rice of all kinds is incredibly versatile; basmati may not be the traditional choice for risotto, egg-fried rice or rice pudding, for example, but it will still be delicious if you can’t get other varieties. Couscous, polenta, noodles and bulgar wheat are all helpful to have around, and you might like to freeze a sliced loaf, or buy the ingredients to make your own bread. You can keep atta flour for roti and parathas, oatcakes and freeze a stash of tortilla. Preserved vegetables such as sauerkraut, pickled onions, peppers, gherkins and beetroot are all great, especially if you don’t have freezer space for veg such as peas and spinach.

Jarred and frozen fruit will also come in useful. Tinned peaches and pineapples are vesatile. Put the pineapples into sweet and sour dishes, with gammon, bacon or on top of pizzas, and peaches can even go into curries. Potatoes, garlic and onions all store well in a cool, dark place, as does butternut squash. Slice and freeze lemons ... many uses, not least to add to your gin! Baked beans may be short on the shelves at the moment, but they are great source of fibre and B vitamins but if you can’t get them, lentils and other dried or tinned pulses and legumes can be the base for everything from hearty soups to satisfying salads. Tinned tuna may be hard to track down, but sardines, mackerel and

anchovies are all incredibly versatile, and cured meat lasts for ages if properly stored, as will eggs and hard cheese such as parmesan. Use soy sauce and Marmite to add oomph to dishes, keep various stock cubes handy and you can always keep stock in ice cube trays. Like Marmite, peanut butter and honey are good for more than just toast Check supplies of your favourite spices and condiments as well as fats and long-life dairy or alternatives. I keep a few blocks cheese and butter in my freezer, as even without a lockdown, I often run out of them. My store cupboard is also rarely without packets of noodles, soups and longlife milk, and also tinned soups.

Love it or hate it ...

Easy Marmite Carbonara Love it or hate it as they say! This quick and easy spaghetti carbonara recipe is a twist on the classic dish using Marmite which gives it a delicious flavour. Serve with a generous sprinkle of parmesan and parsley 20 Minutes Serves 2

Ingredients

egg yolks 2 Marmite 2 tsp parmesan or vegetarian alternative 30g, finely grated, plus extra to serve spaghetti or linguine 175g garlic 1 fat clove, squashed a bit with the side of a knife extra virgin olive oil curly parsley a small handful, finely chopped to serve

Method

 Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil while you mash together the egg yolks, Marmite and grated parmesan with some freshly ground pepper. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook until just tender.  Put the garlic and 2 tbsp olive oil in a cold frying pan, then bring to a medium heat and fry until the garlic is golden and crispy, then fish it out and discard.

 Reserve a small cup of the pasta water then drain. Take the frying pan off the heat and tip in the pasta, followed by the Marmite mixture and a good splash of cooking water. Toss together until the pasta is glossy and evenly coated. Serve with plenty more grated parmesan and a sprinkling of parsley. 29


DOGS AT HOME

Dogs at home Only being allowed to go for one daily walk during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown is posing an issue for the millions of people who own pets There are an estimated nine million dogs and eight million cats in the UK who need walking and letting out during the coronavirus lockdown. For those in the countryside this might be easier; however, with many parks closed to prevent crowds, people in cities are finding it more difficult.

Can I walk my dog outside? The Government has outlined that healthy people who don’t have symptoms and haven’t received a letter telling them to stay at home, can go outside once a day for exercise, and this should include walking your dog. If you live in a multi-person household, each member of the house could take it in turns to walk your dog. It’s important to keep two metres apart and avoid situations where your dog might approach and greet other people or dogs. This may mean walking your dog on a lead when in areas with other people. Don’t be afraid to ask people not to pet your dog to ensure you keep your distance. If you don’t have a garden and need to take your dog out for additional comfort breaks, please stay near your home and ensure you keep your distance from others. It’s important to pick up after your dog and wash your hands thoroughly when you are back inside.

