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Welcome to the village directory Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the wonderful weather, the magazine can be a real challenge though when the office turns into a sauna at deadline time. Luckily I don’t overlook the sea, so there’s no likelihood of me suddenly making a dash for a cooling dip, like my husband did last month! By the way, one reader said that she had to look twice, apparently his cream trousers gave the impression that he was “starkers”, she did make me laugh! You have to feel sorry for my family, if they do anything noteworthy the whole borough is likely to find out about it! I had a call from a very nice gentleman in the Woodchurch area the other day. He is faily new to the area and was struggling to locate local B&B accomodation for his visiting family. Unfortunately I was unable to help him but it made me think. If enough B&B’s are interested in listing their businesses in the magazine I would be happy to set up a dedicated section. So if you run a B&B and are interested do get in touch, if it’s viable I will get too work on it right away. If you would like to see any specific items included in the magazine do get in touch with your ideas, or if there is a particular type of business that you struggle to find, let me know and I will attempt to track it down for you. Have a great month ~ Debbie e: w: T: 01233 720488

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Hot Favourites by Pippa Greenwood Lychnis chalcedonica


Our summer weather isn’t usually unbearably warm; in fact it is often pretty cool and a little bit of extra heat would be very welcome. With a little bit of planning and some careful planting, you could turn your garden into the hottest site out, regardless of the real weather. You can plant to create a mass of hot colours. All you have to do is plant beds, borders or containers full of hot reds, screaming yellows and glowing oranges. True, most of the planting is best done in the autumn, but a visit to a garden centre at this time of year will reveal a fabulous display of plants which can be put to good use in your garden now. For real energy and vibrancy, choose plenty of yellows and golds, including some of the golden rods (Solidago), which should be flowering well into September. I am a great fan of coreopsis, including the various forms of Coreopsis verticillata, which flowers well into the autumn and is unlikely to need staking. If you like to see flat looking flower heads in your garden then take a closer peep at some of the achilleas, including ‘Coronation Gold’. No late summer border is complete without the cone flowers or rudbekias with their

deliciously bright, daisy-like flowers - these should last you through October. For some screaming scarlets and other shades of red, consider growing the dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff ’, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Lychnis chalcedonica. In damper areas you could use Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’ or many of the other moisture-loving types of lobelia which produce huge spires of red flowers, so different from those tiny blue, pink and white bedding lobelias which are more widely grown. To make sure that your summer time plantings do well, take heed of the following tips: • If it’s a hot day, try to plant in early evening or at least late afternoon when the main heat of the sun has died down. • Always make sure that plants are really well watered before you put them in the ground. • Soak the compost thoroughly and make sure that it’s wetted right to the base before you begin. • Incorporate plenty of bulky organic matter, such as garden compost, well-rotted manure or some proprietary compost from your garden centre, as this will help to retain moisture.

• Once the plants are in position, water them in thoroughly - the water needs to go right down to where the plant needs it, at its roots. • Once the soil is moist, apply a good, deep mulch of 2–3 inches (5–7.5 cm), all around the soil surface. This will help to keep moisture in, protect the plant roots from the heat of the sun and at the same time keep weeds at bay. Don’t forget to tend to your hot border again in the autumn, when you will find small versions of many of these plants readily available in garden centres, often at only a couple of pounds per pot and when you will also be able to plant some more warming oranges and reds using bulbs and corms. Visit Pippa’s website www. for her ‘Winter thru’ Spring’ vegetable collection, great plants for September planting and regular advice emails from Pippa. Buy a great range of gardening products including Nemasys caterpillar, slug, ant and other biological controls, Enviromesh and Envirofleece.

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Life Begins Does everybody need good neighbours?


