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    BenskoProblem with Wasps?

    Pest Control Services can help!Friendly, reliable and effective service

    Enjoy your Summer...Pest-Free!

    Call 01303 221008or 07857 [email protected]

    Well take the stingout of your pocket!

    Family Run Fully Insured Authority ApprovedDOMESTIC COMMERCIAL 7 DAYS AWEEK

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    JULY

    2012

    The villagge directoryfor Wye and surrounding villages and surrounding villages

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  • DRESS MAKING & ALTERATIONSQurna Creations

    Now in TenterdenTel: 01580 764131

    Email [email protected]

    MARY HEMSLEY INTERIORSHandmade Curtains Tracks & Poles

    Blinds Wallpapers UpholsteryDesigner Fabrics

    01233 813717150 Bridge Street, Wye, TN25 5DP

    DDRRESSSS MMAAKKINNGG && AALLTEERRATTIOONNS

    NEEDLES & PINSREPAIR AND ALTERATION SERVICE

    Zips & Trouser / Skirt Shortening from 4.50HAND SEWN CURTAINS

    FREE COLLECTION / DELIVERY SERVICECall Christina 01303 864280

    August Issue Deadline 1st July

    Welcome tothe village directory

    REPAIRS TO...WASHING MACHINES COOKERS (ELECTRIC)WASHING MACHINES COOKERS (ELECTRIC)

    TUMBLE DRIERS DYSON VACUUM SPECIALISTTUMBLE DRIERS DYSON VACUUM SPECIALISTCall Garry on 07958 640152Call Garry on 07958 640152

    01233 632329

    PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESCarpets - Rugs - Upholstery - Mattresses

    Stain removal and protection with anti allergy Mattress cleaning and protection with allergyshield

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    Hi everyone,

    Its July and its is a big month for The Village Directory as we are joining the smartphone revolution. We now have our own smartphone app, making our directory of local businesses and events available wherever you go, if you have a smartphone that is! It brings together all of the advertisers and events from all six magazine areas, but if you only want to search your own area you can. If you would like to know more why not check out the full story on page 22.

    As always its really important to me that the magazine should be used by rural communities to let everyone know of their fund-raising events, get togethers, local meetings, clubs, school fairs/shows etc. If you wish to publicise an event, or run an editorial to create awareness of a local item please get in touch. It is completely free to advertise community items, you can phone me or post/email information to me and I absolutely promise I dont bite! So please, please do let me know whats happening out there so that I can let everyone else know in your area.

    Also this month watch out for the Olympic Torch relay making its way from Rye to Ashford. It will be passing through Hamstreet on the 18th, as youll see in our Whats On pages this month. It may be the closest many of us get to the Olympics, other than via our television screens. Lets hope the sun shines on the event and the rain holds off .

    ~ DebbieT: 01233 720488e:[email protected]:www.thevillagedirectory.co.uke:[email protected]

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    A Multi-trade Company

    Tree Surgery - Landscaping - Garden WorkDriveways & Patios

    Tel: 07979 003 291 / 01303 87524630 years Experience - fully insured - www.fabbuilders.com

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    Its almost impossible to keep up with it all. But there are advantages no wringing our hands about the hosepipe ban, for one; and some of the wildlife that was threatened by the drought in March is benefi tting too. In fact its been lovely weather for the ducks and all the creatures that depend on moist conditions for their survival (that would be slugs and snails then). Not all species have done so well though. Last year we had a very dry spring, which actually helped the early butterfl ies, some of them quite rare. I noticed lots more in the garden later in the summer too, but butterfl ies dont appreciate the wet, so numbers will be back to their downward trend again this year.

    If you want to attract butterfl ies and bees to your borders, you need to choose plants that are nectar rich. Generally that means single fl owers, not frilly, double blooms that are probably sterile anyway and have very little to off er a hungry insect. Apart form

    Its a jungle out there at the moment at least it is in my garden. The wet weather of the past few weeks has made the plants put on lots of lush leafy growth. The weeds are romping away and the grass is growing like its coming out of a pasta-making machine.

