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Goldentimes July/Aug 2013

Your guide to active living in EAST SUSSEX for the over 50's

Fantastic competition

4 pairs of theatre tickets up for grabs on p20

Event listings

What’s on and where to go in East Sussex

Relationship advice

Regular column from Julia Meanwell

La Bella Figura

Fashion advice from Michele Duke

Food & drink

All the best places to wine and dine locally

Ask Eve

To advertise in Golden Times call Debby on: 01424 429139

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ello and welcome to the summer 2013 edition of Golden Times. The first thing I must do is to apologise to everyone (and there were a lot of you) who entered the "Aquaria" competition in the previous magazine. Due to unforseen circumstances, the production company behind the show cancelled the June and July dates meaning the show didn't arrive at the White Rock Theatre. We do however have another competition for this issue, to win tickets to the fantastic "Save the last dance for me" show at the White Rock Theatre in September. Everyone who entered the Aquaria competition will automatically be entered into the draw for this prize! You can find out more about the show on the back page and more about the competition on page 20. I hope you'll all enjoy this edition of Golden Times and good luck to all of you entering the competition!

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Frank's column Event listings Local Clubs & Associations Relationship advice Fashion tips with Michele Duke Creative Writing Corner Tricia's column Ask Eve Event listings

No part of this magazine, including advertisements, may be reproduced in part or in whole, without explicit permission from the editor. The opinions expressed within the magazine are not necessarily those of the publishers but those of the individual contributors. The greatest of care is taken to ensure that all information published in this magazine is correct at the time of going to print. Readers should be aware that the Publishers cannot be held responsible for errors, omissions or inaccuracies. Please check details of all events with the organisers before attending.

Tricia: Columnist

Golden Times Magazine, 78 Elphinstone Rd, Hastings, TN34 2BS tel: 01424 429139 email : jason@goldentimes.co.uk

Golden Times would like to thank the Hastings Printing Company for the excellent service they have provided, enabling us to bring you a great magazine. www.hastings-print.co.uk

event-full days out A wonderful show for all of your family and friends ... amongst other things you’ll find the Totally Goats Show and The Swords of Chivalry battle and medieval re-enactment village. Terrific Terriers, Pole-latheing, Rope making, spinning braiding, Thatching as well as many more traditional rural demos including Birds of prey and falconry displays, Frantic Ferret racing. Marquees with arts, crafts lifestyle and food stands. Traditional Punch & Judy Show children’s entertainer, bouncy castles, fairground (charges apply) Totally Ponies and Small Animal Petting Pens including the possibility of bottle feeding kids and lambs, to keep your little ones engaged while you sit back enjoying a well earned cuppa or perhaps something a little more bracing, while you ponder how well Towser, Fido and Pongo might do on Sunday in The Companion Dog Show, proceeds from which all go to Marie Curie and it’s open to all dogs ... and their companions too of course!

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Frank’s Column In my last column I extolled the virtues of the very lovely island of Rarotonga which is the most densely populated of the Cook Islands. I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 week stay there, and it was only because my next stop was Auckland, New Zealand that I was able to tear myself away. However, the day before I was due to depart I decided to hire a scooter, and have a final tour of the island. In order to hire the scooter I first had to go to the local police station, and purchase a local driving permit. This cost $NZ 10 and as it would normally have lasted for the duration of my stay I thought it was quite reasonable especially as at that time the exchange rate was $NZ 3:35 to the pound!! It may never be that good again! On my farewell tour of the island I stopped off to say cheerio to the two young ladies who had set up their internet cafe, and which I had visited on my first full day on Rarotonga. They had, by then, finished the painting of the outside of the building, and the place was looking quite pristine. I sometimes wonder how their business has prospered after all these years. The following day at the airport, while waiting for my plane to Auckland, I found myself thinking about the first time I decided to take myself off on this trip. Although I had travelled extensively in the past, mainly due to my army service, I was a little apprehensive about backpacking in an unfamiliar part of the world, but grabbing the bull by the horns I started to put a plan together. When I was about to set out on my Pacific travels I remembered the advice of my old Sgt. Major: Take what you like but remember who's carrying it!! This meant that at all times I was travelling light, and in most places where I stayed I could hand wash my gear and let it dry overnight. Because I was travelling on a budget this meant that I was grateful for the convenience of the accommodation bureau's where I was able to scan what was available within my means. Whenever backpacking you cannot afford the luxury of being met by a representative from your selected accommodation, but you have the freedom to choose the roof over your head, and if it is disappointing, you have the freedom to change it. I enjoy the whole concept of backpacking as it seems to bring out the gypsy in my soul. A place has to be very special to lure me back more than once as there are still a lot of fascinating places on this planet to see, and if I visited a country or particular resort too many times I would become very bored. I will sign off now, and in the next issue I shall be writing about my trip to New Zealand so until then watch how you go, stay healthy, and enjoy living......Frank.

