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Welcome Hi everyone, welcome to the July edition. We are at the height of summer. The days are long, the nights are warm and it’s a great time to make the most of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! I’ve taken to working in the open air, if I have to work on a weekend I’m going to do it in style! My husband, on the other hand, is in the house watching the rugby on TV, then next week I suppose it will be Formula 1 racing, thank goodness he’s not a big Tennis fan, with Wimbledon beginning soon it could be August before he leaves the house! When he does emerge into the sunshine he’ll find plenty of gardening to get him moving again, the perfect antidote to lounging on the sofa. This month kids everywhere are looking forward to the prospect of 6 weeks off school, I remember that feeling so well, unfortunately it’s not quite the same for the parents, especially when they have to juggle work. When I was in my teens my mum worked part-time and I was left in charge of my two younger brothers for a few hours while she went to work. My brother had a pet hamster at the time, who very sadly passed away while I was in charge. We were all so upset and, very unwisely, decided to call my mum at work to tell her what had happened. Unfortunately, all we could say through our floods of tears was “he’s dead”, he’s dead”! My poor mum was at the other end of the phone screaming “who’s dead”, who’s dead”, thinking something had happened to my youngest brother. “Hammy” we cried. I think we almost lost my mum that day too, as a result of a cardiac arrest! I sincerely hope no other parent has a similar experience this summer! Until next time, have a great month.
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Now that the weather is really summery, everyone is rushing to their local garden centres, garden shows and nurseries to stock up on new plants for the garden. Before you get too carried away, don’t forget to make sure that the plants you buy have a good chance of surviving, not only once they get home, but also during the journey there. It is amazing how many plants are seriously damaged in the short period of time between leaving the garden centre and arriving in the new owner’s garden. If you really want to ensure that everything goes smoothly, it’s worth taking a few very sensible precautions.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can take something home the day you buy it if it is really far too large to fit in your car. The number of plants I have seen travelling home sticking out through the sunroof of a car is quite amazing. In a position like this, however slowly you drive,
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open. Under these conditions the plants can soon be boiled alive, literally! Plants in the boot should be safer for a slightly longer period of time, but even then you should try to travel straight home once you have made your purchases. If you are absolutely determined to take something home that protrudes slightly from your car, then it is essential that you wrap up anything which is sticking out really well to prevent leaf scorch and damage to fine twigs. The garden centre should be able to provide you with something (and if not do you should do it yourself), but make sure that it is tied down extremely well so that it can’t blow off on the way home. Remember that anything protruding from your car could potentially cause a driving hazard to other road users, so bear this in mind before you do anything too foolhardy!
The Garden Even on a short journey home, plants which are exposed to exaggerated heat inside a car or the scorching effect of sunlight travelling through the car glazing can be seriously damaged, so cover them up with something to decrease the risk. It is worth taking a few old newspapers with you when you go to the garden centre, as these make perfect temporary tents. Remember that most plants prefer fairly constant conditions, so try not to put them through too many changes in a short space of time. Ideally, take them from one area in the garden centre to somewhere similar in your garden, and keep any travelling during hot weather
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ello everyone, Mowgli here. Can you believe that I have been writing this column for 9 years! It doesn’t seem a minute ago that Ebony and I were helping set up the Clinic, meeting all the drug reps in our dining room, helping design the layout of the clinic (by walking all over the plans) and providing inspiration for the colour scheme for the logo and website (that’s based on me- cream, brown and grey with bright blue for my amazing eyes. Not that I am conceited about my eyes at all!) and advertising. I remember Ebony anxiously licking all her fur into place so she would look especially beautiful for a photoshoot- she is the poster girl and is on the website and the Tesco roundabout. Since then I can’t even remember all the lovely animal stories Clive has come home with from the Clinic so thank you all for your support and here’s to the next 9 years! We will have to have a big party next year when it is 10 years and maybe (just maybe…) those silly humans will let me come for once….
and look after us. They come and feed us at least twice a day and we are really lucky that they come and spend time with us too- play with us, watch TV so we can curl up on their laps and stroke us all the time. We purr for them non-stop. There are other advantages to the folks being away- we get the whole bed to ourselves and have none of this being squashed in the night business. We also don‘t have anyone moaning at us that we have taken too much duvet! We actually find it a bit like a holiday for us too, although there is of course the responsibility of looking after the whole house and those stupid goats. Ebony and I do checks in the morning and the evening and I have to say it is quite tiring. We make sure that Clive knows this when they come back- it might have been a holiday for
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A crostata is an Italian lattice-topped pie which can be sweet or savoury. This one has a fruity fresh peach filling. Serve with crème fraîche or ice cream.
