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Introduction

Welcome to Your March Issue.

When I was young my parents, and other grown-ups, were constantly giving me advice… most of which I ignored. In the midst of time I’ve forgotten most of their wise words but one thing I do remember was the phrase ‘don’t wish your life away.’ In other words, life goes very quickly so enjoy the moment and don’t think too much about the future. I’ve been reminded of that in the past few weeks with news of the passing of people I’ve cared for locally and also some in the public eye who have reminded me of my younger days. Be it a footballer, such as Gordon Banks, or an actor like Albert Finney. These people, although from an earlier generation, were part of my youth. People that you thought you knew because you saw them regularly on the TV. Now they have gone it has made me think about years gone by, how recent they still seem but how fast they have gone. I now wish I’d listened a bit more when I was a boy… carpe diem!

Andy

Inside Highlights 4..................Mother's Day Quiz 6..................March Podiatry

10................Mother's Day Competition 11.................KG Cleaning Services

14................Recipe: Banana Pancakes 16................The Big Fizz

18................Whittlesey Charity Beer Festival 20...............Gardening Tips for March 28-29......Community Matters 30...............Consumer Advice

34...............Legal Advice from Fraser Dawbarns

Mother’s Day on March 31st gives us all the opportunity to say a special thank you to our mums and show them just how much they mean to us by showering them with hugs, kisses and gifts. A mother’s love is unique. It is unconditional and lasts forever, so show your mum you care and treat her to something special this month. This month’s issue should help you think of a suitable gift or a treat for your mum, so go on spoil her! Talking of love. I’ve recently become besotted with a new man in my life… my new puppy George, an 11-week-old cockapoo who has already stolen the hearts of all the family. My husband vowed not to have a dog but now he is as smitten as the rest of us. And George is clever too. I’ve already had a Valentine’s card from him! Have a great month…

39...............Finance with Eamonn Dorling 40..............NTP Services Limited 42-43......Community Matters

50-51.......2019 Straw Bear Highlights 52-54......What’s On in March

55...............The Local Music Scene

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56-57......Charity Matters

58...............Charity Spotlight: First Responders 60...............AA Whittlesey Computers 62...............Club Matters

64...............Whittlesey Mud Walls Group

Copy deadline details:

66...............Whittlesey Vets

Copy deadline for the April issue is Friday 8th March 2019.

68............. Holly-Jean Writes...

69...............Club Spotlight: It's a Knockout! Publisher - Claire Saberton: Sales – Catherine Healy: 01778 421427 | 07837 499061 07879 478448 sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk catherine@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Editor – Andy Hurst: editor.whittlesea@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Sales - Paula Peake: 07903 776211 | marketing.discoveringmagazines@gmail.com Ops Director – Andy Armstrong: 01733 200609 | 07780 922214 Design – Sarah Gumbley | Emma Gunner | Rob Harradine Accounts – Cheryl Jakes: 01733 686255 | accounts@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

74-78......Business Directory With thanks to:

Brian Smithyman, David Bailey, Eamonn Dorling, Eileen Le Voi, Fraser Dawbarns, March Podiatry, Holly Jean, Revd Nigel, Whittlesey Vets, Terry Austin and AA Whittlesey Computers.

“Discovering Whittlesea” is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct. However, we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors’ guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk.

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Mother’s Day Quiz All of the following questions are linked in some way to the most important person in anyone’s life – mum!

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According to the proverb, what is ‘the mother of invention’?

11) In which Beatles song does ‘Mother Mary come to me’?

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Which alcoholic spirit is affectionately known as ‘mother’s ruin’?

12) Who played Jennifer Saunders’s mother in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’?

3)

When does ‘Mothering Sunday’ take place in the UK?

13) Nacre is more commonly known as ‘Mother of _ _ _ _ _’?

4)

Who played the role of Frank Spencer in ‘Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em’?

14) In the pantomime, who is Aladdin’s mother?

5)

Who was the mother of Queen Elizabeth I?

6)

Which group’s fifth studio album was entitled ‘Atom Heart Mother’?

16) In the song, where was ‘Mother Kelly’s Doorstep’?

7)

In which Indian city did Mother Teresa found her ‘Missionaries of Charity’?

8)

What was the name of Superman’s mother?

9)

What was the name of the Greek King of Thebes who fell in love with his own mother?

15) Who was the famous mother of Liza Minelli?

17) If a horse’s father is a sire, what is its mother called? 18) Who was the last Empress of India? 19) What did Old Mother Hubbard find in her cupboard?

20) True or False – The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong’s mother’s maiden name was Moon? 10) Who is Pebble’s mother in ‘The Flintstones’?

❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀ ANSWERS 1) Necessity, 2) Gin, 3) The fourth Sunday in Lent, 4) Michael Crawford, 5) Anne Boleyn, 6) Pink Floyd, 7) Calcutta (Kolkata), 8) Lara, 9) Oedipus, 10) Wilma, 11) Let it Be, 12) June Whitfield, 13) Pearl, 14) Widow Twanky, 15) Judy Garland, 16) Down Paradise Row, 17) Dam, 18) Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 19) Nothing, because it was bare, 20) False – the second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin’s was!

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Recipe

BANANA PANCAKES Why not treat your Mum on Mother's Day with these delicious banana pancakes? The perfect lazy breakfast - just add her favourite newspaper and cuppa!

Method

• Mash the bananas in a large bowl. • Mix in the eggs, then the vanilla and lastly, the cinnamon. • Pour the pancake batter in 1/4 cup (60ml) amounts, on to a griddle pan or skillet, over a medium to high heat.

Ingredients Makes four servings

• Cook the pancake until bubbles begin to pop on the surface, then flip over and cook the other side.

2 large, ripe bananas 2 eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

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• Enjoy as they are or why not top with golden syrup, chocolate spread or extra banana slices (or maybe all three?!)

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Come and Support The Whittlesey Charity Beer Festival

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alling all Real Ale lovers, Whittlesey Rotary will once again be holding a beer festival at the Falcon Hotel on May 17th, 18th and 19th, 2019.

