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Welcome Hi everyone, welcome to the August edition. I hope you’re having a wonderful summer. The weather has been fantastic this year, I just hope it will last, at least until the end of the month. August is my favorite month of the year, it is the month in which I was born, so I have many memories of celebrating birthdays in the summer sun. Hopefully this year will be equally as enjoyable, as we will be dusting down the BBQ and bringing the whole family together for a drink or two. There’s never a dull moment when my brother is around, I’m sure that those of you that have met him through his work (Derek Hales the Tiler), will understand why. He’s a cheeky chappie, to say the least! As I’ve mentioned before, running a magazine certainly highlights the passing of time, it sometimes feels like I’m continually on a deadline. It’s hard to believe that The Village Directory is now 12 years old. It was such hard work in the early days that I hardly left my desk. For the sake of my sanity my husband used to have to drag me from the office out into the sunshine. We would take the dog for a walk along the seafront in Sandgate, it was such a tonic. Sometimes it’s hard to accept that you need to take a break, but when you do it feels like an immense weight has lifted from your shoulders and you feel able to return to the job with a fresh perspective. Deadlines are still tough but with my young helper, Sam, it’s nothing like it used to be. Until next time, have a great month.

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It’s Not Always Good To Be Green by Pippa Greenwood

Water is great in a garden and whether you have a large pond, a formal pool, a miniature pond in a half barrel or a selfcontained fountain or other water feature, the chances are that from time to time you will have been frustrated by the fact that the water turns green: the so-called ‘pea-soup’ effect! Generally, this will be due to one of many different types of algae infestation, and this problem tends to get much worse during warmer weather. Sometimes it completely ruins the appearance of the water feature and on other occasions it is just a passing phase, but what should you do about it? Blanket weed is so called because the long filaments of algae tangle up together, making a mass that resembles a dense green blanket. The easiest way to remove this once it has taken hold is to simply pull or rake it out. Over large areas a rake is worthwhile, providing you can avoid bringing the pond plants with it. Alternatively, use a stick or bamboo cane that you twirl


into the mass of algae (rather as you would load spaghetti onto a fork) and then compost it down in your compost bin. Surface floating pond weeds such as duckweed, which looks like lots of very tiny oval leaves floating on the water’s surface, can be a real nightmare too. Sometimes it is impossible to work out how it got there, but I think it is often brought in on new plants or simply on the feet of birds or other creatures as they come to the pond to drink. It builds up very rapidly, soon forming a bright green layer on the surface and the best control for this is to regularly scrape the weed off using a good-sized kitchen sieve. Again it can be composted, but do make sure that you remove every scrap of it from your pond or it will soon be back. Where possible, try to avoid the build-up of algae by creating your pond carefully and taking precautions with what you grow and keep in it. Avoid making a new pond in a very sunny position, as

lots of sunlight increases the algal growth and makes the problem worse. Bear in mind, however, that a pond situated too close to a large tree will soon become clogged by leaves over the autumn months! You should also make sure that the pond is as deep as possible: shallow water is much more inclined to develop algal problems than a pond which has deeper water. If you want fish that’s fine, but avoid putting too many fish in a pond as their excreta raises the nitrogen level in the water and this encourages algae. It really helps if you grow plenty of surface floating plants – water lilies are a wonderful solution, as they help to shade the water’s surface and so are particularly useful if the pond is in a fairly sunny site. I’d also suggest that with a new or existing pond, you go down to your local garden centre or pond plant supplier and ask for a selection of oxygenating plants. Some of these float in bundles in the water, others can be grown in containers,

and all of them help to raise the level of oxygen in the pond and so decrease the problem with algae. Installing something which moves the water around, such as a spout or fountain, will help to reduce the amount of algae because it also oxygenates the water, but do bear in mind that water lilies do not like water that is in motion. It is important not to give up on a pond too quickly – if you keep changing the water in an attempt to keep it clear, the pond never gets the chances to create its own natural balance and the situation will not get better. Try to be patient and usually, provided you try all the above, the pond will eventually sort itself out and you can enjoy seeing clear water again. You can consider using various proprietary physical and chemical controls for algae, but always make sure that the one you have chosen is suitable for your size and type of pond and that it can be used safely where wildlife or your pond fish are living. The much-loved method of using barley straw to clear algae in ponds does work, but it is essential that you have straw taken from barley and no other cereal crop. If you can get hold of this, cram some of it into something like an old pair of tights and submerge in the water by weighing them down with several bricks. Alternatively, you can buy pads of barley straw, in some instances mixed with lavender stalks, and these will help to do the job for you. Visit Pippa’s website www. for her ‘Winter thru’ Spring Collection’ of gorgeous UK-grown garden-ready vegetable plants ready for delivery in September. You’ll also find many gardening items including growing frames, SpeedHoes, SpeedWeeders, raised bed kits, Nemaslug and other nematode controls, copper tape, pull-out EasyTunnels, signed books and lots more besides.

