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Welcome to the village directory Hi everyone, It’s Chocolate time! Just as I’ve managed to knock off a few of the pounds I gained at Christmas, Easter arrives with all the temptation of chocolate. When I was young I was fussy about the flavours and types I enjoyed but these days, in my more mature years, my taste has broadened to the point where any chocolate is a delight, whether it’s milk or plain, with almost anything in the centre (not Turkish Delight!) I will put my feet up and enjoy a moment or two in that world where the Cadbury’s Flake girl used to stroll (now I’m showing my age!). Anyway enough of that, there’s far more to Easter than chocolate, it’s the begining of spring and hopefully the weather will reflect that. It’s time to clear out those cupboards, spring clean, decorate or, weather permitting, begin to tackle the garden. I’m sure we will all be busy bees in one way or another, whether your focus is on social or domestic activities you’ll find ideas and help within these page. Why not check out some of our new advertisers. Have a great Easter ~


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The Garden Shed April

By Jo Arnell

Do you remember last April? The month they


forecasted the drought that turned into a deluge? Humans (and that includes gardeners) find unexpected weather difficult, to say the least, and if we find it hard to cope with, think about the plants. That poor Lavender; basking in the early spring sunshine, happily anticipating a long hot dry summer, only to be drowned out for months. Or what about Hostas? They must have been relieved that the drought that never happened didn’t happen until the slugs and snails came back. Light and temperature levels were so low last year that many crops refused to ripen, and weeds were left to romp about unchecked, because it was too cold and wet to do much gardening. We must be more ready this year. But for what? Drought? Floods? Hurricanes? Yes probably. Unpredictable weather is hard to prepare for, but there are a few things we can do to lessen the damage:

While the soil is still damp it’s a good idea to mulch the borders to prevent excess moisture loss and help stop the weeds. Stake plants against stormy, windy weather and do it early, before they put on too much top growth. That way they’ll hide the supports as they grow up through them.

Grow Mediterranean plants in pots so that they don’t get waterlogged and perhaps make a water retaining bog garden for all those that like to have their feet in damp soil.

Step up the slug patrol. Last year’s excessive rain made manna for molluscs - they will have multiplied and massed their ranks, so prepare for battle. Grow more annuals, as they only have to last a season and don’t have to try and eke it out through a hard winter. Use hardy old favourite plants more creatively, rather than gambling with more tender, fussy perennials.

So come hell and high water, or hell and no water, this year let’s try to make the best of things. Gardeners are good at that, and if we fail again, well, there’s always next year. Contact Jo Arnell for Garden Advice, Border designs and Gardening workshops. 01233 861186



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Now Taking Place Every Other Year The Aldington Soap Box Derby will take place this year on the 26th August. Calling all volunteer helpers, mad eccentric drivers who want to throw themselves down a big hill!, sponsors and craft market traders, please contact Sarah on 01233 720 166 for further information.

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A Dog’s Thoughts

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We start our busy times this year working with children and those in need, working on our training sessions to try to get that perfect result. Our human companions are rushing around trying to organize activities for all to enjoy and learn, whilst checking that nothing has gone amiss. With all that gathering of family and friends it brings a sense of belonging that we will not find anywhere else. Having so many excited humans at home makes it hard for a little pet like me to find some peace and quiet. I observe the goings on and get the unique characteristics that make each person special. All this information helps me to create a list of those I want to get closer to, and those I want to avoid. Now in this new spring time zone we can forget our past troubles, and enjoy each other as one

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big happy family. Maybe we can improve the view by altering our position in relation to the window. Instead of pressing my nose to the glass, I should stand back and absorb the wider picture. Instead of looking down, look up, being as smart as I am nothing needs to knock my confidence, we just need to put trust in ourselves. The secret of a happy year for us all involves applying brain power; See the key theme of those new year resolutions as a puzzle to solve, and be inventive. Now the sound of the tide is calling and my partner is desperate to spend time tip toeing through the snow (is it really spring?) and to appreciate the sounds of nature and feel the breeze flowing through my fur. Whisper Mirnaya offer dog walking, advice, training, pet sitting and grooming in New Romney and surrounding areas. See our website fro more detail.