Your local weekly walk diary

Walking is a fantastic way to stay fit and these, FREE, regular, organised, local walks are a great way to get out and meet new people while enjoying some fresh air! EAST SUSSEX HEALTH WALKS : MONDAYS: Hastings Old Town: Meet at 2pm opposite the Jenny Lind pub, High Street. Rye: Starting at 10am at Gibbets Marsh car park. TUESDAYS: St. Leonards Sea front: Starting at 11am, meet inside WRVS centre, South Street. Robertsbridge: Starting at 9.30am, outside the Youth Centre, The Grove. Hampden Park: 11.30am outside Lakeside tea chalet. WEDNESDAYS: Alexandra Park: 12 noon at the Cafe in the park. Glyne Gap: 11am outside Tesco, Ravenside retail park. THURSDAYS: Hastings Town Centre: Starting at 2pm outside United Reformed Church, Robertson Street. FRIDAYS: Battle: 10am opposite Battle Abbey on The Green. Church Wood: Starting at 10.30am at Church in the Wood car park, Church Wood Drive, Hollington. Bexhill: 11am, in the foyer of the De La Warr Pavilion Contact Paula Hubens - 07740 899 559 EASTBOURNE AGE CONCERN, WALKING FOR WELLNESS: MONDAYS: Eastbourne: Seafront walk starting at 10am at the Lifeboat Museum. Under 1 mile. WEDNESDAYS: Hampden Park: Starting at 10am, at the Lakeside Tea Chalet, 1 mile walk. THURSDAYS: Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne: Starting at 10am outside Bright Ideas. Three mile circular walk finishing at a cafe.

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Event Listings - July Battle Scarecrow Festival 1st to 20th July Throughout Battle. Explore the streets to discover the scarecrows throughout the town. Lily Time 2nd July to 31st Aug, 11am to 5pm Pashley Manor Gardens, Nr Ticehurst. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hundreds of lilies in over 40 varieties make a stunning high summer display. Tel 01580 200888

sessions 6pm-11.30pm The best in music, beer and atmosphere and it’s all for charity. hbmf.co.uk

Trust and Woodchurch Church. The theme is ‘The World in Flowers’. Coffees, ploughman’s and cream teas available.

999 Emergency Services Display 6th & 7th Jul 10:30am - 5pm Western Lawns, Eastbourne A fantastic free emergency services spectacular, get a close look at emergency response vehicles, see arena demonstrations from the police dogs.

Good cause day in aid of the Charity S.A.F.E. 9th July 2013 at 1.45 pm White Rock Gdns West, St Margaret’s Road entrance. Organised by the Hastings and St Leonards Ladies Miniature Golf Club. Prizes for all. All proceeds go to the Charity. Tel.No. 01424 433178.

1066 Jazz Club 5th July & Every Friday, from 8pm Azur at the Marina Pavilion, St Leonards. New Orleans style Jazz on the Sussex coast featuring a different live jazz band each week. www.1066jazzclub.co.uk

Treasures by the moat Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham 7th July , 9am to 3pm “Antiques and Attic sale” Spend the morning at Herstmonceux Castle searching for that special something and enjoying a cup of tea and cake in our tearoom. Adults - £1, under 10’s - 50p

Hastings Beer & Music Festival 5th & 6th July Alexandra Park, Hastings Family afternoon, 6th July 12pm -5pm. Evening

Flower Festival 6th July 10am - 5pm. 7th July Noon - 5 pm. Woodchurch Church, near Ashford. In aid of The Leo

Perseids Shooting Star Evening 10th August, 7.30pm to midnight. Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. Enjoy a cheese and wine evening before trying to spot some of those meteors. Includes a guest speaker and an opportunity to look though The Centre’s historic telescopes. £18.95pp. www.the-observatory.org

Bexhill Assoc. of National Trust Members Garden Party 11th July 10 am - 12 noon 3, Southcourt Avenue (off Cooden Drive) , Bexhill. Anneli and Robin Barnett will once again be opening their garden for the Bexhill Association of National Trust with plants, bric-abrac, books and jigsaws stalls and delicious cakes. Admission £1 to include coffee/tea and biscuits. Everyone welcome. Transport Open Day 12th July. Hastings Town Hall, Queens Rd. 10am3pm Hastings & St Leonards Seniors’ Forum invites the residents of the town to obtain information from, and ask questions of transport providers. Free entry. St Leonards Festival 13th July. Warrior Square & St Leonards Seafront. Free event. Live Music, dancing, arts market, beach activities.