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ello everyone, Mowgli here. Hope you have all had a good summer.

his month I am going to write about plants. They have been a hot topic in our house! I love eating plants. Plants of any type. Sometimes we have some cat grass and I think it is one of the best things ever. However, my love of eating plants has got me into trouble a few years ago. As soon as I arrived on the scene any obviously toxic plants or flowers were banned from the house. Clive made sure any flowers he bought didn’t have lilies in them and for a while everything was OK. Then my little obsession got the better of me and it all started. Clive had bought some flowers that were thought to be non-poisonous and I then tucked in when they were out- the iris leaves were my favourite. But they gave me a tummy ache and when Jane got home from work I was rolling about in the hall yowling that I was Very Poorly. The humans tracked down the half eaten iris and weren’t too worried but phoned the veterinary poisons information line just in case who told them that iris usually just caused gastroenteritis but in some cases it caused racing of the heart and death! Well, I haven’t had such a fun night since- they took it in turns to stay up with me and take my heart rate. I was given lots of hugs and even Ebony was attentive. The next morning I was still fine and apparently Out Of Danger so I was then in trouble for eating the flowers. Flowers and plants have been banned from our house ever since- years now- and Jane has to take any flowers she gets into her zoo office. Anyway, we now have a few basil plants in the house. I keep breaking into the utility room to get to these and have nibbled a few leaves. They are quite tasty......


here have been a few animals brought into the clinic that have over-indulged on plants that have got their own back. When


the clinic first opened a very brave puppy survived yew berry poisoning. They have also had a couple of cats poisoned by lilies. We have also lost count of the number of dogs who have ignored the plants but eaten the slug bait and then had a lengthy stay in the clinic. I think it is not the fault of us animals if plants are out to get us!


ell, I am off to try and get to the basil plants. If anyone remembers the mice in the larder from last month I am disappointed to report that they seem to have gone. Clive is pleased of course as he can use the oats for porridge again!


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trade, locally sourced, organic or simply ‘natural’? The answer is not always obvious (and you will need to try very hard to satisfy every criteria) but some simple research will help you weigh up your options. Look out for labels, such as FSC to show that timber has been responsibly sourced, or Goodweave that tells you that a rug has not been woven by a child. Ask where things come from, what they contain, how they have been made. Buy from a specialist retailer who can demonstrate their green credentials, look out for reclaimed, recycled or upcycled products, or buy antique or vintage pieces – they are often very well made, can be breathtakingly good-looking and are certainly long-lasting; many would argue that they are the greenest of all, being the ultimate in recycling. Try to think less about all the

things you think you need, and ask yourself instead what you really don’t need. The three rules of green living are, first, to reduce what you use; second, to reuse what you can; and third, to recycle as much as possible. So, rather than getting rid of things carelessly, consider how you could adapt them and give them another life. Perhaps you could re-cover that comfortable, perfectly sized old sofa instead of buying a new one, clad the top of an old table with a thin sheet of marble, or repaint a boring kitchen chair with a special effect, for example. When you do buy new, you may want to support local artisans or businesses (reducing your carbon footprint in terms of import miles, too), or fair trade, co-operative or social initiatives overseas, which ensure fair pay and conditions for their workers. And it is well worth investigating eco choices for virtually everything around the house – from natural floorings such as sisal, cork, Marmoleum or wool carpets, to alternatives to cotton (which uses huge amounts of fresh water and pesticides) such as linen, hemp and alpaca. How much harm does a product cause to the environment during its production, and what toxins does it contain? Chemicals in paint, fabrics, synthetic carpets, plywood furniture and other man-made materials may ‘off gas’ for years, doing no one much good – another excellent reason to check the labelling.