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Spiced Rack of Lamb with Fragrant Rice

Serves 4

Ready in 1 hour Perfect for a spring Sunday lunch or stylish supper this quick and easy lamb dish is full of flavor. Choose a couple of meaty racks of lamb from a good butcher and score the layers of fat before spreading with the harissa paste. Serve with a cooling garlic and mint yoghurt sauce.


Ingredients: • 1 tbsp harissa paste (see Tip) • 2 trimmed racks of lamb, each with 6 bones • 2 red onions, peeled and cut into slim wedges • 50g butter • 225g basmati rice, rinsed and drained • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed • 750ml vegetable stock • Generous pinch saffron strands • 50g sultanas • 40g flaked almonds, lightly toasted • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

Tip: Harissa paste is a fiery hot North African blend of red chilli peppers and spices – just a little goes a long way so use sparingly. You’ll find it in small jars near the dried herb and spice sections in most large supermarkets.

Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas 6. Spread the harissa paste over the lamb racks. Place the racks in an oiled roasting tin and add the onion wedges. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes depending on how pink you like your lamb. Remove from the oven. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes – the lamb will be juicier and easier to carve. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a heavy-based pan until melted and foaming. Add the rice and garlic. Fry gently for 1-2 minutes, stirring until the rice is translucent. Pour in the stock. Add the saffron and bring to the boil, stirring. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cook for 15-20 minutes without removing the lid until the rice is tender and all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat. Fork through to separate the grains. Add the sultanas, flaked almonds and pomegranate seeds. Carve the lamb racks into individual cutlets and serve immediately with the fragrant rice and roast onion wedges.

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Simple Joys The Art of Crochet

hours of concentration have resulted in severe arthritis in her neck. I asked her if she had ever tried crochet and she replied that she hadn’t because she had no desire to wear the end result. I introduced her to crocheting flowers and she was hooked (!!!) Now she has resumed her knitting in small doses just so that she can make tea cosies on which to arrange her crocheted flowers! Joy offers home tuition in crochet and other needlecrafts and also holds workshops at her home in Pluckley

I learnt to crochet when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I was taught by an elderly neighbour 07792 622339 one glorious, long-ago summer. We used to sit together on her swinging garden seat under a beautiful, scented white rose intertwined with honeysuckle. She patiently taught me the intricacies of winding the wool around the hook and pulling it through to create the stitches. We crocheted squares in a multitude of colours with her left-over scraps of real wool.


As the years have gone by, crochet has been something I’ve dipped in and out of. A shawl made whilst I was a student nurse in quiet moments on night duty, pram blankets for the babies and dolls blankets for my daughter. I even crocheted a tiny shawl with sewing cotton and a fishing bait hook to drape across the bed in the doll’s house, as though its wearer had just tossed it aside and moved out of sight. Recently however, I have begun to experiment more. The beauty of crochet is that, basically, you work with only one stitch: if you drop it, it is not the disaster that it is in knitting because it is instantly picked up again and, if you don’t like what you’ve done, it is so very easy to just undo it and try it again another way. I have also learnt more about how to follow patterns – again, there is an advantage over knitting because crochet patterns are often given in both written and chart form. If you can’t understand one, you can usually work out the meaning from the other. I have an older friend who has spent many hours knitting the most beautiful jumpers and cardigans. The downside is that all the long