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Tablet computers such as iPads are becoming increasingly popular. Without the additional accessories like a keyboard or mouse, a Tablet with its built-in camera and speakers takes up far less space than a conventional computer. Tablets are designed to be intuitive. Navigating and viewing information – such as zooming in on text or pictures or scrolling down a page – is as simple as swiping your fingers over the screen. Typing is done via a touchscreen keyboard. From one device you can send emails, listen to music, watch films, surf the internet, call friends and family, take and edit photos, shop and do your banking online. App-tly named Tablets are often faster than traditional computers and they benefit from specially designed applications, called ‘apps’, which can be downloaded from the internet and will make your tablet even more useful. The saying goes that there is an app for everything. Some are free, others you’ll have to buy. Most retailers like Ocado and John Lewis have their own official apps, meaning that ordering groceries online is quick and easy. Apps like BBC iPlayer allow you to catch up on your favourite TV shows, while Cookery apps from Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson include video tutorials. Puzzle apps like Sudoku will keep you amused for hours! Getting Started Ease yourself in by getting used to the swiping, pinching and zooming motions on the screen. Then familiarise yourself with the pre-loaded apps. It’s best to start with the internet browser. Above all, concentrate on what interests you the most and have fun. This is how you will really get the most out of the device. Neil Duncan is the local computer tutor for Silver Training in Hastings and the surrounding area, offering at-home computer and internet skills tuition for the over 50s and beginners. Call 01424 400 190 to book a lesson today.

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Local Clubs & Associations Anderida Writers, Eastbourne Tel: Tony Flood 01323 471726 or Elizabeth Wright 01323 503952 Age Concern Social Club (Battle) Tel : Ruby Kiley 01424 773536

Bexhill Sailing Club Tel: 01424 212906 bexhillsc.co.uk

Hailsham & District University of the Third Age contact: www.hailshamusa.co.uk

Little Common Bridge Club Social rubber, Thu afternoon 01424 216746

Cooden Beach Sports & Social Club Tel: 01424 844810 cbssc.co.uk

Hastings & St. Leonards Ladies Miniature Golf Club Tues aft'noons. White Rock Gdns. Rita 01424 433178. Betty 01424 422381.

Little Common Horticultural Society Meets 2nd Friday Each month. Visit: www.lchs.co.uk

Age Concern Eastbourne William & Patricia Venton Centre Tel : 01323 638474

Cooden Millennium Afternoon Townswomen's Guild Meet 1st Wed of the Month Tel: 01424 844831

Battle Rotary Club 01424-774447 battlerotary.org.uk

Cuckmere Valley Petanque Club Sundays & Wednesdays Tel: 01323 469340

Bexhill Asc. National Trust Members Tel: 01424 846127

Diabetes UK, Hastings & Rother Voluntary Group Tel: 07974 356653

Bexhill Club of Past Rotarians Meets 2pm, 1st Wed of each month, Northern Hotel, Sea Rd, Bexhill. Bexhill Hanoverian Study Group Local history club meets 3rd Tues each month 01424 212932 Bexhill Over 55 Club 45 Eversley Rd. Bexhill Tel : 01424 212911 Bexhill & District Probus Club Meets 4th Thursday each month Tel : 01424 552872

Eastbourne Angling Club eastbourneanglingclub.com Eastbourne Photographic Society epscameraclub.co.uk Eastbourne Rotary Club eastbournerotary.org.uk Eastbourne Seniors Club Tel: 01323 728157 eastbourneseniorsclub.org.uk Eastbourne Seniors Forum Tel: 01323 479846 esf.online.org

Bexhill Rotary Club 01424 843975 bexhill.rotaryweb.org

Eastbourne & District Trade Union Club 48 Seaside, Eastbourne. 01323 727703

Bexhill Royal Air Forces Association Tel: 01424 220114 bexhillrafa.co.uk

East Sussex Townswomen's Guild Tel: 01424 753108/01424 213207

Bexhill Royal British Legion bexhillroyalbritishlegionclub.co.uk 01424 212215

The Green Lawn Tennis Club. 68-70 Tower Rd West, St Leonards. Tennis for all ages. www.thegreenltc. co.uk or Phillip on 01424 422025

Hastings & Rother University of the 3rd Age Tel : Julie Windus 01424 752681 Hastings & St Leonards Angling Association Tel: 01424 431923 hstlaa.webs.com Hastings & St Leonards Royal Air Forces Association Tel: 01424 430250 rafahastings.co.uk Hastings & St Leonards Sailing Club Tel: 01424 420656 hastingssc.org Hastings & St Leonards Seniors Forum 01424 432295 hssf.org.uk Hastings WW Social Club Meet at EHSAA on the stade Thu eves 8pm, Eunice Britten, Secretary - 01424 428694 Hooe Open Group (Ladies Club) Tel Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 Lions Club of Hastings Tel: 01424 435564 hastingslions.org.uk