Ingredients: PASTRY • 350g plain flour • 175g butter, chilled and diced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 1 large egg, beaten with 2tbsp cold water FILLING • 6 peaches, halved, stones removed and thickly sliced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 2 tsp cornflour • Milk to glaze • Icing sugar, to dust
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butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, add the egg and water, then stir with a knife until the mixture begins to stick together. 2. Gather the dough with one hand, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few seconds until smooth. Flatten into a round, wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes. 3. Preheat the oven to 200C, fan 180C, gas 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. 4. Roll out about two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of a one pound coin and use to line a 23cm round pie dish. 5. Toss the peaches in a bowl with the sugar and cornflour then pile into the pastry case. Roll out the rest of the pastry to a 20cm circle and use a lattice pastry roller to cut slashes in the pastry (see tip). 6. Brush around the edge of the pastry case with a little water then drape the pastry circle over the filling, pulling it gently to create the lattice effect. Press the pastry edges together to seal and trim off any excess pastry. 7. Glaze the pastry with milk, then place on the hot baking sheet in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold, dusted with icing sugar.
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Leisure And what if somebody isn’t really fan of history and monuments like you have mentioned? Do you think that people like this can also enjoy your trip? Of course! We can prepare a different type of a trip for them. If you prefer relaxing in a spa and then a little romantic walk around some calm places, and we can recommend to you the best pubs for eating and drinking. We can give you tips for good parties in the city too. You can also see the modern side of Prague. There is a huge aquapark, and the fourth best zoo in the world. There are a lot of technical museums to see, I can only say we have something for every client. You’ve mentioned that you also offer trips to other places of Czech Republic beside Prague? Prague is one of the most beautiful cities, but the rest of the country is packed with great places. You can visit Moravia, some regions of South Moravia are known for their wine production. Imagine an evening in a wine cellar in Moravia tasting the best local wines surrounded by beautiful scenery. Many people love Czech spas and you can visit spas across the country, many places are widely known such as Carlsbad. If you like nature and walking you can go to South Bohemia where you’ll find hills and beautiful forests ideal for calm walks or biking. In winter
months there are special Christmas markets and the snowy mountains to add to the beauty. Well I can see that everything is possible in Czech Republic. Do you have any special recommendation for our readers? My favourite trip would be to Prague and South Bohemia. A prolonged girls week visiting boutiques of famous designers. Special evenings shopping and relaxing, and visiting the museum of chocolate in Tábor. You can see the whole town of Tábor and the gorgeous city centre. You can`t miss dinner at Hotel Nautilus with one of best Czech chefs. Then onto the town Czech Krumlov. It became part of UNESCO World Heritage in 1992. In the end I think this trip is suitable for everybody but we make it only for groups of 6 or more. Do you have anything more to say to our readers? Yes please don’t be afraid to call us or mail us if you have a question about anything. We are ready to answer all of your questions and help you with everything. We are small family travel agency so we prefer personal approach to our every client. We are sure we can fulfil your expectations for an ideal holiday. We are ready to set an appointment and talk about everything. Just ask us, we are here for you. Get to know us in person!
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Clubs & Societies Aldington WI on 3rd Mon every month. All ladies welcome, 7 for 7.30 at The Walnut Tree, Aldington. Ashford Radio Aeromodellers, we have a field at Sellindge for flying seven days a week, and fly indoors in Ashford Market on various Thursday evenings during the Autumn, Winter, & Spring, please visit www.araclub. co.uk for more details, or phone Iain on 07956501510, or myself (Roger) 01233 627694. Ashford Decorative & Fine Arts Society (part of NADFAS). A great way to expand your knowledge of the arts, with inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the countries top experts, together with days of special interest and arts visits. All lectures are in Aldington Village Hall, usually on the third Tuesday of each month, from September to June. Membership is open to all. www.ashforddfas.org.uk Bilsington Ladies meet in Bilsington Village Hall 2nd Thurs. of month at 2.15pm. Interesting speakers and a warm welcome awaits. Call Jan 01233 641820. Brabourne & Smeeth Gardeners’ Society We meet 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 brabournewendy@ gmail.com.