    JulyThe Garden Shed

    Regular Garden Maintenance Hedge Cutting & Pruning Mowing Planting shrubs, fl owers & vegetables Garden Clearance Jet Washing No Job too big or too small

    LRL Garden ServicesContact John on 01233 613101M: 07702 023 454E: [email protected]

    Established 25 Years

    Groundwork ServicesRichard Gilbert

    Telephone: 01233 812566 Mobile: 07749 258871

    Driveways and Patios Rainwater Harvesting Tree stump removal Landscaping Drainage

    Septic tanks & cess pools Excavation & trenching Concrete bases &

    footings Moling for cables & pipes

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    The fi nest quality cultivated turf from specialist turf farms nationwide, delivered promptly and direct at

    competitive prices. Screened topsoil Blended loam Top dressing Composts Bark mulches Decorative gravel Crushed slate Grass seed

    Railway sleepers Aggregates Rockery Stone Equestrian Surfacing Landscaping

    Delivered loose or in crane bags. Discount on bulk orderswww.ransleyturf.co.uk

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    Tel: 01233 619 290 Henwood Ind. Est., Henwood Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 8DHwww.listerwilder.co.uk

    MG250 Mange GraderMG250 Mange Grader

    The New Premium Super B-Series Diesel TractorB1830/B2230/B2530/B3030

    The MG250 Mange Grader will ensure the perfect equestrian surface with any arena surface material

    the well known butterfl y bush Buddleia davidii there are lots of attractive and long fl owering plants that will look gorgeous and bring the butterfl ies fl ocking (or fl uttering) in for a visit. My top fi ve at the moment are Hebe Midsummer Beauty, Verbena bonariensis (fl owering from June until November), Sedum spectabile, Aster frikartii Monch and Scabious Chili Black. Creating a nectar border is an attractive (and tidy) way to bring the garden buzzing into life its fascinating (and relaxing if you do it from a deck chair) to watch the bees and butterfl ies busily pollinating the fl owers

    Gardening to attract wildlife doesnt always mean leaving things to nature and letting the nettles and brambles take over, but if thats whats happening in your garden at the moment, take heart - a nature garden sounds much more enticing than the description you could be using. And gardens these days are supposed to be a little rough around the

    edges. After all, if you want butterfl ies to frolic in your borders, youve got to supply a few nettles for the caterpillars to eat

    Contact Jo for Garden advice and Border Makeovers www.hornbrookmanor.co.uk

    Tel 01233 861186

    Please Mention The village directory When Responding to Adverts

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    Wilson Landscapes Grass Cutting Hedge Cutting Tree Work Fencing Landscaping of New Build Gardens

    Domestic or Commercial Overgrown Garden Restoration Patios Turfi ng

    For a Free Quote Please Call Richard Wilson on 07792216613 or 01233 720891

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    Landscaping & Garden Maintenance

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    GARDENS GROUNDS MAINTENANCE COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPINGWE HAVE BEEN CREATING BEAUTIFUL GARDENS FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS. FROM WATER FEATURES TO

    PATIOS, POOLS TO PAGODAS, WE WORK CLOSELY WITH YOU TO TURN YOUR IDEAS INTO REALITY.

    01795 42706001233 714680

    www.jblandscape.co.uk

    STONE GREEN NURSERIES Pluckley Road, Bethersden TN26 3ET

    WHOLESALE NURSERY

    ****NOT TO BE MISSED****

    Fri 6th, Sat 7th & Sun 8th July

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    Truly A Gardener's Paradise !

    We accept most major credit cards

    Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm

    Please Remember we are only open on these dates

    Quality, service and prices you will find hard to beat

    Future Open Weekends in 2012 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th August 7th ,8th & 9th September

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    *Shrubs* Trees* Herbaceous perennials* Climbers* *Ferns*Grasses*& Large plants for an instant impact*

    At Stone Green Nurseries you will discover thatwe are passionate about plants. We grow a fantastic range of You can choose your

    nowledgeable staff to help answer your questions

    plants from our vast selection and direct from their growing beds! You cant buy fresher. Our broad variety of garden plants are offered to you at fair prices. Should you need help with your selection we also have k

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    Pest Control ServicesDOMESTIC - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL

    Fast eff ective service forthe removal of all pests.

    Family Run - Fully Insured.Authority Approved.