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For sure! From Spring to Autumn clients can enjoy Nordic summer and during winter months they should be ready for a lot of snow and lower temperatures. Our specialist meets with our clients near the polar Circle and then they go by ship to beautiful Lofoten. There you can see old fishing villages, eat their traditional Viking food, and then continue north. There is a whale trip planned where you can see those gigantic mammals which is I think is an experience of a lifetime. This year our clients can enjoy longer trips where they can see Nordkapp. It takes some time but I think it is absolutely worth that time. It is the most northern place in Europe. How beautiful the Nordkapp is! It’s second name is “The magical end of the world where the sun is always up”. I thought you would mention the famous Aurora. Do you take your clients to places where they can see it? Of course we offer this to our clients. Ideal time to observe the Aurora is from November to March. Because you have to find the Aurora it is a better

experience when you actually see it. It is hard to describe how it feels when you see it, I think you have to see that with your own eyes to get the idea. It is not 100% that we are able to find the Aurora but from last 12 groups of clients only one group had bad luck and we couldn`t find it. But we try hard to show it to our clients every time. Norway is famous for fishing, beautiful nature etc. What do you think is absolutely a must see thing in this country? We are able to give our clients everything they want to see. We can adjust the trip according to our client’s wishes. Are you an enthusiastic fisherman? No problem. Do you want to see the beautiful Norwegian nature? We can prepare trips for you too. Do you want to do everything and see everything? Absolutely no problem, we can prepare for you a special 2- week trip all around Norway. We can prepare an unforgettable holiday for anybody! Well that sounds nice. And what about the second Nordic country which you have in your offer? What would you tell our readers about Finland? Our travel agency offers several trips to Finland and I have to say that I love that country. You can enjoy romantic weekend in beautiful Helsinki with its historical monuments. Or you can see the other part of Helsinki and go to the modern


galleries, restaurants and clubs. If you choose to travel a bit more around Finland then you can see for example Rovaniemi – beautiful old town in the polar Circle. Or town of Karasjok where we can go to Samian parliament. Or if you decide to go skiing? Absolutely no problem in Finland. There are places that snow even in the summer because the places are very high. As I mentioned above – we can adjust our trips to every client’s wishes. And what about the traditional Finnish sauna? Well is seems almost crazy for us but you can find a sauna in almost every apartment, log hut or almost every hotel room. And when we talk about traditions I have to mention one more thing which is must see place in Finland. It is Santa Claus`s village in the polar Circle. It is a great trip for children and parents. You can see the “real” Santa in the village and much more. There are some nice ski centres near the village. In the end I have to say that Finland is a beautiful quiet country where you can enjoy a nice and calm holiday and gather power for your normal life. I would recommend to everyone to give those Nordic countries a chance and go there for one time with our travel agency and I am sure that people will come for more because of the countries inner beauty. I am looking forward to seeing everyone that decides to try it.


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for delicious homemade cakes and ploughman’s Live music by Suellen, The Challock Choir, and more. No entry Fee, Free Parking 26TH APPLEDORE FLOWER FESTIVAL “Reach for the Stars. Bank Holiday Weekend Sat, & Mon. 10.00 – 5.30, Sun. Noon – 5.30. Over 30 floral arrangements representing Constellations in the night sky. Free admission and parking, Stalls with books, cakes, local produce, plants, “ancient and modern”, preserves, handicrafts etc. Delicious refreshments and music all day every day. Preview evening Friday 25th at 7.00 p.m. Appledore Parish Church TN26 2DB. Details 01233 758256