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Enquiries: Geoff Thorpe 01303 813152 or Babs Ruck 01303 813743 Art Club Our next meeting is on Tuesday July 11 from 10am – 12noon. Further details from Mike on 01303 812484. New members will be made very welcome! MP’S Surgery: Our MP Damian Collins, will be holding his monthly surgery at Brabourne Baptist Church from 3.45pm to 4.30pm on Friday July 21. If you have any questions, complaints or comments, please book an appointment by e-mailing your name, post code, subject and message to: shepwayconservatives@ btconnect.com or telephone 01303 253 524 Meeting Point; We will meet at the church on Thursday July 27 at 12 noon. Please contact Cathy on 01303 814132 for details. Men’s Breakfast on Saturday July 22 at 8.15am. The speaker will be Brian Flood from the Dover Transport Museum Further details from Mike on 01303 812484. Café Wednesday The Café is open every Wednesday from 10am to 11.30am. Drop in for coffee, biscuits, company and a warm friendly atmosphere. Choice of books available. Everybody welcome Don’t Forget! First Wednesday of the month: A clinic is held on behalf of Hi-Kent, to service and provide batteries for hearing aids, FREE OF CHARGE!!
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painkillers. If you feel unwell or your skin swells badly or blisters, seek medical help. Avoid the sun until all redness has gone. PROTECTING YOUR EYES UV light damages eyes too, so: • As soon as they’re old enough, teach children never to look at the sun. • Ensure everyone wears sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB and carry the CE Mark. Heatstroke Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, confusion, appetite loss, feeling sick, excessive sweating, pale clammy skin, cramps, fast breathing or pulse, a temperature of 37C or above and intense thirst. If someone is suffering from heatstroke, lie them down in the shade, raise their feet, offer cold drinks and remove unnecessary clothing. Call 999 if they’re no better after 30 minutes or if symptoms worsen. To avoid heatstroke, stay hydrated, keep your head covered and rest in the shade when the sun is hottest. Useful links: The Cancer Research UK tool to assess skin type and burn risk: www.cancerresearchuk.org/ about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/ sun-uv-and-cancer/am-i-at-risk-ofsunburn The NHS mole assessment tool: www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/ moleassessment.aspx
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What is the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust? By John Fletcher KCHFT Public Governor - Ashford As your newly elected Public Governor in the Ashford area, I represent your voice on this NHS Trusts’ Council of Governors. I would like to explain what I will try to do. The structure of the NHS is complex but its effective functioning is important for all of us. The Trust, along with the Hospitals Trusts, is responsible for looking after our health in Kent. In addition are GP’s who manage their surgeries as their own businesses. NHS Foundation Trusts are managed by Boards of Directors and comprised of a mixture of professional staff and non-executives (NEDs) all of whom are salaried. NHS Foundation Trusts also have a Council of Governors the majority of whom are elected and all are unpaid: each one representing the staff of the Trust or the inhabitants of a Local district Council area plus a few others representing other organisations.
meetings. Parish magazines or similar local publications are a means of doing this. I will write articles at intervals for these in which I will highlight the issues of concern and also publicise the services offered by the Trust, so that you know what is available and what you should be able to receive when you need it! In order for these to be effective it is essential that I get feedback. Means of doing this are by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to me at the Trust office The Oast, Unit D, Hermitage Court, Hermitage Lane, Barming, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT or by telephone on 01622 211972.
The Kent Community Health Trust covers the whole of Kent and is one of the largest in the country. It employs over 5000 people and is responsible for caring for us throughout our lives. It has a wide range of services (over 70) which include children’s health, podiatry, rehab, dental services, community nursing and end of life care. To be effective, each representatives on the Council of Governors must be in touch with and able to identify the concerns of people. Such matters can be raised at the meetings of the Council so that the Board is aware of important issues. The Council is also responsible for holding the NEDs of the Board to account. This is done at the meetings of the Council. Governors must try to know what is going on in their area so an effective way of communicating both to and from the public is absolutely essential. My intention is to attempt to inform through local publications and by attending some 31
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