    WASPS, BEES, ANTS, FLEAS, FLIES, COCKROACHES, RATS, MICE, MOLES AND SQUIRRELS

    Tel: 01303 221008Mobile: 07857 344770

    e: [email protected]

    BENSKOKILBYS PEST CONTROL

    All Rodents and Insects WASP NEST SPECIALIST 7 days a week Fully Insured

    01233 840948 07756007428

    KILBYS CHIMNEY SWEEP Pots/Cowls/Birdguards Fitted Brush and Vac

    Certifi cates Issued Fully Insured ICS Registered Family Run, Est 198301233 840948 07756007428

    Please Mention The village directory When Responding to Adverts

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  • On August 2 at 2.30pm visitors to Beech Court Gardens in Challock (near Ashford) in Kent can enjoy a guided hydrangea walk and take the opportunity to explore the picturesque gardens.

    The walk is free with garden admission and visitors can hear about the gardens history and wildlife while admiring the impressive red and blue hydrangeas and impressive trees, which provide welcome shade in the hot sun.

    There is always a warm welcome from the owners of these beautiful gardens where visitors can also meet the interesting assortment of goats and rare breed chickens.

    Surrounding a 15th century farmhouse this informal garden is truly a garden for all seasons. At all times the garden is framed by many varieties of rare trees including Acers, fi rs, pines, Kalopanax and the tallest Eucryphia in Kent. The autumn tints are classical and trees provide an ideal habitat for birdlife including nesting sites for a pair of Barn and Tawny owls, Kestrels and migrating varieties which the gardens are renowned for.

    The site where the gardens are now found dates back to Saxon times, suggested by the discovery of Roman swords and artefacts. The house itself, which is not open to the public, dates back to 1415 but visitors can see the unusual shaped windows

    known as Dering windows from the gardens. The story behind the name connects to Mr Dering being chased by the Roundheads, and being a slim build he was able to escape through a window of this shape, the Roundheads were unable to follow him. He lived to tell the tale, so after his marriage to the beautiful maiden he was visiting he changed all the windows at his estate in Pluckley to this interesting shape.

    The garden is open Saturday to Thursday between 10.30am and 5.30pm until October 31. Adult admission is 5, senior citizens 4.50, students/wheelchair users 2 and children 1. Groups of 15 and over 4. Adult season ticket 12.

    Lunch and tasty home cooked meals are served in the cosy Oast house tea rooms.

    The gardens have a Disabled Silver Access Award and are fully accessible for wheelchair users except on very wet days.

    For further information and opening times at other times of the year visit www.beechcourtgardens.co.uk or call 01233 740735.

    For media enquiries contact Caroline Edmunds at Pennington PR on [email protected] or 01892 616647

    Take a Hydrangea Walk at Beech Court Gardens

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    Chimney Sweeping ServicesChimney Sweeping ServicesBrush and VacBrush and Vac

    Friendly, Clean, Reliable Service

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    Bespoke Timber Buildings, Sheds,Games Rooms, Stables, Gazebos.

    All aspects of Fencing & Decking, Patios and Concrete bases.

    Free no obligation quote - Friendly ServicePlease Call Edward on

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    scaff old poles on top of them. Oh well, they are scaff old poles on top of them. Oh well, they are only vegetables- nothing important like cat only vegetables- nothing important like cat biscuits or the lovely pouches I occasionally get biscuits or the lovely pouches I occasionally get as a treat!as a treat!

    We have heard lovely tales of wildlife that has We have heard lovely tales of wildlife that has been at the clinic lately. Our favourite was a been at the clinic lately. Our favourite was a group of 5 baby barn owls. Sadly the Mum had group of 5 baby barn owls. Sadly the Mum had been found dead and the Dad wasnt feeding been found dead and the Dad wasnt feeding them. They were brought to the clinic and them. They were brought to the clinic and looked after until they could go to an RSPCA looked after until they could go to an RSPCA specialist centre where they will eventually be specialist centre where they will eventually be able to get released. We campaigned for Clive able to get released. We campaigned for Clive to bring them home at night to feed- I think to bring them home at night to feed- I think I could defi nitely teach 5 baby owls a few I could defi nitely teach 5 baby owls a few tricks....- but again I was blamed as the very tricks....- but again I was blamed as the very reason that they couldnt come home and Chris reason that they couldnt come home and Chris took them home with him and did a marvellous took them home with him and did a marvellous job. Chriss cats are so lucky- getting to meet job. Chriss cats are so lucky- getting to meet the owls. I would have loved to teach them how the owls. I would have loved to teach them how to catch catnip mice!to catch catnip mice!