Little Common Probus Club Meets 2nd Thursday each month. 01424 892428 Old Hastings Club 39a High St, Hastings. 01424 43194 Pett Royal British Legion Tel: 01424 814866 Polegate Painting/Sketching Grp Meets Mon 7pm and Tues 9.45am Tel: 01323 484568 or 487510 Rother Seniors Forum 01424 870801 rotherseniorsforum.org.uk Rye Royal British Legion Tel: 01797 222564 ryebritishlegion.org.uk Sovereign Polyphony Eastbourne's female harmony choir. www.sovereignpolyphony.com WRVS: Russel Centre, Eastbourne. Tel: 01323 412279 Isabel Blackman Centre, Winding Street, Hastings. Tel: 01424 446428 Isabel Blackman Club, South Street, St Leonards. Tel: 01424 426090

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Event Listings - July/ August Rye & District Lions Club Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea 13th July 10.30am to 4.30pm Garden of 11 High Street, Rye Cakes, books, produce, clothing, raffle, plant stall. In aid of Rye Community Transport. Big Sea Swim 13th July 12pm Grand Parade Main Beach, Eastbourne Swimmers of all ability can take part and raise money for the UK’s leading conservation charity. Free to spectators. www.mcsuk. org Hastings Sea Shanty Festival 20th July. 1pm & 7.30pm The Stade, Hastings Old Town. Once again a selection of the country’s finest performers of traditional sea shanties will descend upon the Hastings seafront,

Pirate Day 21st July, Hastings Seafront Variety of swashbuckling events, shanty singers, stunt action pirate entertainers. For more details visit: hastingspirateday.org.uk Uckfield Art Group Summer Exhibition 20th July 10am - 4pm. Luxford Centre, Library Way, Uckfield All welcome! For more information contact Annie on 01825 765021 www. uckfieldartgroup.co.uk Classic Vehicle Show 20th & 21st July Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham 10.30am to 5.00pm Vintage domestic, agricultural and military vehicles on show. Tel: 01323 844224 Quiz Evening 27th July 7.30pm. Polegate Community Centre, 54 Windsor Way

Teams of up to six people. Bring own food and drink. Cost £2 per person available from the Centre Office. Tel. 01323 482434 Eastbourne Lammas Festival Western Lawns, Town Centre & Eastbourne Seafront. 27th & 28th July, 11am - 4pm Now in its 13th year. The Eastbourne Giants Herne and Andred will once again lead dancers, drummers and festival-goers in performances at the Pier before making their way along the prom and returning to the Western Lawns, the main festival site. www.lammasfest.org Seafront Display of Classic Cars Bexhill Seafront 28th July, 9am to 5pm A parade and display of classic cars along the beautiful seafront at the Old Bathing Station on De La Warr Parade.

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General Manager Peterhouse, Church Street, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2HF Tel: 01424 730809 Email: gm.peterhouse@nabs.org.uk Web: www.peterhousecare.com

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Battle Cricket Week 29th July to 4th August George Meadow, Battle. Developing junior cricket and celebrating 275 years of recorded cricket in Battle. www.battlecc.play-cricket.com Sussex Guild Craft Fair 1st to 4th August Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham 10.30am to 5pm Contemporary craft show from the Sussex Guild Tel: 01323 844224 1066 Jazz Club 2nd Aug & Every Fri, 8pm Azur at the Marina Pavilion, St Leonards. New Orleans style Jazz on the Sussex coast featuring a different live jazz band each week. www.1066jazzclub.co.uk Murder Mystery Evenings 2nd & 3rd August. 7.30pm Polegate Community Centre, 54 Windsor Way. A different murder/mystery on each night. Tickets priced £8 for one evening or £15 for both evenings. Tickets available from Archer’s, Estate Agents, Polegate, Tel. 01323 483 348


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Is it possible to survive the devastating impact of Infidelity? I have been counselling couples over a period of many years and can appreciate that the discovery of a spouse's unfaithfulness is one of the most painful experiences to have to deal with in a relationship. It is in fact very much like bereavement as there is so much potential for experiencing loss, loss of a future together, loss of trust and loss of self-worth. A period of mourning may follow for the loss of the relationship that was and now will be forever changed by the affair. Difficulties in the way you relate and communicate with each other are the most common causes of infidelity. There may be the temptation to argue and squabble in the aftermath but this will probably result in you both being self-justifying and will prevent you from resolving anything. Talking about why the affair happened is not an easy task but it will help considerably if the unfaithful partner is prepared to answer any questions regarding the affair that the betrayed partner asks. Although this can be a very painful and emotional process for both of you it is important that you both understand why this affair has happened. Rebuilding the trust that has been broken will take considerable time, it

Local counsellor Julia Meanwell, has been in practice for over 20 years, she has a wealth of experience, empathy and understanding to offer clients. Julia began her counselling career as a relationship counsellor with Relate which incorporated working in television and radio. More recently, she has spent time counselling with Cruse bereavement care and St Wilfrid’s Hospice as well as managing her private practice.

requires honesty, patience and a lot of hard work in order to move forward and secure a new future together. An affair does not have to mean the end of your relationship; it is possible to come through this crisis together. Whatever your decision about the future, it is really important to gain some insight as to what went wrong and thereby have a deeper understanding of how you can avoid repeating past mistakes. If you would like to find out more about the counselling Julia offers then please take a look at her website www. juliameanwellcounselling.co.uk she can be contacted by email Julia.meanwell@gmail.com or give her a call on 07714 280083.