In May 2018 the club held its first Whittlesey Charity Beer Festival, the purpose being to raise money for local charities, support the local business community and encourage people to visit Whittlesey and use its facilities. Despite the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup being on the same weekend the event was more successful than anticipated with a substantial financial donation going to the Whittlesey Young Peoples Counselling Service (YPCS). As well as the great selection of Real Ales, gins and ciders being available, free entertainment was provided together with food at a reasonable price. As with all charity events the help provided by sponsors is key so the Rotary Club of Whittlesey wishes to thank all its sponsors and volunteers and in particular: The Falcon Hotel; Buttercross Auctions; Benn Lock and Safe; Briggate Service Garage Ltd (Whittlesey); Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) Ltd; Hemmaway Car Sales; Hodson Property Services; Lawgistics (legal solutions for the Motor Trade); Nisa (Whittlesey); Muffin Oven and S&J Richards. Beer lovers are once again being urged to support the festival over the three days at the Falcon Hotel, Whittlesey and this year the Rotary Club of Whittlesey will be supporting the Young Peoples Counselling Service (YPCS), the No Pain No Gain and other local charities. If you would like to be a sponsor, please email whittleseyrotary@gmail.com 18

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Your Garden

MARCH Gardening Tips March can be a busy month for sowing, particularly indoors – aubergines chillies and peppers –indoors or heated greenhouses – brassicas such as Brussels, sprouting broccoli cabbages, summer autumn and red. Cabbages can be given a head start by sowing the seeds under cover and planting on when all frost risk has passed. Keep the weeds at bay and hoe regularly.Don’t forget to feed your over-wintered crops such as onions, kale, spring cabbage - use blood, fish and bone meal, chicken manure or seaweedbased organic fertiliser. Also, herbs such as rosemary and sage will benefit from a good trim, and chives and mint can be propagated by dividing them and re-planting. If you have chitted your first early potatoes and the ground is not frozen, they can be planted out from mid-March or early April but it is well worth covering them to protect them from the late frosts. Don’t forget to add a light sprinkling of fertiliser to the trench and plant earlies about 30cm (12inches) apart with 40-50cm (16-60 inches) between rows, with the shoots pointing upwards. Second earlies and maincrop need more growing space, so plant them about 38cm (15inches) apart and 75cm (30inches) between rows. When the shoots appear, earth up each plant by covering it with a ridge of soil. If you want to grow asparagus, now is the time to prepare your bed and plant the crowns by digging a trench 12 inches deep and adding some well-rotted manure. Make a 4 inch ridge at the base and spread the roots of the crown over the ridge, replace the soil, leaving the tips just visible. Water in and add mulch. Don’t forget to leave the asparagus for two years before harvesting –it’s well worth the wait! Other jobs for this month include: • Lettuces and other salad crops can be sown, either indoors or outdoors, under cloches or in cold frames. Tomato and cucumber seeds can be sown indoors but wait until the end of the month. • Plant out onion and shallot sets. • Early varieties of carrot, beetroot, spring onions, peas, chard, parsnips, spinach and broad beans can be sown into the open ground. • Last chance for planting bare-rooted fruit trees and bushes. • Feed and mulch fruit trees –fertilise the base, water in and then cover with well-rotted manure or compost to act as a mulch. • Check cabbages for caterpillars and pick off. • Remove dead leaves from cabbages and Brussels. Happy Gardening!

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GOOD GOLLY IT’S PIG DYKE MOLLY! 1st Whittlesey Guides have had some special visitors… the Pig Dyke Molly Dancers. They turned up with lots of energy and enthusiasm, accompanied by the flute and drums, ready to teach the girls some traditional dancing.

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Learning something new while having fun is the guiding ethos and the Pig Dyke Molly Dancers certainly hit the mark. Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Due to the dedication and support of 100,000 volunteers, girls and young women are given space where they can be themselves, have fun, gain valuable life experiences and make friendships. Register your interest as an adult volunteer or young member at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus

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PARK LANE PUPILS GET PHYSICAL Children from Park Lane Primary and Nursery School recently visited Caythorpe Court near Grantham, spending the week team building and pushing themselves beyond their comfort zone to achieve some tough physical challenges. COUNCILLOR SURGERIES WILL BE HELD IN GROSVENOR HOUSE FROM 9.30AM TO 10.30AM ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGHOUT 2019. Councillors present on Saturday March 2nd will be: Councillor David Mason (District and Town Councillor) Councillor Julie Windle (Town Councillor) If you have any matters of concern and wish to discuss them with a Councillor, then please come along and let us know.

The plucky Year 5 pupils from the school challenged themselves with a variety of activities, including the high ropes, climbing wall, vertical challenge and Jacob's Ladder. Team work and trust were essential to the achievement of several activities and the children pushed themselves to their limit. The programme of activities continued into the evenings which included a game of ‘Ambush’, where the children split into two groups and played hide and seek in the dark, a camp fire and a quiz night. Lorraine Quince, IT support/communications at Park Lane, said: “It is always a real privilege to see the children’s confidence in their own ability grow over the week; as well as being able to celebrate real personal success with both individuals and groups. “Each year we offer outstanding opportunities and experiences to our pupils designed to grow their confidence and citizen values. It was a very worthwhile experience for pupils and staff alike.” The children are now ready to apply the resilience they have learned over the week to the challenges and experiences that are part of everyday life.

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Eileanora Ni-Charthaig of Fraser Dawbarns LLP explains why land sales and purchases may not be as simple as you think... The idea of buying a plot of land and building a stunning property on it is extremely attractive, and most people assume their first call should always be to an estate agent – but that's actually not true. The first step of your journey should always be to a solicitor, and that advice is equally important to people selling land. In fact, I’d advise that it’s absolutely crucial to have a solicitor at this stage to avoid serious (and costly) problems further down the line. There may be lots of land available for sale at the moment, but it’s not all suitable for development; its relation to the Local Development Plan is a very important factor. From a seller’s point of view, you'll need to ensure your land is fully ‘optimised’ – you may have planning permission for one property, but would you still get compensated if a development of six homes is built on the site? And if you’ve set your sights on a piece of land with planning permission, it is essential to ensure the proposal precisely matches the actual land in

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For the last 14 years the group has also run a monthly social at The Fleet with a live band/artist on stage. It also runs four or five line dance disco socials a year in Coates Public Hall, again with the raffle profits from both events going towards its charity fund. The donation this year was towards Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and took fundraising to more than £10k since it started. March 15th’s event is being held from 7.30pm11pm. Tickets are priced £5. To book tables for your club, class or friends call 0776 1605732. The evening also includes a raffle and Irish bingo.

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• Instead of purchasing disposable plastic razors, invest in a good quality bamboo or stainless-steel razor with a replaceable steel head. The blades are the only parts that need replacing and are fully recyclable – make sure you put them in a steel can and squash it, so the parts don't fall out. • If you need a straw, get a re-usable one. • Buy shampoo and soap bars in cardboard or paper wrappers instead of plastic bottles. Once the soap is gone there is zero waste and zero plastic.