    I think it is quite unjust how I am always blamed I think it is quite unjust how I am always blamed for disasters and breakages. The humans just for disasters and breakages. The humans just dont understand. Do any of you cats out there dont understand. Do any of you cats out there have habits your owners just dont understand? have habits your owners just dont understand? I mainly get into trouble for misbehaving in I mainly get into trouble for misbehaving in front of guests. I think my most unpopular front of guests. I think my most unpopular

    Hello Everyone, Hello Everyone, Mowgli here. How Mowgli here. How are all of you? Ebony are all of you? Ebony and I have spent a and I have spent a lot of time this last lot of time this last month looking at month looking at

    all the rain and wind out of the window. We hope it gets all the rain and wind out of the window. We hope it gets sunny soon! All the wind meant that yet more roof tiles sunny soon! All the wind meant that yet more roof tiles fell off our cottage roof. If any more fall off we may need fell off our cottage roof. If any more fall off we may need to start using umbrellas inside....... Janes Dad (who was to start using umbrellas inside....... Janes Dad (who was a chartered surveyor before retiring and becoming a a chartered surveyor before retiring and becoming a receptionist at the clinic) shudders every time he sees the receptionist at the clinic) shudders every time he sees the roof! Still, we are all dry at the moment! Last year during roof! Still, we are all dry at the moment! Last year during quite a bad storm there was the most terrifying noise one quite a bad storm there was the most terrifying noise one night and it turned out (we sent Clive to look of course. He night and it turned out (we sent Clive to look of course. He has to have some uses....) that a chimney pot had come has to have some uses....) that a chimney pot had come crashing down. Just today ironically a roofer has come to crashing down. Just today ironically a roofer has come to mend the chimney pot which is great. Less great is that mend the chimney pot which is great. Less great is that the scaff olding to get to the chimney is being put up in the scaff olding to get to the chimney is being put up in Janes new vegetable patch. I have been keeping watch Janes new vegetable patch. I have been keeping watch out of the window and issuing regular updates. So far all out of the window and issuing regular updates. So far all the beetroot are underneath a plank and the beans have the beetroot are underneath a plank and the beans have

    Mowgli

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    AT THE EVEGATE CENTRESMEETH, ASHFORD

    We treat your pet as if it was our own

    Specialising in all pet animals including exotics& avian. Calm and friendly family run clinic.

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    Our aim is to treat your We are located in the dog as one of our family quiet village of for the duration of their Hastingleigh, high up on stay in our home the North Downs, whether it be for one approximately 6 miles night or a number of from Ashford and 9 weeks miles from Canterbury

    Your dog will get the Full board costs start run of our rambling from 20 per day. farmhouse and five Discounts apply for acres of fenced paddocks multiple pets from the nestled in an Area of same family and we may Outstanding Natural be able to accommodate Beauty and surrounded other small pets such as by miles of exciting dog rabbits and hamsters walking opportunities all safely away from Please call for an traffic informal chat to discuss

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    Contact Sarah WillettTel: 01233 750019

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    We are fully licensed andinsured to provide you with added peace of mind

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    phase was quite a while ago when I used to help phase was quite a while ago when I used to help with the washing. I dont know about other cats out with the washing. I dont know about other cats out there but our humans are always faffi ng about with there but our humans are always faffi ng about with clothes- in the washing machine then on the clothes clothes- in the washing machine then on the clothes horse, then seeing if they are dry and then ironing horse, then seeing if they are dry and then ironing them. I went through a phase of checking when them. I went through a phase of checking when clothes were dry and dragging them downstairs to clothes were dry and dragging them downstairs to let the humans know. It isnt my fault that I could only let the humans know. It isnt my fault that I could only drag the small clothes and that I only seemed to do drag the small clothes and that I only seemed to do this when we had guests. It was when the humans this when we had guests. It was when the humans were most distracted and didnt notice what was were most distracted and didnt notice what was dry on the clothes horse or not. It seemed to cause a dry on the clothes horse or not. It seemed to cause a bit of a rumpus each time I proudly came down the bit of a rumpus each time I proudly came down the stairs dragging pants or knickers or a bra, miaowing stairs dragging pants or knickers or a bra, miaowing through my mouthful of fabric to let everyone know through my mouthful of fabric to let everyone know the off ending item was dry. Some humans just dont the off ending item was dry. Some humans just dont appreciate the help! I stopped this after a few months appreciate the help! I stopped this after a few months as it seemed so universally unpopular and started to as it seemed so universally unpopular and started to pretend to fall off the dresser and yell instead so that pretend to fall off the dresser and yell instead so that Clive had to leap up to catch me in mid air. This is a Clive had to leap up to catch me in mid air. This is a good trick I perform to this day. Id love to hear about good trick I perform to this day. Id love to hear about all the habits your owners dont like!all the habits your owners dont like!

