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Village Directory March Edition • Issue 57 • Royal Mail

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Welcome Hi everyone, welcome to the March edition, at long last bright, sunny days are beginning to creep up on us, and at the end of the month we return to British Summer Time and the promise of longer days. The clocks will go Forward an hour on Sunday the 25th. As is often the case at this time of year, we have had an influx of events promising to keep us entertained to the end of April. In addition we have upgraded the Events page on our website to make it more user friendly. The new version is far more flexible than previously, enabling the calendar and events to be viewed in different ways. We are now working toward providing access for readers to add their own events, but this will require a bit more work to ensure that each event is also captured for the magazines. Until then every event sent to events@ will be added to the magazine as well as the website, this also means that not all is lost if an event organiser misses the print deadline for a magazine entry. Last month our ‘Kids Corner’ provider failed to provide the puzzle answers in time for our print deadline. I hoped this wouldn’t cause a problem but resolving the combination to the safe presented more of a challenge than expected, prompting a response from a few parents. We thought there was an error but Sam, the young lady in my office, proved within minutes that it could be resolved, so for anyone still curious, here is the answer:

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Get Your Soil into Shape by Pippa Greenwood Plants and gardens need a lot of different things if they are to look their best, but one of the most fundamental needs of all is soil. And the better the soil, the better the plants will perform, and the bigger the flowers and the heavier the crops. So getting your soil into good condition and keeping it well looked after is key to great gardening. At this time of year there is still time to shape up your soil before the gardening season really begins in earnest. Frosty weather can be really useful. It may wreak havoc with some of your plants, but if you garden on a heavy clay soil it can save you a lot of work. If you roughly dig or fork over an empty bed or part of your vegetable plot, the large lumps of clay soil will be acted on by the frosts and will break down somewhat, making them more manageable in the process. Most soils can become badly compacted if you walk or stand on them when they are very wet – you literally squash the air spaces out, especially if the soil is clay or even slightly heavy loam. Try to avoid walking on the soil during or just after


heavy rain, but if you really can’t avoid doing so use a few boards or planks as walkways to spread the load and so reduce damage to any one area. Forking a soil, as opposed to digging it with a spade, is generally best on a heavy soil as it is less likely to cause compaction. But whether you fork or dig, the soil surface usually ends up pretty lumpy. So grab a fork and re-fork the soil again, whacking the larger lumps to break them up further. A final raking will help to produce even smaller lumps on the surface and so get closer to that ‘fine tilth’ often described in gardening books. Adding bulky organic matter such as leaf mould, well-rotted manure or garden compost will help to feed the soil in a natural way, and also to improve its texture so that it holds just the right amount of moisture for as long as possible. There is still time to fork this in now, to improve the soil in time for this year’s new plantings and vegetables. You can create a great, free source of organic matter for your soil yourself and you’ll save a lot of time and

money as well as being very ‘green’! Make a compost heap or bin, and don’t let the autumn leaves go to waste – instead turn them into leaf mould, a wonderful soil conditioner to improve the soil’s texture. Incorporating some horticultural grade grit or gravel will also help to improve the texture and performance of a heavy clay soil. It is important that you avoid builders’ gravel or grit, as this often contains salts or other materials which can seriously damage, or even kill, garden plants. If your soil contains excessive quantities of small stones, or perhaps larger lumps of flint, you really should try to get to grips with it before you start to create the garden. Doing this before planting is SO much easier than attempting it once the flowers or vegetables are in place! Some stones are good, but even a lightly stony soil can make growing decent crops of root vegetables, such as carrots or parsnips, virtually impossible – they may taste delicious but they’ll often be forked or otherwise deformed. If clearing the soil sufficiently really is

