Derek writes:   We said goodbye today to our 16 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Rosie. What a joy she has been over the past years getting us out walking the neighbourhood, Ashdown Forest and beyond, catching rats, chasing cats and being part of the ebb & flow of family life. We will miss you … [Read more…]


Derek writes: “Apples, how we love them, their shape, colour, smell, taste & texture, they are good for you too. I recently visited the National fruit collection at Brogdale near faversham in Kent. A treasure to behold. Hundreds of different varieties, just like Noah’s Ark, 2 of each. My ear’s pricked up with the following … [Read more…]

Autumn leaves

Derek writes: Autumn has arrived. What a contrast between Friday and Monday. The wind started blowing and the leaves have begun falling. It creates much honest toil, raking, clearing and filling up compost heaps. I measure rainfall and keep a keen eye on the weather but I don’t have a date for the start of … [Read more…]

Churchyard Working party resumes.

Derek writes: The Churchyard working party restarts this coming Monday 6th September from 2.0 – 4.0 p.m. Jobs include weeding, raking, pruning, sweeping, tidying, brushing, cleaning etc. If you would like to get involved please just come along. likewise if you would like to know more please contact Derek Shurvell 01342 810780. Together we can … [Read more…]

Flower Show

  Derek writes: This Saturday, 28th August, sees the return of the annual British Legion, flower, Fruit & vegetable show. It is to be held at the Sharpthorne Club from 2.15 p.m. ( next to Costcutter ). Do come along and have a look around to get an idea of what a village  show is … [Read more…]