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I will keep my language family friendly, but wow, we’ve bought some, err, ‘stuff’ over the years. My son is 25 but I have a cupboard full of toys from his childhood. I can’t bear to throw out things that are perfectly serviceable. Still one man’s rubbish is another man’s gold as they say and thank goodness for the community Facebook and Freecycle groups which are great for recycling and Gumtree and Ebay for shifting anything that still has value. Rather than let any resale profits go into the day-today bank account (aka ‘the black hole’) I’ve made a point of putting the money to one side. As soon as we are allowed, I’m planning to spend that extra cash at local pubs, restaurants and retail outlets. Clearly this will be fun for me, but the local element is the really important aspect here. Spending in our own area is so much more than just helping a business owner return to profitability. Those businesses are employers of people and a higher percentage of young people too. They also use local trades and services which breathe life into our community. Finally, for your own wellbeing, it’s time to reconnect with other human beings. You don’t meet other people spending your money via your computer or phone. Feel good and do good by keeping it local.
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Books to uplift, inspire and help you to move forwards. The Shift – Sam Baker Whether you’re just approaching the perimenopause or have reached the other side, Shift is a must read. It covers everything from common symptoms to the media’s treatment of ‘invisible women’. You won’t find a list of all the different types of HRT or discover a magic cure-all for hot flushes. Instead, as the subtitle says, it’s the story of how Baker lost (and found) herself after 40 – and how you can too. I loved the author’s wry humour and admission that she doesn’t have all the answers. Interspersed with her writing are quotes from hundreds of women, revealing differing views to the menopause, ageing and life in general. Where Hope Comes From – Nikita Gill Nikita Gill’s poems take the reader on a journey through the stages of grief, onwards to hope. Gill is at high risk from Covid-19 and lives thousands of miles away from her family. Her poems helped her to find a way forward. As she explained on Instagram, “When I realised that I needed to honour my grief and anger, I finally began to work my way through them.” The result is a truly beautiful collection of short poems to help the reader “… come away with a little more joy and hope than before.” One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot – Marianne Cronin A book about two terminally ill friends may not seem like the most uplifting of reads, yet somehow One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot manages to be just that. seventeen-year-old Lenni and eighty-three-year-old Margot meet in hospital. They set themselves a challenge of painting a hundred pictures, one for every year of their lives. As they grow closer, they reveal the stories behind the paintings. While the original focus in on Lenni, it’s Margot’s life, with all its ups, downs and loves lost, that ends up taking centre stage. Do Pause – Robert Poynton Poynton discusses how pausing (whether to reconsider, question yourself, appreciate your surroundings or just rest) can help us to take back control, become more creative and, ultimately, be happier. If you’re struggling to find a balance in life, or find your brain is always ‘on’, this little book could be the coffee break read you’re looking for. The Atlas of Happiness – Helen Russell Helen Russell explores traditions, practices and beliefs from around the world, from the Italian ‘dolce far niente’ (the joy of doing nothing) to Japan’s ‘wabi-sabi’ (appreciating things as they are, with all their imperfections). She also offers advice • FENCING for embracing some of these practices in everyday life. An enjoyable read to dip in • MOWING • DRAINAGE an out of, The Atlas of Happiness might just help you to see life a little differently. • CLEARANCE
• LANDSCAPING Other books to try… I’ve covered these before, but in case you missed them, I highly recommend: • Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library • Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse • Brandon Stanton’s Humans
What’s in a Name?
Help Tenterden U3A with their “What’s in a Name” project, researching the origins and history of all the town’s street names. Much of the information is already in the public domain but as Tenterden grows all the time, so new streets appear such as Fuggle Drive below. All have a history, Fuggle Drive and the other streets in the new Six Fields development commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One. Usually beyond the name there is often a story of how it came about and the U3A are looking for any personal stories and reminiscences from those who have had a long (or short!) association with their street or avenue based around the name.
There are approaching 200 streets in Tenterden, including St Michaels, and any stories, maps, photographs etc. should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully we can help.