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Can my dog catch COVID-19? There is no evidence dogs can be affected by coronavirus. However, the current thinking in the vet profession is that they can potentially carry COVID-19 but are not infectious. They cannot transmit the virus and will have no symptoms but the virus could be on them. So, if you had COVID-19 and sneezed on your dog then someone else patted your dog, they could potentially pick it up. We’re not sure how long it can last on an organic surface such as hair but it will be less than a hard surface. So, the advice is to not touch other people’s dogs - it’s really hard but you have to be vigilant.

Walking your dog You are still allowed to take your dog for walks and runs, but the advice is to keep them on a lead. Keep things local, use open spaces near to your home where possible and do not drive somewhere further away to give your dog exercise. If you have a garden, make use of the space for exercise and fresh air. Avoid places where social contact is likely, maintain a good distance from other people, don’t let people pet your dog and make sure you avoid touching your face and wash your hands after your walk. Don’t let dogs meet or sniff each other on the street to maintain distance.

Going for a run with your dog for your daily exercise, or a long walk, is a good idea. But mental stimulation can be just as tiring. Kids are often knackered when they return from school because they’re using their brain so much that’s the same with dogs.

Keeping your dog entertained while working from home It can be very exciting for your dog to have you home all day but you also want to make sure you’re set up for when normal routines resume otherwise your dog could have separation anxiety when you go back to work. Ensuring your dog has as normal a routine as possible is really important. If they start to understand the new structure of the day and when they will be fed, walked and have one-to-one time with you it will help them to feel comfortable. It will also help to get your dog into a routine if you try to start and finish work at the same time each day, and take your break/lunch at the same sort of time – because these are times when you’re more able to connect with your dog. Factor in games and training sessions or just companion times with your dog during your breaks and evenings. Remember that children should always be supervised around dogs, but it’s also important for everyone in the home to know the signs


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To keep your dog entertained, here are some fun tips to try:  Have a treasure hunt– hide some of your dog’s favourite treats in different rooms around the house and see how quickly they manage to locate them.  Play their favourite game – Catch? Fetch? Tug of war? They’re all great fun to your dog! Show them some love by spending time playing their favourite game with them.  Make them their very own Snuffle Mat! - A snuffle mat is an enrichment toy that encourages your dog to sniff and search out hidden treats amongst the mat, whilst you take part in a conference all or answer those emails!  Build them a Doggy Den - Create your furry friend a cosy, comfortable place to sleep – or somewhere for them to relax when it’s time for home schooling or working from home.  Teach them some new tricks, there are lots of videos online!

your dog may be showing you to let you know that they may need some space.

Caring for your dog during self-isolation If you are unwell and have no-one else in your household able to look after your dog, contact your friends and family or a neighbour to see if they can help. If you are self-isolating, you should not go out at all. It’s a good idea to create a plan in advance for who would be able to walk and feed your dog and take them on comfort breaks should you find yourself unable to do this. You could try setting up a WhatsApp group to build a connection with other dog owners in your neighbourhood. This could help you meet other dog owners, who could help to pick up essentials such as picking up dog food on a trip to the supermarket. Local Authorities or community groups may be providing additional support, so keep an eye on local noticeboards or online forums. If that’s not possible, you might want to contact your local boarding kennels to see if they have space available. There is currently no evidence to suggest that dogs can catch Covid-19, but we’d always recommend washing your hands before and after feeding, playing with or petting your dog. If you’ve moved recently or changed your phone number, ensure these details are up to date on your dog’s microchip.

Can I still take my dog to the vet? All veterinary practices are now required to limit face-to-face contact with clients. This means running an emergency care and emergency prescription service only. Neutering (although important) is a preventative healthcare procedure and isn’t usually considered an emergency. As such, surgical neutering appointments will need to be made when normal services start back up again. Please call your vet practice if you have any concerns about your dog’s health. Visit the British Veterinary Association (BVA) website to stay up to date on developments and when you can book your appointment with a vet. This continues to be updated following the latest government advice.

