Easter Hope Apples

Derek writes: This Year Easter is early, so the village school were still working during Holy Week ( broke up on Thursday afternoon ). The School came into Church on Thursday morning with a good contingent of parents & carers. The Children told the story of Jesus’ last week on earth and His glorious Resurrection … [Read more…]

Congratulations to Derek and Lindsay!

Congratulations to Derek and Lindsay who have been given a Mid Sussex Applauds award for their work with the Emmaus Group! It’s well deserved and we’re all so pleased for you. Derek writes: On Palm Sunday Lindsay & I with 2 guests went to an Awards Tea at the Show Ground, organised by Mid – … [Read more…]

Mud, glorious Mud!

Derek writes: “My offering this week are 2 delightful spring bloomers. Clematis Armandii 30 feet up a Sweet Chestnut tree and Elizabethan primrose. In passing the rainfall total over the first 2 months of 2024 is 12 inches, twice the usual amount. Mud, mud, glorious mud” as Flanders and Swann would sing (but fortunately no … [Read more…]

Take time…

Derek writes: “There is a lovely phrase, “ Take time to smell the roses “. I give you “ Open your eyes and look around.” Blue sky pictures from Wednesday afternoon (taken by Gary Coxall) in St. Margaret’s Churchyard. The night skies’ have been good too. Take time to stand and stare, who knows what … [Read more…]

Taking the rough with the smooth

Derek writes “As gardeners we have to work outside in all weathers, good & bad. My theory from record keeping and anecdotal observations is that it only rains for less than 10% of our working days. Wednesday was damp but no so wet. We were tasked with cutting down & digging out brambles which had … [Read more…]