On September 8th 2017 The Probus Club of Ashford is holding an open day to promote the club and to encourage new members at our venue Sandyacres Pavilion, Sandyacres lane, Ashford TN25 4PE From 10am until 2pm The open day is being held to promote the club and to encourage new members to join Probus. We will be very pleased to welcome visitors and their partners to this meeting where we have a very interesting lady speaker from 11am until about 11.45 who will be giving an appropriately entitled talk on “The trials and tribulations of public speaking” A Probus Club is a local association of retired professional and business people, and others who have an interest in meeting like-minded people with a common interest in communicating with and participating in the many activities arranged through Probus Club of Ashford. Probus Club of Ashford is not a retirement club, it is a club that brings together local people from many walks of life who have the time and interest to make new friends and enjoy new, or re-visit old activities. At present Ashford Club Rules allow for male membership only, but ladies are most welcome to the monthly coffee mornings and other events. There are Ladies Probus Clubs and clubs with both male and female members (Tenterden). The Club has a very active and competitive bowls section, and holidays [UK and abroad] and day outings are arranged regularly. A “bring a partner” coffee morning with speaker takes place each month. On the 4th Friday of the month a convivial and very enjoyable lunch is arranged. The Club meets regularly for fellowship and companionship, and to extend Club interests. We are always pleased when new ideas are brought forward by

What’s On members. We pride ourselves in supporting other members Probus of Ashford is not a fund raising club, but we do support various charities from time to time. At our open day on 8th September a representative from the Alzheimer’s Society will be coming along, and will be presented with a cheque for £750 raised by the Club. Membership is only £12 per year, the coffee morning £2 per person inclusive and the monthly 3 course lunch costs £15. Contact The Secretary of Ashford Probus Club, email or just come along on the 8th. We’ll be very pleased to welcome you. Do remember the date, and come and visit us at our Club open day on 8th September, between 10am and 2pm. We think you will be very pleased you did!


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A Visit to the “One You” Shop By John Fletcher KCHFT Public Governor - Ashford

plus support and advice on a range of lifestyle issues, including how to manage any long term conditions you might be living with. I was welcomed in by Jo, Beverley and Claire, all Health Improvement Practitioners, who work for KCHFT. Whilst I was in there several people came in to check how they had got on this week on a weight reduction programme that they had chosen themselves. There is some fun stuff too … you can don a fat suit to feel what it’s like to carry too much weight around, a game of guessing – to see if you can guess how much sugar and fats are in certain foods and then there is “the booth of truth”.. where you can find out your true weight and total body weight in private and receive on the spot advice about how to reach and maintain a healthy weight if you are worried. You don’t have to make an appointment you can just pop in – its easy find – Unit 7 Park Mall Shopping Centre (very near to the tank).

The One You shop opened in Ashford in February in the Park Mall Shopping Centre and is the only one in the South East of England. It is open between 9 am and 5pm, on Saturdays 9am to 1pm but closed on Sundays and Mondays. This is a joint project with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council. The shop brings all our local health improvement services into one place, encouraging people to lead a healthier life. Anyone can pop in for a free NHS health check. Services offered include support to stop smoking, advice on attaining a healthy weight for both adults and children, on the spot blood pressure checks, a weekly weigh in service, 24

As your representative on the Council of Governors of the Community Health Trust I am very interested to hear of your experience when visiting the One You shop. Did you find it easy to find and was the advice helpful? I will make certain that any comments you send are passed on the appropriate persons. Please contact me by email at kcht.governors@ or by writing to me at the Governor Support office The Oast, Unit D, Hermitage Court, Hermitage Lane, Barming, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT. John Fletcher KCHFT Public Governor-Ashford

Master Joe Lok Leader in Natural Energy Qigong for Health Hong Kong based Master Joe Lok will be visiting Kent on his European tour. A heartfelt wish, combined with a passion for martial arts and philosophical wisdom, took him on a great journey. His adventures brought him throughout China, studying with some of the most accomplished practitioners. His studies led to profound understanding. He then created Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessings Qigong, which is the beautiful, humble expression of the deep understanding gained on that journey. He has examined the intrinsic relationship between Tai Chi, Qigong and Internal Cultivation Methods. It complements all holistic therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This system provides a set of exercises that can be practised by all, irrespective of age or ability, and contain the deepest wisdoms and principles of Taoist health practice within them. You will learn a set of gentle graceful moves that help cultivate and harmonise your internal energy for health

