The Village Directory Feb/Mar 2021 Edition • Issue 161 • Royal Mail
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Welcome Hi everyone, Happy New Year, actually let me rephrase that, I wish you all a Happy and Very Healthy New Year. We all knew that Christmas would be a challenge, but the last minute restrictions definitely caught me on the hop! I was literally at the Tesco tills with two large Turkeys and a basket full of food when the government announced the new lockdown. Hubby, who was patiently waiting in the car listening to the news live, tried to call me, but too late. As I walked toward him in the car park he said “Boris has cancelled Christmas!”. I honestly thought he was joking, I was so disappointed. Thank goodness I have a freezer, but I’d never frozen fresh veg before and I had far more than three of use could eat! I’m sure many of you have a similar story to tell. My love of Christmas is not just about the socialising, I love the food, and with our numbers suddenly reduced, there was plenty of it. I must confess now, I ate two whole Christmas puddings over the period, with deliciously thick cream, just one portion was eaten by my son! I must pay the price now and get my weight back to normal for a family wedding that is supposed to take place in April. I’m so lucky that I can work from home, and continue to publish the magazines during this terrible pandemic. February brings Valentine’s Day, which will be a real challenge this year, but love will find a way to express itself, I’m sure! It will also be Mother’s Day on Sunday 14th March, so even if you can’t be with your Mum
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It’s time to grab a spade, or perhaps a fork, and get planting. Autumn is widely viewed as THE best time for planting, but provided you get going fairly early in the year, then trees, shrubs, climbers or herbaceous plants will all have a decent amount of time to get established before the weather gets hotter and drier. If you have noticed that your garden has lacked colour, shape or perhaps perfume over the last few years then take a look at the spaces that need filling and go on a shopping trip. Start by clearing the soil properly by digging or forking it over and removing pernicious weeds or debris. Next, measure the space you have to offer, as it is important that the plant you choose will not outgrow its new home too quickly. It is worth jotting down the approximate measurements of the gaps you have to fill and at the same time making a note of how sunny or shaded the spot is. It is amazing what you find you have forgotten by the time you are in the garden centre. If you feel the need for a bit of springtime colour from shrubs you plant, then there should be a good selection to choose from right now – perhaps a flowering currant with flower trusses in red or pink, each up to 10cm (4in) long, a star
magnolia, Magnolia stellate, with breathtakingly beautiful white or palest pink star-shaped flowers on bare stems, or, if you have a biggish space, how about one of the amelanchiers, which are truly great value because they have tiny, very pretty white flowers with foliage that turns wonderfully fiery shades come the autumn. On acidic soils or in a good-sized pot full of ericaceous compost, camellias perform well and their large flowers in reds, pinks, yellows and white look great. There is Exochorda macrantha, ‘The Bride’, with delightful arching stems studded with tiny white flowers. The list goes on and on, but take time to wander around a favourite nursery or garden centre and you will be amazed at what is there and how it has the potential to transform you garden this spring and for years to come. When you have got your purchases home, try to get them planted as soon as possible. Dig a good-sized hole for each, making it several inches wider than the root ball all round, and fork the base and sides of the hole over thoroughly, especially if you garden on clay. On clay soils it is best to do as much soil preparation as possible with a fork, as this will be less likely to cause further compaction of the soil than if you use a spade.
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may need to prune these out, so that you can release the remainder of the roots. The plant should be planted at the same depth that it was in its pot and make sure that just the roots, and no part of the stem, are below ground level. Watering in is necessary even if the soil seems fairly moist, as it helps to settle the soil around the fine roots. Stand back and admire your efforts, and at the same time check the stem is good and upright. Make a note of the plant’s precise name and details, or remove the label and keep it somewhere safe – that way you will never be stuck for information about how to look after your plant, or how big it may grow!
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Battersea’s Ashford Community to Help More Dogs and Cats Residents of Ashford can now volunteer to help Battersea dogs and cats in need of a home, thanks to the much-loved animal charity’s Communities scheme. Following on from its successful first Community in Guildford, Battersea carefully selected Ashford as its second location. Approximately 30 miles away from Battersea’s Brands Hatch Centre, the charity hopes to rehome many more animals in the area through Community Rehoming Volunteers (CRVs), who will be recruited to care for animals temporarily while taking an active role in finding them a permanent home. Emma Harrison, Battersea Communities manager, said: "We know last year has been a difficult for so many, but we want to start looking to the future. Our ultimate goal at Battersea is to help as many dogs and cats as possible. We hope to rehome many more animals in Ashford through our new Community and reach more potential owners.