FENLAND REDUCES AND RECYCLES! In the last year or so the damage that plastic is causing the environment has been all over the media, and more and more people are waking up to the realisation that if we don’t act now, it will be too late.

• Recycle at work and help others to take part. • Get active – why not look at getting involved with a local litter pick? Join your local street pride group for a couple of hours, see if you like it. To become a Getting It Sorted Volunteer visit www. fenland.gov.uk/volunteers for more information.

Although change is needed as a result of dire circumstances, people, companies and communities are making inspirational and positive changes everywhere. Getting it Sorted volunteer Emma Chapman says there are plenty of things we can all do to reduce/eliminate our plastic use and has issued some top tips: • Buy a re-usable drinks bottle, coffee cup and lunch box.

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• Switch from cling film to re-usable wax wraps – these are made out of plant or beeswax, they last for at least a year and are biodegradable so when their time has come you can throw them straight in your home compost!

Divorce is now commonplace; it is an integral part of the structure of our society.

• Buy your fruit and veg loose and use your own shopping bags.

This is why 221 Divorce Support was formed. It was a direct result of recognising the pain and emotional ordeal, so often hidden from society, that almost always accompanies the process of marriage and family breakdown Jenny Firth of the group said: “Run entirely by volunteers, we meet in small, friendly groups and the bonding and ensuing growth of confidence can be remarkable. We share our grief together and we laugh together and for many years now we have seen that the company of others in similar circumstances provides the best possible support. “Our groups offer a place where we do not have to keep pretending that we are coping. We are neither judgmental nor discriminatory and we seriously value and respect each other's confidentiality. We are strictly not a dating agency.” 221 groups meet regularly in the Peterborough and Cambridge area. See the website www.221.org.uk for further information, or ring Jenny on 07568 464 221

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Large crowds once again came out on to the streets of Whittlesey for the annual Straw Bear Festival. This year’s event was the 40th to be held and attracted not only local residents but also many visitors from other parts of the country. The three-day event featured numerous dance and musical performances and of course the traditional Bear procession through the town accompanied by enthusiastic spectators and the burning of the bear. The tradition is believed to have started in the town in bygone times when it was the custom on the Tuesday following Plough Monday (the first Monday after Twelfth Night) to dress one of the confraternity of the plough in straw and call him a 'Straw Bear'. This fell into decline at the end of the 19th century, the last sighting being in 1909, before the tradition was resurrected in its current format.

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March 2019 but something for everyone! From stalls, to dance performances and a fashion show for all shapes, sizes and ages! Motivational speakers to really uplift and embrace who you are! The really important part is it’s all for charity! All proceeds are going to victims of domestic and sexual abuse, which is something that has affected more lives than anyone realises. Something that isn’t talked about enough! Tickets on sale now at www.eventbrite.co.uk 9th Delaine Bus Museum, Spalding Road, Bourne, PE10 9LE. Open 12pm-4pm. Admission Free – donations welcome. Details: enquiries@delaineheritagetrust.org 2nd Dance at the Drill Hall, The Camp, Wood Lane, Ramsey PE26 2XB. Evening of dance and music by the Umbrella Big Band, playing the very best in classic big band and swing music through the decades. Doors open 7pm. Fully licensed bar, hot food served throughout the evening. Ample parking. Tickets £10 from the camp or www.ramsey1940s.co.uk or 07881 730047. 3rd Wedding Fayre at the Marriott Hotel, Peterborough, from 11am-3pm. Free admission, free wedding magazines and goody bags. 3rd ‘Visit my Mosque’ from 11am-5pm! Mosque open day! Explore the Mosque and understand more about the Islamic faith. Free books and leaflets. Observe Muslim prayer, have the opportunity to ask questions, engage in discussions, enjoy vibrant displays, children’s book corner and so much more. 311 Cromwell Road, Peterborough PE1 2HP. 4th Peterborough Networking Hub’s first event! From 6.30pm-8pm at Peterborough United Football Club, in the boardroom. Informal networking group, meeting other business owners, chatting, connecting and sharing business successes. First session free.

9th & 10th Southern Steam gala at the Nene Valley Railway. Guest Locomotives, 'Terrier' 662 Martello and 'Schools class' Repton will join resident locomotive the magnificent 'Battle of Britain Class' 92 Squadron for this weekend. Expect multiple running and the chance to ride behind all for one fare. More details at www.nvr.org.uk 11th Songwriters evening with Steve Gibbs at The Boat Inn, Whittlesey, from 8pm. 13th Backroom Acoustic at the Angel Inn, Ramsey, with the Boatmen from 8pm.

5th Acoustic night with Graham Cleaver at the Millstone, Barnack from 8pm. 5th Takeaway Pancakes at the Enchanted Plaza, Yaxley PE7 3JJ. Choose from various toppings for just £1 per pancake! 7th Voodoo Acoustic Sessions with Dave B at Mama Liz’s, Stamford, from 8pm.

14th Easter Glass Workshop at the Enchanted Plaza, Yaxley PE7 3JJ. Join June Massey with her fused glass workshop and have fun using various types of glass to make a unique fused glass coaster/hanging decoration. There will also be Easter egg shapes for you to decorate! All materials are supplied, just bring creativity! Tickets are £17.50 including tea/coffee and cake. 9th ‘This is Me’ at the Queen Katherine Academy, Peterborough, from 6pm-9pm. In association with the ‘Just Be You’ campaign ‘This Is Me’ is not only going to be a fabulous event for body confidence and empowerment, 52

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14th Open Mic at the Bull, Newborough, with Graham Cleaver. 15th Red Nose Day Line Dance and workshop at the Fleet, Fletton PE2 8DL. 7.30pm-11pm. £5 entry. Your instructors

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March 2019 and DJs for the evening are Annie Buckman, Lesley Benetto, Karen Holtom and DJ John! Book tables for your club, class or friends at 0776 1605732. This evening also includes a raffle and Irish bingo! All proceeds go to Comic Relief. Come and have some fun whilst supporting this worthwhile cause.