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ORIGINAL – NEW – HILARIOUS – PACKED WITH CATCHY SONGS Don’t Miss It WILDLIFE! The new musical comedy Don’t Miss It May 2, 3 & 4th at the Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford, (free parking) Presented by the Ashford New British Musical Am-Dram Society & FLY THE FLAG PRODUCTIONS How many times have you longed for something really funny, fresh & original to enjoy with the bonus of great new songs you’ll want to sing, hear or play again & again?! Here’s your opportunity! “WILDLIFE” a new musical comedy; a story of modern life mixing family & business is what you want! The cast…. Age 8 to – older than they like to admit. The scenario shows the Speed family & colourful employees thrown together making Television adverts, using music, song & dance. Add bees, faxes, a lovable dog & 4 kids – you have the ingredients for situational comedy fun. Life is a struggle for all. Everything against them, mistakes & incredible incidents will happen! Characters include Jean- Paul, a quirky French Composer, a Polish assistant, a cheeky old Cockney, plus the speed’s 4 kids who are at war! Watch them and find out how team SCRAMP try to sell the –un-sellable, using their wit, creative energy & not quite enough wisdom… It’s win lifesaving contract or curtains for everyone! Prepare for a roller – coaster ride of bathos, pathos and chaos. FOR GOODNESS SAKE get off the sofa & support live and original entertainment. Songs include 6 UK Song writing contest semi-finalists Suitable for a family audience. Make the run up to the May bank holiday one you’ll never forget! Visit for news, views and booking info.

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Also! Coming shortly ….CHIME TRAVEL a local history performance including stories, songs and poems based around an original new 14 verse poem & new anthem about the history of Brabourne, as seen by the bells! JUNE 22 Sat. pm involving many villagers & children. If you have an interesting activity, craft or story to tell contact 077 483 38 998 NOW!


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New Romney Bowls Club Short Mat Bowling is now available through to March 2013. Great way to start bowling and a friendly welcome awaits. Phone Ann on 01797 364753

Keep Fit Have Fun Move to Music St, Mary’s Bay Village Hall, Jefferstone Lane. On Thursday 10.15 - 11.15am. First class free then £4. Phone 01797 320 201 E-mail chrisdavis2711@

Dymchurch Active Retirement Association (Synara) We meet at St Mary’s Bay Village Hall.

Contact Kay Walker (Secretary) 01303 873542. This year’s meetings are as follows: Wed 2nd March, Ivychurch Croquet Club meets on Mondays Wed 6th April, Wed 4th May, Wed 1st June, Wed 6th and Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m.during the months July, Wed 3rd August, Wed 7th Sept, Wed 5th Oct, Wed April to October. We are a small but friendly group 2nd Nov, Wed 1st Dec playing social as well as League Croquet. Our lawns are on Milbank Farm near Ivychurch, on the St Marys Bay Short Mat Bowls Club Plays At Marsh. No experience is necessary, just a desire to The Village Hall Jefferstone Lane Sundays Morning play and a “GSOH”. For more details please phone 10:30/13:00 Tuesdays Afternoon 2:00/5:00 Wednesday Evening 7:30/10:30. Vera Phipps on 01797344670

Walk and Talk Would you like to get more active St. Mary’s Bay Camera Club Meet on Wednesday in the company of others? Then meet David at the Romney Marsh Day Centre, Rolfe Lane, New Romney at 10am for a 1 hour walk every Tuesday. More info at uk/healthwalks

evenings at: Committee Room, St. Mary’s Bay Village Hall. Contact 01303 873984.Yearly subscription £30 plus 50p per meeting attended to help with hall hire costs and tea with biscuits.

The New Romney History Society meets at Tai Chi For Health St Mary’s Bay Village Hall the Old School in New Romney, fourth Monday of the month, (except Aug and Dec), most meetings 13:00 – 13:45 cost £4.50 M: 07587 167756 involve a guest speaker and time for discussion and research.


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the mudflats in our saltmarsh. Wellies/old shoes and clothes advised! Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Lime Kiln Cottage Information Centre. No booking necessary. Donations appreciated.

Marsh Community Garden Dymchurch Road, Romney Marsh TN28 8AY Saturday 25th May & Sunday 26th May SPRING FLING Guided walks; kids’ activities; honey spinning (from our own beehives); produce and plants for sale; tea/coffee; home-made cakes and much more.