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Sister Kathy dons hard hat for retirement building project A fresh approach to retirement living Holy Cross Priory is a new and unique retirement community with 40 luxury apartments, in a tranquil countryside setting near Heathfield in East Sussex. Its services, impressive accommodation and facilities are designed for people of retirement age (with any or no religious beliefs). The building project has been led by Sister Kathy Yeeles, who donned her hard hat and yellow fluorescent jacket over her habit. This lady can hold her own in the world of construction! The Sisters of Grace and Compassion Benedictines have owned a Gradell listed Priory building, that has been a residential home for the elderly, since the 1960s. The site has now been transformed into a retirement community. There are 20 stunning 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in a Grade-ll listed Priory building and 20 new build apartments. The spacious and fully accessible accommodation has been finished to a very high specification. As well as independent retirement living, you have the option of a genuine, compassionate and personal care service in the comfort of your own home. There is a restaurant, library, shop, croquet and bowls lawns, a variety of clubs, allotments, hair salon, function room, guest suite and more.

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La Bella Figura I was recently in Italy and spent the day with a girlfriend having lunch in one of our favourite restaurants. Whenever I visit Italy, we always treat ourselves to a posh lunch. We dress up and go to lovely places where we discuss life and love, giggle a lot and allow the gorgeous waiters to treat us like royalty. It was a lovely day so, after a delightful lunch and excellent bottle of local wine, we strolled around the lovely town of Ortono. We wandered past the beautiful old castle and, to our amazement, it was open. (In small Italian towns, opening hours seem to be totally arbitrary, and you often have to ask for attractions to be opened specially for you.) Having explored the castle grounds and taken the obligatory photos, we discovered a small exhibition of photographs and paintings with some fascinating historical scenes. A rather bored woman sat behind a desk and watched us as we chatted and discussed the photos. As we turned to leave she called us over. She talked in the local dialect but we managed to understand she was praising our "look". She admired our clothes and shoes and continually used the phrase "bella figura". This, we knew, was praise indeed but were not quite sure exactly what it meant. Nevertheless we left feeling very pleased with ourselves. The next day I researched "La Bella Figura" and was fascinated to find it meant so much more than just looking good. The concept of bella figura, of making a good impression, underpins nearly every aspect of Italian society. It starts with the physical and superficial but goes beyond. It governs

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"Making Hay" by Glenda Lock

The phone was ringing. Maggie reached out a feeble hand from under the duvet and picked it up. “Hello?” she croaked. “Oh hello Maggie, it’s Jean. I just wanted to let you know I’m back and to thank you for all your hard work. The house is like a new pin. I was expecting it to be an absolute tip leaving George to fend for himself. You know how helpless he is. Couldn’t organise a lettuce. So I knew you must have been coming over to keep him straight. Not an un-ironed shirt in the place, and you’ve even washed the sheets. What an angel you are! Thank you.” Maggie was struggling to clear her head. “Oh – um – yes. I – er. Yes, glad you’re home. How was your mother?” she mumbled. “Miserable as always,” Jean replied. “You wouldn’t believe the fuss she made. Anyone would think she’d had a heart transplant instead of a bunion removed. And then, of course, the stupid wound got infected and I had to stay an extra week. I’m sorry you had to hold the fort for so long.” “I – um - didn’t notice the time passing. I’ve – er – been …..” Maggie’s reply was cut short. “ I know, you’ve been very busy by the look of things,” Jean cut in. “Anyway, I won’t keep you now. Thanks again.” The line went dead. Maggie lay for a few minutes trying to digest what Jean had been saying. Her head was throbbing and her mind felt as though it was full of cotton wool. Jean had been thanking her for something but she couldn’t work out what it was. Something to do with bunions. She looked at her alarm clock. Nearly noon. She really must try to get up. She desperately wanted a cup of tea and – for the first time in days – something to eat. As she waited for the kettle to boil Maggie continued to puzzle over the phone call. Something wasn’t right. Jean had mentioned ironing and housework. What was she talking about? Maggie picked up her tea and toast and shuffled back to bed. The snack made her feel a bit better and she started to think more clearly. Not wanting to make a fool of herself by checking back with Jean she decided to ring Jean’s next door neighbour, Frances. After exchanging greetings Maggie told her friend about Jean’s phone call. “I think she was thanking me for looking after George while she was away,” Maggie said, “but she should have been thanking you, shouldn’t she?”