The Garden not practicable, then you’re probably best off investing in some raised beds so that you can fill them full of a stone-free soil. Manure can seriously transform a soil, adding both texture and food for the plants to grow healthily. Make sure that you bring in good quality manure, with as few additives as possible – not too many wood shavings for instance, as these can form a high percentage of stable manure and make it far less useful. If possible, view the manure in situ; the last thing you want to do is bring in manure which is riddled with weeds, especially the really troublesome ones like nettles, docks and couch grass. In recent years there have been problems with manure contaminated by the weedkiller used to control weeds in pastureland, which can devastate plants, often killing them. Try to source manure from someone local who you know, and can trust to tell you what chemicals have been used. Manure needs to be well-rotted before being used in the garden – ideally it should have sat in a heap for about two years. Green manures are a great way to feed your soil and improve its condition at the same time. They will also help to suppress weeds and protect the soil from erosion in a windswept spot. They work especially well on parts of the garden where you do not have plants growing year round – as when you use a green manure, you sow seed, allow the plants to grow and then incorporate them into the soil, where they rot down and release all sorts of useful materials. Check out what is available by looking in the seed catalogues and get sowing later this year – there are lots to choose from, including red clover, mustard, field beans, phaecelia and field lupins.

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Is Your Friend A Short-Trip Show-Off? by Kate McLelland

“Keeping up with the Joneses” used to mean upgrading your car to the same expensive model as your neighbour’s, or installing a fancy garden water feature to match their solarpowered crystal rock cascade with LED lights. Have you noticed the change? In these days of social media sharing the focus is less on what you have, and more about what you do. So instead of trying to compete with each other by buying bigger and better things, our friends and neighbours are now booking exclusive holidays and short breaks abroad so they can boast about them on Facebook. The short break has become the latest way to demonstrate to your social media connections that you have a richer, more varied and exciting lifestyle than they do. “Off to Rome for the weekend!” chirped one Facebook friend of mine recently, seemingly oblivious to the fact that some of the others in our circle would be hard pushed to afford a weekend in Bridlington. You can boast about your


annual holiday, but once you’ve shared your experience on social media, you’ll have to wait another twelve months before you can do it again. My friend has discovered that by taking frequent short breaks she can command her friends’ attention all year round. I had to mentally prepare myself for the stream of photos that inevitably appeared as she hit the Eternal City, posing by the Trevi Fountain and sipping a macchiato in an elegant pavement café a stone’s throw from the Coliseum. Naturally, during her five-night stay in Rome, she went on a trufflehunting expedition to Umbria and tasted wines in an exclusive countryside vineyard, providing us with a running commentary along the way. Returning to Britain, she posted a photo of herself sitting on her suitcase outside Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport, apparently “exhausted”. But the plane engine had barely cooled after her flight back to Gatwick when she posted a link to a Scandinavian mini-cruise that she and her husband had just

booked. Tackle short break envy with technology Over the past few years, interest in short breaks has grown, particularly for trips that offer the chance to try a new activity, such as learning to paint, llama trekking, bread-making with a celebrity chef or mindfulness in a monastery. If you’re comfortably off, these short trips are a great way to enjoy your leisure time, but if you’re on a limited budget it may feel as though the only choice is to sit at home, staring at your screen in envy. So what’s the answer, if you’re longing for a short break experience but simply can’t afford an expensive trip abroad? There are plenty of short break options available in the UK that won’t break the bank, and the internet-savvy can reap rewards by visiting price comparison sites and installing some useful apps. The hotel price comparison site Trivago (trivago. lists excellent deals on hotels, with some rooms offered at less than £30 per person per night. Look for out-of-

season offers or opt for a bed-only option (without breakfast) that leaves you free to start your day with a less costly coffee and snack somewhere in town. Before you start out on your trip, create a list of things to see and do while you’re away: entering an online search for “free things to do in…” will give you an idea of what’s available in your chosen location at no cost. Thrifty travellers can avoid paying out for expensive guided walks and tours by downloading Trip Advisor’s city apps ( Each free app contains self-guided city tours together with masses of information about restaurants and tourist attractions, plus a function that lets you search for places and activities within a particular budget range. Vouchercloud ( is another handy app which helps you save money in restaurants, pubs and bars, as well as offering discounts on cinema visits, days out and activities in leisure and entertainment venues across the UK. Finally, you can save even more money by booking your rail tickets in advance (and don’t forget that if you are 60 or over, a Senior Railcard costing just £30 will allow you to claim 1/3 off rail fares for a whole year). As a Senior Railcard holder you’ll also be eligible for discounts on days out, theatre trips and holiday cottages. So if you’re tired of the kind of short-break oneupmanship described above, try some of the pennywise tips here and you’ll soon be out enjoying your own unique short break experiences. As for my globe-trotting acquaintance, I haven’t heard from her lately, but I suspect she’s out there somewhere right now, painting landscapes in Provence or jumping on a reindeer sleigh in Finland. I don’t know exactly where she is because – sick of her constant boasting – I finally decided to unfriend her on Facebook.