    Anyway, I had better go and check on the vegetables. Anyway, I had better go and check on the vegetables. Fingers crossed for some sun!Fingers crossed for some sun!

    Mowgli Mowgli - Montgomery Veterinary Clinic- Montgomery Veterinary Clinic

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    CHICKEN COOPS by AnimalShacks169 with Free Delivery and Set-up of Coop

    01233 714258 Email: [email protected]

    Ask for Angie. All enquiries are welcome

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    Professional unique intensive valet process Range & AGA specialist All ovens, hobs, extractor fans & microwaves Environmentally friendly, no toxic chemicals, no fumes See ovenu.co.uk for a video of the valet process Ovenu Ashford is approved by Trading Standards Contact Richard at Ovenu Ashford 01233 380023 or 0800 1409800

    The Handy HouseholdThe Handy Household - Aluminium Foilm FoilAluminium foil is commonly referred to as tin foil because the original product manufactured back in the early twentieth century was actually made of tin, but all the tin foil you buy these days is now aluminium. A staple of the kitchen for over 100 years then, but it has many other uses around the home.Soften brown sugar by wrapping it in foil and putting it in a medium oven for around 5 minutes.Your dog or cat will dislike the feeling and sound of foil, so lay a sheet over your chairs and sofas and within a few days theyll learn not to jump up. Likewise cover table and chair legs and this will put them off using the legs as a scratching post.Increase the effectiveness of your ironing board by laying a sheet under the cover. The foil will refl ect the heat back meaning you can iron on a lower setting. The same principle applies if you put foil behind your room radiators.If you have a tray of ice cubes in the freezer, cover it with foil and this will ensure the ice stays clean and doesnt pick up odours from other food.If you are having your carpet cleaned you may not be able to move the larger furniture out of the room. Squares of foil under the legs will protect the furniture and wont stain the damp carpet.Extend the life of your scissors by cutting through several layers of foil to sharpen them.

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    comparison, too few reception rooms. Check out other properties nearby which have been similarly extended to see what has been done and what theyre worth. When doing your research, its always a good idea to ask a local estate agent for advice, and you could also go to a website such as www.nethouseprices.com to nd out how much properties in your area have sold for recently.

    A word about space planning. If you have room, adding a bathroom to a loft conversion makes sense both practically and nancially, and shouldnt cost any more than adding a new bathroom anywhere else in the house in other words, anything from around 3,000 for a plain t-out. Costs will be minimised if you place the bathroom above one on the oor below, keeping plumbing work simple, but Hugo Tugman of Architect Your Home (www.architect-yourhome.com) points out that you should always keep your options open. Its folly to put the bathroom in the wrong place, just because thats where the drains are, he says. The same goes for staircases most people think that theres just one place where a staircase can be tted in a loft conversion, because Building Regulations require two metres of head room above it, but you can end up squashing your accommodation just because the best bit of loft is taken up with a staircase. Its really worth considering the possible alternatives when doing your planning.

    And nally, if overall head height is an issue in your potential loft conversion, dont try to get away with cramped, uncomfortable rooms. Hugo points out that lowering the ceilings of the rooms below is often a possibility, and can make all the diff erence to the success of

    BUT WILL IT ADD VALUE?The HSBCs annual home improvement survey found, in March this year, that a loft conversion is still the improvement that adds the most value, boosting the price of a property by, on average, 16,152. But according to specialists Econoloft, a typical conversion by building professionals costs between 20,000 and 30,000. The answer may lie, therefore, in keeping costs down by doing as much work as possible yourself but only if you can do it to a good standard. Valuation expert Paul Cutbill, of Countrywide Surveying Services, said: Whilst sensibly improved and well presented homes will generally be attractive to potential purchasers, rising labour and material costs mean that the gap between the cost of improving and monies realised at the point of any sale has been reduced. Poor quality re tting and lack of proper design considerations, often as a result of inadequate project budgeting and planning, can also have a signi cant knock-on eff ect to any added value which might be gained when selling a property.