“Oh we heard the vacuum cleaner going every morning,” Frances remarked, “and I said to Tony that it must be you doing your neighbourly duty. Poor old George wouldn’t know one end of a hoover from the other.” “But Fran,” Maggie said, “I’ve been in bed with flu for nearly a fortnight. I don’t just mean a headache and a sniffle. I’ve had real flu, the whole caboodle. It was awful. I wanted to die. I couldn’t have lifted a feather duster, let alone a vacuum. I thought you must be looking after George. Not that I cared. I haven’t cared about anything except feeding the cat and I’m not sure I even did that every day.” “You poor old thing,” replied Frances. “But isn’t it odd? Who could it have been? We haven’t noticed anyone going in and out. Haven’t seen George either, come to that, not even pruning his precious roses.” “It’s a real mystery”, replied Maggie, feeling rather responsible. “Talking of mysteries,” Frances said brightly, “there’s been a strange car parked in their back garden. Tony saw it when he went in to get their dustbin, which George had forgotten to put out of course. He said the car was sort of hidden behind the greenhouse. One of those little Smart things, baby pink. We thought it must be a present for Jean. It’s been there all the time until yesterday.” “I know that car,” said Maggie. “Clare Bartlett has got a car like that. You know, Clare from the King’s Head. The blonde one with the bust. Better not say anything to Jean.” Frances tried hard not to giggle as she replied.“Why George! The sly old goat. He managed to organise that then. A resident housekeeper. Talk about ‘when the cat’s away’!” Next morning when Maggie opened the front door to an urgent knock she found a delivery boy holding a beautiful flower arrangement. It carried a card saying ‘Many thanks for everything’ with the ‘everything’ double underlined. She smiled to herself and murmured “But it wasn’t me”, knowing she could never tell Jean the truth. If she had been feeling better she might have taken the bouquet round to the King’s Head, card and all.

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number the entire audience was out of their seats and dancing. It was a real shame to hear that the Aquaria show we ran a competition for in the last magazine had been cancelled, but every cloud has a silver lining, ! and everyone who entered E E FR that particular competition is being entered into this months draw to win tickets to see "Save the last dance for me". If you sent in an entry for the Aquarius competition, make sure you save yourself a stamp this time round, you're already in the draw!

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Since I wrote my last column, I've had a wonderful, but very windy, holiday in Tunisia and been to more birthday parties than I can count because of the strange tendency for women in my family to have babies in May & June. You'd think we'd spread the festivities out around the year to give ourselves a chance to recover from each bout of buying presents & cards but no. In our family, we blow out about For all you hands-on grandparents out 300 candles over the summer then there looking for inspiration for things everything goes quiet through the Autumn to do with the children this summer, before my granddaughter, daughter and make sure you pick up the latest copy husband all have their birthdays in the first of our sister publication "The Family week of December. Unfortunately, quite sex! st Sus go in Ea Buzz" which you can see in the middle a significant percentage of the candles we here to w & on what's uide to g ly here. It's full of information tailored blow out are on my cake as I've now reached d n y-frie e famil the grand old age of 65, though I still feel 18 Th to keeping the kids occupied so can be an invaluable resource if you're expected to entertain at heart! the grandkids in the school hols. Anyway, enough about birthdays. As I hinted at in my last column, I dragged my husband away from That's about it from me for this month, hope you enjoy the Sports channel on TV and off to the White Rock the magazine and good luck with the competition if Theatre to see the 60's Musical "Carnaby Street". you enter. See you next time I thought the show was excellent and by the last .uk

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Event Listings - AUGUST Hastings Annual Beach Concert 3rd Aug, 1pm to 9pm. 4th Aug 1pm to 7pm. Local bands perform behind the East Hastings Angling Club, just beside the Stade Open Space in aid of the Hastings RNLI. The Ken Dodd Happiness Show 4th August, 7pm. Congress Theatre, Eastbourne The legendary funnyman makes a very welcome return to Eastbourne this summer. Box Office: 01323 412000 Bexhill Men’s Open Bowls Tournament 5th Aug 2013 to 10th Aug The Polegrove Bowling Grns. Competitions - Singles, Pairs and Triples.For further details contact - 01424 854965.