24th Fossil hunting trip to Hunstanton with Fossils Galore. All ages welcome, from 12pm-3pm. Tickets are available from www.fossilsgalore.com

16th As part of the 250th Anniversary celebrations for Whittlesey Baptist Church there will be a special thanksgiving service at 4pm. There will also be a small museum of church memorabilia and historical information for people to look at, to get a sense of the history behind the church. The museum is free to view and will be open from 3pm to 6pm. All are welcome to join with us on this special occasion. For more information, please see www.whittleseybaptist.org.uk/whats-on/together250/

23rd Ramsey Library presents Pied Piper puppetry and storytelling. Norwich Puppet Theatre brings a fresh twist to a well-loved fairy tale that will enchant children and adults alike. When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance in this funny and irresistible show. A skilful mix of puppetry, foottapping music and storytelling. For families with children 3 years and over. Refreshments available. Tickets available from the library or online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ arts Tickets are £4 per person, £14 family saver.

19th The Boat Inn Open Mic, Whittlesey, from 8.45pm with the Boatmen. No under 17s. 20th Folk night at the Rookswood Club, March from 7pm.

28th Whistler Watercolour Workshop at Whittlesey Library from 2pm. Adults only. £5 or £2.50 conc. Bring along a photograph of a landscape you love and be instructed in how to capture it in watercolour, using James Whistler’s techniques. All materials provided. 23rd & 24th Open Weekend at the Nene Valley Railway. Free admission to our Wansford and Overton stations. Get behind the scenes of the NVR, visit the workshop, signal box and more for free. More details at www.nvr.org.uk 24th Games Afternoon in St Thomas Church, Pondersbridge anytime between 2pm and 5pm. Come and try your hand at carpet bowls, snooker/pool, table tennis, darts, dominoes, scrabble and many more board games in a warm, relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Hot refreshments available. Open to all and children welcome if accompanied by an adult. No entry charge. 24th Peterborough Comic-Con at the Cresset Theatre, Peterborough, from 9.30am-5pm. Tickets are available from www.cresset.ticketsolve.com

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28th Wow it’s Night Time Puppetry and Storytelling at Sawtry Library, from 1.45pm. £4 per person. This event is for families with children aged two to five years old. Refreshments are available. 30th Rocket Girl Theatre and Puppetry at Yaxley Library from 3.30pm. Doors open at 3.15pm. £4 per person, for more information, please ask at Yaxley Library or visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts 30th FCMA is currently recruiting young musicians, under the age of 21, to take part in an afternoon of fun, musical entertainment, that will be open to the public. This afternoon starts at 4pm at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Chatteris. Although this session concludes at 6pm, be sure to stick around to hear the young musicians in FCMA’s Musical Showcase, from 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tickets are just £3.

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See our Facebook page Discovering Whittlesea Magazine for more events and offers. 30th FCMA’s Musical Showcase for young musicians. This event is generously being funded by Stainless Metalcraft Ltd, Chatteris. It is also being kindly supported by the Chatteris Rotary Club. From 6.30pm-8.30pm at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Chatteris. Tickets are just £3. Please come along to support local, young musical talent. 31st The Glasshouse Sessions with host Paul Biggins from 2pm. At the Key Theatre featuring Camisayo, Oakleas Rise and Graham Cleaver.

Regular Local Events MONDAYS Quiz Night at the Nag’s Head, Eastrea, 8.30pm. £1 to play and max. five per team. Cash and raffle prizes to be won! March Ukelele Group at the Rookswood Club, March from 7pm, everyone welcome. TUESDAYS Love to sing? Join Singchronicity, an all-ladies chorus for their weekly meeting at Orton Wistow Community Centre, Orton Wistow, Peterborough, PE2 6XN, every Tuesday 7.30pm-10pm. Contact Tina Overton on 07434 582838 or Deana Foot on 07732 123359, for more information. March And District Amateur Operatic Society. Join us to sing, dance, and act in a musical, pantomime, or concert. Rehearsals at March Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm-9.30pm. New members welcome. Contact us on contactmadaos@gmail.com or find MADAOS on Facebook. Painting group in Eastrea Village Hall. This painting group has been meeting in the Eastrea Village Hall between 1pm and 4pm every Tuesday for five years. The contact details for the group are Sue on 01733 205241. WEDNESDAYS Bingo at Palmer Close, 6.30pm. Call Julie on 03701 924126 for more details. March Can't Sing Choir. Every Wednesday evening at Trinity Hall, March. From 6.30pm-8.30pm. Entrance fee is only £3.50 on the door. All abilities welcome. For more information, please contact Val on 07952 639495.

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Play Scrabble at Palmer Close on the second Wednesday of each month, 1.45pm. THURSDAYS Tai Chi sessions held at Eastrea Village Hall, 7.30pm-9pm. Beginners most welcome. Part of the Eastern Counties Tai Chi Academy. Contact Jan on 07842 090506 or just turn up. All adults welcome. Whittlesey Concert Band rehearse from 7.45pm-9.15pm at the Methodist/United Reformed Church, Whittlesey. We welcome wind, brass and percussion players of all ages (around Grade 4 standard and above) who would like to join a friendly and dedicated group of wind musicians. Weekly rehearsals are treated as a time for relaxation and socialising as well as focused work in order to achieve a good standard of performance. Visit whittleseyconcertband.com for further information or contact whittleseycb@gmail.com FRIDAYS Gentle keep-fit class at Coates Public Hall. 10am-11am. £3.50 per session. All welcome. Contact Karen Mucklin for more info on 07516 461438. Fenland Music Centre Association Orchestras and Ensembles for all ages and abilities. Meets every Friday evening (during school term time), between 6pm and 9pm, at the March Community Centre, 34 Station Road, PE15 8LE. Please see our website for full details: www.fenlandmusiccentre.org.uk SATURDAYS Join walkers, runners and volunteers at the free Whittlesey Parkrun each Saturday starting at 9am at the Manor Fields, Whittlesey. For more info visit www.parkrun.org.uk/ manorfieldwhittlesey, email: manorfieldwhittleseyoffice@ parkrun.com or find us on Facebook. SUNDAYS First Sunday of the month: Jim’s Bingo at the Conservative Club. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Fenland Foragers meet every second Sunday of the month, in the car park for the Nature Reserve, Rings End PE15 0BE, to help preserve the nature reserve. This group includes free forest schooling and bushcraft for children. For more information, please call Hayley on 0796 2337988.