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Events Wed 3 April 14:00 – 15.30pm - Minibeasts. Bring the family to hunt for creepy-crawlies hiding from view. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Rye Harbour car park. No booking necessary. Donations appreciated. Monday 8 April 11:00 – 13:00 Post-Easter Egg Hunt Walk off the chocolate with a stroll along the shingle beach looking for washed-up ‘mermaid’s purses’ – the EGG cases of sharks, skates and rays. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Lime Kiln Cottage. No booking necessary. Donations appreciated. Wed 10 April 14:00 – 15:30pm Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud Discover the marvellous minibeasts that live on

Friday 12 April 10:00 – 16:00 Rye Spy..... How many items can you spy around the Reserve on our short circular walk. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pick up an activity sheet from Lime Kiln Cottage Information Centre.Drop-in event. Donations appreciated. Saturday 13 April 11:00 – 15:00 The Nature Reserve on your Doorstep Meet the team from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and have a go at minirockpooling, arts & crafts, games, virtual tours, and much more. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Winchelsea Beach Community Centre.Drop-in event. Donations appreciated. Saturday 20 April 13:00 – 16:00 Camber Castle Wildlife and History (2.5 miles) A chance to go inside Camber Castle, visit the birdwatching hide at Castle Water and see the wetland wildlife. Meet at Brede Lock. No booking necessary. Donations appreciated.

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health & beauty Hello, may I introduce myself – my name is Sara Quested and I am pleased to say I have recently opened the new hair salon called Hair ReQuest in Sellindge. I began my career in hairdressing 15 years ago when I started a 2 week work experience course from school at a local salon, I was then taken on as a Saturday girl where I later qualified, and I haven’t looked back since!


I’ve had a varied and interesting career working in several well known local salons for several years until I decided to take my services mobile, as this fitted in with my family life and my young son at the time. I‘ve thoroughly enjoyed this time over the last 6 years and have built up a very loyal clientele, with the majority of my clients following me throughout my career moves. Many have become firm friends and I’m now cutting their husband’s, children’s and friend’s hair! When the opportunity came along to open my own salon I didn’t hesitate – it has always been an ambition to have my name over the door – which incidentally you will notice that it is the first part of my surname! I pride myself on offering a friendly, professional and modern approach to hair styling, but without charging “high street” prices. I’ve chosen to use Redken, having trained and used this high quality product extensively in the past. I’m really excited by my new challenge and hope to offer the local people of Sellindge and the surrounding area affordable, but professional hair styling, without the hassle of having to drive into town. All my new customers will receive a 10% discount, and I have introduced a loyalty card, which will give £25 off any product or service of their choice. Gift vouchers are also available to purchase. Please pop in for a coffee and a free consultation. Parking is available for 2 cars at the side of the salon, which is clearly marked, and also at the front of the shop entrance. I look foward to meeting you ~ Sara

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Zombie Nation New research for Acupuncture Awareness Week shows sleep deprived Brits need to get to the point Recent research has revealed that we’re a nation of zombies with 1 in 5 of us claiming to feel like one after a disturbed night’s sleep. Results show that over two thirds of people in the UK are getting less than the recommended eight hours of sleep a night with money worries (53%), work (35%) and needing the toilet (30%) causing the most unrest. Acupuncture Awareness Week (25th February to 3rd March 2013) aimed to educate people about how traditional acupuncture can help improve sleep and aid relaxation. Among the 82% of us who admit to sleeping troubles or insomnia, many of us are missing the point when it comes to this ancient Chinese medicine.


With 2.3 million acupuncture treatments carried out each year, traditional acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies practised in the UK today. Yet statistics show that 1 in 5 of us would only consider acupuncture for sleep as a last resort. Almost a quarter of people admit they didn’t realise acupuncture could benefit them despite its widely recognised health benefits. Stephen Bayliss, Acupuncturist, a member of the British Acupuncture Council and with practices in Folkestone and Hythe comments: “Traditional acupuncture is known to be enormously beneficial for helping to correct sleep problems. Most people find treatment wonderfully relaxing, as acupuncture is known to calm the nervous system and also increase endorphin production.” Traditional acupuncture is a natural system of healing that has been practised for over 2,500 years. It is a safe and effective treatment that involves inserting sterile needles, no bigger than a human hair, painlessly at specific points on the body. In addition, the research revealed that many people are still resorting to medication with 1 in 10 admitting to taking sleeping pills to help them sleep. Statistics also show that when having trouble sleeping, many of us engage in activities that actually make it harder for the brain to switch