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Serves 8 Ready in 1 hour 30 mins, plus cooling INGREDIENTS • 175g unsalted butter, softened • 175g caster sugar • 175g self-raising flour • 3 medium eggs • Grated zest and juice from 1 small orange, plus extra zest to decorate • 75g ground almonds • 125g ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped • Icing sugar, to dust TIP If the top of the cake starts to overbrown before the end of the cooking time, cover loosely with a piece of foil.
Get the kettle on and enjoy a slice of this delicious fruity loaf cake. 1. Preheat the oven to 170C / fan 150C / gas mark 3. Grease a 900g (2lb) loaf tin and line the base and two long sides with baking paper. 2. Place the butter, sugar, flour, eggs and the orange rind and juice in a bowl. Beat with an electric whisk until thoroughly combined. Toss together the ground almonds and apricots and fold into the mixture. 3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and gently level the surface. Bake for 50 minutes - 1 hour 10 minutes until risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Serve dusted with icing sugar and decorated with the extra orange zest.
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Brabourne Baptist Zoom Church is Flourishing In March 2020 our minister, Paul Muir, wrote to the congregation at Brabourne Baptist Church advising that as a result of Covid 19 all Church gatherings involving direct contact would be postponed with immediate effect and that an online service on Zoom would commence. It seemed a big ask to transfer to virtual services. Our normal Sunday congregation is around 50 and somewhere in the 50-90+ age range. Back in March many of us had never even heard of Zoom but our first Zoom service on Sunday March 22nd was surprisingly well attended.
Zoom has worked well for deacons’ meetings and Church Members’ Meetings. We have been able to have helpful discussions and still make important decisions during this time. Some home groups have also continued on Zoom. Following Baptist Union guidelines for social distancing we do not plan to reopen the church yet as we could only have a very small number of people in the building. Currently we are happy with the way we have been able to carry on as a Church over the past few months.
The benefit of Zoom is that you don’t have to have broadband or the internet, you can just dial in by phone. OK, you don’t get to see the others attending the service or meeting, but full participation is enabled otherwise. It has been a great success for the 76% of the congregation who have been able to connect.
Of course we have not been able to have any social gatherings such as Café Wednesday and Meeting Point. Renew 18 had some meetings in the Manse garden and we walked together in various local beauty spots. Unfortunately that is on hold now, but we are looking at ways of keeping up the connections.
Paul has been very helpful enabling folk to connect their devices to Zoom, and thanks to a grant from the Cinnamon Network he purchased a number of electronic tablets to loan to any who do not have a device but would like to connect to our services.
I enjoy Zoom meetings, and it has given me the sense of connectedness during this time of isolation. I have been very grateful for the technology which enables us to carry on spiritual activities as well as social and business.
In addition to our normal Sunday services we had been having morning prayer times in the prayer room at Church from 9.00am-9.30am on weekday mornings. These have transferred seamlessly to Zoom. We even introduced an extra Wednesday evening prayer time. Since the beginning of lockdown we have had a small prayer community meeting regularly every morning, which has been of special benefit to those living alone and shielding. The regular contact and seeing a friendly face, and being able to share and pray together has been an encouraging and healing experience. Indeed we are so impressed with the success of Zoom that we would like to continue its use after “normal” services are resumed at the Baptist Church. We have found that friends and family have joined us from other parts of the country and also from abroad. There are no limits of distance to attending virtual services and meetings, which is very exciting. It will be a very helpful platform for any who are unwell or too far away to attend in person. Our Sunday sermons are uploaded onto our church website (www.brabournebaptist.org.uk) and can be viewed at anytime on our own YouTube channel. It is also easy to find the link to our Zoom services on the website, and all are welcome to join us.
Those who cannot connect to Zoom have not been forgotten. Each week copies of the weekly news sheet, the previous Sunday’s sermon and a weekly scripture devotional are posted out or delivered to them and emailed to all. Everyone in our congregation has been, and continues to be, connected to the Church, and folk check up on each other regularly by phone and email.
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