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The Local Music Scene

Time to Join in The Festival Fun? - by Dave Bailey

This Month: Volunteering The events that we see either advertised or attend are often complex to organise or quite resource hungry. Over the years a raft of regulations and legal dos and don'ts have been set to ensure the safety of those attending, taking part or just passing through a display area. Thankfully, the organisers and the supporting teams interpret these regulations and put in place safety procedures and stewards to ensure all the events pass off without any hitches. From safeguarding and child protection (lost and found), first aid provision and support structure to traffic management (vehicular and pedestrian) and risk assessment for equipment used in setting up, performing and site clearance. Most major events, such as town festivals and parades, have in place an event plan which is a live document which evolves, year-on-year, as buildings and locations change with a constant review and documented update record. Sounds onerous, but once a base document is prepared, keeping it up-to-date is fairly simple; however, the task of implementing the plan on the day can be difficult. The biggest job is always trying to fill the roles with personnel to ensure smooth running. Some tasks are thankfully filled by the qualified organisations that come together as support partners. Without the St John’s First Aid and local council officials and their events teams, most of the M ARCH 2 0 19

parades and festivals would fail to meet the regulations. Traffic cone barriers and advance road closure signs have to be produced, delivered, collected after the event and maintained. The infrastructure for a half marathon like Peterborough with 13 miles of road closures, 255 junctions to staff, and barriers and cones, plus managing the traffic in a city can be a daunting prospect. A town festival like the Whittlesey Summer Festival on September 8th by comparison sounds simple but all the same rules apply. Each year we try to recruit helpers to support the event, either as festival guides or to do a short stint on a road closure and the more people we get the shorter the time required. With only seven road closure points and ideally two people on each it should be easy to find enough helpers to do a shift from the local community, but each year the task gets harder to fill the roles. We do give a training session on the Friday evening before, a nice ‘hi-vis’ vest to wear and each location has direct contact with the control by radio. If you are able to spare a few hours on the day between 7am and 5pm for any role, or would like to get involved with the festival in any capacity, please contact: Brian at Whittlesey Christian Church on 01733 752093 or email brian@whittlesey.cc The regular open mic and acoustic sessions can be found at www.outa-stock.co.uk/OM.htm

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A charity that runs a volunteer scheme to provide home support for families whose children have life-threatening conditions is appealing for help in Peterborough. Each Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) recently added EACH Help at Home to its service, an initiative that sees families linked with a caring individual who can provide practical support with everyday tasks such as cleaning, ironing, gardening and playing with children. One of the first families to benefit from EACH Help at Home were the Gandertons, from Peterborough. Hannah and Michael’s five-year-old daughter, Iona, has an encephalocele. A rare congenital type of neural tube defect, it means part of the brain grows outside the head. As a result, Iona suffers from hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain, and epilepsy. The care needs of Iona mean the family sometimes fall behind on simple, but essential chores such as cooking, laundry, paperwork and washing up. That situation greatly improved, though, after the family started receiving volunteer support. Hannah said: “Our volunteer was brilliant. She helped us with anything from laundry to cleaning, from a bit of cooking to playing with the children. She was lovely and we got on really well. I really looked forward to Monday mornings when she’d visit.” There is currently an urgent need for volunteers in the Peterborough area as families are waiting to receive that little bit of support that would make such a difference to their lives. Anyone interested in supporting a family can find out more by getting in touch with Agnes on 07889 251385 or at agnes.toth@each.org.uk

RAY AND JUDY SAY FAREWELL Ray Thrower and Judy Darby have decided to step down as Poppy Appeal organisers for Whittlesey and district. They say they have not come to this decision lightly, but increased health problems and more demanding personal issues have led to them leaving their roles and they will have no further direct involvement with the Poppy Appeal after July 1st, 2019. The duo took over the Poppy Appeal for Whittlesey and district in 2006 when collections amounted to around £6000. Some 13 years later they have now, at the end of the last financial year, increased this amount to more than £14,000. Ray said: “The time has come, we feel, to now pass it on to new blood who can take the charity work onwards and upwards. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who has supported us over the last 13 years with their donations and kindness and all those who went the extra mile for us collecting in all weathers. “Special thanks to the local Army Cadets who helped with the poppy sales this year for the first time.” Should anyone be interested in taking up this position or have any concerns regarding the supply of wreaths and poppy merchandise in the future please contact Tony Twigger, county community fundraiser, The Royal British Legion, South Fens Business Centre, Fenton Way, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6TT in the first instance.

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LIONS DONATE SENSORY LAMP Whittlesey International Lions Club has donated a sensory lamp to the Enhanced Provision Centre (EPC), a transition centre within the supportive skills department at Sir Harry Smith Community College.

support to allow students to ‘step out’ of their troubles for a bit and regain calmness. It will also help to stem the escalation of mental health symptoms and will be used profusely in the years to come.

To the delight of the staff, the club has purchased and donated a ‘column bubble wall’ sensory lamp for the sensory room. The lamp stands over 5ft tall and can be programed to show one of 15 shades of colour and at different frequencies of bubble speed. The different colours illuminate the cascade of bubbles that move through the column creating a sense of calmness in students who are showing anxiety. The lamp only arrived recently but has already made a huge impact on the students who visit the room, and their reaction was immediate and clear. The students called it ‘mesmerising’; one said it was ‘like being underwater’ and discussed feeling weightless and free from troubles with the ability to just forget what they were worried about. The Enhanced Provision Centre and the Supportive Skills Department at SHSCC are very grateful to the chair of governors, for initiating this donation, and The Lions Club, for purchasing and setting the lamp up in its sensory room; it is a much-needed

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emergency is being dealt with and that help is on the way. As mentioned, the service that is provided is purely voluntary. Members use their own vehicles and provide their own equipment. With each of their kit bags costing around ÂŁ2000, responders rely on donations from organisations in Whittlesey and also private individuals to keep the service going and also up-to-date. The group has regular monthly training meetings, both in Whittlesey and Peterborough, and members have to pass a yearly competence test. A big thank you to Mrs Lutkin, who was very complimentary about our help given to her husband and instead of flowers for his funeral, she asked her friends and family to donate to us. This money donated is vital to keep us going and enables us to help others. As with any voluntary organisation Whittlesey Community First Responders is always looking for more people to help and the group can be contacted on whittleseycfrs@hotmail.com or 0789 4276459. M A R CH 2 0 1 9


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The Future of Technology: Part Two

– By Oliver Cole

You may remember that last month I ended this feature by writing about ‘locking down’ commercial products. Apple may be considered as one of the worst offenders.