off. Nearly a third of us admit to reading a book while almost 1 in 5 say they watch TV or a film. Stephen Bayliss continues: “At some point in our lives, we all experience periods of disturbed sleep and even insomnia. Many patients find a course of traditional acupuncture can be extremely beneficial to ease them through these times, helping to identify the root cause of the sleeping problem. When looking for a practitioner, make sure you find a qualified acupuncturist registered with the British Acupuncture Council to ensure a high standard of care and safety.” 1,000 UK adults were questioned by Research Runner November 2012

About the British Acupuncture Council The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the UK’s largest governing body of traditional acupuncture with over 3,000 members - each of whom is an accredited practitioner providing the highest standard of professional care to patients. BAcC members practice a traditional, holistic style of acupuncture diagnosis and treatment based on a system developed and refined over 2,000 years. To achieve BAcC membership, practitioners must first undertake extensive training in acupuncture (minimum three years full-time at BSc or BA degree level) which includes physiology, anatomy and other biomedical sciences appropriate to the practice of acupuncture and their expert practice skills are maintained by following a mandatory individual programme of

health & beauty continuing professional development (CPD). BAcC membership is also a mark of assurance of high standards in professionalism, training and safety. For more details about sleep and the range of other conditions that acupuncture can assist contact: Stephen Bayliss Acupuncturist, Acupuncture Kent Tel: 01303 253304

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or with family you might consider holding the If you are looking to buy a property jointly with property as tenants in common. A trust deed someone else, you can hold the ownership as should reflect the respective shares and mention either “Joint Tenants” or “Tenants in Common”. how the property will be maintained and/or mortgage payments are to be met. Joint tenants both own the whole of a property and are entitled to an equal and undivided share On the death of a tenant in common, the share of the in it. On the death of one of the joint owners, the deceased joint owner will not pass automatically to property passes automatically to the survivor, the survivor, but in accordance with the terms of whatever the Will of the deceased party might their Will or under the rules of intestacy rules. It is say. This method is most commonly used by therefore imperative your Will is kept up-to-date. married couples (however, in the event of divorce and a sale of the property, the presumption that If you would like us to act in your sale or purchase, the proceeds should be shared equally between draft a trust deed, change your ownership from the parties may be overturned by the court). joint tenants to tenants in common (or vice versa), Joint tenancy can be changed to tenants in update your Will or offer further legal advice please common if your situation changes. This is called call us on 01580 762248. “severing the joint tenancy”. Tenants in common have an undivided share in the property. That share could be equal or unequal. Tenants in common is most suited if you are putting unequal amounts of money into the property and you want this to be reflected in your shares of ownership. The following few examples may reflect your situation: 1. If you are contributing towards your offspring’s first home you may want to hold a share in the property as tenants in common. Your solicitor could prepare a trust deed to reflect the share you have contributed, how and when you will be repaid and who will be responsible for the property. When the property is sold you will be entitled to the share of the sale proceeds as stated in the trust deed. 2. When buying a house with your partner it is best to discuss how you want to hold the ownership of the property. It may be unromantic but it can prevent any legal battles in the future. Where partners are not married it is more common to hold as tenants in common and to have a trust deed. If you have contributed in unequal shares it is important a trust deed is drafted stating what shares are agreed.

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because Mr. Gorsky had died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could now answer the question. Here is the answer to “who was Mr Gorsky”: In 1938, when Armstrong was a kid in a small mid-western town, he was playing baseball with a friend in their backyard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbour’s yard by their bedroom window. His neighbours were Mr. and Mrs.Gorsky.

On July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon were, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” It was televised to earth and heard by millions.* But just before he re-entered the lander to come back to earth he made the enigmatic remark “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky.”

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