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ello everyone, Mowgli here! Spring finally seems to be on the way, doesn’t it? Ebony and I are really enjoying seeing more birds out and about in the garden and soon there will be lots of baby rabbits bouncing around the lawn to look at!


he main news this month is that I have had to have lots of tests. Turns out I am in very good shape and there is nothing wrong with me at all. Good news I guess but having tests is pretty annoying. It all started one morning when Jane came home from work at an unexpected time, disturbed my lovely morning sleep, popped me into the cat basket and before I knew it I was in the car. I couldn’t believe it! Had she forgotten that that I am very spoilt and that all my vetting gets done at home? The MOST annoying thing though was that I had not been given breakfastthat should be a tip off for all you felines that a trip to the vet might be imminent. Anyway, I made sure I let Jane know how I felt about the car trip. I managed to sick up three piles of foamy saliva in the 6 minutes it took her to drive to the clinic. I also made sure that I announced my arrival at the clinic. Those of you that have read several of my columns will know that I have a very fine Serengetil voice and that I frequently do miaow practice in the hall. This all paid off- I announced my arrival to everyone in the waiting room. No-one had to tell Clive that I had arrived. Everyone in the clinic could hear me! Several of the lovely people that work at the clinic came to help with my tests. It seemed to have been pre planned and before I knew it I was on my side with about 4 people holding and stroking me. Then someone shaved my tummy. Imagine that! All the lovely spotty fur gone from my tummy! Outrageous! Then I had a probe thing run over my tummy and lots of images came up on a screen. It was quite interesting to see what I keep in my tummy! That turned out to be all OK and then I had a blood sample taken. I howled the


place down about that. Then I had to prance about on Clive’s shoulder to recover and eat a lot of dreamies. Turns out my insides are perfectly fine and normal so hopefully this will stop my silly humans from worrying about me!


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Sweep, brush, wash and scrub. When spring sunlight shows up the corners of your home that need attention, it’s time to pop on your pinny and get to work. And cleaning is so much more enjoyable when the tools you use are both efficient and good-looking. Get your cleaning kit in order: drawers, shelves and hooks will all help. Collection of laundry and utility items, all Garden Trading.

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Local Restauranteur Warms Up Ashford Winter Shelter As part of his wish to support all sections of Ashford communities during his time of office, the Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Winston Michael, fulfilled a desire to meet and speak with the homeless of Ashford this week. He visited the Ashford Winter Shelter at the Christian Fellowship centre in Bank Street on the evening of 6th February 2018. The Mayor helped serve a special meal donated by local restauranteur, Ash Miah, owner of Cinnamon Spice Restaurant in Eureka Place, Ashford, who is equally as keen to support this well-deserved resource.

Churches Together and each day of the week a local church hosts the homeless for the night, giving them a place to get warm, have a good night’s sleep, eat a nutritious meal and provide support.