In search of a radical change of lifestyle, my partner and I recently moved from the secluded, detached town house where we had lived for fifteen years to a tiny terraced cottage in a village street. One of the greatest contrasts between the old life and the new was that we found ourselves completely surrounded by neighbours. It soon became clear to us that our street was blessed with a particularly strong community spirit. As soon as we arrived, several people knocked on our door to welcome us to the neighbourhood and we received a number of drinks invitations. As the old song goes: “That’s when neighbours become good friends.” Or is it? Although we enjoyed all this social interaction, as time passed the things we learned about our neighbours’ personalities made us wonder whether we would be wise to hold back a little… There was Marianne (or “Saint Marianne” as we subsequently named her) whose chief mission in life was to save the neighbourhood from degenerating into urban chaos:

drop a sweet wrapper in the road and she’d be out there with her bin bag and rubber gloves. Then there was Sandra, the Santa Claus of the gardening world, who would drop round with gifts of various cuttings and plants. However, her visits were inevitably followed by anxious requests for us to deal with our dandelions before their seeds spread to her garden. Billy was the jolliest neighbour on the street, but when he’d had a couple of pints at the local pub he would feel inspired to sing opera at the top of his voice. Then there was Maggie with her chickens and Joe with his tendency to tell off-colour jokes whenever his wife was out of earshot. We liked them all, of course – but our former lives had not prepared us to live within such close proximity to other people. Were we really cut out for community life? We called on some old friends for advice. Our research turned up a variety of viewpoints. Some treated their neighbours as an extension of their own families, whereas others simply exchanged pleasantries over

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the garden fence. Others told us chilling stories about noisy parties, barking dogs, overgrown trees, unregulated extensions – all delivered in a tone which suggested: “You watch out – it could happen to you.” We are all vulnerable when it comes to antisocial behaviour, but useful guidance is available from the Citizens Advice Bureau, who offer a handy guide entitled “Neighbour Disputes” (www. Here you’ll also find contact details for Environmental Protection UK, who publish an excellent series of leaflets on dealing with noise pollution. Web forums are full of tales about “Neighbours from Hell” and it’s a sobering experience to read how badly things can go wrong when territorial disputes arise. Strangely enough, however, it was those very horror stories that provided the greatest reassurance to us in relation to our own neighbours. In spite of all their small eccentricities we agreed that we were lucky to share our street with such a group of community-minded individuals: they not only added colour and character to the neighbourhood, they worked hard to make sure that it remained an attractive place to live. The kind of place, in fact, that even cynical old ‘townies’ like us might be proud to call home.

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Mowgli Hello Eveyone, Mowgli here. How are all of you? Ebony and I are quite excited this month as at last Clive and Jane have bought a rug and we have a comfortable surface to roll on! Humans are so silly- why do they like all this awful wooden flooring? Do they not realise that it is grossly unfair on us cats who then have to sit on hard surfaces in drafts? Anyway, Jane has finally got around to buying furniture for the small sitting room off the kitchen. This is good in a number of ways. The first good thing is the colour scheme. None of you will be surprised to hear it is based on me- beige, brown and cream with a few bits of bright blue to represent my eyes. This has made me very happy as no matter how much everyone likes Joshua I am sure no-one will ever have a colour scheme based on a baby! The second good thing is the sofa and chairs- very comfortable and soft (beigelike my tummy- with brown and cream striped cushions- like my back- if anyone is

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interested....). I tell you, they are heaven to sink your claws into and rip. This of course has not been popular. Clive has pointed out to me (at length) that the reason the sofas in the other room are leather is because I am a bad cat and cannot be trusted not to ruin things. He has told me that if I keep ripping the new sofas they will be taken away and get something uncomfortable that I have no interest in ripping. He is such a spoil sport! The third good thing is the rug- heavenly to sit on, roll on, and of course to sharpen my claws on. Not popular again of course although Ebony has also done her fair share of this. Not that she ever gets caught the little sneak and I get the blame for the piles of fluff she has produced. Anyway, despite the fact that I am often in trouble it is a very fine feeling to have a room in which I can be completely camouflaged. I also wanted to update you all on Saska the squirrel. She eventually broke both our bird feeders. Clive and Jane then engineered a squirrel proof feeder. We were all pleased when this baffled her and thought we had won. But the draw of all those seeds to eat was too much and she obviously spent a lot of time and energy plotting. This week she was back and launched a cleverly thought attack on the new feeder. She had emptied all the seeds out of it in a number of minutes. The feeder has now been reinforced in a rather crazy way with bits of string and plastic milk bottle (don’t ask) and Ebony and I are back on sentry duty at the window. We’ll see what she has managed to do by next month!