Apple is a massive name in the tech industry with more than a third of the world having an Apple product (3.26 billion). But the company designs products mainly for people who can pay £500 and upwards and it does not target the low-end section of the market. This gives it massive leverage of the current and future hardware and design of technology. For example, the Apple iPhone X was a 95 percent ‘screen to body’ phone (the amount of surface area of the front of the phone taken up by the screen) with a notch at the top to hold the facial ID and the camera. However, phone shops are mostly unable to repair these phones as Apple has designed them such that unless it is taken to an ‘official Apple certified store/retailer’ any new parts fitted are unlikely to work as intended. The same applies to new Apple Macs, where every part is electronically tagged, and only a part issued by Apple can be used for repair; again, the device may not work unless Apple issued parts are used – which can rarely be bought on the open market. But, currently, where Apple goes, others tend to follow, and we are already seeing examples of ‘locking down’ by the likes of Samsung and Dell.

When it comes to the future of ‘processors/ processing’ it can be expected that traditional CPUs will be replaced with what are called ‘quantum chips’. Traditional chips process data as a 1 or 0. Quantum chips process data as a 1 or 0, 1 and 0, or the sum of both of them. The physics of this means massive improvements in processing speed and Google is currently leading the filed in this area. In fact, these are being used right now, but cost ‘£millions, e.g. NASA has recently installed two/three D-Wave Quantum computers at a cost of more than £45 million. Obviously, we cannot afford this technology now, but I suggest that in ten years’ time they will become the norm, maybe not for home users or small businesses but in place of super computers like the Titan super computer in America. In conclusion the future of technology is very unpredictable. Prices, design, hardware and software are heavily dependent on current trends – led by a few very large companies; who themselves are trying to ‘lock-down’ the support and repair side to their own monetary gain. Next month’s article will be on Windows 10 features Happy computing, Deborah, Len and Oliver

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LADYSMITH W.I. TO LEARN ABOUT DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES With spring just around the corner Whittlesey Ladysmith W.I. is looking forward to more time spent outdoors. Members will learn all about dragonflies and damselflies at the March meeting from speaker Sue Parfitt; the colour for the monthly competition is green.

WHITTLESEY W.I. STARTS TO CELEBRATE 100TH BIRTHDAY Whittlesey W.I. is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and is planning on marking this special anniversary year with a number of special events. The first of these is a 100th birthday party on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 7pm at Whittlesey Christian Church, Broad Street. Members past and present are welcome to attend as well as those from surrounding groups in the Isle of Ely W.I. Federation. Tickets are £5 per head and the evening’s entertainment will include the Isle of Ely W.I. Federation Choir and local magician Ricky Locke. There will also be a special reading of the minutes of the first 1919 Whittlesey W.I. meeting, a birthday buffet supper and the cutting of the 100th birthday cake. For further details and or tickets please contact W.I. president Julie Windle, Tel: (01733) 204445 or email juliewindle@virginmedia.com Those wishing to attend this event should reserve their ticket by March 16th, 2019 in order that catering numbers can be planned in advance. 62

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The first seasonal competition of the year will also be held this month. Divided into two sections, the craft item is a decorated egg and Easter biscuits for the cookery element.  The destination and date for this month's lunch outing will be announced at this month’s meeting which is on Tuesday, March 12th in St Andrew's Hall, Parkinsons Lane at 7.30pm.  New members and guests are always welcome to come along to our meetings. Further information from Sue on (01733) 205927, or Liz on (01733) 689599 or find the group on Facebook.out the group’s Facebook page.

FUN WORKOUT IN COATES Coates W.I. members enjoyed a demonstration by Karen Mucklin on exercising, which was a fun workout. The March meeting is Cam Sight and the April meeting is T. Bag Art. Guests and new members are always welcome. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Coates Village Hall at 7.30pm. More information from Fiona on (01733) 208516, or Jen on (01733) 840376. M A R CH 2 0 1 9


Club Guide Churches

St. Mary’s Church Station Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1AB www.wpcteam.org.uk St. Andrew’s Church Church Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1DD www.wpcteam.org.uk Holy Trinity Church Coates, North Green, Coates, PE7 2BQ. www.wpcteam.org.uk St. Thomas’ Church, Pondersbridge Oilmills Road, Pondersbridge PE26 2TR. www.wpcteam.org.uk St. Jude the Apostle Church 2 Station Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA 01733 203411 Whittlesey Christian Church 23 Broad Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1HA 01733 752093. www.whittlesey.cc Whittlesey Baptist Church Gracious Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AR 01733 202236 Whittlesey Methodist & United Reformed Church Queen Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AY 01733 751681 www.whittleseyqueenstreetchurch.org

Schools

Sir Harry Smith Community College Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB 01733 703991 www.sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk Alderman Jacobs School Drybread Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XJ 01733 202403 www.aldermanjacobs.cambs.sch.uk Park Lane School Park Lane, Whittlesey, PE7 1JB 01733 203433 www.parklane.cambs.sch.uk

Coates Primary School The Fold, Coates, PE7 2BP. 01733 840527 www.coatesprimaryschool.info New Road Primary School New Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1SZ. 01733 204422 www.newroadprimary.com

Whittlesey Indoor Bowls Club 194-8 Station Road Whittlesey, PE7 2HA. Tel: 01733 202209 www.whittleseyibc.co.uk Whittlesey Junior Football Club www.whittleseyjuniorfc Tel: 07876 490861

Doctors

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New Queen Street Surgery Syers Lane, Whittlesey, PE7 1AT 01733 204611 www.thenewqueenstreetsurgery.co.uk Jenner Health Centre Turner’s Lane, Whittlesey, PE7 1EJ 01733 206200 www.jennerhealthcentre.co.uk

Whittlesey Street Pride Fred Mills (Chairman): 01733 202874 pongofred1@sky.com Peter Davies (Secretary): PeterDaviesGB@aol.com Whittlesey Ladysmith WI 01733 205927 Whittlesey WI 01733 202166 (Sandra Mina, Secretary) Whittlesey Royal British Legion Branch meetings: Ivy Leaf Club Youth Gracious Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AP Whittlesey Youth & Community Centre Contact Ray Thrower: 0785 068 0785 15 Scaldgate, Whittlesey, PE7 1SD Hereward Harmony 01733 203624 Orton Wistow Community Hall Napier Place, Orton Wistow, Peterborough Sports www.herewardharmony.co.uk Whittlesey Table Tennis Club March & District Model Railway Club Meets at Whittlesey Indoor Bowls Club. The Rookswood Club, Rookswood, Chairman: Dr Peter Hau. Call 01733 27 West End March, PE15 8DP 808008 or 07554 624525 or email 01733 204997. Mike Wyldbore peter@hauforensics.com (Secretary): secretary@mdmrc.co.uk Fenland Archery Club www.mdmrc.co.uk Sir Harry Smith Community College Whittlesey Angling Association Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB Andrew Wilding (Secretary): 01733 www.fenland-archery.co.uk 202071 www.whittleseyaa.org.uk Whittlesey Amateur Boxing Club Whittlesey Lions Club Manor Leisure Centre. Contact Meet second Monday of month at Gary Morris: 07512 394975 or email: 7.30pm at The Letter B, Church Street airborneaerials@hotmail.co.uk Whittlesey PE7 1DE. New members Whittlesey Cricket Club welcome. Contact Steve Palmer 18, Sir Harry Smith Community College Glenfields, Whittlesey, PE7 1HX 01733 Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB 351405 whittlesey.lions@btinternet.com whittleseycricketclub@gmail.com www.whittleseylions.org.uk or find us www.whittlesey.play-cricket.com on Facebook.