    Its important to fi t storage into sloping ceilings in a loft conversion, so a fi tted wardrobe such as this is ideal. This is the Melody French Oak

    range from Hammonds, 0800 021 4360; www.hammonds-uk.com.

    a project. It sounds like it would be a massive expense, he says, but in fact the additional costs are really only plastering and decorating the rooms below, and it would probably add no more than about three or four thousand onto a simple job.

    A double bedroom and ensuite loft conversion by Econoloft, 0800 269 765; www.econoloft.co.uk.

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    Members Wanted for Kennington Badminton Club who play at The Norton Knatchbull School on a Wednesday evening from 7.30 p.m. - 10.00pm. Previous experience of the game would be preferred.

    Pilates Classes- Challock Village Hall, Wednesdays 9:15am. Suitable for all levels. Contact Victoria 07543543373

    8th July The Ashford Branch of Kent Beekeepers Association meet at 2.30p.m. on 8th July, at their Apiary site, Cheesemans Green Lane, Mersham, TN25 7HX to hear a talk and demonstration by Mike Cooper on Queen Rearing. Anyone interested in learning the craft of keeping bees please contact Peggy Wood o1233 503074

    Smeeth W.I. will meet next on Monday 9th July at Brabourne and Smeeth Village Hall when they will be joined by other W.I. members in their Group to enjoy a great evening with Headcorn Morris dancers. Visitors are always most welcome. For further information do contact Joy Taylor on 01303 812165 or Kathleen MacPhee on 01303 812536.

    Saturday 14 July Kent Foster Care Association FUN Day at Capel-le-Ferne Village Hall (Lancaster Avenue, Capel-leFerne, Folkestone, CT18 7LX) on 2012 from 12 noon until 4pm. There will be lots of to do for all age groups.

    Sunday August 26th Westwell Village Fete Westwell Queen Elizabeth Field 1pm - 5pm

    July 18 Olympic Torch Relay - Hamstreet. The Olympic torch will pass trough the village en route from Rye to Ashford. The relay will pass through at 10.30am but there will be a convoy passing through ahead of this at 9.30am which is when spectators are advised to take their places. After the relay a whole host of events will take place including the villages largest ever Zumba class on Pound Leas at noon, the Hamstreet school children attempting to break a world record for a formation of the Olympic rings for an aerial photo at 1pm, netball at 2.30pm/3pm, football at 4pm and a 5k race at 6pm. To enter the race go to www.podplus.co.uk

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    In our early days of married life each family photograph was lovingly taken with camera and lm, delivered to the chemist for development and the nished prints picked up a week later. Sometimes, Id use a special envelope for sending lms off for processing to some far ung lm developers before, hopefully, having them delivered back through the door.

    I can still remember the excitement of collecting developed pictures from the chemist; hoping the assistants hadnt had a sneak peak at them, then hiding round the corner to scan the latest pictorial record of our life. There were always some photographs that hadnt quite turned out as expected; blurrily out of focus, too bright or too dark, with maybe a fat thumb or skinny nger covering the lens and captured for all to see.

    I treasured these photographs. I used to spread them out on the living room oor and gaze at them for hours. Then once Id had my ll of imprinting them on my memory and showing them off Id proudly stick them into albums. As the years passed the collection of photographs and albums grew. As further years passed I became lax about sticking the photos in albums; instead tossing the packets of prints into an old apple box kept for that purpose.

    With the arrival of digital cameras we didnt have to be so careful in our photo taking. Snap, snap, snap at each and every opportunity with no fears about the costs of lm or processing. Transfer to the computer, delete those you dont like, crop, adjust and save those you do. In the early days proudly printing them out on the home printer, then later, just burn them to disc and forget about the printing.