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Look out of your window at your lawn and you’ll probably see that it has suddenly taken off and is growing rapidly. This means that now is the perfect time to get to grips with a bit of spring maintenance. True, your lawn will survive without it, but if you want it to look a good deal better than average, then get your skates on! In most areas temperatures should have evened up a little and the soil in beds, borders and under your lawn should hopefully not be wet and soggy. Grass needs regular mowing from now on; in some areas this may mean once a week, so make sure that the mower blades are good and sharp. On so-called utility lawns you will need to cut to about 2.5cm or 1”, while on higher grade smart lawns cut to about 1-1.5cm. Lawns benefit from a specially formulated spring feed at this time of year to encourage good strong growth and strengthen the grasses up after any winter setbacks. If you use a granular formulation, make sure that you water it in well if you cannot time the job so
that the rain does this for you! Give yourself a bit of a workout too and scarify the lawn. This means using a spring-tined rake to pull out any accumulated debris or thatch from the base of the grasses. This allows for a better flow of moisture and air, thus ensuring that the grass grows stronger and more healthily. If your lawn has developed a lot of moss (especially likely if it has suffered compaction, is shaded or has been particularly wet), then apply a proprietary moss killer before scarifying. Use a combined feed and moss killer to save yourself
The Garden time if you like, but whichever product you choose, make sure that you leave the specified time between applying the treatment and raking the dead moss out. If you don’t, the moss problem could become a lot worse, as you’ll spread the pieces of living moss as you rake. Worm casts may be there in abundance now too, so if necessary simply use a besom or brush to brush them away or distribute them over the lawn.
It is also worth sorting out any stepping stones that have sunk too low or become uneven. Use a spade to ease them out of the lawn and lift and readjust the level beneath before replacing them. It may sound as if there’s a lot to do, but remember that every hour spent now will make a huge difference to how the lawn looks for the rest of the year!
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Fill the gaps: Weeds and moss will take advantage of any weak or balding areas; grab a bucket and mix up some hardy perennial rye grass seed with a top soil, rake the target area and patch the bare spots. Hope for daily rain showers and water well when it doesn’t!
Edges: Tidy the edges of your lawn with a string trimmer or edging iron, take before and after photos – it makes a huge difference to the overall appearance.
Mulching – Use a mulch plug or dedicated mulching mower and give your grass natural nutrients. Mulch cutting leaves tiny, almost invisible clippings to break down into the soil. The added advantage is there will be no grass to collect and dispose of after cutting.
It definitely requires patience to improve or revive your grass but it is often the case of a little TLC making a big difference. You may not have the time or inclination to undertake your own lawn care work, if that’s the case contact The Lawn Whisperer to see if I can help:
I am now fully booked for Spring renovations but welcoming new customers for one off or fortnightly lawn mowing, which is my speciality. Having your grass cut at the correct height with a sharp blade is a great defence against weeds, moss and pests. I offer an eco-friendly service featuring a fleet of high voltage walk behind mowers (no petrol) to suit all gardens and client preferences, whilst aiding the fight against climate change. Returning customers receive a loyalty discount on lawn mowing and price freeze promise extending through the 2022 season. If you’re seeking regular grass cutting or even if you’re just curious to sample a one-off cut with professional cordless equipment, please do get in touch. Lawn mowing is bookable online or via telephone. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Even in these uncertain times the Heart of Kent Show Choir is on the lookout for keen new members, who love a challenge.! No experience is necessary, but you do need a good singing voice, lots of dedication and a willingness to learn. Truly amazing, is that many of the singers have had no musical training and yet through sheer dedication and hard work have made the choir a force to be reckoned with. Start singing with us now whilst in the safety of your own home until some normality in our lives returns. Do things you always dreamed of and be prepared for lots of fun along the way and grand adventures with new friends.
Throughout the pandemic the choir has been practising and recording in their own homes, producing wonderful music for online campaigns open-air screenings This year alone they have made two DVDs and a mini movie to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now, Brain Tumour Research and NHS Caregivers.
Nestled in the heart of Kent, lies a choir with a lot of heart! They have rapidly grown, evolving from a community singing group, into an outstanding performance choir, raising in excess of £150,000 over the past few years for national and local charities. The choir is based in Tenterden Kent and will have a second group opening in 2021, in Singleton, Ashford.