Whittlesea Motorcycle Club www.whittlesea-motorcycle-club.co.uk Silver Lining Club Meets Tuesday afternoons in Coates Public Hall, 1.30-3.45pm. Activities include monthly outings, holidays, whist and dominoes. (Membership 50-60). Contact Mr Derek Bedford or Mrs G Hemmaway (Secretary) 01733 202984 Sandra and Martin's Whittlesey Folk Club Bi-monthly sessions are held in The Falcon Hotel, London Street, Whittlesey. Dates for 2019 are Friday 8th February, 12th April, 14th June, 9th August, 11th October,and 13th December. 8pm. Free buffet - all welcome. For further details contact Sandra and Martin Green 01733 206627 or sandragreenmartingreen@ gmail.com Whittlesey Friendship Club Held at Queen Street Methodist Church, Whittlesey, 2-4pm every Saturday. Cost £1 includes tea and biscuits. Over 50's. For more details contact Margaret on 01733 350628 Whittlesey Disabled and Over 60s Club Meets every other Monday at St. John Ambulance Rooms, 2-4pm. Contact Jackie Fryett on 01733 205498

Museums

Whittlesey Museum The Old Town Hall, Market Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BD. Open Friday 2.30pm-4.30pm, Saturday 10am 12noon, Sunday 2.30pm-4.30pm whittleseymuseum@gmail.com www.whittleseymuseum.co.uk

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud*

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Mud was used as a common building material from the earliest days of humankind's settlements, and in some parts of the world is still used today. It is easy to collect, and when mixed with straw, animal hair or dung can provide a strong and durable material. It was used for boundary walls to comply with the many Enclosure Acts from the early 1600s, and to avoid a brick tax that was introduced in 1784 to help fund the British involvement in the American War of Independence. They can still be found in many parts of the country. The importance of mud walls can easily be overlooked, but they are a significant part of our history. Fortunately, there is a group of devoted enthusiasts who are dedicated to speaking up for the humble mud wall. They are members of the Whittlesey Mud Walls Group, and in the short time that they have been together, they have done much to help raise awareness of these historic structures and help preserve those that still survive. They are supported by the Town Council, the Fenland District Council Conservation Officer, and are members of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

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Unfortunately, through decay and development, many sections of walls have been lost, but the Mud Walls Group hopes that its efforts will result in that process being halted. Many of the walls are located within the conservation area, so have a level of protection, but the group wants to encourage maintenance and active conservation. In an effort to assess the present state of the walls, a complete survey of the existing walls was undertaken over a period of 18 months during 2016-2017, which has been published in a professional booklet that describes the location and condition of every wall that still survives. It makes fascinating reading and includes 32 pages of complete descriptions, dimensions and photographs of every section of remaining wall, location maps, how they were constructed, how they can be maintained, and much else. The booklet is available free of charge at Whittlesey Museum and Library, or direct from the Mud Walls Group. The group has embarked on a programme of encouraging public support by holding practical demonstrations at local museums and events and running 'hands on' workshops at local schools, which, knowing how attractive playing with mud can be to youngsters, are proving to be very popular. The group is also encouraging local builders to acquire the skills needed to maintain mud walls. For more information consult www.facebook.com/ WhittleseyMudWallsGroup or call Mike Shearing on 07932 430920. *The Hippopotamus Song by Flanders & Swann

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Caring For Your Older Pet – by Whittlesey Veterinary Centre

Our pets are entering their senior years anywhere from the age of seven years and just like with us, things change as they become older. We can see behavioural changes, because of physical reasons, and physical changes, because of behavioural reasons. Have you seen any of the following in your older pet? • They interact differently with you, other people or other animals. • More sensitive or reactive to things in their environment e.g. noises. • React in different ways to everyday life e.g. has changed their choice of sleeping area, wants to be close to you more or spends more time on their own. • Sleeping for longer periods. • More anxious about things in general e.g. a change in their routine or a new location. • Hearing or sight loss related changes in their behaviour e.g. recall is not so good. • Any lumps that have developed on their body. • An increase in the amount of water they drink each day. • An increase in the amount and frequency of urine they pass each day.

• Less compliant and responsive to cues you have taught them. • A decline in their appetite. • Difficulty to eat food; their teeth may need cleaning or removing. • Have trouble sitting or sit differently now e.g. tilted to one side, with a leg out to the side. • Stands differently, holds one, two or four legs out to the side to help keep their balance or has both front legs close to each other. • Have trouble getting up from lying down. • Makes a groaning noise as they lie down or never lies on a particular side anymore. • Have trouble going up and down steps or stairs. • Find exercises they used to love doing, difficult. • Less physically active, tires quicker during their walks or cats go outside less or hunt less. • While out walking they stop or lie down and move quicker when they know they are on the way home. • Less interested in playing. • Growling in situations they never did before e.g. if you disturb their sleep, drying their feet after a walk. • More sensitive to you touching them. • Appears confused or disoriented or gets lost in their own home or garden. • Have started to stand in corners of the room or facing a wall. • Loss of their housetraining skills. It is important to bring your pet along for an examination twice a year, so our veterinary surgeons can check for any age-related diseases developing. Early detection gives us the opportunity for early intervention, helping to increase the success of their treatment. If your pet is over the age of seven, please contact the surgery to find out more about our senior wellness offer this month.

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A HAPPY HOLLY-DAY! - by Holly-Jean

As I’m writing this, I’m on the plane home from my first holiday abroad since I was a child! I’ve been in Tenerife for seven days with my boyfriend and his family! And, for someone who is pretty terrified of airports and flying – I smashed it! No crying on the plane and I got there in one piece. Both my boyfriend and I dislike flying, so we were clinging onto each other the whole journey there, but it was absolutely fine!