will start at 5pm from Rock-a-Nore oldtowncarnivalweek.co.uk Model Railway Exhibition 10th August, 10am to 5pm St Peter’s Community Centre, Church St, Old Town, Bexhill-on-Sea Layouts, Trade Stands, Refreshments. 01424-843379/217766 www.bexhillmrc.org.uk Robertsbridge Aviation Society Annual Open Day 11th August 10.30am to 5pm Bush Barn, Silver Hill, Robertsbridge. An organisation catering for the interests and activities of the aviation enthusiast. Tel: 01424 773428 Eastbourne Airshow 15th to 18th August, 10am to 6pm Eastbourne Seafront. The world’s biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE! WW2 Day 21st Aug, 10.30am to 5pm Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham

Eastbourne’s Tea Dances 6th August 2pm - 5pm Winter Gardens, Eastbourne. Put on your dancing shoes and spend a wonderful afternoon dancing. All abilities are welcome. £5 inc tea & biscuit. Box Office: 01323 412000 Hastings Carnival 10th Aug, Hastings Old Town. The Carnival procession

44th Vintage Car Show and Concours D’Elegance at

Fun from the 40’s, music and dancing with “Viv the Spiv”, wartime artefacts and vehicles. 01323 844224 www.sussexpast.co.uk Unexpected Pleasures 22nd-27th August The Stade Hall, Rock-aNore Rd, Hastings An exhibition by new arts group 4 on the Shore. www.4ontheshore.co.uk Rye International Jazz Festival 22nd to 26th August The Rye International Jazz Festival 2013 is set to delight and excite jazz lovers and music fans alike. Visit www.ryejazz.com Beatlemania 23rd August, 7.30pm Congress Theatre, Eastbourne Golden anniversary year. The first part of the show will feature songs all from 1963. Box Office: 01323 412000 Sussex Guild Craft Show Pashley Manor Gardens, Near Ticehurst 24th August to 26th Aug Special entry price of £7.50 includes entry to

the show and gardens. Showing exciting new crafts this year. Tel 01580 200888 Tango Unchained 24th August from 1.30pm Throughout Hastings Get tango’d in the town centre (1.30pm) Old Town (3.30pm) and at a 90 minute extravaganza with a live tango band on the Stade (7.30pm), experience the thrill of the dance. Rye Raft Race and Fete 25th August Fete at noon on The Salts, 50+ stalls and rides. Raft Race starts at 2.30pm, with crews in fancy dress bombarding each other with water and flour bombs. Age UK East Sussex’s Mobility Mile 31st August 10am - 6pm Join us for a 1 mile stroll along Eastbourne seafront and celebrate our 65th Anniversary at a traditional summer fayre on Western Lawns. Tel 01273 646800.

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Sun August 4th 11am to 5pm Adults £5, Under 16’s free Hooe’s Old Motor Club Annual Show This show, which is in its 44th year, is now acclaimed in the National Motoring Press. There are classes for cars from the turn of last century until 1970. Informed commentary is provided in the main ring on the various vehicles together with the prestigious “lady and car” competition in which ladies dress to match the age and spirit of the car. There will be a plethora of stalls, not all motoring related, refreshments and musical entertainment provided by The Hooe Silver Band. There will be plenty going on for a great day out. Admission which includes a programme is £5 for adults (Children under 16 free). Car parking in the new improved car park is free. Money raised is distributed amongst local charities. Contact: John Bishop 01323 843202 or Chris Hone 01424 772682 www.hooeoldmotorclub.org.uk

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SAT 24th SUN 25th MON 26th Broad Farm,Hellingly, East Sussex, BN27 4DS 1 mile north of A22 Boship roundabout on A267 (10 miles north of Eastbourne)

Over 1,500 exhibits l Steam Engines l Commercial Military l Motor Cycles l Cars - Buses l Tractors l Autojumble l Models & Crafts l Beer & Catering Tent Evening Entertainment Enquiries to Mr David Esmond 01323 479200 mrez@aol.com

ADULTS £8 CHILDREN £2 SENIOR CITIZENS £6

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Art Class starts soon ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS TO IMPROVERS WILL LOVE THIS COURSE GREAT news for East Sussex Residents interested in developing their Inner Artist! There is a 14-week, part-time Art Class (once a week for three hours) coming to a Town Centre near you. Easy access by bus or free parking if you come by car. Following the success of our recent Class we are now taking bookings for our next Art Class ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS TO EXPERIENCED AMATEURS The course is designed to be fun for absolute beginners who have never picked up a brush before, through to Improvers. STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE We adapt to each student’s needs and give them all the guidance and help they need to develop their artistic skills. The curriculum is fun, comprehensive and interesting. Over 14 weeks we will explore four different media: pencil drawing & sketching with shading and highlighting techniques, oil pastel painting and techniques, painting and blending with watercolours and acrylics. Step by step tuition in the basic techniques and secrets needed to create beautiful pieces of art.