    Stacks and stacks of discs recording our life, sanitised, edited and suitable for viewing by all. Emailed to friends and family, posted on Facebook and shared with the world, backed up then slipped into

    little plastic wallets... and largely forgotten. Far too many to commit to memory far too many marking insigni cant and truly mundane moments.

    Recently, while sorting through some papers I came across a photograph. It showed three small boys in swimming trunks and a middle aged man also in trunks. They were all standing in a river, knee deep in water and holding hands. Its a glorious summer day and while you cant fully see their faces its clear theyre laughing. If you look closely you can see shing rods, towels, a picnic and two cans of beer on the riverbank. You can also see my toes captured while sitting on the grass and taking the photograph.

    Id nearly forgotten that day 25 years ago; not quite but nearly. Three young boys and their granddad shing and swimming, the family holiday, the nettles, the trek to the swimming spot and the digging for worms. I remember a lot more but its not for sharing. Its for savouring in quiet, private moments when I need to count my blessings something I do frequently.

    Apart from the wonderful memories the photograph invoked it also prompted another feeling. Im now increasingly convinced of the need to revert to actually printing my digital photographs, or of having them printed for me. I dont want them to be forgotten or consigned to shiny metal discs and stuff ed into brittle plastic envelopes. Id quite like my children and grandchildren to come across them and think, I remember that.

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    Thinking of Buying a Property?In another of our regular series on legal matters, Katrina Kemp, from Tenterden Solicitors Pengelly & Rylands, explains the process of buying a new home.

    If you are thinking about buying a property you need to be fully aware of what is involved. After all, this is likely to be one of the largest investments you will ever make. Firstly, be sure you have budgeted properly. There are a variety of costs involved: Land Registry fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax, search fees, solicitors fees etc. At Pengelly & Rylands we provide a full break down of the costs involved, so there should be no fi nancial surprises! If you require a mortgage you should apply as soon as possible so as not to delay the purchase. Your lender will carry out a valuation of the property; this is not the same as a survey - if you want to be sure the property is structurally sound instruct a surveyor.Once your offer is accepted, you should advise the estate agents of your solicitor, and they will send your solicitor a memorandum of sale. The sellers solicitor will then send your solicitor a draft contract of sale, title information and Property Information Forms and the investigation of title can then be carried out. Your solicitor will look at what is registered against the title at the Land Registry and various searches will reveal the propertys planning and buildings regulations history, etc. Enquiries will then be raised, based on your solicitors fi ndings. These will need to be answered by the sellers and their solicitor. The seller does not have to tell you about problems with the property or neighbourhood, but should reply truthfully to all enquiries raised. Your solicitor will then report to you on the fi ndings and, if you are happy to proceed, they will fi nalise the terms of the contract. You and the seller will then sign an identical contract and your solicitor will hold your signed contract until a completion date is agreed. This is when you need to provide the deposit, usually 10% of the purchase price, and this must be cleared funds in your solicitors account before they can exchange contracts. At exchange, the contracts become binding and the 10% deposit becomes non-refundable. If you require a mortgage, your solicitor will apply for the mortgage funds to arrive on or before the agreed completion date. Between exchange and completion you may need to sign the Land Registry transfer document. You will need to ensure that the balance of the funds is in place before completion, as you are contractually

    bound to complete on the agreed date. On the completion day your solicitor will transfer the money to the sellers solicitor, who will then complete the purchase and instruct the agents to release the keys to you. If there is a chain, it can take some time for the money to arrive and for completion to take place. After completion, your solicitor will arrange to pay any stamp duty required and register the change of ownership at the Land Registry. Buying a property can be stressful; so you should choose a solicitor who will communicate with you throughout. At Pengelly & Rylands we will guide you, personally, through every stage of the process to make it as stress free as possible. You can speak to Elizabeth Connell or Katrina Kemp on: 01580 762248.

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    The term cloud computing is used regularly these days, but most people dont really know what it means. As there are many potential benefi ts to using The Cloud, I thought it would be useful to explain what it is, and to share some of the advantages and disadvantages.

    Back in 1996, a marketing executive and a technologist from Compaq came up with the concept. Their futuristic idea was that we wouldnt buy software for our own computers, as we would buy access to the programs we need on demand over the Internet. Fast forward 16 years, and most of us are indeed using cloud technology. In fact, if you share fi les in Drop Box, use Norton Online Backup, listen to music on

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    If theres one thing I thought Id never miss, its offi ce politics. All that bitching and bellyaching and backbiting. I was a victim of it myself, which is why Im now working from home.