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LOCAL MARKETS CHALLOCK Challock Memorial Hall, Blind Lane. 1st & 3rd Friday of each month 1pm to 4pm Contact Pauline Hickson 01233 740979

THE BARN SHOP TRADITIONAL MARKET Challock - 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month 10am – 2pm Contact 01233 740237

CHARING FARMER’S MARKET Charing Church Barn 9 -11.30 every Thurs morning Contact 01233 740176

EGERTON Every Friday 2 - 4.30pm Millennium Hall

ROLVENDEN - 01580 240763 Every Thursday 10am -12 noon St Mary’s Church and the Village Hall


RYE FARMERS MARKET Every Wednesday at Strand Quay 10am - 1 pm (12pm Oct - April)

RYE MARKET Every Thursday at the Cattle Market Car Park. Early till around 3pm (depending on the weather)

RYE COUNTRY MARKET Formerly WI Market Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill. Every Friday 10am -11.30am

TENTERDEN COUNTRY MARKET Every Friday 9.30am -11.30am St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church road.

WITTERSHAM MARKET Every Tuesday Village Hall 9am. - 11am Tel: 01797 270757

WYE - 07804 652156 First and third Saturday of every month on the Village Green in Wye. Tel: 07804 652156

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Ready in 35 minutes, plus cooling These shortcakes are perfect for a speedy summer dessert. They take just minutes to make and bake and can be filled with whatever seasonal fruit you have to hand. Here they are filled with a rich and sweet mascarpone cream with juicy peaches and fresh raspberries but a simple dollop of extra thick cream and some sliced strawberries will be just as impressive.


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175g self-raising flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 75g butter, chilled and diced 55g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling • 1 large egg, beaten • 1 tbsp milk

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125g mascarpone cheese 2 tbsp icing sugar 6 tbsp single cream 175g fresh raspberries 2 ripe peaches, stoned and sliced

Tip The shortcakes can be made a day in advance and stored in an airtight container. Fill with the cream and fruit 1-2 hours before serving.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the diced butter and rub into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar then add the beaten egg and milk and mix to a soft dough. Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface and roll out to a 1cm thickness. Using an 8cm round cookie cutter stamp out 8 rounds, gently re-rolling the trimmings as necessary. Place on the prepared baking sheet, prick the top of each round lightly with a fork then sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until risen and pale golden. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. To make the filling, beat the mascarpone cheese with the icing sugar and cream until smooth. Push half the raspberries through a fine-holed sieve to make a puree. Slice each shortcake in half horizontally and top the bottom halves with the cream mixture, peach slices and remaining raspberries. Drizzle over the raspberry puree and top with remaining shortcake halves.

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Events August

High End Fashion Appeal Pilgrims Hospice Ashford is once again appealing for new high end fashion items that may be lingering in the back of wardrobes. If you have bought a dress, a suit, a pair of shoes, hat or a handbag for an event and changed your mind, meaning to take it back to the shop but never did, then you may be able to help Pilgrims Hospices who would love to give them a new home. Saturday 3rd August sees the annual summer fair which is to be held in the grounds of the hospice on Hythe Road, Ashford, from 12pm to 4pm. Among the many stalls there will be a speciality clothing and accessories section for ball gowns, posh dresses, and smart suits. Pilgrims Hospices offers a full range of community programmes and day hospice activities, not just care for inpatients. If you have something suitable, please contact Sharon Burberry on 01233 504111 or email Sharon.burberry@pilgrimshospices 30th August. The Brabourne & Smeeth Gardeners’ Society is holding an American Supper at Brian and Wendy’s on 30 August 7.15 pm onwards. All members are welcome. For further info contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813451 or email