Something else I refuse to accept is that I do not wear sensible footwear. I learn this on the next day when I manage to break my toe, due to my flip flops. I stayed in the flip flops for the whole holiday, and on the last day managed to stack it on the stairs, face planting the floor in front of an amused group of Spaniards.

Now, saying that. Although the flight was smooth, clumsy Holly was on holiday and she was ready to do many embarrassing things.

Nursing my burns and my toe, I go to bed, only to realise that things have been taken from my hotel room. Nightmare. Little things aren’t too bad. But the thing I decided to get the hump about was my childhood teddy going missing. After a lot of shouting I got her back and teddy bear in Spanish is ‘peluche’.

Firstly, we get to the airport, and of course it has to be me that ‘goes off’ in security. After an alarm starts, my shoes, jacket, jumper had to be removed and then I was quite aggressively searched by a scary Spanish lady. The worst was over. Or, so I thought. This is my first adult passport and so it clearly needed signing. Clearly. In fact, everyone told me multiple times to sign my passport. It said it everywhere. What did I do? Forget to sign my passport. First day: I get bitten by a wild cat (I named her Catarina) and decided that the reason she didn’t like me was because she was an exclusive cat, and for someone who went for an all-inclusive holiday, I wasn’t allowed to touch her. On the second day, I enjoyed a little too many of the all-inclusive cocktails. In fact, as soon as I entered the bar, the bartender had two poured for me ready. Which, I’m not sure if I should be embarrassed about, or proud of. Third day, I’m burnt. Severely burnt. Lobster burnt. Despite everyone telling me that I will burn and that I should be wearing cream, I refuse to and apparently prefer looking ridiculous and saying ‘ouch’ with every move I make. 68

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Also, to reinforce the idea that I am in fact a child even though I’m 18, I missed my family and dogs a lot. And no matter where we were, if I saw a dog, I would just burst out crying. Other than that, I wasn’t too bad. Although everyone that was with me was astounded by my appetite. IT’S A BUFFET THAT YOU’VE PAID FOR. If you don’t get two or three plates at every meal then what are you doing?! However, some people get a bit rude at buffets. There was a little boy, aged about eight or nine, who decided to push in front of me. This was not a good idea. I said jokingly to my boyfriend, not realising how loud I was, ‘well that was rude, push him over.’ Which ended in the little boy turning around to look at me with tears in his eyes and my boyfriend saying to me, ‘if he has a big dad who will beat me up, I will claim to not know you.’ So overall, brilliant time. In all honesty, it was really lovely. I think leave your little town every now and then, make memories and stories and cherish them forever, but also cherish your home. M A R CH 2 0 1 9


Club Spotlight

It's A Knockout Comes To Whittlesey!

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special It’s A Knockout is being held in Whittlesey this summer.

The event is open to anyone aged over 16 years. If you would like to take part, please contact Robert Windle at rawindle@virginmedia.com. He is also keen to hear from any sports or leisure clubs who wish to join Whittlesey Sports Association.

Whittlesey Sports Association has announced that the old television favourite fun sports event is coming to the Field of Dreams off Stonald Road – courtesy of Whittlesey Junior Football Club – on Sunday, June 16th. This fun-based event will give individuals the opportunity to form their own 11-strong teams or the Association will create one for you. For those who can remember the hit BBC Show from the1980s and 1990s, it was one of the fun events of its time and the event will feature the genuine props from the show including the penguins and giants and plenty of foam! There will be winners and some wet contestants, but the Association guarantees everybody will enjoy a fun-packed afternoon.

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WHITTLESEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Recognition Today, so many feel that their life has no meaning or purpose. This easily opens the door to believe that as an individual they have no real sense of value. At that point, life, for them, becomes a twisted mess, spiralling out of control.

Experience God's Blessing God, who through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ has given us the victory, give you joy and peace in your faith; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen. This is one of the blessings used at the end of Holy Communion on Easter Sunday. Most of our services end with a blessing in God’s name, given by the priest or minister. What is a blessing? ‘God bless you’ used to be a regular expression that people used either as a greeting or more often when parting company. Now it is more likely to be heard as ‘Ah, God bless’ or just ‘Ah, bless’, for example when people see a baby or receive sad news; it is said in an appropriate tone of voice. To bless someone or something has always been part of the Christian tradition. A blessing is about recognising and giving God’s goodness. We declare that those who are blessed are part of God’s creation and that God is part of this person’s life. We recognise that there is goodness in the people and things that God has created. The final blessing in a church service sends the congregation out into the world to witness to their faith and to serve the needs of the world. They take with them God’s blessing and in that way become a blessing from God to others. Blessing has an important part in all of our services. We bless a baby in baptism, the couple in a wedding and the departed at a funeral. Congregations are also blessed on each of these occasions. We pray as a church that God’s blessing will be known throughout the world. In his blessing may you know his love and goodness in your lives. We pray that you will receive and experience his blessing in your lives. Revd Nigel (Tel: 01733 203676) 70

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Most people are familiar with Isaac Newton’s encounter with a falling apple, leading him to discover the laws of gravity in the 1600s. This revolutionised astronomical studies. But few know that without Edmund Halley, Newton may have never received the recognition and acclaim he did. His life could have taken a very different path. Halley encouraged Newton to develop his original ideas, corrected his mathematical errors, and prepared geometrical figures to support his discoveries. He then persuaded Newton to write his great work, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Halley also supervised and financed its publication, despite Newton being wealthier and easily able to afford the printing costs. While Newton immediately received the rewards of prominence, Halley received little, if any recognition, except from Newton himself. Later, however, Halley would go on to use Newton’s principles to predict the orbit and return of the comet that now bears his name. Only after his death would he receive any recognition, but because the comet only returns every 76 years, this is rather infrequent. Halley remained a devoted scientist who didn’t care who received the credit as long as the cause was being advanced. Historians call it one of the most selfless examples in the annals of science. One of the life changing principles found in the Bible tells us to ‘value those who should be valued’. When was the last time we looked beyond what we perceive as someone’s failing and discovered something of worth in their life, then took the time to tell them? I pray this article inspires you to discover the great value inside of you. join us any Sunday at 10.45am. Brian Smithyman (Pastor of Whittlesey Christian Church, Broad Street) Further enquiries from the Church Office 01733 752093 Brian’s Mobile 07976 957793 Email brians@whittlesey.cc Church Website www.whittlesey.cc M A R CH 2 0 1 9


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