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Gates for kissing
The design of the metal kissing gate is quite brilliant. Rugged, long-lasting, lets almost all kinds of people traffic through with ease, but a totally secure gate to keep farm animals in or out as required.
This is not to decry the old-fashioned stiles but it has to be said that some are rickety, some are slippery and some are downright dangerous in wet weather.
School thank you
It was wonderful and I thought every year it gets better.
Absolutely delightful. Thank you again so much.
The Newsletter dinner
Unfortunately the hunt use some local footpaths (Chiltern Way and Link in particular) and some stiles to pursue their scent and the horses hooves dig up the ground making it very difficult to walk.
Some of these footpaths are on land where they are trespassing and have not been given permission to ride over.
Please can the hunt use open ground and not ruin our footpaths, by riding only on land where they have been given permission to hunt.
When Roger died at the end of October I received overwhelming support and acts of kindness from the residents of the village. Every day I would find cards and flowers on my doorstep, offers of visits, dinner invitations and very supportive telephone calls, emails, etc.
Roger had become increasingly poorly over a very long period and I don’t think he could have imagined seeing the Church so filled with people for his funeral and to wish him farewell.
Roger so enjoyed living here and enjoyed all the things he became involved with over the years. Thank you, Tony Lea, for mentioning those duties in your very moving tribute in the December Newsletter. We found it very touching.
My family join me in a huge ‘thank you’ to all of you who were so very kind and generous at what was a time of great sorrow and grief for us. We were so fortunate to have made our home here.
The message in the lights
The first piece is, as you might have guessed: ‘Behold the Star in the East’.
The second bigger piece is not, I regret to say, a carousel, a meteor, an octopus or a rocket going up; but rather something coming down: ‘and His Light descended from Heaven and spreadeth across the face of the earth’.
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