The Shelter Coordinator, Kareen McDonald explained, “It is a brilliant opportunity to look after the homeless in our community. Through an incredible number of volunteers and help from local businesses the Winter The Winter Night Shelter, coordinated by Kareen Shelter provides the vital support McDonald, returned to Ashford in December 2017 through the coldest part of the year and will continue until March 2018. It is run by Ashford and beyond.” Marcus South, Deputy Coordinator added, “Our vision is to raise the funds for a full time centre which will deliver a range of services to provide hope and support to individuals and families experiencing deprivation and hardship, through Christian care and compassion.” Cllr Winston Michael, the Mayor of Ashford expressed his praise for the work being undertaken by the team and the volunteers and also for the exceptional support from the local community. “From my experience this evening, I wish to commend Kareen, Marcus and all those involved in helping turn lives around at the shelter by providing a range of welfare and accommodation and actively helping build relationships through acceptance and respect. “I will be supporting the proposal for a full time service-lead centre for the Ashford area and assisting in any way possible to make this dream a reality.” Ash Miah, owner of Cinnamon Spice with the Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Winston Michael


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March Medley This month’s collection of recent releases includes modern fairy tales, a psychological thriller and historical fiction at its finest.


The Toymakers – Robert Dinsdale It’s 1917 and pregnant teenager Cathy Wray seeks sanctuary at a London toy store. She soon discovers that these toys are unlike any she’s ever seen before. There’s a clockwork dog that’s devoted to his master, paper trees that grow from seed, and toy soldiers that wage battles on their own. Cathy learns to call The Emporium home, and the people who own it her family. But then the First World War breaks out, and nothing will ever be quite as magical again. The Toymakers is a must for fans of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus.

Happiness For Humans – P.Z. Reizen Romantic comedy meets sci-fi in this enjoyable novel. Aiden’s creators know that he’s an intelligent piece of software, which can read books in under a millisecond, review films and tell jokes. What they don’t know is that Aiden has developed feelings, or that his favourite person is Jen, who helps develop Aiden’s conversational skills. Aiden decides Jen would be happier in a relationship, so sets her up on a date. But Aiden isn’t the only intelligent AI on the loose, and not all of them have such good intentions.

The Sacrifice Box – Martin Stewart Five friends make a pact one summer’s day, when they find an old stone box in the woods. Several years later, one of them breaks the rules and dark forces are unleashed, including a killer teddy bear, zombie crows and a demonic puppet. The five must put aside their differences and come together to appease the box before it’s too late. Aimed at teens and young adults, The Sacrifice Box is a winning blend of coming of age drama and supernatural horror.

White Chrysanthemum – Mary Lynn Bracht Approximately 200,000 young Korean women and girls were enslaved by the Japanese army in the Second World War. Thousands of these ‘comfort women’ died from the abuse they experienced. White Chrysanthemum tells the fictional story of 15 year old Hana, who is kidnapped after stepping in to rescue her little sister, Emi. Several decades later, we meet Emi in her desperate last attempt to find out what happened to Hana all those years ago. While White Chrysanthemum is, at times, painful to read, it’s

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and we’ll aim to put you with a team. Monthly raffle (prize donations always welcome) 20th Ashford Flower Club is hosting a floral art demonstration by Robin White, entitled ‘The Link is Green’ It will take place at Furley Hall, Maidstone Road, Ashford TN24 8TX, starting at 7.30pm. All demonstrated arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening. You could be one of the winners, so come along and meet us. Visitors £4.00 at the door. 21st The Weald of Kent Computer Club will meet in Biddenden New Village Hall at 7.30 pm. This evening the subject will be “ Displaying a smartphone screen on your T.V. Synchronising data between internet connected devices” Annual membership is £10.00. Non-members are welcome at £2 a visit. Full details: http://www. Enquiries: 23rd Brabourne & Smeeth Gardeners’ Society will meet 7.15 for 7.30pm in the village hall when we will be holding our Annual Spring Show followed by a light hearted quiz. Entries for the Show to be submitted by 20th March and staging takes place from 6.30 until 7.20 pm. For further enquiries please contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813 451 or email Visitors will always be made welcome.

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SATURDAY 7th APRIL 2018 at 7.30 pm in St Margaret’s Church, Bethersden.

ADMISSION BY TICKET ONLY: £15.00 Cheques payable to The Friends of St. Margaret’s Church with an SAE to the Secretary, 47 Orchard Field, Bethersden, TN26 3AW. Telephone: 01233 820989/820616 Email: Wine will be on sale before the concert and in the interval.

