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How hushed and still are earth and air, how languid ‘neath the suns fierce rays, Drooping and faint the flowerets fair, on this hot, sultry summer day. Vainly I watch the streamlet blue, that near my cottage home doth pass, No ripple stirs its’ azure blue, still waveless as a sheet of glass. Oh dear! How sultry! Vain to seek to while the time with pleasant book, Soon drowsy head and crimsoned cheek, oblivious o-er its’ pages droop, And motion is beyond my power whilst breathing in this scorching air, It wearies me to raise the flowers, that be so close beside my chair. See, stealing, wearied from their play, the flushed and languid children come, Saying that, on so hot a day, they’d much prefer to stay at home. Themselves upon the ground they throw, cheeks pillowed on each rounded arm, And fall asleep soon, murmuring low, and wondering why it is so warm. Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon 1829-1879

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Lazy Summer Afternoons and Cream Teas

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Chicken Seasoning: ¼ cup chili powder 1 tbsp paprika 1/2 tsp ground thyme 2 tsp salt 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 chicken breasts (cut into cubes) For the skewers: 3 green peppers (cut into thick pieces) 3 red peppers (cut into thick pieces) 1 large onion (cut into thick pieces) 10-12 skewers (soaked for at least 30mins) Instructions In a small bowl mix together seasoning and marinate chicken pieces then let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. To a skewer, rotate adding in chicken, peppers, and onions, repeat until the skewers have been filled about 1/2 way (about 3-4 pieces of each). Add skewers to your hot BBQ and cook for around 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally until chicken temperature reaches 165 degrees internally. Ready to serve.

AUGUST IN THE GARDEN With fields of Sunflowers, Dahlias, Pinks, Lilies, Alstroemeria and Tithonia to name a few.

LEMON BLUEBERRY FILLING: 4 cups fresh blueberries 1/3 cup pure maple syrup zest from half a lemon 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 pinch salt (optional) 1 tbsp water 1 tbsp corn starch CHEESECAKE LAYER: 8oz softened cream cheese 5oz plain Greek yogurt 2 tbsp pure maple syrup zest from half a lemon 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice CRUNCHY BOTTOM LAYER: 5oz lightly salted almonds 5oz Digestives 3 tbsp butter, melted 1/4 tsp salt

225g SR Flour 50g Butter Pinch salt 150ml Milk Instructions Preheat oven to 200C Rub Flour and Butter together until they resemble breadcrumbs, stir in salt and add milk slowly reserving some to brush the tops. Knead very briefly and cut out desired size scones, I usually make sure dough is at least 1” thick. Brush tops with milk and put in oven for around 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Once cool slice in half and add preserve and clotted cream….mmmm enjoy

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Cool and Refreshing a Classic Aperol Spritz – perfect for those long summer afternoons or barbecues with family & friends. A refreshing blend of citrus and peach flavours, this easy to make cocktail will become a year round favourite. Ice

TOPPING Add blueberries, pure maple syrup, lemon zest, lemon juice, & salt to a saucepan and sauté for 5 minutes. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl add the cornstarch mixture and cook for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens and allow to cool CHEESECAKE: Add softened cream cheese, plain Greek yogurt, maple syrup, lemon zest, and fresh lemon juice to a large bowl, mix together and then let set in the fridge. CRUST: Add the almonds and digestives to a food processor and blend until they are crushed very fine. Add salt and drizzle on melted butter and stir until mixed well. TO ASSEMBLE: Distribute crust mixture evenly into six jars, about 1/3 cup per jar and pack down gently with fingertips. Next add the cream cheese mixture evenly among the jars. Finally, top off each jar with the blueberry sauce, place the lids on top, and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 1 day before serving.

3oz Aperol 3oz Dry sparkling wine 1oz Club Soda or Sparkling Water Orange slice for garnish Add plenty of ice to your glass Add Aperol, Wine and Soda and finish with the slice of Orange … sit back and enjoy. Adjust the Aperol to suit your taste.

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Would you like to join in and raise funds for Association Violet? Whilst we have set our own personal aim and goal, you can get involved too! Velo4Violet is open to anyone who u]PR`v}RÉ É ]}`v}vo É RooÉvPÉv]É(} RÉ A}]}vX TRÉ ]vÉ ] } ˙}X TRÉ (v]]vP target is also up to you. Where you go, who you go with, and how you get there is up to you. All we ask is that you PÉ }v ˙} ]lÉ v ]É (} A}]}v V]}oÉX F} u}É ]v(}u}v } } ÉP]É ˙} ]vÉÉ ]v VÉo}V]}oÉU oÉÉRÉA}]}vV]}oÉFÉ}}lPÉ}`É]É ```X}]}v]}oÉX}u

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Magnolia Farm Renovations Plaster Bored

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by Stephen Shaw

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Alison has compiled a selection of articles from this column in ‘The 500 Word Writing Buddy’, available as an ebook and paperback. She is now drafting the sequel to her latest thriller, ‘Double Identity’.

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Vicki’s Work of Heart by Rosie Dean

Review by Jacqui Brown

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Escape to the Little French Café by Karen Clarke

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