    The truth is, I was never any good at it. I didnt understand how it worked, nor why anybody should choose to indulge in it. As far as I was concerned, you did your work, you went home, you got paid; and everybody else did pretty much the same. I was always too honest, or (if truth be told) too slow in the wits to realise that life wasnt like that.

    Take character assassination. I know how its done now. You have to pick the right moments in casual conversation (preferably out of the offi ce rather than in the middle of a meeting) to sow the seeds of doubt about a colleagues performance. You have to dress it up right: damning with faint praise is far more eff ective than outright condemnation. You have to build up to it, to insinuate yourself with the right people, to create the image of the positive, helpful, sympathetic workmate rather than the envious, hate- lled sac of venom you actually are. I was always too polite, though. I believed that if you cant say anything nice, dont say anything at all.

    Then theres empire-building. Personally, being bone idle, I couldnt believe that anybody would actually want more responsibility. Come ve, my jacket was off the back of the chair and I was down the pub. If anybody was fool enough to want to take over some of my remit, more fool them. Then one day I woke up to nd I didnt have any remit left. So here I am, working from home.

    Well, perhaps I wasnt as stupid as all that. I vaguely perceived that there were people who wanted to increase their in uence at the expense of mine, and on the rare occasions when I managed to pull one over on them I was mightily pleased with myself. But I was no Iago. I wasnt subtle enough, or persistent enough. I couldnt be bothered to worm my way into the inner circle.

    By the time I walked out of the offi ce door for the last time and entered the wonderful world of working from home I was heartily glad to be free

    of offi ce politics and never dreamt Id miss it. But after all, its human contact of a sort, even if theyre humans you really want to drop breeze-blocks on from the top of a very tall building. It keeps you sharp. And besides, I think Id be much better at it now. I could be good at being the bosss blue-eyed boy if I put my mind to it.

    So Im going to practise, although as a one-man band it might not be easy. Im going to network surreptitiously with myself so I can blacken my reputation behind my back. Im going to use my good standing with myself to gain ownership of my departments operations. Im going to claim the credit for all my successes while shifting the blame onto myself for all my shortcomings. Im going to withhold vital information from myself and nally, albeit reluctantly, Im going to have to let myself go. Then Im going to have to replace myself with someone whos more of a team player, someone who shares the companys focus, someone whos more directed towards common goals. Myself.

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    MY EX-WIFE THE PILOT My ex-wife started taking fl ying lessons about the time our divorce started and she got her license shortly before our divorce was fi nal, later that same year.

    Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call, that she narrowly escaped injury in the aircraft she was piloting. Seems she was forced to make an emergency landing in Hamilton because of bad weather. Thank God the kids werent with her.

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    The photograph below was taken at the scene to show the extent of damage to her aircraft.

    She was really lucky.

    A man calls home to his wife and says,Honey, I have been asked to fl y to Canada with my boss and several of his friends for fi shing. Well be gone for a long weekend. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion Ive been wanting, so could you please pack enough clothes for a 3-day weekend? .... And, also, would you get out my rod and tackle box from the attic? Were leaving at 4:30 pm from the offi ce and I will swing by the house to pick my things up. Oh! And please pack my new navy blue silk pyjamas.The wife thinks this sounds a bit odd, but, being the good wife, she does exactly what her husband asks.Following the long weekend, he comes home a little tired, but, otherwise, looking good. The wife welcomes him home and asks if he caught many fi sh.He says, Yes! Lots of Walleyes, some Bass, and a few Pike. He says, But why didnt you pack my new blue silk pyjamas like I asked you to do?The wife replies, I did. Theyre in your tackle box.

    Never, Never, Never try to outsmart a woman!

    Regardless of ones age, one should always plan ahead... The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80 and then about her new husbands occupation.

    Hes a funeral director. she answered.

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    He then asked her if she would mind telling him a little about her fi rst three husbands and what they did for a living.

    She paused for a few moments, needing time to refl ect on all those years.

    After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that shed fi rst married a banker when she was in her early 20s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40s, later on a preacher when in her 60s and now in her 80s, a funeral director.

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