The Heart of Kent Show Choir work exclusively to support worthy causes by producing tailor-made shows, online campaigns, DVD’s and CD’s. Private clients hiring the choir can expect a brilliant evening for their guests, combined with the knowledge that their fee will be donated to one of our charities.
HKSC are part of the Rockits! Community Choir groups of Hawkhurst, Tenterden & Ashford Please look at our website to find out more about what we achieve and how to join us.
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Makes 12 Ready in 1 hr 10 mins, plus cooling INGREDIENTS • 300g rhubarb, trimmed and chopped (see Tips) • 25g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting • 175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing • 175g caster sugar • 3 large eggs • 175g self-raising flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 50g ground almonds • 1 tbsp milk
This easy all-in-one almond-flavoured sponge with a sweet and tangy rhubarb topping can be served warm with cream or custard or enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee. 1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4. Grease a 23cm square shallow cake tin and line the base and sides with baking paper. Toss the rhubarb and icing sugar together in a bowl and set aside. 2. Place the butter, caster sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Sift over the flour and baking powder. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Fold in the ground almonds and milk. 3. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and gently level the surface with a palette knife. Scatter the rhubarb evenly over the top. 4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the cake is risen and springy to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm or cold dusted with icing sugar.
TIP Choose thin stems of pink forced rhubarb for this recipe and chop into small even-sized pieces. Add 1-2 tbsp drained and chopped stem ginger to the sponge mixture, if liked.
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Serves 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 23 minutes, plus cooling INGREDIENTS • 125g/4½ oz asparagus • 1 handful of frozen peas (30g) • 2 spring onions, chopped • 60g/2¼ oz smoked salmon, cut into small strips • 4 eggs, beaten • Sea salt and ground black pepper
These colourful savoury muffins are easy to make and are delicious served warm for breakfast or cold for lunch with a salad. Asparagus is a fabulous healthy seasonal food to include, being rich in B vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E. For a vegetarian option swap the salmon for some feta cheese. 1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6 and grease and line 8 cups of a muffin tray with paper muffin cases. Blanch the asparagus in a saucepan of boiling salted water for 2–3 minutes until just soft. Drain, then cut into 1 cm/½ in pieces using scissors. 2. Divide the asparagus, peas, spring onions and smoked salmon among the paper cases – they should be threequarters full. Beat the eggs in a jug with some salt and pepper, then pour into the paper cases. 3. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes or until the muffins are golden and just firm in the centre. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the tray. Serve hot or cold. Gluten Free, Dairy Free Nutrition per serving (2 frittatas) 110kcal, fat 6.3g carbohydrates 1.6g, protein 11.2g
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The education technology (edtech) sector is booming. Many of the sites and apps are a tad pricey, but if you dig deep enough, there is a ton of free resource to explore. Don’t forget the oldies It’s easy to forget about the likes of BBC Bitesize in the days of Twinkl and The Maths Factor, but it’s still going strong. In fact, BBC Bitesize now offers online lessons, including videos, games, stories, short cartoons to explain complex subjects and a whole heap more (www.bbc. co.uk/bitesize). Check out CBBC too (www.bbc. co.uk/cbbc) as many of the online games have an educational twist. Make the most of free printables Your child has probably played an Orchard Toys game before, either at home or school. But you might not know that the brand also has loads of free activities on its website (www.orchardtoys. com), all aimed at younger children. There are simple jigsaw puzzles to print out, along with word games, activity sheets, recipes and so on. Basically, if you have a child aged three to six and a printer, this site should provide hours of entertainment. Oxford University Press also has lots of free printable activities for primary-aged children at home.oxfordowl.co.uk. Virtually visit attractions When they were forced to close their doors, many major attractions decided to offer virtual visits. Some also created extra resources for parents to use at home. Paignton Zoo (www. paigntonzoo.org.uk), for example, runs live video lessons covering subjects such as habitats. It also offers almost forty downloadable activities on its website, including ones focusing on science, art, literacy and history. The National History Museum (www.nhm.ac.uk)
has numerous resources on offer, including a virtual tour, videos, games, quizzes, science experiments and step-by-step craft activities. It’s also worth checking out: • The Eden Project: www.edenproject.com • Longleat Safari Park: www.longleat.co.uk/ education/resources/teachers-resources • The Science Museum Group: learning. sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/resources. (My nine-year-old absolutely loved the Total Darkness game.) • The V&A: www.vam.ac.uk Look for free incentives Subscription sites often offer a free trial or try to lure you in with sample resources. Make the most of ‘try before you buy’ offers and set a reminder to cancel the subscription before the offer ends. Do check reviews first though – some companies make it as difficult as possible to cancel (presumably in the hope that you’ll give up and start paying). Direct debits and standing orders are usually easiest to manage, as you can cancel them through your bank. Children’s magazines also tend to have free activities on their websites. National Geographic Kids’ site (www.natgeokids.com/uk/primaryresource) is particularly worth a visit. Plan lessons If you want to take home-learning to the next level, STEM Learning (www.stem.org.uk/ resources) is a hub for literally tens of thousands of teaching resources linked to the National Curriculum. It’s aimed at teachers rather than parents, but you’ll find downloadable worksheets and activities, videos, games and pretty much everything else you might need. You can filter by age, subject and the type of resources you’re looking for.