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Hobbies Who Needs To Run When You Can WALK? By Kate McLelland It’s my first time with a local Nordic walking group, and no matter how hard I try, I remain at the back of the line while my companions steam on ahead. When we stop I am more than slightly out of breath and deeply apologetic about lagging so far behind. The others laugh at my serious expression, telling me that most ‘newbies’ quickly learn to keep up, once they have mastered the simple technique required. My fellow walkers come from different backgrounds and are of varying heights, ages and fitness levels. However, all are unanimous in their praise of Nordic Walking. As we sit and chat over a cup of coffee at the end of the session, they tell me about the transformational effect walking has had on their lives, from aiding recovery after a hip operation to helping with weight loss. Walking the Nordic Way Nordic Walking originally began as a summer training regime for cross-country skiers. In order to walk the Nordic way, you use poles that engage your arms and upper body, propelling you forward. This


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“moderate intensity, aerobic, physical activity” every week, which breaks down to thirty minutes of exercise per day, five days per week. If every person in the UK followed the CMO’s recommendations, it would save 37,000 lives each year and lead to around 300,000 fewer cases of type 2 diabetes. The health benefits are even greater for heart patients. Research carried out by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California discovered that brisk walking was more effective than running in reducing the risk of heart disease. What’s more, the benefits of walking aren’t limited to physical health. The mental health charity “Mind” claims that countryside walks can raise self-esteem and reduce depression, and most doctors agree that exercise can improve sleep patterns. Although thirty minutes is the ideal length of time for a daily walk, Dr I-Min Lee, a professor at Harvard Medical School, suggests starting with three ten minute walks each day, then building up to the full 30 minutes when you feel more

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Wye Historical Society – meets monthly from October to April in the Lady Joanna Thornhill School at 7.30pm. Subscriptions £10 per year; visitors welcome at £2 per meeting - no need to book. For more information see

Aldington Corner Quilters is a long established group of friendly ladies meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at Aldington Village Hall, 7.00pm - 9.00pm. We have a mix of beginners and experienced ladies who share their latest projects and ideas. We always welcome new members so if you are interested come along one evening and meet us. For more information contact Julie Coney - quirkyjules@ or call 01303 813944 (eve). Aldington WI on 3rd Mon every month. All ladies welcome, 7 for 7.30 at The Walnut Tree, Aldington.


Ashford Model Railway Club - We meet on Wednesday evenings at the barn café at Willesborough Windmill. between 7.00pm and 9.00pm, and the club would welcome new members. Club members are currently building a model of Rye in 00 gauge in the SR period. Contact John White on 01233 733416 for more information



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Ashford Soroptimists Second Tues of the month,

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Quilting Group held in the Oak Room, Smeeth TN25 6SA. If you are interested in quilting or patchwork why not come along and learn new skills and share your expertise with like minded people. Beginners and advanced levels are welcome. Bi-monthly meetings, for further information contact Marion on 01233 750319 Sellindge Gardening Association meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Durling Hall Sellindge (next to the main hall) at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Our programme includes speakers, a summer show, social events, day trips and an annual holiday. For further details contact Linda on 01303 813288.

Sellindge Table Top Sale the 1st Saturday of each month in the village hall Sellindge. Tables booked in advance are £5. 00 Each and on the day (If available) £8. 00. Telephone for more information 01303 813475. Refreshments are available and home made cakes.

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on the last Friday of the month at Brabourne & Smeeth Village Hall, 7.15 for 7.30pm. New members and visitors will be made very welcome. For further info call Wendy Sanders 01303 813451 or email

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East Kent Morris Men Do you like dancing, beer, socialising, music, having fun? Why not try Morris Dancing? We are recruiting for new members. Weekly Wednesday dance practices start on September 9th at Mersham Village Hall, 8pm to 10pm; afterwards we practise drinking in the pub opposite! No experience required. Why not give it a try? Details from www. or 01795 536 262

Bilsington Ladies meet in Bilsington Village Hall

2nd Thursday of the month at 2.15pm. Interesting speakers and a warm welcome awaits. Call Jan on 01233 641820.

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Clubs & Societies

New Members area always welcome, please contact George Taylor 01303 812165 or Ron Cooper 01303 813330

the Month at 7.30 pm in the Brabourne & Smeeth village hall for further information do contact Joy Taylor 01303 812165”

the rear of Lympne Village Hall on the 3rd monday of every month. we are a small but friendly group who would love to wlecome new members. for any futher information please contact Elaine on 01303 863096 or Iona on 01303 238390.

The Brabourne and Smeeth Branch of the Royal British Legion meet every Second Tuesday in the month at the Brabourne Baptist Church at 7.30 pm.



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