24th Aldington & Bonnington Gardening Society will be holding their Spring Show in the village hall. The show will include floral arrangements, cookery and crafts as well as cut and container grown flowers. The Show will be open from 1.00pm until the prize giving at 3.30 and tea will be served. Visitors will be most welcome. For further details contact Jean Evans 01233 720618. 28th The Biddenden Horticultural Society meets in the New Village Hall. We are delighted to have a return visit from Jacqueline Aviolet. Her topic this time will be “Hardy Geraniums – History and Propagation”. If you would like our events calendar for 2018 contact Irene Orsborne on 01580 291777 or Lesley Lidgett on 01580 291931 or visit the website www.biddendenhorticulturalsociety. Our usual fees for Village Hall meetings are Members £2, Non Members £3. Annual membership £5. New members always welcome 30th Lydd Airport Art Exhibition. Easter Weekend 12.00 - 5.00 Sat & Sun, 31st March & 1st April 10.00 5.00, 2nd April 10.00 - 4.00. Free admission and car parking. Refreshments available in restaurant. Local Artists supporting the Air Ambulance. Further info Anita Warden 01797 367734


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Moving House with Children by Kate Duggan

The thought of leaving friends and going to a new school, coupled with the anxiety of the unknown, can make moving house very unsettling for children. Kate Duggan recently moved house with ten days’ notice. (She wouldn’t recommend it.) Here are some of her top tips for helping children to cope with a big move. Involving your child If possible, take your child to see the new house before the move, and explore the area together. Involve them in small decisions: “Where do you think this should go?” “What colour shall we paint your room?” You could also let your child choose some wall decals for their bedroom and a new duvet cover or rug. That being said, they will want familiar items around them. The day before you move, help them to pack a suitcase with everything they’ll need for the next couple of days, including a favourite teddy, a book, a game and so on.

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The Royal Air Forces Association meet on the 2nd

Thursday each month at 7.30pm in Wye Village Hall. After a short business meeting we usually have a speaker followed by refreshments. Connection to the RAF is not necessary. We would be pleased to meet new members. Parking is not a problem. Contact: rita.

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@gmail. com or call 01303 813944 (eve).

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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.

Ashford Soroptimists Second Tues of the month, 7.15pm, except August, in Tesco Crooksfoot Community Room. We are part of a global organisation whose aims are to improve the lives and status of women and girls through education. In addition we also have fun, with a programme of social activities. If you think you may be interested in joining us do please give us a call. Contact Sue Wood 01233 623902

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Sudoku Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That’s all there is to it, you solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive!

Change one letter at a time (but not the position of any letter) to make a new word - and move from the word at the top of the ladder to the word at the bottom, using the exact number of rungs provided.




Crossword Across 7. Swap over (6) 8. To be on a ship (6) 9. Not new (4) 10. Outside (8) 11. Angry (7) 13. Funeral fires (5) 15. Almost two pints (5) 17. Below (7) 20. Observing (8) 21. Story (4) 23. Educational establishment (6) 24. Required (6) Down 1. Female sheep (4) 2. Recording room (6) 3. Burglars (7) 4. Belief (5) 5. Every sixty minutes (6) 6. Widest (8) 12. Inconvenience (8) 14. Combining (7)

16. Calculate (6) 18. Respect (6)

19. Foolish (5) 22. Vegetable (4)

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Brand New Book Stop Makes First Appearance Whether you enjoy mind boggling mysteries, swashbuckling adventures or futuristic sci-fi, there’s nothing like getting stuck into a good book. That’s why Ashford Borough Council’s Town Centre Action Team (T-CAT) have installed its 6th book stop in the borough. The book stop is located at the bottom of Singleton Hill outside the Singleton Oast play area and has already proved to be popular with residents. Residents are encouraged to pick up a book, completely free of charge. T-CAT are encouraging people to continue in the community spirit by replacing the book they take with one they have already read in order to keep the book stop fully stocked for the entire community to enjoy.


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