Don’t run out of dog food! We understand people’s concerns about making sure their four-legged friend still gets his or her favourite meal time treats but, as far as we are aware, it is unlikely there will be a major shortage. Although, you may need to switch to an alternative brand if your local supplier is short. We would recommend ensuring you have a 14day supply of dog food at all times and planning ahead with your food shop as you would for other essentials. If you are self-isolating and need dog food, ask a friend or neighbour to collect it for you and leave it on your doorstep. If you are struggling to afford dog food during

lockdown, many food banks, such as those provided by Trussell Trust, are able to supply items such as pet food to people needing support. If they’re unable to supply such an item, food banks are able to signpost people to local organisations who might be able to help as well. To find your local food bank, visit https:// www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/ peterborough/

Tips for managing children and dogs in the home Create safe spaces and sleeping places for your dog. Dogs are social animals who enjoy company, and many will want to be involved in whatever activity is happening at home. Feeling safe and secure is very important to dogs, so ensuring they have an area all of their own will help them adjust to a sudden change in routine and lots of time together in the home. Child-gates and puppy pens (similar to young children’s play-pens) can also provide dogs a safe area from which they may still remain connected to family activity. It’s important to talk to your children about your dog’s den as a safe space to help them understand why dogs shouldn’t be disturbed when they are resting. If you’re going to pop your dog in their den at any point, to concentrate on homework or a P.E. session for example, make sure your dog has something fun to enjoy, so that they learn that their den is always rewarding and enjoyable.

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Sometimes, you have to get through the rain, to find the rainbow!


IN TRIBLAND Triblanders certainly celebrated in style last Friday (8th May) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. From Northborough to Helpston and Maxey to Glinton, individuals, organisations and families decorated buildings with flags and bunting and enjoyed the very best of British sunshine! We (literally) ‘pushed the boat out’ in Helpston with Graham Smitheringale driving his WWII amphibious vehicle around the streets of the village - much to the delight of old and young alike - as Rachel Peat delivered stirring renditions of ‘We’ll Meet Again” and other period songs atop of the restored vehicle. Gas masks were donned, medals were shone and the street parties began with a two minute silence at 11.00am. We sat to listen to recordings of Winstone Churchill and to our Queen in the evening - a real tonic during these very difficult times. Our communities have certainly pulled together over the past two months and we will continue to applaud our key workers every Thursday evening - let’s hope that our lives can start returning to some kind of normality sooner, rather than later!

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Barnack and Pilsgate Village Community What a wonderful weekend for commemorating and celebrating VE Day. It’s a shame coronavirus put a halt to any official street party plans, but thank you to everyone for doing your bit to decorate your homes and hold ‘doorstep’ events.

Picture by Claire Thomas

Dave Radcliffe An image from the VE Day 75 lock down 2020 in Bainton. I wanted to try and replicate a period finish to the shot...

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Roger Ebbage Wanted to share the fantastic sunset to close the VE Day celebrations, well worth seeing.

Pictures by Alison Husdell

Peter Hiller John Holdich and Barbara making a real contribution to Glinton celebrations. No empty streets in our Tribland villages, they were filled with love and celebrations! xx

Pictures by Claire Thomas

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Pictures by Cathy Hannan At Orchard Farm, Glinton

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Pictures by Claire Thomas

Pictures by Cathy Hannan At Orchard Farm, Glinton

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Peter Hiller Yes, I know it’s Italian but they too were very glad it ended...! Peterborough’s best deli, the wonderful The Pasta Shop, does it again for our own celebration of this glorious anniversary. Thank you Lucia Borrillo, you’re a diamond. xx

Dawn Lennon 2 minutes silence in Glinton x

Pictures by Jacqueline Stockman

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June Dobson

Ready to celebrate the day x

Dave Ellis Things are gearing up in Glinton.

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Picture by Yvonne Neaverson

Pictures by Margaret Sleet

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Video by William Thompson

Pictures by Tricia Perkins

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Pictures by Becky Jill

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Pictures by Dr. Avril Lumley Prior

Video by William Thompson

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