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Around Britain 5 Inventions & Discoveries 1. Belfast, Northern Ireland - Professor Frank Pantridge of Belfast’s Queens University used two car batteries to invent the portable defibrillator, used to administer an electric shock to cardiac patients, in the 1960s. Weighing 70kg/154lb, the first device was installed in an ambulance in 1965. 2. Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxfordshire - It was while living at Crowmarsh Gifford in Oxfordshire in the late 17th century that Jethro Tull invented the seed drill, a simple wheeled device used to plant seeds at regular intervals and depths. His invention paved the way for the agricultural revolution. 3. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - Comprising a copper cylinder containing three gallons of potash solution, the first fire extinguisher was invented by Captain George Manby, Master of the Great Yarmouth Barracks, in 1813. Manby also invented a type of harpoon and a device for rescuing people who had fallen through ice. 4. Newtown, Powys - When the Welsh entrepreneur Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones began selling homemade Welsh flannel through the mail in the 1830s, he became the inventor of what is now mail-order shopping. His clients included Queen Victoria and Florence Nightingale. 5. Stanhill, Lancashire - The spinning jenny was invented by James Hargreaves, a weaver working in Stanhill in Lancashire, in 1764. The device vastly increased the amount of yarn a single weaver could produce, and is considered one of the first developments of Britain’s industrial revolution. © Taken from The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer by Paul Anthony Jones, out now.

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Misconceptions About Wills Rosalind Johnson, Senior Partner

As part of our regular series on legal matters, Rosalind Johnson of Tenterden law firm Pengelly & Rylands looks at common misconceptions about Wills. Q Can an Executor benefit under a Will? A Yes, an Executor can benefit from a Will but they or their spouse or civil partner must not be one of the two witnesses when the person making the Will signs it. Q My family know what I want, do I need a Will? A Without a Will, your family will lack the power to make important decisions. They will be bound by what the law dictates about such things as how to administer your affairs, who will get your assets, when they will get them and who will have legal authority to look after your children.


Q My family is very close, they won’t argue over money. Do I need to be specific in my Will? A In these austere times, more and more families are contesting Wills. Grief and money are not a good combination and will bring out strong emotions. The clearer you are about how you want your affairs handled after your death, the less chance there should be for costs of litigation and disputes which can destroy family relationships (and see the estate swallowed up in legal costs). Q Will all my assets pass under my Will? A No. Assets which are in joint names such as bank accounts automatically pass to the joint owner on the first death, even though they may have made no contribution to the money in the account. Accounts are sometimes put into joint names for practical reasons, e.g. an elderly parent and an adult child. Although the account may pass automatically to the child, the share provided by the parent will be added to the parent’s estate in calculating if any tax is due. Q Is a homemade Will kit enough? A In many cases, homemade Wills create more work for lawyers but are not good for beneficiaries who could wait many months or even years to receive their entitlement. Q Does having a Will avoid probate? A No. A Will is the primary tool of the probate system. A Will is like a letter to the Probate Court telling it how you

want your property distributed and who is to deal with it – your Executors. In small estates, or when assets are held jointly, it is not always necessary to apply for probate. It very much depends on individual circumstances. Q Does my Will and the gross net value of my assets remain private? A No, once probate is granted, a Will becomes a public record. This means nosey friends or neighbours can apply to the Probate Registry for a copy of your Will to know the size of your estate and who benefits. The only people whose Wills cannot be made public are the Royal Family! Q With no Will, does my property go to the state? A No. Without a Will, you will die intestate and the intestacy rules say who will receive your assets. So called “common law”, husbands and wives have no entitlement and if they need provision from your estate for a child of the relationship, or themselves, they would have to apply to the Court to decide what, if anything, was “fair and reasonable” provision. There is a limited time without the Court’s consent to bring any claim. For more information, or to discuss Wills generally, please contact Rosalind Johnson or Gill Snow at Pengelly & Rylands on 01580 762248.

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The other night I was invited out for a night with the ‘girls.’ I told my husband that I would be home by midnight , ‘I promise!’ Well, the hours passed and the Margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home. Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed three times.

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