COUNTRYSIDE LANDSCAPES By the end of the course, students have created a minimum of eight pieces of their very own original art they can enjoy forever, from misty mountain tops to stunning seaside vistas. What better way to enjoy the autumn months and participate in something you will look forward to every week EXHIBITION The final day of the art class will be the preparation for an exhibition held in our local venue later that day, featuring the work created over the three-and-a-half month part time course. YOUNG AT HEART This course is a brilliant way to learn new skills you will be able to enjoy forever. It is also a great way of meeting new friends and to have a fun experience you will always remember and cherish! It is open to all adults of all ages LIMITED PLACES To maintain a high standard to our classes and the tuition you will receive, classes are kept to small numbers - so places available are limited! We recommend that if you are interested, you book now.

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Robertsbridge Aviation Society Established in 1964, the Robertsbridge Aviation Society is a non-profit making organisation which has the sole aim of catering for the interests and activities of the aviation enthusiast. Our Annual Open Day is held on the second Sunday in August for the public to see what the Society does. In 1973 the Society formed a collection of Museum exhibits covering Civil and military aviation past and present with the 2nd world war featuring prominently. The collection is open to the public between March and October on the last Sunday of each month and admission is free. Opening times are 2.30pm to 5pm though group visits outside of these times can be arranged by prior appointment. To find out more, please telephone 01424 773428

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A traditional, family run pub set in the Sussex countryside, just outside Hastings in the delightful village of Three Oaks. Offering real ales, fine wine and properly prepared, home-cooked food, Nigel, Elaine and family look forward to welcoming you soon at The Three Oaks. Lunch Menu available Mon-Fri 12noon to 2pm Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm | Sat 9.30am - 5pm | Sun 10am - 4pm

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Not only can you see your food being prepared to the highest standards but also enjoy the enticing aromas generated by our talented chef.

Our steaks are all top quality British beef and are chargrilled to your preference to give them the mouth watering flavour we are so well known for.

Bon appetit! Alex and Ellie

Take a look at our website www.whitesbar.co.uk to view our wonderful seafood platters, the best in Hastings, as well as our everyday main menu. We also have a Light Lunch Menu offering one course for £8.50pp or two courses for £12.50pp. Outside the restaurant is additional seating protected by large awnings. This offers the perfect spot to enjoy a kilo of Moules Mariniere and a glass of Pinot or two while taking in the hustle and bustle of George Street. We hope to welcome you to Whites soon, please contact us if there is anything we can do to make your visit even more enjoyable.

Here at Whites we are very proud of our newly refitted open kitchen, which has been awarded the highest rating for food hygiene by the food standards agency.

Cod Cheeks in Beer Batter with Tartare Sauce A simple and tasty recipe using a succulent, bite-sized portion of fish. (Serves 2) Batter Ingredients 15g fresh Yeast Pinch Salt Pinch Sugar 200ml Beer 1 tsp Cider vinegar 200g plain flour Cod Cheeks Ingredients 500g cod, cheeks 3 cloves garlic, crushed Small bunch dill, chopped 2 litres vegetable oil, for deep-frying

Tartare Sauce Ingredients 3 egg yolks 2 tbsp Cider vinegar 300ml vegetable oil 100g capers 150g gherkins, chopped ½ Shallots, finely chopped Small bunch dill, chopped 2 tbsp chopped parsley ½ Lemon, juice only

Method: For the tartare sauce: whisk together the egg yolks and vinegar in a bowl. Add the vegetable oil very very slowly while continuing to whisk to make a mayonnaise. The mixture should be thick and light once the oil is incorporated. Stir in the capers, gherkins, shallot and herbs. Season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Set aside. To make the batter, sprinkle the yeast, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl. Pour over the beer and vinegar and whisk in the flour.

Leave to ferment, when the mixture starts to bubble it is ready to use. To prepare the cod cheeks, ensure the cheeks have the entire membrane removed. Cut each cheek in half and toss with the garlic and dill. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan or deep-fat fryer to 180-190C. Dip the cod cheeks into the batter and fry in batches until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Serve immediately with the tartare sauce.

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The Rainbow Trout Pub & Restaurant Broad Oak Brede - 01424 882031

THE WHEATSHEAF Discover A world of different tastes at The Wheatsheaf Restaurant & Bar. Try dishes from different countries from our special Thursday Themed Lunch Menu. Sample food from France, Spain, Germany, Russia, America, Belgium. Lunch served from 12.00pm till 2.30pm. Themed menu changes weekly, please call for details of theme or view menu’s online.

Located between the famous towns of Rye and Battle, the Rainbow Trout is a beautiful village pub offering an extensive menu of traditional pub meals throughout the day. Sunday Carvery from 12pm, Senior Citizen Specials on Tuesday & Thursday lunchtimes, Breakfast served 8am Fri & Sat, 10am Sun. The Rainbow Trout boasts a huge garden, ample parking and a private function room. To find out more, please visit:

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