Important Information Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden 101 Rye 0845 60 70 999 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Electricity: Contact UK Power Networks 24 hours a day on 0800 3163 105 / 0333 3232 105 or go online to ukpowernetworks.co.uk Out of Hours Doctor William Harvey Hospital Conquest Hospital, Hastings Samaritans www.samaritans.org
Doctors Surgeries Ivy Court, Tenterden East Cross Health Clinic Rye Medical Centre
0845 4349655 01233 633331 01424 755255 116 123
01580 763666 01580 262 000 01797 223333
Tenterden Counselling Service Confidential 0776 968 3347 www.tenterdencounselling.org.uk Veterinary Clinics Cinque Ports Vets Rye Cinque Ports Vets Tenterden Milbourne Equine Vets Rye Town Council Tenterden Town Council Ashford Borough Council Ashford Gateway Plus Tenterden Gateway
01797 222265 01580 763309 01233 500505 01797 223902 01580 762271 01233 331111 0300 041 4141
Parish Councils: Rolvenden Tenterden Wittersham
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Citizens Advice Bureau
Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre 01580 764222 Rye Primary School 01797 222825 Rye College 01797 222545 Kent Adult Education Homewood Centre: 01580 764356 Rye College: 01797 222545
Rye Information Point www.visitrye.co.uk Sinden Theatre (Arts College) www.sindentheatre.biz firstname.lastname@example.org
01797 223902 01580 763826
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Rye & District Community Transport Wealden Wheels Kevin: John:
01797 227722 01233 840000 07821 387727 07851 395210
Hypohounds 01233 756555 info@Hypohounds.co.uk www.HypoHounds.co.uk Tenterden Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings, West View Care Centre, Tues & Fri Eve + Sat morning. Tenterden Charities Michael Wells
Tenterden Community Hub St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Rd TN30 6AT. email@example.com www.tenterdencommunityhub.co.uk
01580 766155 (answerphone)
Volunteer Bureau Town Hall, 24 High Street.TN30 6AN Rother Voluntary Action
01580 765819 01797 229600
Age UK Ashford - www.ageuk.org/ashford firstname.lastname@example.org
01233 668 765
CARM www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk e: email@example.com
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Royal British Legion Roger Thomas e: firstname.lastname@example.org Women’s Section: N. Holman S E Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc. email@example.com
01580 766880 01580 762302 07767 326138
Tenterden Disabled In Action Tenterden Day Centre 01580 761060 e: Tdiatenterden@tiscali.co.uk NSPCC: Tenterden & District 01580 763733 Pregnancy Sickness Support Kent and Sussex www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/ T: Denise Clifford firstname.lastname@example.org
Tenterden National Trust Assoc Ann Stevens 01580 764443 Rotary Club Of Tenterden www.tenterden-rotary.com Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club Membership: Meetings:
07860 131098 01797 225739 01797 226380
Tenterden & District Residents’ Assoc. www.tdra.org.uk T: Chris Mason 01580 765199
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